The Football is all over, Andy has won Wimbledon and the “12th”is over (peacefully) in the North, so what next ?
Over the next couple of weeks I am going to make some suggestions about campaignCamping and Caravanning and this comes after the recent opening of quite a number of Go Outdoors stores and the fantastic offers from the likes of Halfords and CampingGas.
It’s clear we all could do with getting outside a bit more and exploring our natural environment, even if that means on our doorstep.
And for many like me, going on holiday means forgetting about everything at home, stopping the hum drum of normality and just getting out there.
So I have teamed up with AFERRY.CO.UK and LES CASTLES CMPING to see what’s on offer.
If you didn’t know AFerry.co.uk is the Travel Gateway’s leading online ferry brand, which features real-time comparison technology for ferries, generating over 55 million unique visitors per year and over 3,000 bookings per day. Founded in 1997, AFerry.co.uk has been an industry leader for nearly two decades and has strong relationships with ferry companies from across the globe.SO if you want to secure a great price check them out.
Les Castels was created in 1959 and is a collection of 38 four and five star camping sites across France and is the leading provider of glamping sites – characterised by their outstanding locations near areas of cultural interest and outstanding natural beauty.
Les Castels offers a wide choice of accommodation with everything from chalets and mobile homes to tree houses, gypsy caravans, houses on stilts and apartments.
So if you are stuck for somewhere to go this summer? Why not take a ferry crossing over to France with AFerry.co.uk, the leading ferry comparison website? Travel by car, caravan, bike or on foot and stay at possibly France’s most stylish group of glamping sites, assembled under the Les Castels brand.
With 38 locations throughout the country, there’s a wide range of accommodation options ranging from mobile homes to gites, tents to treehouses, lake-side cottages to gypsy caravans – basically every kind of accommodation that you can imagine. AFerry.co.uk features all the best routes and prices for ferry crossings across the world and if booked via their app, you can even amend your booking en route.
Best of all, Fido can come too!
So here are suggestions:
Before you all start shouting, the ferry routes below are prices for sailings from the mainland or England, you can of course go via Brittany Ferries, Stena-line, Irish ferries from IRISH ports if you prefer. Prices on the Irish routes are a little distorted because of the return s fro the Euros which is why I didn’t list them.
Newhaven Dieppe – with DFDS, this is a four hour crossing with three sailings per day in high season. Lead-in return ferry price, subject to change, for a car plus two adults and two children is £323.00*.
Le Domaine de Drancourt – This Les Castels is close to the Grand Site de Franceof Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme in Picardie. The domaine has a plethora of beautiful century old trees. Entertainment, as mini-club and fitness activities are on offer in season. Classic pitches in July start at around €250 (approx £214) for two adults, two children under seven and a dog, subject to availability,
La Bien Assise is located just ten minutes from Calais port, the Opal Coast and the Grand site National de 2 Caps – Cap Gris and Cap Blanc – Nord-pas-de-Calais. La Bien Assise is situated in the grounds of a 200 year old manor house and has great facilities and a good restaurant. Simple pitches in July start at around €401.60 (approx £343) for two adults, two children under seven and a dog, subject to availability,
Dover Dunkirk – with DFDS A two hour crossing with several every day in high season. Lead in return ferry price, subject to change, for a car plus two adults and two children is £106.20*.
Le Brévedent in Normandy encompasses an eighteenth century hunting lodge in the middle of a large forest overlooking a pretty lake. There are numerous children’s activities like nature workshops, juice making, plus concerts, story-telling and visits to a cider mill. Simple pitches in July start at around €330.50 (approx £283) for two adults and two children under twelve, subject to availability. No pets allowed
Portsmouth Le Havre – with Brittany Ferries who operate two daily crossings which take eight hours. Lead in return ferry price, subject to change, for a car plus two adults and two children is £622*.
Chateau de Chanteloup in Le Mans is located in the heart of the Sarthe with pitches throughout the park, down by the lake and close to the castle which dates from the nineteenth century. This is a very pleasant site especially for those looking for a charming countryside location. Simple pitches in July start at around €325.50 (approx £279) for two adults, two children under seven and a dog, subject to availability.
Portsmouth or Plymouth to St Malo with Brittany Ferries – one daily crossing and takes 11 hours. Lead in ferry price, subject to change, for a car plus two adults and two children £659*.
Le Domaine des Ormes in St Malo covers an enormous area of 250 hectares between Saint Malo and Mont St Michel. There are several types of unusual accommodation here from rat houses and tree houses, log cabins and so forth. There is a wave pool, indoor water fun area, golf, horse riding and much more. Classic pitches in July start at around €512.80 (approx £440) for two adults, two children under twelve and a dog, subject to availability.
Portsmouth to Caen with Brittany Ferries – two daily crossings taking seven hours.
Lead in ferry price, subject to change, for a car plus two adults and two children £604*.
Ferry Crossing: Plymouth to Roscoff with Brittany Ferries – there are two daily crossings and it takes around five and a half hours. Lead in return ferry price, subject to change, for a car plus two adults and two children is £560*.
L’Orangerie de Lanniron in southern Brittany was once the summer residence of the Bishop of Quimper on the banks of the Odet. They offer a restaurant, nine-hole golf course, a 600 m2 aquatic arena and many different types of accommodation. Classic pitches in July start at around €468 (approx £400) for two adults, two children under nine and a dog, subject to availability,
*School holiday ferry price quotes are based on two adults and two children, a standard car crossing and cabin (where route applicable).
Les Castels prices have been based on an arrival date of 22nd July for seven nights for two adults, two children and a pet where applicable. Other accommodation is available.
All prices are for guidance only and subject to change and availability at time of booking.