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Domaine De Drancourt Reviews

Domaine De Drancourt Reviews

Domaine De Drancourt Holiday Park

About 70 miles from the port of Calais is the pretty village of St Valery and the Domaine De Drancourt camp site. Situated in the grounds of a real French Chateau, visitors here are in for a rare treat. Open from 1 April through to a bracing 1 November, Domaine De Drancourt is perfect for your summer sun or for that half term get-a-way with the kids. Situated just 2Km from coast a short 70 miles drive from Calais means getting the little ones to this gem of a site after the channel crossing is really easy.

Accommodation on-site will suit all depths of pockets. Chalets consist of two or three bed roomed options and sleep between four and eight people. They range from good clean basic holiday homes to top of the range luxury. They are fitted with everything you’ll need in your home from home (fridge/freezer, oven, grill, gas hob) and many have such luxuries as iPod docks. You can also choose to have decking outside. Just great for enjoying a warm summer evening as the kids play safely nearby.

Tent accommodation is also available (between mid April and mid September) and neighbouring pitches can be booked if you are holidaying with friends. There is a choice of 356 pitches, each one on grass giving you a generous 80 -100m2 of glorious French countryside.

Kids – you don’t have to worry about leaving the dogs at home. Domaine De Drancort welcomes up to two dogs per pitch!

Facilities & Activities at Domaine De Drancourt

The site has a raft of facilities and services designed to make your stay as easy as possible. Firstly, English is spoken on reception but I’m sure they’ll be more than delighted if you try to parlez en Francais. If you or the kids can’t bear to be off-line there is Wi-Fi available, in the bar, for a small charge. Now, on a mundane level, laundry – don’t they just get through the clothes on holiday! Well, never fear there are laundry facilities on site should you need them.

If you’re into swimming you’re in for a real treat. There are more pools, parks and slides than you can shake a stick at. At the last count three, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children’s pool some with slides, some covered – I know, stuck for choice or what?

Speaking of stuck, you’ll never be stuck for what to do though as there is a whole raft of activities on site. Pony trekking, mini golf, a golf driving range, cycle hire, tennis courts, table tennis, five-aside footie and volleyball, the biggest drama will be which to choose first. Most are charged locally at very reasonable rates but some are complimentary and included in the price of your stay.

If that little lot’s not enough, and if you’re happy to venture outside the site there is a wide range of activities locally all within 10 miles. If you and the kids like it wet then there’s canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing whilst those wishing to keep their feet on dry land can opt for horse riding, fishing and golf. Boat trips are also available for those who like the water but still want to stay dry!

For a special treat there are coach trips to Paris. They are organised on a Wednesday but they are subject to demand so you might need to rally the troops amongst other guests for this one!

If all these activities leave you needing some serious time out then there are three on-site children’s clubs. Fun Station, for 4-12 year olds feature themed activity days. Mini Fun Station is for 6 month to 5 year olds. Mums and Dads roll up leaving the local staff to entertain and exhaust your small ones whilst the Football Station, 5 – 16 years, really does what it says on the tin.

Feeding the family can become a chore on holiday but Domaine Des Drancourt has it all sorted for you. An on-site mini market is open between March and September for those annoying little things you forgot on your last trip to the supermarket. If you really want a break from family catering then try out the take away or pizzeria whilst the restaurant in the main Chateau is just great for a special moment for grown up tastes. There are two bars, one is a family oriented bar with TV and a pool table whilst the second is smaller and more cosy.

Five Reasons to Book a Family Holiday to Domaine De Drancourt

  • Three fabulous pools and water slides
  • Close to ports so short journey after crossing the Channel
  • 3 on site clubs for the kids
  • Great choice of property types
  • Wide range of activities on and off site

Family Travel Guide to Picardy – France

Picardy is one of the least familiar parts of France perhaps best known for the battlefields of World War 1. Apart from this the region is best known for its cathedrals, abbeys and quaint old fashioned towns. With probably the most unspoiled coastline in France the beaches really do need to be seen. Food and wine are never far from the thoughts of the French and each region has its speciality. If you like your bubbles then make your way to Charley-Sur-Marne. Wherever you chose to stay in Picardy you’ll be in for a cracking holiday.

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  1. D Maroney

    Camping at Domaine du chateau de Drancourt the weather can make or break your holiday – we had a mixed bag.

    We are a large family (6) and we really enjoyed our time at Drancourt. It was first ever visit to France and to be honest we were a little apprehensive, I was wrong, we were wrong.

    We camped at Drancourt for 5 days before heading down to Euro Disney for 2 nights. The site is very well maintained and the swimming pool is great although 2 of the 5 days were a little nippy and the water was extremely cold. The kids club was great and it proved to be great outlet for such a large family like ours. I would go back to France in a flash perhaps somewhere a little warmer next time.

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