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SILLE-LE-PHILLIPPE, Château de Chanteloup

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Selected as this Castels site set in the spacious grounds of an attractive classic style 19th century château on the outskirts of Le Mans has undergone considerable improvements over the last three years and well deserves its 5 star rating. Hidden in the heart of the French countryside it is ideal for short stop-overs as well as longer stays for those who prefer a relaxing atmosphere. The woods surrounding the site provide plenty of space for walks. The château houses the reception, bar and indoor games. You can walk into the village of Sillé-le-Philippe from the back of the site. During the weeks leading up to the Le Mans 24-hour race and the Classic Car race the site is busy and very lively. High season activities and prices apply during these two periods. In 2016 the Le Mans 24 hours race is 18th and 19th June and the Classic is the 8th to 10th July. There is also a minimum booking period of 3 days at these times.

Campsite website

http://www.chateau-de-chanteloup.com/

Detailed campsite information

Campsite inspected

Yes

Local authority rating

5

Location

Le Mans Centre 18km. Exit 7 on A11 24km. Caen 193km.

Grid reference

N 48° 06' 19 E 00° 20' 27

Latitude

48.1078660

Longitude

0.3400000

Tour operators

None.

Suitable for

All ages, particularly car enthusiasts during Le Mans.

Accommodation

Accommodation description

Three apartments and two gîtes for 4/6 persons. 6 "Safari style glamping tents for up to 4 persons, two with a beautiful view over the fishing lake.

Pitch description

Two separate areas of pitches, some laid out in semi-circles which are not defined, but numbered giving a very spacious feel, others backing on to woods are divided by low hedges. All flat, grassy and generous in dimension.

Pitch size

90 (84 touring and 6 Safari tents )

Hook up

8 or 10 amps - all pitches, long leads needed for some pitches. No water & drainage.

Motorhomes information

No Motorhome service point but two points for emptying chemical toilets. Need to drive to get anywhere.

Activities Onsite

Activities on site

Cycle hire. Football, volleyball and basketball courts. Badminton. Outdoor fitness area. Boules pitch. Table tennis. Children's play area. Fishing in small pond. Indoor games and TV Room in château. There is also a wonderful vegetable garden - campers are free to help themselves to herbs, strawberries, courgettes and tomatoes when in season.

Entertainment

In high season: organised sporting competitions, canoeing, horse-riding and wine tasting trips, barbecue evenings and other occasional theme evenings.

Swimming pool types

Heated, Baby Pool

Cycle hire

Yes

Activities Offsite / Places to Visit

Excursions

24 hour car race, car museum and medieval old town in Le Mans. La Ferté-Bernard, Montmirail, Asnières-on-Vègre.

Sports and Activities

Football Pitch, Fishing, Cycling

Nearby Attractions

Near riverside/lakeside

Lake

Campsite Rules

Pets allowed

Yes

Campsite Facilities

Services

Shop for basics only open during Le Mans and from 3rd July. Bread delivered by local baker in morning. Bar in a room of the château, take-away and restaurant open all season. Barbecues allowed. Dogs accepted. Internet and Wi-Fi access over whole site first two hours free.

Motorhome service point

Yes

Swimming pool information

An attractive heated pool with semi-circular shape at both ends. Paddling pool. Sunbathing terrace with parasols and attractive sun loungers.

Sanitary facilities information

New toilet block in outbuildings of château near kitchen garden. Separate mens and ladies, very respectable and well maintained, attractively tiled. Lever temperature control showers. Individual washbasins. Toilet paper. There are new disabled facilities and a family room. Baby room. Laundry. Chemical waste point.

Campsite Directions

Directions

From A11. Take exit 7 to Le Mans Centre and Tours, follow the D338 and then at the ringroad, take the D313 towards Le Mans, Le Mans-zone Industrielle-nord, Coulaines. After 3km exit onto the D301 towards Bonnetable. Continue for 10km past Savigné l'Evêque and the site is signposted to your right at the top of a rise after a further 2km.

Contact Information

Telephone Number

02.43.27.51.07

Address

72460 Sillé-le-Philippe

Web Address

http://www.chateau-de-chanteloup.com/

Email Address

contact@chateaudechanteloup.com

Affiliated Groups

Affiliated Groups

Les Castels

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