Camp Sites


Site |No 162 - Camping des Noires Mottes ***


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Camp Site Name:-
Camping des Noires Mottes ***

Address:-
rue Pierre Dupuy
62231 / Sangatte

France

Phone Number:-
0033 (0) 321820475

Web Address:
www.campingdesnoiresmottes.fr

Co-Ords:-
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General Description:-
Cutting through the back doubles this site is just 10km from Calais car ferry terminal and so is very popular with those using the ferries from and to the UK. It has a large permenant section but these are all well kept and do not, unlike some we have been in, resemble a caravan graveyard. The whole site is bright and well kept although at this time of year pool etc were all closed. there are though bars and restaurants aplenty within walking distance, along with a baker.

The pitches are large and flat and WiFi for one device is free

Toilets and Showers:-
Toilets and showers were modern, bright clean and provided with all the necessities. If I had to complain it was that the auto on/off lights went of a little quick

Laundrette:-
There was a laundrette but we did not use it.

Restaurant:-
Can’t recall seeing one

Conclusions:-
This is a very pleasant site just minutes from both the tunnel and ferry terminals so makes a first class overnight stay but is comfortable enough for a longer stay.

Price:-
We stayed just two nights and paid the ACSI price of €17.00 per night which was inflated by a €0.50 pp tourist tax to €18.00 per night total.

Site No 161 - Campsite Oriëntal

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Camp Site Name:-
Campsite Oriëntal

Address:-
Rijksweg
6325 PE /Vakenburg/Burb en Terblijt
Netherlands

Phone Number:-
0031436040075

Web Address:-
www.campingoriental.nl

Co-Ords:-
N50°51'36" E005°46'21"

General Description:-
This is a well run popular site with, when we arrived, virtually all pitches occupied by “snow birds”.

Everything on the site is kept in tip top condition and despite all but us and one other being Dutch or German we were presented on arrival with a thick regional booklet printed in English.

Toilets and Showers:-
There are several facilities blocks on the site and all modern and kept in spotless condition. The block nearest us has all the requirements but the next along has no hand dryer in the gents toilets. The toilets although as good as any are are sadly inadequate at times of high need.

Laundrette:-
There is a laundry, rather expensive at €6.50 for what is a small machine.

Restaurant:-
The restaurant looked quite good but we didn’t use it

Conclusions:-
It would seem from the above that this is an ideal site that should come highly recommended. It should but it doesn’t. The site is in the form of a big rectangle with 11 rows of caravans/motorhomes and one of static caravans with about as much ambiance as a carpark. It is not helped by the fact that Maastricht Airport is less than 5km (3 ml) to the north and the site is directly under the take off flight path, still Stansted it is not and only a few planes per day seem to take off, sadly there is one at 21:45 and, at weekends another at 21.50 and yet a third.

Price:-
We stayed here for 14 nights getting (as part of the ACSI deal) two free thus reducing the price per night from the standard ACSI rate of €17.00 per night to €14.57 plus tourist tax of a whopping €2.40 per person per night.

Site No 160 - Vakantiepark Witterzomer

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We have visited this site several times in the past. It is we feel a well run comfortable site to which we are happy to use when in the Assen area.

To read what I wrote about it last time click HERE

Site No 159 - RCN Vakantiepark Het Grote Bos

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Camp Site Name:-
RCN Vakantiepark Het Grote Bos

Address:-
Hydeparklaan 24
3941 ZK / Doorn
Netherlands

Phone Number:-
0031 85 0400 700 

Web Address:-
www.rcn.nl/

Co-Ords:-
N52°3'22" E5°18’49"

General Description:-
This is a HUGE all singing, all dancing site in a large nature reserve. The reception was closed when we arrived but the staff in the restaurant were very helpful, booked us in and allocated a pitch for us. The pitch was large and reasonably flat with an electric point close to the pitch, unfortunately we did not find this until we were about to leave and had to use a power point so far away we joined two cables to reach it.

As soon as we had sited the caravan and unhitched we were approached by our neighbour who showed us the site rule book (pointless really - it was in Dutch) and explained that all caravans must be parked parallel to the hedge at the rear, one metre from the pitch marker which must be in the centre of the centre of the pitched van. The rule book looked very thick.

Toilets and Showers:-
Toilets and showers were unisex, modern and kept clean. There was plenty of loo roll but just two grubby basins with cold water only, no soap and no towels for hand washing.

Laundrette:-
There was a laundrette but we neither saw nor used it.

Restaurant:-
The restaurant was large but arranged in a manner that made it cosy and intimate rather than soul-less. We didn’t eat there but it seemed popular. My guess is that it is good but not cheap

Conclusions:-
This is very much a family holiday centre that suits the gregarious Dutch and would be a great hit to children of all ages. The pitches are large but on most of the fields when caravans are arranged sideways on the pitch you will always be quite close to your neighbours, but of course all awnings face the centre of the field where the youngsters can play supervised.

Price:-
 We stayed just one night and paid the ACSI price of €17.00 plus tourist tax of €2.05

Site No 158 - The Field

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Camp Site Name:-
The Field (Adjacent to Bean Court)

Address:-
Singledge Lane,
Coldred,
nr Dover,
Kent,
CT15 5AF

Phone Number:-
01304 829852

Web Address:-
None

Co-Ords:-
N51°10'39.8" E1°15'34.1"

General Description:-
We have visited this Camping and Caravan Club Certified site twice before, and on the second visit I commented that the toilet was shabier and dirtier than previously. It was even shabbier and dirtier on the latest visit as is the whole site, a chat with the lady owner gave me the information that visitor numbers were down by two thirds this year and the impression that she was getting a little disheartened / fed up the it all.

You can read what I wrote after the second visit HERE

Toilets and Showers:-
The single “Portaloo” gets shabbier and dirtier as time passes. There was loo roll and warm water but no soap

Laundrette:-
n/a

Restaurant:-
n/a

Conclusions:-
Despite thrasher negative report this is an ideal stopover on the way to or from Europe via Dover

Price:-
At just £12.50 per night this site is, even with the shortcomings, great value for money.

Site No 157 - Little Henham Hall

All our adventure start and finish from this site. You can read my last report on the site HERE

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The view from our pitch.

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This phot, pirated from the Camping and Caravan Club web site shows the CS from the same viewpoint as the upper photograph (taken summer 2018) and shows our first Pegasus in the foreground. This photo would have been taken in 2012.


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