Penboch

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Good for families

July 2019 - full and honest review

I wanted to leave a review after reading so many contrasting ones about this site. We are a family of 5, 2 adults, a 7 and two five year olds. We decided to pitch in the tree covered area to the right of the site to get shade as it was so hot when we arrived it was a good size pitch and pleasant, mainly tents in this area. You need to make sure you have a long electric cable 25m ideally for some pitches. The main pitch area did seem very cramped and little shade and I’m glad we asked to move it suited us better. I think you could do with a motor mover in the main area. The staff and reception area are very good. The bar is basic, hot and cold drinks and ice creams. There is no food offered except takeaway vans that come every night 5-10pm offering food such as roast chickens, pizza and curry on one night we didn’t use them. The pool is good area, there is indoor and outdoor pools, slides which are quite good, and a toddler area open 10-7 each day. The toilets and showers in our pitch area were not spotless but they were clean and always had paper available. There are a few cracks in the walls and plenty of cobwebs about but the parts you are actually using are clean. They have WiFi but it’s to pay for and only available for one devise unless you buy a family package. We didn’t bother so didn’t notice the price. There is a football/basket ball pitch which makes the site noisy until 11pm when the lights go out and there are many French guys playing boules until late as well so lively but interesting in the evening. There is also a playground suitable for up to about 10-11 years and ping pong tables. There is a bouncy castle but it’s in a covered area which makes it as hot as hell if it’s anything over 22 degrees! The walk to the beach is only about 3 minutes and it’s a lovely shore line beach accommodating maybe only 40-50 people when the tide is out, there is a toilet and shower but is very basic. It’s a lovely place to spend the day or especially evening after dinner, lots of the locals come down for a swim late on. We really enjoyed our stay and I would consider going back mainly due to the tree covered pitch, the beach and the slides for the kids. It’s also well placed for visiting Vannes and the coast line and it’s islands. If you want 5 star, spotless high functioning site with plenty of like minded British folk you are not going to get this here. P.S the reception closes 12.30-2.30 so don’t arrive then like most people seem to and sit and wait in their cars looking irritated.
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Only managed 1 night of a 5 night stay

The site is rather run down. While the plots are reasonable size the site as a whole feels cramped. Toilet blocks, etc could do with a deep clean. We were attracted by the closeness to the beach but quite far to walk along a narrow path and a hassle to get our kayaks there. We weren’t very impressed with the small beach area. Swimming pool looks a lot better in the photos than it actually is.
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Smashing site.

Well after reading some of the reviews both on the club site and on Tripadvisor we were to be honest a little concerned before we even arrived and even contemplated changing our booking. How wrong would we have been? We arrived around 12.00pm and were welcomed by Paul one of the reception staff. The booking in process was both simple and slick and he directed us to a reasonably level well sized serviced pitch at the bottom left hand side of the site. Quiet time on the site was between 11pm and 7am and to be honest it was quiet with the exception of the eve of Bastille Day which was a little noisy but we certainly weren't kept awake all night. The facilities in general were kept clean by the campsite staff. One thing they could improve on however is providing soap and a hand dryer in the toilets. This was sadly lacking. All in all we had a great 7 days here and if we are back in the area we would certainly go back again.
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1st visit

Found the site very cramped - no open space -charged for dog but did not even supply waste bins. Saturday night kept awake by a large noisy group until after 1am Showers ok if you kept one hand pressing button Loos barrack style no seats some no loo roll no soap to wash hands. But outdoor pool ok indoor very small Nice walk around the bay but too far to walk go to Arradon Vannes well worth a visit but will not return to this site
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Open but Closed in May

We found this site to be very tidy and clean - which makes us happy - facilities were limited, as everything was closed except the small indoor pool - bike rides where good and nice walks along the sea front. I have no idea what it would be like in high season but in mid May all was peaceful and tidy.very good.
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A pleasant place

We enjoyed the site but had difficulty with hooking up the electric . Our standard cable was not long enough and we needed an adaptor. All speedily resolved by the helpful staff

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Disappointing site

We had booked for 11 nights in early September, but only stayed for 2 nights. The toilet blocks are in need of a deep clean and an update. The indoor pool is very small, with two families using the pool, there was no room to swim. The outdoor pool however, is a good size for the site. We had booked an LP pitch, we were given 2 pitches together, which also had a tree in the middle of the pitch, we used all of our 20 leveling blocks to get the caravan level due to severe sloping. On our first night we were woken with people laughing and swearing loudly from 2-4am, it sounded as though it was coming from the entrance towards the beach, which we were pitched near. The second night was the same... but with music in the distant as well. Maneuvering on site with a twin axle was difficult, entrances are really tight and hedging is overgrown. We found the site not to be the 'top class facilities' we had expected from the brochure and our research. We therefore, moved to another site 8 miles away which was excellent.

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Well located great pool

We stayed here mid/late August 2016. Site was busy but never felt overfull. Facilities spotlessly clean. Pool complex great and again kept spotless. Some pitches are tight but no more so than on most sites we have stayed on in France. Great location just up footpath to path around Gulf of Morbihan. Beaches nearby at low tide - some sand higher up the beach but also gritty and more muddy towards the sea. No beach at high tide. No dogs allowed on main beaches but saw many dogs on beaches and in sea on smaller beaches between the site and the town. Gulf waters great for kids as always calm and gently shelving into the water. Canoes available on site. Lots of places to visit around. Arradon pleasant town, approx 1.3miles from site by road. Slightly further via coastal path. Would recommend this site.

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Living it up with the ravers until 4am!!!

So, first the good news: Location excellent, out of the gate at the bottom of the site, and really nice wander along the sea front to a small beach. The gulf of Morbihan is properly pretty! Facilities: Pools good, slides good fun for kids, fantastic non slip surface surrounding the pools which should be made obligatory. Cleanliness generally very good. Shop OK, bar lifeless but didn't bother us. Location good for touring South Brittany.  Now the less good news: . We had a special pitch and it was tight, particularly getting the van in and out. Some of the standard pitches looked very difficult with a big outfit. Wouldn't stop me going though unless I had a large van and no mover in which case you could be in some trouble. Access road is also tight but is short and so again should not be a deal breaker. Generally the site was reasonably quiet, however one night it all went horribly wrong as someone in the area decided to have a VERY (!!!!!) loud party that went on until 4.00am. In fairness to the site who I suspect got a lot of complaints, it was off site and so I am not sure what they could do about it.

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June visit

Well presented site but some of the pitches with one entrance to 4 pitches. Be careful if you take one of the back ones as you can find yourself blocked in either by another caravan (depending which way it is placed) or trees! Lovely area but no beach. No atmosphere in the bar or eating area, food choice is limited. Staff curious and helpful.
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