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Château du Gandspette

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General

  • Among manicured grounds of a 19th-century château
  • A 35-minute drive from the Calais and Dunkirk channel crossings
  • Two pools, outdoor gym 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 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 morning.

Please note

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.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

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98% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

 

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Not bad, Id imagine great in the summer. 03/01/2018

sheila_w931547 Confirmed

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    Very friendly staff, lovely grounds, nice woodland to walk the dog, very close to Calais so great for a stopover. Dog friendly bar and restaurant (see my dislike section re the food though). Walking distance to the Blockhaus, well worth a visit. Driving distance (5 mins) to local supermarket.

    Disliked: 

    Shower water temperatures were a bit hit & miss, sometimes tepid, sometimes hot. Our pitch was really muddy (there had been a lot of rain in the days before we arrived and we were at the bottom of a slope), not really their fault I suppose, but it meant we didn't put our awning up. The food in the restaurant was not great. Overall a bit dated, but ok for the price.

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30 mins from Calais, nice pitches, friendly. 30/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maxine J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    30 mins from Calais, nice pitches, friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities a little dated, well used, but all adequate.

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Greay stopover site for ferry port 24/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tony_j103511 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location. Easy access to ferry
    Good sized pitches
    Good amenities

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Best stop-over site in France. 14/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul D. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The friendliness of staff in Reception, the cleanliness of the toilet facilities, the value for money meal in the dog-friendly restaurant and the short journey from the site to either the ferry at Calais or the Eurotunnel at Sangatte. In short, a brilliant site!

    Disliked: 

    The weather while we were there----but there is nothing the site can do about that!

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The facilities very clean, friendly welcome, very nice site. 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The facilities very clean, friendly welcome, very nice site.

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Everything, two pools, one heated, lovely grounds with spaces pitches. ... 10/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mrs-penny_n Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything, two pools, one heated, lovely grounds with spaces pitches. Games, walks on site. Lovely restaurant and friendly staff, very clean, great washing facilities, would definitely return and spend longer there.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Friendly welcome and excellent facilities 07/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Neville J. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Friendly welcome and excellent facilities

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Amazing site - cannot fault it! 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom hannah_c259173 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    EVERYTHING! This was our first trip abroad in the camper van with the kids and we had such an amazing time. We were pitched in the orchard area near the swimming pool, playground and bouncy castle which was super handy for the children.

    Loved getting fresh bread and croissants onsite every morning. Lovely peaceful site, wonderful staff, great restaurant and we especially enjoyed the swimming pools and walking round the woods.

    All the facilities are spotlessly clean with loads of washing up areas, showers and toilets. Never once had to wait.

    Loads of people stop here on their way home too; it's very close to Calais. We will be back next year for sure.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all.

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Would absolutely recommend this site to anyone. 03/09/2017

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

  • Electric hardstanding campervan pitch
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    Medium sized site with a good bar, restaurant and take away. Excellent location for the eurotunnel. Lovely forested site. Calm and quiet. Very clean throughout and polite and friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very family friendly, staff were lovely & the heated pool ... 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very family friendly, staff were lovely & the heated pool was excellent.

    Disliked: 

    Would like to see better wifi & the restaurent was a bit pricey

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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 CEST (GMT+02:00)   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. The site 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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

Reception is unmanned after 8pm (10pm in July and August). Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your unit/pitch.

Château du Gandspette cancellation policy

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/eco tax is included in the rate.

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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 01/07 and 31/08.
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 01/09 and 30/06.

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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