By Liz and Dave King
Château la Forêt
Saint Julien des Landes, Vendée
From Saint Julien des Landes turn on to the D55 towards Martinet. It is well signposted in the village.
May 15th to September 15th
Nightly costs: from €14.50 per night for two people, caravan and awning in low season on basic pitch
Mains electric hook-up: €3.20
Extra person over 10 years: €3.10
Children 2-10 years: €3.10
Under 2’s: no charge
Oh wow! A four star park set in the grounds of the owners’ 19th century château in 100 hectares of parkland, just 14 km from the coast. The English speaking owners are a young couple with children and the site is suitable for families, but is quiet and peaceful in low season. We arrived on the day it opened and it had a lovely ambience and we received a warm welcome. Pitches are a good size and are all on grass with six amp electricity, water and drainage to all of them.
Facilities include swimming pools, tennis, boules, bar, restaurant, and a takeaway.
The village is within easy walking distance and has a mini supermarket, baker, pharmacy and other useful services.
A motorhome service point was due to be built.
Large hedged pitches
The Stables bar
Tree House to rent
One of the three lakes on site
Electricity, water and drainage for each pitch
Two sanitary blocks