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Château la Forêt

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Swimming pool in front of the castle

General

  • Stay at a family site in the grounds of a stunning 19th-century castle
  • Cyclists' paradise: on-site bike rental, access to Vélodyssée route
  • Pool, waterslides, fishing lake, miniature golf, massages all on site

Spectacular château, peaceful countryside and loads to keep you busy… Ticking all the boxes? Make your way to Château la Forêt, a site in the grounds of a stunning 19th-century castle on the edge of Saint Julien des Lands in the Vendée region of Pays de la Loire.

With so much scenic countryside to cycle through, you’ll be glad of the on-site bike rental at Château la Forêt. There are more than 1,000 kilometres of cycling trails in the Vendée, including part of the Vélodyssée long-distance route, and the top-notch tracks on Île d’Yeu are also just a boat ride away…

All that sounds fab, but you’d be forgiven for never wanting to leave the site. You can take a dip in one of the pools, have a go on the waterslides, cast a line at the fishing lake, putt around on the miniature golf course, rack up the points in pétanque or take to the sports fields, then relax with a massage. Phew! Try saying all of that in one breath…

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, grab a quick bite or takeaway at the snack bar, or head to the restaurant for something more substantial, then wash it down with a drink at the bar.

Prefer to take care of meals yourself? You can fire up the barbecue and pile it high with goodies from the on-site grocery store or one of the nearby shops, or you can nab yourself a table at one of the restaurants within 10 minutes of Château la Forêt.

This site is a member of Yelloh! Village group.

Please note

Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 31/08.

The grocery shop is open between 26/04 and 06/09.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 06/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Facilities/activities including paintball and access to the spa are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

The indoor swimming pool is open between 26/04 and 06/09.

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.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The restaurant is open between 26/04 and 06/09.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 15 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

  75% described as Forest ?

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5 star!06/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKeziah W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything was just perfect at this camp site. It was our first stay but we already booking to go back next year! Myself and husband are in our 20s and we took my 11 yo sister and 52yo mother and there was something for everyone to enjoy! The shop on site was not great but I think this is because there is a great little local mini supermarket in the village just 50yards walk with the kindest staff gave my little sister a sweet each day we were in and also a patisserie serving fresh bread and pain au chocolate! The whole village welcomes the tourist and business which I thought was great of the site to encourage! Facilities always were clean and available anytime of day - no waiting to use a toilet always a bonus. Lots of activities but the best thing is there is so much freedom for children as there is so much space and land around the site and castle.

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Great site with plentiful, clean facilities, lots to do,Large pitches24/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJen H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean facilities, large pitches, quality slides and pools. Never felt too busy, close to Le Grand Defi climbing/zip line area. Plenty of toilets and showers, always very clean. Good restaurant and bar. Very picturesque site. Close to large clean beaches and many markets

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Staff amazing21/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJo T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very friendly, good amenities

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Great place to stay Good all round.20/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great place to stay
    Good all round.

    Disliked: 

    Pool for the kids could be better

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Good clean site shame about the mice16/08/2019

Reviewer's country: Irelanddeclan c.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Loved the site itself. Chateau was beautiful. Plenty to do with the adventure centre on your doorstep. Food was lovely drinks a bit over priced. evening entertainment was excellent. We used the adult pool as mine are teenagers and it was great to just relax.

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    Unfortunatly our pitch wasn't great. It was a big pitch but we had company all the time as it was infested with mice.

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Fantastic place, great owner loved the wine tasting evening food grea13/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdavid w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great place

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    Had to go home

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Very good campsite05/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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amazing place with friendly staff . looking forward to returning …02/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKristian M.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    amazing place with friendly staff .
    looking forward to returning next year

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Really good01/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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Great site, lots to do, very friendly.30/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKate P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Large pitch, adult only pool, singer in the evening

    Disliked: 

    Being asked if we knew we had to leave by 12.00 at 10.30am

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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

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • 3 Rue de la Forêt, Saint Julien des Landes, Vendée, France, 85150
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 46.6412°N 1.7106°W

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Local attractions

You don’t have to be an amateur Tour de France competitor to explore this part of the Vendée – you can make the 10-minute drive to Lac du Jaunay for tons of hiking trails (including a 12-kilometre jaunt starting in La Chapelle-Hermier), or venture as far as Les Sables d’Olonne where you can join a boat tour of the salt marshes.

While in Les Sables, taking to the water is a must. The seaside town is the starting point of the Vendée Global solo race, so it stands to reason that this is a prime spot for learning to sail. There’s more to the town than the ocean though: visit the Museum of Shells, explore the Sainte-Croix abbey or take the kids to the Sables zoo.

There’s loads more for the kids to get their teeth into – less than five minutes from the site, Grand Défi will keep them entertained for ages, with tree-top adventuring, paintball, laser tag and pony rides. If that’s not enough for them, they can play at giants in Vendée Miniature or spend a day at the Puy du Fou historical theme park, just under an hour away.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Château la Forêt cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 8 day(s) of arrival.

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 €0.61 (£0.54) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Château la Forêt have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Château la Forêt dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Château la Forêt? You don’t have to be an amateur Tour de France competitor to explore this part of the Vendée – you can make the 10-minute drive to Lac du Jaunay for tons of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Château la Forêt?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Château la Forêt? From £16.96 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 8 day(s) of arrival.

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.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Facilities/activities including paintball and access to the spa are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 31/08.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 26/04 and 06/09.
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.
The restaurant is open between 26/04 and 06/09.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 26/04 and 06/09.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 06/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 10/07 and 25/08.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. between 04/05 - 09/07 and 26/08 - 02/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

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