this smashing site

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  1. slobadoberbob

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    This site has 300 pitches... and each day from about 12 noon .. we have seen around 30 to 40 arrivals (from our pitch we can see the main arrivals area).. the site has caravans and motor hopes and some tents. Most over night and are on there way South / West or have stopped over on the way back to the UK.... that is how we found the site a few years back.

    We have watched the site get better and better and cannot understand how it is rated at 2* it is ACSI .. but even the rack rate for staying is the same all the time and well below a lot of places we have stopped at with less to offer.

    It is the most tidy and clean site ever... it now has good wifi cover all over the site.. good showers and toilets.. drive over dump etc., green grass with no brown or bare patches.. a nice river boarders it (safe for children and dogs)... Safety wire as the river is about 6' below the site. less than 1 klm to the town a real mix of shops on a hill with a big old church.. market day is Saturday... just down from the site is three large supermarkets.. all within walking distance.

    The site is just off of junction 9 of the A28 .. Abbeyville to Rouen road .. just over 1 klm ...easy access for even the largest motor home.

    The pitches are big and some have drive in drive out.. so great if you have a trailer like we have. Water taps are plenty.. we have one next to the RV and a electric tree.. 6 amps or 10amps.

    Dog heaven.. has nothing for children and no pool.. but a boules pitch...


    In March 2013 there is a camping car aires being opened next door.. under construction.. run by the camp site.. it has been in the making for 2 years and nearly finished.. all hard standing with grass between the pitches... looks like electric being installed on all the parking areas.

    The site is

    Camping St Claire
    Rue Saint Claire
    Neufchatel-en-Bray
    Normandee..

    But it is worth stopping for a few days... we are using it as a base this June and fanning out in the car each day.. took Ezzie and the scooters to the Market by the church in the town.. collected so very nice cakes for our coffee when we got back.

    Oh for those with bikes... it has the green route which is 104 klm from Dieppe - and South.. the camp site sits beside it and with a matter of a couple minutes you are on it.. great to get in to the town with as well. Site is wheelchair friendly with good disabled showers etc., on slight terraces .. we prefer the lowest one.. seems a bit more room..

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    Agree entirely with Bob's review - a superb site and excellent value at 12€ euro a night inc 6 amp hook-up (ACSI rate).

    The chap in the next van to us was, like Bob, something of a regular - he said the site has improved every single year that he had been going. He was also very enthusiastic about the overall quality.

    PS Sorry we missed you this morning Bob -think you might have been at the market when we left. Will send you a PM when we get back. M
     
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    good link

    Good link, shows a fair bit of the place.. plus you can see some of the larger vehicles they have got on the site... I say so myself but pitch number 20 which we have had the last three years is great.. right beside the wifi mast, water and electric right beside the RV and a nice river view with the church across the river and the cows in the filed.. the other way we can see the arrivals area.. love people watching.

    Bob
     
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    do you have the gps cord or what page in the acsi book please
     
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    Page 50...................Del
     
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    could be a touch of location, location Bob with regard to the stars awarded, from the link posted it also borders what looks like a sewage treatment farm and while at this time of the year its not a problem in the height of the season when it is really warm/hot the air might not be a sweet as it could be when the wind blows in a certain direction
     
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    Camping Sainte-Claire

    19 rue grande Flandres,
    76270 Neufchâte-en-bray,
    France
    +33 2 35 93 03 93:thumb:
     
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    I googled it and I must admit I did wonder about the sewerage treatment plant next door. Any whiffs drifing across Bob?
     
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    ACSI no is 1051 - 2012

    Page 50 of the book 2 .. and the ACSI number is 1051 .. the details do the site little justice.

    Bob
     
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    cannot see it, cannot smell it

    You cannot see it or smell it.. there is some scrub land next door that has only just started to be developed (part of it is the new Aires from 2013) and the rest is owned by the site and not developed.. the next place down is the local council yard .. street lamps and the sorts. opposite is the local environment - sort your waste in to bins.. dozens and dozes of them.. then a car wash - even the biggest Motorhomes can get in as it has the water coming down from a swing arm... then you are up with the supper markets, Renault car dealership etc.,


    But the site is down a country lane.. just before what was a train crossing (now the cycle path) .. there is a no entry sun at this point so the lane really only leads to the camp site.

    But I have in the past recommended to the ACSI for a higher rating... the 2 star is well under the worth on the site that has been here according to the entry signage since 1985. lots of improvements year on year and a very tidy bright site... good roadways... nice mature trees and lots of hedges being grown for several years of lots of different bushes.. well laid out as well.

    Bob
     
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    Will give this site a try on our way up to Dieppe for our 0545 crossing on the 28th , will have to be the 26th as the 27th will be at Dieppe due to the silly early crossing.
     
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    simple for Dieppe

    Out of the gate, turn right.. couple hundred yards .. at the junction turn left and left after you cross the cycle track .. 20 yards that road takes you all the way to Dieppe right along side the cycle track and the river that runs down the side of the camp site. it is about 40 klms from here... the cycle track is 33 klm.

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    We were originally going to Parc des Cygnes at Amiens on Monday but your posting has given us second thoughts.
     
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    Bob, it looks like there is a sewerage works next door if so is it a problem?
     
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    Read previous posts Dane, but not at the moment anyway, Bob says.

    It does sound really good actually, we have oft bemoaned there being no obviously located aires in that vicinity. Only €15 with 6A without ACSI or €11 without elec.

    I wonder what the criteria are for ACSI stars, maybe it is the total lack of play area for kiddies even?

    And I wonder what fishies are in the river .....
     
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    Been here many times no smells

    I have been here many times and there has never been any smells regardless of time of year.

    The new Aires in the making has concrete bases and I suspect these will have the grass that grows through the square blocks on top.. like on the site in places... and there is a grass strip between each of them.. half the size of the parking areas.... I see the base of the dump is in place and has to be finished.. a mirror of the one on the site. There seems to be a lot of cable waiting boxes to be installed.. not sure what they will consist of as yet... the entrance is there off the road .. but being used to construct the area.. and there is a entrance from the site in the bottom corner... there is a roadway going to the next big scrub area and I suspect that will be turned in to more aires in the future.

    But as you say Jenny it is good they are putting an aires in at last.. the town really needs it. There is around 260 motor homes and caravans on here today.. less arrivals and departures.

    Bob
     
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    no not a problem

    Never smelt anything in all the years we have been coming at various times of the year.

    Bob
     
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    One part of the sewage plant closed

    We were out walking Ezzie last night along the old rail bed... Now part of the green way route... I am told it runs from London to Paris.. Anyway the cycle path is beside the camp site and we were going in the direction of the town... It has grade and it allows a good view of the sewage farm... One half of it is closed down.. Even has large bushes growing out of the roof and all the doors and windows are boarded up.

    There is a single round unit which looks new next door.. One of those automated sub stations.. Hence no smells.. Google Earth is a bit out of date.. But would show the old facility but not that it is now closed.

    Just as an up date.

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    Off thread a bit but just got back from a decent site in Brittany. Camping de la Plage in Trinite sur -mer. Right on the beach, big pitches , quiet and a pool with 2 slides for the kids. Just over 100 euros for the week inc 10 amp hook up. I am sure it's a lot more in the Summer though.
     
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