A quiet campsite - we need a few more people

A quiet campsite - we need a few more people

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wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Monday 17th June
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Last 2 years I've stayed in a very quiet site on the East side of the stadium. Pictures below.

Positives: its scenic, 10 mins walk to Tetre Rouge, its safe, its got lots of electric, and its quiet - no having to listen to st music at 2am. It has tonnes of space, we had our 5 tents on something the size of about half of a football pitch.

Negatives- the shower is a hose pipe, loos are "use a car park chemical bog down the road". No website or information. Payment is cash only. The owner speaks zero English



The owner seems to live on it in a static trailer with his family (or uses it as a holiday plot, I cant work it out), nice people but clearly not well off. Not scum - they regularly hand us things we drop from carelessness - phone, radio, battery pack and even a wallet full of cash! He constantly checks on our own security, including making us hide our bikes from prying eyes - he is constantly watching who comes and goes to keep the site secure, but we sit up chatting til 2 or 3am, he just leaves us to it.

On Friday night I set off my car alarm at 1am. It was pretty cool to see 2 24/hr security attendants from the car park up the road check with me that all was ok.

The owner has promised to build proper showers and toilets for next year. To be fair to
him he's spent a fortune on landscaping since I first walked past it in 2008.

Its a little paradise, and beats the other circuit sites I used in the past by a mile. I've had 12 with me this year, all agreed its superb.

The issue - there's no way this years takings will build the washroom facilities, he was well down on people, probably no more than 20 guests at £150 for 4 nights per tent, £200 / motor home. Last year he had 3 times as many people.

As he spends so much making it a nice spot I'd like to get him a few more punters - so hopefully he won't be too hard done by building some decent washrooms.

However its staying a well-kept secret, so...
If you want somewhere quiet, well presented but very basic, please post your username on here, then in September I'll start messaging people with location etc so you can decide if its for you. If you have a giant music centre and like playing rave music then this place isn't for you.

Im at the Moto 24 in April so I'll nudge him with the numbers then - hopefully it will entice him to get his act together in time...no guarantees though!
Oh and about 8 of us from our group will be there next year


Edited by wsn03 on Tuesday 18th June 12:00

wsn03

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Tuesday 18th June
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Tuesday 18th June
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wsn03

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FARP

90 posts

106 months

Tuesday 18th June
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My campsite may have gone bust by then, I’d be interested
Dave T

coogy

944 posts

159 months

Tuesday 18th June
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Certainly very interested...

wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Wednesday 19th June
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FARP said:
My campsite may have gone bust by then, I’d be interested
Dave T
I don't check the email account my private messages go to, so if you need to speak before just let me know on here and I'll pm my email address.
Happy to answer any questions on here for by email or phone.
Otherwise we shall chat in September. We don't need to book this place so there is no panic

wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Wednesday 19th June
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coogy said:
Certainly very interested...
I don't check the email account my private messages go to, so if you need to speak before just let me know on here and I'll pm my email address.
Happy to answer any questions on here for by email or phone.
Otherwise we shall chat in September. We don't need to book this place so there is no panic

Paul J G

11 posts

80 months

Wednesday 19th June
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Interested

swanny1

47 posts

151 months

Wednesday 19th June
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I'd be interested in this too

Truckosaurus

7,249 posts

232 months

Wednesday 19th June
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Went past here on the shuttle bus to Mulsanne Corner. It certainly has an impressive entrance way.

TBH the way the official sites have improved in recent years I think that the private sites will have to very much up their game to offer anything better.

wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Wednesday 19th June
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Truckosaurus said:
Went past here on the shuttle bus to Mulsanne Corner. It certainly has an impressive entrance way.

TBH the way the official sites have improved in recent years I think that the private sites will have to very much up their game to offer anything better.
Agreed, the main sites now seem to have less campers, better facilities than a few years ago. For me this site wins on location (we can reach the Mulsanne straight easily) and lack of noise - no loud music is the best bit. Really nice setting too


Edited by wsn03 on Wednesday 19th June 13:09

wsn03

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852 posts

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Wednesday 19th June
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Paul J G said:
Interested
swanny1 said:
I'd be interested in this too
Thanks chaps, same applies, any questions fire on here (apart from exact location!!), and I'll get in touch with you directly in September
Cheers

eps

4,972 posts

217 months

Wednesday 19th June
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I must be missing something.. Terrible shower and no Loos but apart from that it's great...!?!??

The campsite we've been on has hot showers, clean toilets and both a plentiful. The site itself is fairly quiet and as always you make friends with your neighbours and everyone looks out for each other, whatever nationality.

We managed to get electric hook up as well.

The site seems to attract return groups, which is a bonus.

wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Wednesday 19th June
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eps said:
I must be missing something.. Terrible shower and no Loos but apart from that it's great...!?!??

The campsite we've been on has hot showers, clean toilets and both a plentiful. The site itself is fairly quiet and as always you make friends with your neighbours and everyone looks out for each other, whatever nationality.

We managed to get electric hook up as well.

The site seems to attract return groups, which is a bonus.
Yes you're missing something- including the fact that he's building a toilet and shower block next year. This thread is for people who are interested, not for people who want to put us off

Blink982

488 posts

52 months

Wednesday 19th June
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If the numbers dropping significantly, which may in part have been due to the rudimentary facilities wasn't a wake up call to make improvements, perhaps it's too late. I hope not as it sounds like a pleasant site to stay on, other than the toilets and showers which unfortunately can make or break a site. When choosing a site, not just at Le Mans, if the facilities are poor, people will not be back no matter how nice the scenery. A quiet site sounds like heaven though and I would certainly be interested.

Edited by Blink982 on Wednesday 19th June 13:30

wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Wednesday 19th June
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Blink982 said:
If the numbers dropping significantly, which may in part have been due to the rudimentary facilities wasn't a wake up call to make improvements, perhaps it's too late. I hope not as it sounds like a pleasant site to stay on, other than the toilets and showers which unfortunately can make or break a site. When choosing a site, not just at Le Mans, if the facilities are poor, people will not be back no matter how nice the scenery. A quiet site sounds like heaven though.
Totally agree with you, gone are the days you can get away with it. Had I known there is no way we would have used it, but been there twice now, and we've all decided its a little piece of heaven so even if he fails on his promise we'll still use it, unless we find somewhere nicer (and we've looked at loads of options and stayed at other sites). We are 3 minutes drive from some excellent shops with no traffic, and use the bogs at McDonald's 6 minutes away, or at the circuits or the other restaurants we visit. If all else fails we're next to a massive forest.

The butchers, tabacanist and bread and cake shop save us having to worry about cool boxes and general supples too.

The cold hosepipe shower is believe it or not the single best hangover cure I've ever experienced, I wish I could bring myself to try it at home!

Im planning to get someone French to call him in January with the numbers making new washrooms conditional to our stay. We've all agreed between us though we'll use it again regardless, we just won't tell him that!


Edited by wsn03 on Wednesday 19th June 14:19

wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Wednesday 19th June
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Blink982 said:
A quiet site sounds like heaven though and I would certainly be interested.

Edited by Blink982 on Wednesday 19th June 13:30
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andyps

7,783 posts

230 months

Wednesday 19th June
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Could be interested but more likely for 2021 rather than 2020 as that is classic year for us and we stay elsewhere with partners who enjoy the event!

wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Thursday 20th June
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andyps said:
Could be interested but more likely for 2021 rather than 2020 as that is classic year for us and we stay elsewhere with partners who enjoy the event!
Ok - I'll get in touch next year Sept