Le Château du Deffay

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A good 3* site

This is a 3 * site so does not have 5 * facilities. Our pitch was lake side with electricity and water. Surprisingly, not a mosquito in sight. Instead we watched the kingfishers, coypu, ducks and numerous fish whilst sitting on the pitch enjoying the peace and tranquillity. There was a good mix of Nationalities with both caravans and tents. Pitch sizes are good and we were given a choice which was good for August. Showers and toilet blocks were ok but a bit tired. The launderette offered 2 coin operated machines but the wash sinks had no plugs and the water was only warm .The restaurant though was a joke. Previous reviews referred to good food. We experienced no starters or desserts and only a choice of 3 main courses. Pizza, fish and chips or steak hache. Service was very slow and it was quicker to go to the bar. The bar was ok though. We found plenty to do in a week especially loving the seaside ports with their restaurants. The walk around the lake is a good one for a dog and the area is good for cycling.
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Peaceful

If you want somewhere peaceful and calm, I would recommend this site. We stayed two weeks, which was maybe a bit long, as the beaches were 25mins drive away and towns were further. Most people seemed to be staying for a week or less, perhaps en route to ferries? The site is simple, no waterslides, bread and croissants from the shop and the bar was only open from 5pm. We went the end of August and much of the site was empty, but we had the pool to ourselves some lunchtimes as a result! Food in the restaurant was good and the toilet blocks were regularly cleaned. The pedalos needed a bit of maintainable, but our kids (4, 8 and 10) had fun on them, as well as playing on the go carts. If you go expecting an all singing and dancing site you'll be disappointed, but we were surprised to hear our kids said they preferred this to some of the more 'glamorous' sites we'd been to!

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Disappointing

We stayed here in June for a week. The pitch wasn't brilliant not really what you call grass but like a field and it was overgrown but it was large. When we arrived the welcome wasn't great but adequate like your pitch is here off you go.... we were next to the lake which was a lovely setting but the mosquitoes were out in force. The pool was nice and clean and well kept. Restaurant/Bar wasn't open every evening which was a shame because the food when it was open was good. The facilities were not cleaned daily and the camp shop was a waste of time having. The area around is ok for a short break but I wouldn't stay too long personally.

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Lovely and peaceful

We were here at the and of August, and the site looked a little worn out. However, the facilities were immaculate. The bar was still open and we had a drink in there a couple of evenings. And I would also like to thank the gentleman from reception who helped when I left the ignition on all night and flattened the battery. We visited St Nazaire, and would recommend the place, and especially liked the Liner Experience.

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It's Ok

We stayed for 4 nights at the beginning of August and the site was probably only about 25% full with British and Dutch caravanners and campers. The French seemed to occupy the chalets around the site. The lad in reception was friendly and showed us to our pitch. We'd booked a fully serviced pitch and he gave us a choice of 3. We refused all 3. They were all on a slope and looked like an allotment or cabbage patch. No grass whatsoever, just stumps and so deeply rutted and covered in molehills, I doubt we would have got off when it rained. He seemed somewhat bewildered that we weren't happy with the choice. When I asked if we could have one of the other dozen or so empty adjacent, flat pitches with some vegetation covering them he said "I must check" and went back to the office. He returned to give us the OK. For the 4 nights we were there nobody else arrived to take any of the other pitches. In Estate Agent speak the site itself is pleasantly secluded. The 'middle of nowhere' to everyone else, which does make for a peaceful environment. Especially as the pool, shop and bar are located in the old outbuildings to the chateau, the other side of the access road. The drawback is that everywhere requires a car journey. The facilities were kept very clean but the site was relatively empty. We didn't use the bar or restaurant in the evening but did sit on the terrace one afternoon for a couple of drinks. It was nice and the staff were very friendly. The pools seemed quite small but adequate. The general area is fairly uninteresting compared with areas such as Brittany, the Loire, Dordogne or the Basque Country. When you've seen one salt marsh you've seen them all. The coast around Piriac-sur-Mer, La Turballe, Lerat and Le Croisic is lovely and Guerande is worth a visit.
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Peaceful site.

A bit of a mixed bag, mainly good but with some problems. Arrival at site wasn't the best, unlike the previous reviewers experience, the young man who met us at reception couldn't have seemed less interested. We weren't given any local information, or a choice of pitches (even though most pitches were empty), just given a hand drawn map and sent on our way. The 'super' pitch we were allocated had access that was difficult to enter with a car, never mind an 8 metre caravan, and it nearly burnt out the clutch shunting backward and forwards for 20 minutes. Once set up it seems you have to get your waste water to run uphill to use the drain on the pitch, so we had to resort to the Wastemaster. In fairness, we saw plenty of others arrive, and they were shown to their pitches and given useful info, so maybe just avoid the guy who works at reception. The site itself is lovely, the pitches were big, with a little levelling required. A little noise from a party at the Chateau one night, but not enough to keep us awake. There is a nice pool, which was empty most of the time, and a small bar/restaurant which opens from 5pm daily. There is a small shop, which stocks very little, but you can order bread etc for the following day. Good toilets and showers, and you even get given tokens to use the onsite 5 minute dishwashers each day, something we've never encountered before.
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Fantastic site

This site was amazing. The staff made a real effort to welcome us, offering us a choice of pitches & showing us to them. Really professional. They went the extra mile, explaining the locality and where everything was on the site. The site itself has a laid back and cozy atmosphere. Very friendly but basically don't impose on you unless you want help with something. There is a good shop & nice bar with food. Lovely pool and lake that you can use free of charge. Huge pitches which were accessible and easy to pitch up on. I dont have young children but saw that there was lots of play areas & bouncy castles, trampolines & even organised pony rides for the children. It made me want to borrow some kids just to join in. Loved this site. Highly recommended to anyone of any age.
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Fantastic site

This site was amazing. The staff made a real effort to welcome us, offering us a choice of pitches & showing us to them. Really professional. They went the extra mile, explaining the locality and where everything was on the site. The site itself has a laid back and cozy atmosphere. Very friendly but basically don't impose on you unless you want help with something. There is a good shop & nice bar with food. Lovely pool and lake that you can use free of charge. Huge pitches which were accessible and easy to pitch up on. I dont have young children but saw that there was lots of play areas & bouncy castles, trampolines & even organised pony rides for the children. It made me want to borrow some kids just to join in. Loved this site. Highly recommended to anyone of any age.
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Fantastic site

This site was amazing. The staff made a real effort to welcome us, offering us a choice of pitches & showing us to them. Really professional. They went the extra mile, explaining the locality and where everything was on the site. The site itself has a laid back and cozy atmosphere. Very friendly but basically don't impose on you unless you want help with something. There is a good shop & nice bar with food. Lovely pool and lake that you can use free of charge. Huge pitches which were accessible and easy to pitch up on. I dont have young children but saw that there was lots of play areas & bouncy castles, trampolines & even organised pony rides for the children. It made me want to borrow some kids just to join in. Loved this site. Highly recommended to anyone of any age.
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Peace and Tranquility

We stayed here for 5 nights at the end of July. We had good electricity and our own water supply. The site is spread out with fairly large pitches, we were at the side of the lake where we watched coypu playing. The toilets/showers were very clean, although we never used the facilities. There was a small shop on site where bread could be ordered daily, also a restaurant. There's a good children's play area and pedalos for the lake. Pontchateau is about 5 miles away where there is a good Leclerc for everything you need. The coast is only 30 minutes away, we spent a fun afternoon collecting fresh mussels from the beach at Pornichet which we cooked later. We could see where some pitches might become muddy in wet weather but most appeared to be well drained. At just over £22 a night, with free wifi all over the site, this was excellent value for money.
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