Le Château du Deffay (REF : B25)

BP 18, Sainte Reine de Bretagne, Le Deffay, Pontchateau, 44160, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

This tranquil site is set in the grounds of a striking 19th century château close to the beautiful Grande Brière Natural Park. It’s secluded and rural, with pitches on a mixture of open grass, shallow terraces and wooded ground. The site’s landscaping is designed to blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings, and a large, well-stocked lake is available for fishing or kayaking. 

The nature park and Guérande peninsula offer lots of walking and cycling trails to enjoy, and the closest beach is around 20 minutes’ drive. Nantes is a major attraction in the area, with its historic monuments, excellent shopping arcade and art museums.

Around and About

Grande Brière Natural Park, Pontchâteau, St Nazaire, Nantes, Pornic, Windsurfing, Golf, Horse riding, Forest adventure, Quad biking, Go Karting, Hiking, Guided walking tours,  Local markets, Festivals.

Things to do on site ...

  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Paddling pool
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

Prices

Pitches

Pitch size (m2) Pitch surface Electricity Electricity amperage Water Water shared Drainage Drainage shared Other services on pitch Separated by
Electric Hook-up pitch - EL 100 grass

Yes

10 hedges, trees
Special pitch - SP 100 grass

Yes

10

Yes

hedges, trees
Premium ptich - PR 100 grass

Yes

10

Yes

Yes

hedges, trees

Useful Info

Latest arrival time - low: 6:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 7:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 8:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

Is there a set arrival day? No

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Directions

15 miles north of St Nazaire. From the N165 take exit 13 (SP Pontchàteau) then turn right onto the D33A towards Herbignac and Ste Reine de B. After 0.6miles/1km turn right onto the D33 (site is signposted) Continue for 1.8km then turn right, site entrance will be on left in 500m.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
44160
Region:
Pays de la Loire
Distance to Calais: (kms)
387
GPS:
Lat 47.44083 / Lon -2.15972
Michelin map no.
316

Transport links

  • Nearest port: St Malo (102 kms)

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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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