Le Châtelet (REF : B11)

Rue des Nouettes, Saint-Cast, 22380, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Active stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families

Why stay here ...

Perched on the Emerald Coast, Le Châtelet is a beautiful site that affords spectacular views of the sea and surrounding estuary. Developed from a former quarry, there’s plenty to keep families entertained in high season, with yoga and tai chi classes for adults, and a play area and pools for kids.

The pitches are terraced and separated by hedges, with many offering exquisite views of the bay. Facilities are dotted around the site for convenience, over which the owners take great care.

The village of Saint-Cast-le-Guildo is 1km away and has a lovely long beach and plenty of opportunity for water sports. Dinard, with its Belle Époque villas and St Malo, with its seafaring past and fascinating connections to piracy, are within driving distance.

Around and About

Dinan, Dinard, St Malo, Château de Fort la Latte, Saint-Cast-Le-Guildo, Le Cap Fréhel, Hiking, Golf, Horse riding, Tennis, Sea fishing, Cycling, Water sports.

Things to do on site ...

  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Paddling pool
  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas
  • Café
  • Disabled facilities -: limited
  • Motorhome service point
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 6:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 6:00 AM

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500 yards from St-Cast-le-Guildo. Driving North-West on the D786 ignore the 1st turning for St-Cast-le-Guildo (D19) and continue to Matignon. In Matignon turn right onto the D13 towards St-Cast-le-Guildo. On entering the town of St-Cast-le-Guildo turn left after the Intermarche sign posted Camping le Chatelet and continue for 0.5miles/0.8km. At T-junction turn left (very small sign post) and after 200 yards turn right (after crucifix statue). At next junction turn right and site is approximately 500 yards up the hill on the left.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
22380
Region:
Brittany
Distance to Calais: (kms)
531
GPS:
Lat 48.63726 / Lon -2.26944
Michelin map no.
309

Transport links

  • Nearest port: St Malo (35 kms)

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Excellent site and location

Have just returned after spending 8nights here. We had a sea view pitch which was lovely. The pitch was a good size but access could be tight if you are in a very long van. The site is terraced and is grass. At the top of the site there is a building that houses 2 large areas of toilets ,individual sinks and large showers. There is a freezer for ice blocks and washing machines and dryers. All were kept spotlessly clean. In this area there is a takeaway and small shop where you could buy croissants and bread.Also a bar and fantastic pool area with loungers .The pool roof can open so great for any type of day. There was an animation programme. Dotted around the site are mini toilet blocks with washing up sinks.again kept clean. Location is great 20 mind walk to st cast by road or 90 min on the coastal path which is accessible from the site. 45 Min to st malo. Would thoroughly recommend this site

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A relaxing site with helpful staff and wonderful sea views

We have stayed here twice, once in May 2014 and again in late June/early July 2016 and loved it both times. We don't often return to sites, so this in itself is testimony to our enjoyment of our visit in 2014. I disagree about the toilet blocks not being clean. We found them spotless. Yes, they are unisex, but this is normal in France and there are privacy cubicles. The water in the showers is warm rather than hot, but we did visit in summer when hotter showers would have been uncomfortable and unnecessary. The pitches are of adequate size (I have experienced smaller ones on some English sites), but the views across the bay from the pitches are exquisite. The staff were very helpful and proved very diplomatic in the face of provocative behaviour from two campers (yes, they were British, I am ashamed to say), who seemed to blame the staff for the fact that buses are infrequent and at inconvenient times and the nearest bus stop is at the Office de Tourisme, 15 minutes walk away. There is direct access from the site to a couple of sandy beaches, although the paths are quite steep and narrow. The headland can be reached by a short walk along another narrow path and the views from there are breathtaking in good weather. There is a good bar and a shop that stocks basic supplies. The pool area is adequate, although it does not match the standard of other five star sites we have visited in France.
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We loved it - and just 40 minutes from St Malo ferry

We returned from Camping Le Châtelet last week having revisited this lovely site after a 20 plus year break when we were there a couple of times previously with our (then) 3 young sons. Having read the quite mixed reviews here before booking we were not too sure it was the right thing to do….. But after a wonderfully peaceful and relaxed 9 days away we would have no hesitation in recommending what we think is a lovely site. We had a fantastic uninterrupted sea view pitch (as requested with the Club who made a direct enquiry with Camping Le Châtelet that our large outfit could be accommodated ok), and we got lovely sunsets most nights (with at least some rain most days – but that’s Brittany for you!) We wonder if some folks are spoiled by the immaculate sites we have in the UK from the Club, with their spotless loos and generous pitches, or perhaps we are just not quite so fussy? We found this time for our mid-June week that the site was clean and was being prepared for the busy period that is no doubt due in a few weeks. Our earlier visits were both made during UK school holiday periods in the 1990’s, so things were very much quieter this time around at probably 1/3rd capacity. Both then and now, we found the staff were helpful, friendly and charming, and when there this time, hedgerows and grassed areas were being nicely trimmed in preparation for the summer break. We thought the loos were fine, although we did hear some groans about the cool temperature of the showers from others….and yes, they are multi sex, but this is France - you do get a privacy door to each cubicle!! – Most of us have our own loo and shower in the caravan these days anyway don’t we, and the hook up electric supply to our van was from a UK standard connection with correct polarity (I checked), and no trip outs all week. Some pitches did need longer cables than the standard 25 metre ones most of us use. An efficient move by the site management (under the guise of being eco minded they say) is that all bins and recycling is done at the site entrance, so there are no bins on site to spoil the pitch areas. This is no big deal at all if you just plan to drop rubbish to the wheelie bins on your way out, and keep re-cycling separated ready for the containers in the same location. We consider that the pitches (by French standards) are quite generous, and more than adequate for our large outfit (large 4x4, 7.50M overall length caravan, an awning and BBQ with wind break), although our motor mover made things easier with wanting a sea view from the front of the ’van. We have no hesitation in recommending this site, but do remember that this is not a CC UK site; you are a guest in France, so enjoy the difference. Bon voyage.

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Nice location but poorly maintained site

We stayed here at the end of August 2015. The site was only about one third full. We arrived after a couple of days' rain and the pitches at the bottom of the site were waterlogged and did not drain properly. The general upkeep of the site was poor, potholed roads, uncut hedges etc. and the chemical waste point quite disgusting. The shower and toilet facilities were rather dirty and did not appear to be cleaned very often. We had to walk all the way to the top of the site to find bins. Pitches are of varying size but I would agree with the other comments about needing a mover, especially if there has been any rain. It's a shame because the location is very nice, local beaches beautiful. Overall we would not recommend this site, particularly because there are plenty of others nearby of a higher standard.

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Not Caravan Club Standard

Nice location, nice pool and bar area, some of pitches very small and difficult to access without a motor mover, not much room to sit with awning up and car in front of pitch.Did not seem very well planned people with small tents on some larger pitches, asked for bigger pitch but office not very helpful.Toilets not very clean and unisex. Entertainment for kids good.

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