First thoughts. As you drive in, to your right across the lake lies the Château and the adjoining golf course, further round are the riding stables also on the right. While on the left is a huge dome, what was in there was the question?
Anyway, back to the practical’s, the park reception and get booked in. The staff swiftly obliged and provided all the information we would need to get the best out of our stay. You are provided with a map of the site showing where we were, and how to get to our mobile home.
Set within a 200-hectare estate, Domaine des Ormes is enormous. There are we believe, six swimming pools as well as water sports like cable water skiing on the lake. There are indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river, waterslides, toddler pools and quiet swimming pools for relaxing.
Our accommodation for the duration of our stay was a 'pet friendly', 6 berth ‘Luxury Comfort XL'. The accommodation was spacious, well laid out and kitted out with all the essentials, fridge/freezer, cutlery, cooker etcetera, there was even a coffee maker, also outside was a gas BBQ.
On the way up from the hub or centre of the Parc we passed some fabulous tree houses which looked spectacular perched high up into the tree’s there were 3 parts to them 2 houses joined by what must be a seating and eating area.
The choice of accommodation here is amazing, from the tree houses through a range of wooden cottages, to amazing small wood pods. The standard homes were four to six berth units, all fitted out with everything you need for a great memorable stay.
There’s an 18-hole golf course, an equestrian centre, a tree adventure course, a climbing wall, archery, mini golf, bike hire, fishing, peddle boats, paint-balling, bikes to hire, tennis, and games-rooms. They also have a tree top zip wire adventure course that circumnavigates the indoor complex and lake areas.
There are also three outdoor pools, one is a themed heated family pool containing, children’s paddling pool area, family pool, water slides, and all set amongst rocks and palm trees. The other two outdoor pools adjoining the restaurant and the golf club.
Then for those who fancy water skiing they have a large lake with an electric pully that drags you along the water, including over jumps to make it more challenging – perfect to hone your water skills.
There is a large lake for boating, while other areas are separated for those who love fishing.
Then there was the circus, during our stay they had a huge Circus based on the campsite with shows twice weekly, great fun.
The Dome There is no doubt that the star of the show is the Dome. The Dome is a huge glass structure that houses the indoor aquatic centre.
Featuring a heated family pool with water slides, a ‘Lazy River’ that wanders in and out of the complex, a heated ‘Wave Pool’, Jacuzzi, aqua gym and night-time entertainment. Next to the dome is a large area with loungers where you can catch some sun in between drifting in the lazy river or enjoying the domes water facilities.
Eating & Drinking
Restaurant Club-house situated in the golf club-house next to the chateau serving snacks during the day and with a terrace for dining.
Creperie Le Cellier The restaurant overlooks the lake and specialises in grilled meats, moules and tapas, with a terrace for outside dining.
Pizzeria Located on the terrace next to the bars, indoor or outdoor eating areas and take-away service.
Bars There are two bars one adjacent to the golf course and the other overlooking parc’s main lakes.
Shops There’s a great onsite shop that stocks all your needs as well as selling some of the best locally produced artisan breads cakes, and pastries.
Out & About
Disco’s, bingo, evening shows, all take place on the ‘Terrace’ which also contains a Games and TV room.
The one thing that was noticeable was that kids had total freedom here because it is so safe.
Jersey and Guernsey It is possible to visit Jersey and Guernsey by taking a ferry trip from St Malo, the crossings taking 1 hour 15 minutes and 1 hour 50 minutes, respectively.
Mont St. Michel Mont St. Michel is well worth a visit and is brimming full of culture, including a Benedictine abbey.
Chateau Bourbansais Wander round like a Roman princess at Chateau Bourbansais – a 16th century mansion built on the remains of a Gallo-Roman site. Here you can explore beautiful botanical gardens and an animal reserve.
Dol Dol is a historic city with a fascinating cathedral and an extraordinary outcrop, Mont Dol. As well as the cathedral there are lots of medieval houses and a museum to discover.
Dinan Pretty and well preserved, Dinan is only 30 km away and is a great town to explore.
Shopping There is an onsite Spar as well two local supermarkets 15 minutes away.
Back at the chalet we sat outside on the decking and reflecting on the parc, our stay, and what the rest of our group thought. We'd had no tv just us nature, our books and a bottle or two of wine, it was so nice just to be able to talk and soak in everything around us.
The rest of the family were unanimous they had all thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of their stay.
Everything at Eurocamp Domaine Des Ormes was geared to making sure its visitors had their best time. Catering for all ages from small children though to their grandparents and all in between.
During our stay we managed a visit to St Malo for the beaches, the swimming, and the scuba diving – like everything else on this short break perfect. If it’s diving or beaches are your thing make sure you don’t miss it.
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