Castel Camping La Bien Assise
France, Nord/Pas-de-Calais, Pas-de-Calais, Guînes
- +33 3 21 35 20 77
- Start April - End September.
Alan Rogers Review of Castel Camping La Bien Assise
Le Castel Camping de La Bien-Assise is a mature and well-developed campsite on the grounds of a country house dating back to the 1500s. There are around 200 grassy pitches here, including 4 with hardstanding; pitches are large, between 90m2 & 190m2 level and divided by well-manicured hedges. All have 10 amp E.H.U., but you do have a choice of pitch upgrades - Simple/Drainage/Premium. They're connected by surfaced and gravel roads and are of a good size (up to 300 sq.m), with well-maintained shrubs and hedging dividing most of the pitches. Sanitary Facilities are modern and clean, and the site is very easy to find with good access; English was spoken in reception check-in was very quick and easy.
The old outbuildings have been sensitively restored and converted over the years to create wonderful modern facilities, notably a superb restaurant.
This site is part of the independent Les Casteles group, and you are always assured a very high standard at all of the sites within this group. Chateau de la Bien-Assise is no exception. Being close to Calais, the Channel Tunnel exit and Boulogne make this a good stopping point en route, but La Bien-Assise is well worth a longer stay to explore the beautiful Opal Coast. It is a very popular site which is also used by tour operators but is well managed, and there are no adverse effects.
The site is on the grounds of the old Chateau, which now serves as a Hotel owned by the site, where you can enjoy a drink in the bar or excellent food in the restaurant; takeaway food is also available if you do not feel like cooking the courtyard also houses a small delicatessen style shop selling local produce. There are also two supermarkets within two miles.
Former farm buildings house the facilities and pool complex, with the entrance to a more formal and excellent restaurant, La Ferme Gourmande, in the mellow farmyard opposite a dovecote. The local market is nearby and walks from the site include the ten-minute walk into the village for a drink or meal close to the remains of ancient walls and a spring-fed pool in the centre. Reception opens for long hours to meet the needs of those crossing the Channel.
You can walk into the local town, and a bus service will take you to Calais.
Facilities at Castel Camping La Bien Assise
Three well-equipped toilet blocks provide many washbasins in cubicles, showers and baby rooms. Accessible facilities, Laundry facilities. The main block is in four sections, two unisex. Two motorhome service points. Shop. Restaurant. Bar/grill and takeaway (all from mid-April). TV room. Pool complex (mid April - mid Sept) with toboggan, covered paddling pool and outdoor pool. Play areas. Minigolf. Tennis. Bicycle hire. WiFi (charged, but free with a drink in the bar).
Directions to Castel Camping La Bien Assise
From ferry or tunnel follow signs for A16 Boulogne. Leave A16 at exit40 and take D215 towards Fréthun and Guines. At first roundabout take third exit (Fréthun, Guines). Follow signs for Guines at next five roundabouts. Site is at next roundabout, well signed.
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