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Château du Gandspette

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General

  • Set over 11 hectares in manicured grounds of a 19th-century château
  • A 35-minute drive from the Calais and Dunkirk channel crossings
  • Two pools, outdoor gym, pizza bar and cosy bar and restaurant

Peaceful, green and spectacularly scenic... Camping Château du Gandspette is a quiet countryside site set among the grounds of a 19th-century château, across 11 hectares of bloom-filled wooded parkland in the Caps et Marais d'Opale Natural Regional Park. The Calais and Dunkirk channel crossings are 35 minutes' drive away.

This park’s pleasant woodland setting makes for a pristinely peaceful stay: the site has spacious and landscaped pitches surrounded by mature trees, loads of green space and lots of blooms and hedges. Leisurewise, there are two outdoor pools (one heated), ping pong tables and tennis courts, as well as a multisports area and an outdoor gym; activities run in high season too.

Food is well sorted at the site’s well-appointed summer bar and restaurant, serving grilled meats and regional specialities such as Flemish carbonnade and potjevleesch, and at the snack bar for pizza and fries to eat in or take away. The bar and its viewsome terrace is where you can sink a drink or two (while watching major sports fixtures, if that’s your leisurely bent).

And if the scenery isn’t enough to rouse you from your slumber? Freshly baked bread is on sale every summer morn.

Please note

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Video games are available between 1 July and 30 August.

The bakery is open every day from 8am to 9am from mid-May to mid-September.

The bar is open between 1pm and 11pm during high season, and from 6pm to 9pm the rest of the year.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 62 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent friendly site. All kept nice & clean throughout stay. 09/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Craig N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy to get to, plenty of good quality pitch choices. Good amenities offered for both tents & caravans at this site. Friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Fabulous site , could not recommend highly enough. 08/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Stunning campsite. Beautiful scenery , gorgeous pool, spotless sanitary facilities , generous grass pitches , fabulous home cooked food in a comfortable bar/restaurant and lovely staff. Full marks on every aspect . Would recommend to anyone who wanted a holiday for a few weeks or a stop over after arriving from England or departing from Calais or Dunkirk. Perfect spot.

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    Nill

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Highly recommended 08/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynda R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    everything....reception restaurant heated pool woody doggy walks rabbits close to supermarket and vet close to blockhaus close to calais. one of our favourite sites.❤️

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Excellent site, very clean, picturesque, friendly staff great location 04/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    SwimmImg pools and grounds. Restaurant and bar onsite.

    Disliked: 

    Meal choices in restaurant very limited for vegetarians.

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My favourite campsite of all time 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hannah C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    + Everything about this campsite is amazing
    + Beautiful grounds
    + Fantastic swimming pool + playground
    + Fresh bread available every morning
    + Wonderful staff
    + Great pitches
    + This was our third trip here - perfect if you want to go further into Europe after the ferry crossing

    Disliked: 

    + Nothing at all

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friendly staff and good pitches 09/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was great for the kids the pools were lovely and clean they loved the bouncy castle and played all day. the toilets were clean and the whole site was well cared for. We really enjoyed the table football game we played in the football pitch. We would go again.

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Excellent clean and tidy facilities and very friendly helpful staff. ... 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    Excellent clean and tidy facilities and very friendly helpful staff. This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Chateau du Gandspette and would definitely recommend it to others, whether you are passing through en route to other destinations or wanting to explore the area.

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Love it here 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hannah C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    + Everything - see my other review. We stopped here twice travelling into and back out of France

    Disliked: 

    + Nothing

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I would happily stay here again as good value and clean. 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good clean toilets and showers. Washing and tumble dryers good.

    Swimming pool was well maintained and heated to a good level.

    Nice pitches a good size, with superb helpful staff. Well spoken English.

    Restaurant was accommodating and good value.

    Free bouncy castle and child play things.

    Disliked: 

    No shop and limited choices in restaurant.

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Attractive welcoming site. Ideal location for Calais. 02/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David B. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful and pretty site.
    Friendly helpful staff
    Attractive bar and restaurant area. Very clean facilities. Level pitch
    Ideal location for Calais connections.
    Wished we had stayed for more than one night.

    Disliked: 

    No shop and although a supermarket is down the road it is a bit too far for some older people to walk to. Could have done with being able to buy basics like milk.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • 133 rue du Gandspette, Éperlecques, Pas-de-Calais, France, 62910
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8188°N 2.1786°E

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Local attractions

The region is well served by road, rail and sea connections, including services such as the Eurostar and several from major Channel maritime operators. Camping Château du Gandspette is 45 minutes’ drive from the Calais-Fréthun high-speed rail international station too, making one-hour journeys to London, 30-minute journeys to Lille and two-hour journeys to Brussels and Paris a cinch.

The site’s Caps et Marais d'Opale Natural Regional Park setting is tiptop for hikes and bike rides around the area, with the GR 128 hiking trail between Wissant in France to Gand in Belgium within easy reach. Horse riding, fishing and golf are available in Ruminghem and St Omer, and for kid-friendly days out, bowling, go-karting and theme parks such as Dennlys Parc at Dennebroeucq and Plopsaland de Panne in Belgium are all within an hour’s drive.

History buffs can take a trip to the Eperlecques Blockhouse, a kilometre from base, and the La Coupole bunker complex (aka the St Omer Dome) is less than 20 minutes’ drive away. Other war memorial sites and points of interest well worth a trip to include the Fortress of Mimoyecques, the 1939-1945 Museum at Ambleteuse, the Memorial Museum at Calais, the Atlantic Wall Museum in Audinghen and the Memorial Museum at Dunkirk.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

Château du Gandspette cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.55 (£0.48) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 30/04 and 15/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. between 01/07 and 31/08.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. between 30/03 - 30/06 and 01/09 - 30/09.
Reception is unmanned after 8 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Video games are available between 1 July and 30 August.

The bakery is open every day from 8am to 9am from mid-May to mid-September.

The bar is open between 1pm and 11pm during high season, and from 6pm to 9pm the rest of the year.

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