We are OPEN (365 days)
|Opening and Closing Dates||From||To|
Standard and Group
|Out of Season Emplacements**||01/11/2018||28/03/2019|
|Rustic Wooden Chalets||29/03/2019||31/10/2019|
|Lotus Belle Tents||17/05/2019||08/09/2019|
**Pre-booking required. Only available to guests with motor-homes and caravans with on board WC and shower facilities
|Services and Facilities||From||To|
|Staff onsite 24/7||All Year|
|Electric Hook-up 16A (EHU)||All Year|
|Showers, washing and washing up facilities||29/03/2019||31/10/2019|
|Grey waste disposal||All Year|
|Drinking water||All Year|
|Chemical waste disposal||All Year|
|Basket ball, football, table tennis, zip wire,
swings, seesaws etc.
|Children’s play tent with lego, cars, books etc||21/06/2019||08/09/2019|
Thank you for your continued support. We have had a fantastic year even though it started very wet leading to extraordinary floods in June (see flood photos); followed by a hot dry summer. We feel that we have taken a few steps back this year battling with the elements and dealing with the aftermath. Although our house remained dry our garage was totally flooded, resulting in us losing boxes of personal possessions, photos, kid’s drawings and models etc.
Followed by further disappointment. We had been telling guests all summer that the 100’s of large popular trees in the bottom end of the campsite and river were being taken down in September for bio-fuel making way for river frontage development. To be let down at the last minute even though we had booked the company 12 months in advance. The proprietor even came out to visit in the summer to make sure we had cleared around the bottom of the trees which we had; taking us away from other important work. Not sure what we are going to do now, we can’t wait another 12 months on the promise the job will be done in September 2019 when the ground is still firm and dry.
It was lovely meeting so many new guests and welcoming back so many familiar faces. The campsite is evolving and once again we thank you for taking such a positive interest in what we are doing. Again, a big big thank you to those of you who took the time to leave reviews. Many excellent/good with a few pointing out the campsite needs a large financial investment. We have big plans for the campsite but unfortunately, we do not have deep pockets or wish to lumber ourselves with debt, so progress is going take time and your support is greatly appreciated.
Some of you may have noticed that we have changed the name of the site to ‘Camping Neuville’. We decided to change the name to reflect the strong affiliation we have with the village, Neuville-sur-Sarthe and to avoid confusion with other sites in France named Camping Le Vieux Moulin.
We will remain open over the winter to provide a safe haven for travelers heading south when the majority of campsites in Northern France remain closed.
We wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy New Year and look forward to welcoming you to our campsite in 2019.
Finally a big thank you to Becky who tirelessly ironed all the accommodation bedding and weeded the flower borders in July/August. And of course Martyn’s parents who give up their time to help us each year and keep us stocked up with home cooked treats.
Martyn and Louise xx
We would like to thank all our 2017 guests for their support during our first season. We have met some really lovely people from all walks of life from as far afield as South Africa and Australia. We have been blown away by the interest and encouragement we have received from so many of you and hope that you will return in the future to see the progress we have made. At the end of the season we will sit down and reflect on what went well and what we need to improve on. We already have an extensive plan of work that we want to complete before we open next year.
An extra big thank you to those of you that took the time to write a review and post photographs. We are already benefiting with an increase in enquiries from your recommendations. Our only fear is that your excellent reviews will raise expectations.
We frequently struggled to find a French campsite open outside of June, July and August. With this in mind we will open from all year and will continue to do this for at least 3 years to ascertain demand.
Martyn & Louise xx