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Les Grottes De Roffy Reviews

Les Grottes De Roffy Reviews

Les Grottes De Roffy Holiday Park

Nestling in the oh so pretty region of Dordogne, in South Western France, is Les Grottes de Roffy. This is a picture perfect camp site that will make a comfortable base with a stunning backdrop for a family holiday, especially if you enjoy walking.

When you arrive at the camp you’ll see a pretty yellow stone traditional building where reception is found. English is spoken here which is just as well when you need to use the internet or find out about the WiFi facilities. On a more general note you can also pitch up with your dogs. They’re happy for you to bring up to two dogs although they may wish you to stay in particular chalets. The site does have disabled facilities and it might be an idea to enquire about them when you book.

The camp site is small, having only 166 pitches which makes for a very friendly, everybody-knows- everybody else type of holiday. Each pitch is larger than 100m2 and many have hedging that separates them. The park also has the facility for you to book a pitch (either chalet or tent) in a particular area which means more control over where you are situated in the site. You can enquire about this when you book.

For the back to nature feeling (it just can’t be beaten – says he sitting at the desk in an air conditioned, all mod cons, coffee on tap office), get camping. Look, this is never going to be glamping but you will be really comfortable. Tents have two or three separate bedrooms with a shared living/kitchen area where you can prepare simple meals for the family.

If you’re looking for a bit more home from home then one of the sites chalets will suit just fine. They are two or three bedrooms and have separate living and kitchen areas. Kitchens come fully equipped (fridge/freezer, oven, grill, gas hob and microwave) so you’ll have everything you need to look after the tribe in true style. Each pitch has outdoor space and some of them have the space as decking.

Barbecues are also provided so you’re well set for perfect summer evenings here at Les Grottes de Roffy.

Facilities & Activities at Les Grottes De Roffy

Keeping the kids amused is a huge challenge and there is an on-site animation team that really helps with treasure hunts, magic shows, bread-baking and other activities on a regular basis. There are also two children’s playgrounds where they can play safely in the French sun.

There is a great swimming pool complex that has four pools. They are all outdoor and two of them are heated. Some pools are deeper than others which means that there are depths for all ages. For grown up time there is also a Jacuzzi and a great terrace with sun loungers for you to make the most of the summer sun. For the extra energetic you can also find tennis, table tennis and five-a-side football, badminton and boules. They even organise their own boules tournaments (how Olympic is that, who needs London!)

Built in a traditional barn style, close to the pool area, is a great bar that’s perfect for a mid-afternoon beer. Family disco run on a regular basis between 22 April and 19 September (Dad – strut your funky stuff – they’ll be so embarrassed) and the site has a games room with table soccer and snooker (bet that could be popular)

Off site activities are also varied. Canoe trips on a local river, boat trips, golf fishing and abseiling (is that going down or up?) can all be found just a short journey from the camp site. The local Dordogne area has plenty of attractions including a Strawberry Festival on the 8th May, a gastronomic festival between 13th and 16th July (now you’re really talking) and particularly worth visiting are Chateau des Milandes which was once the home of Josephine Baker (Google her if you’ve never heard of her she was AMAZING) where they have great falconry displays. L’Aquarium de Perigord North has marine species from all over the world and features touch tanks and diving exhibitions and is sure to be a hit with the kids.

Food wise there are simply stacks of restaurants and cafes in every town, village or hamlet and on site there is a great one as well. On the first floor of a converted barn it often sees locals as customers so it must be good! During the day there is a snack bar serving pizzas, salads and burgers (not very French but the kids will love it) and a takeaway with similar menu and don’t forget the on-site minimarket for your self-catering supplies.

Five Reasons to Book a Family Holiday to Les Grottes De Roffy

  • Walks in the local countryside
  • Local attractions
  • Local market towns
  • Bookable zones
  • On site animations

Family Travel Guide to Dordogne – France

The Dordogne area of south-western France features some of France’s most beautiful scenery. Rugged cliffs and underground caves are the centre of many attractions including those used to make Roquefort cheese.

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Comments

  1. Hannah

    Brilliant, the best thing about Les Grottes De Roffy is the setting I’d return just to see the views again.

    We booked through Eurocamp Holidays and stayed in one their caravans which was spacious and clean. The site is pretty much perfect for families, you’ve got the great onsite facilities such as tennis and football for the older kids and well run kids clubs for the younger ones – our children were in their element. My husband was very pleased to learn that you get free wi-fi at the bar area, he was always there, checking his ‘emails’ hhhmmm.

    The area is really beautiful and if you’ve got a car then Sarlat is a nearby town which is very pretty and well worth the trip. If you’ve no car then the owners sometimes arrange a bus on weekends to Sarlat depending on the demand – now that’s service.

    Roffy is brilliant!

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