Henley Four Oaks Caravan Club Site (REF : FOU)

Marlow Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2HY

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Henley Four Oaks Club Site is a pleasant and green location, with grass and hard standing pitches for your comfort. The caravan park is surrounded by statuesque mature trees, adding privacy to your stay whilst enhancing the area's natural beauty. Nearby Henley is said to date from the early twelfth century. It has many old and interesting buildings for you and your family to discover, and is the home of the famous Regatta in June and July. This is followed a week later by a popular music festival and traditional boat rally, which involves the odd wooden-built craft for a touch of nostalgia.

The ornate stone bridge that spans across the River Thames is a popular landmark for visitors to Henley Four Oaks Club Site. It dates from 1786, though there is evidence of an earlier bridge dating from as early as 1170. The town is easily reached from the caravan park and there are many antique shops, art galleries and charming boutiques for you to browse. Another fun excursion would be to take a leisurely boat ride on the lovely Thames, travelling as far afield as Marlow or even Maidenhead. The site is well placed to visit some very interesting places including Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace and the city of London. Legoland, approximately 15 miles drive from the site, is a great fun day out for children.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog area on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

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Walking notes:

A good walking route near the site is the Thames Path, about half a mile from the site.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Waitrose in Henley-on-Thames, about 1 mile from the site. Tesco is 2 miles away. Both are accessible for motorhomes.

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Directions

From the East take the M4 junction 8/9 onto the A404 and then take the A4130. Cross river bridge into Henley-on-Thames. At the third set of traffic lights (including pedestrian crossing) turn right into road signposted Marlow, Oxford. In 0.25 mile at mini roundabout fork right onto A4155 (signposted Marlow). The site is on the left in about 0.5 mile (500 yards past entrance to Swiss Farm Caravan Site). From the M40: leave at junction 4 onto A404. Turn onto the A4155 (signposted Marlow, Henley). The site is on the right about 7 miles past Marlow (0.5 miles past Toad Hall Garden Centre). Please note, those who do not know the town well are advised not to drive or tow through Reading.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
RG9 2HY
GPS:
Lat 51.54952 / Lon -0.90285
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OS field ref:
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OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Henley, Reading, Marlow and High Wycombe
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Henley on Thames
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Lovely Area

We arrived on site to be welcomed by a stern gentleman wearing C&MC corporate polo shirt. We explained we had asked for a disabled pitch as wife is registered disabled and were bluntly told "we don't have disabled pitches". I went on to explain to him we'd joined the club because of this site's proximity to Henley and Marlow and when we'd done a site inspection before joining we were told they have disabled pitches near wash block, but if not pitch 40 or 43 which were designated, then we would be given a pitch near there. He remained adamant that wasn't the case, but that as wife was disabled he'd reserved plot 67 for us, opposite wash block, but make sure I don't run his cone over that he'd reserved it with!! Following our communication issues, we found plot 67 to be fantastic, only a short walk to the amenity block and lovely level hard standing. We had a wonderful few days and didn't really suffer too badly from the road noise. I have to say that the cleanliness and quality of the showers was worth an extra star on their own. Hot water that stays on and an area for your clothes that stays dry. We have found our new favourite campsite close to Henley and Marlow, I'll just send the wife in to speak to Grumpy, or see if we can make him laugh before the year is finished! Or I suppose we could speak to his wife...... Oh and I didn't break his cone, in case anyone wants to know?
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First visit

My wife and I had a lovely 2 night stay at this site. We arrived at 12.15pm to find the a queue of outfits in front of us - no surprise these days. There is no getting away from the fact that this site is next to a busy main road with lots of traffic passing all day and into the night. We were fully aware of this when we booked but if you are able to pitch at the back of the site the sound isn't as bad. The site is an easy flat 15 minute walk into the beautiful town if Henley on Thames but it is along the busy main road. The shower block although kept clean and tidy is in need of an upgrade. Would we stay again - yes but possibly not for an extended stay.
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Nice area and good site

As we've come to expect the site was clean and well kept. Good easy location for Henley itself, 5 minute walk to bustop and easy access to larger towns such as Reading. The barrier didn't work for duration of our stay which was unfortunate as this is something we look for in terms of security when possible. A couple of negatives we found really was the position of the electric boxes as there were wires trailing all over the grass/pitches. Usually they can be found near to/on each pitch but seemed higgledy piggledy here.
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Could be better

Constant visitor to this now all-year site (friends/family close by), it is of typical C&MC high standard with a lovely well-known Thames-side town on the doorstep. But if you were planning a site from scratch, it'd be surely different - like the dish-washing area not the long walk to the far side of the amenities block. As for motorhome friendly.... still got the old lift-a-lid grey disposal drain. And it's on a slope, so tank emptying and water filling can never successfully complete. That could be changed/moved. And additional general service points added. Advice: Arrive early to get a pitch at the 'top end' away from noisy road. And hunt for the Four Oaks. I found one great specimen among the hundreds of horse-chestnut! PS Until the club changes its website, this will be last review I make here (I do others for such as SearchFor, etc). Keep getting C&MC emails saying "click here" to leave a review. Fake news, fellow travellers. It takes hunting, time and stress with loads of clicks to actually find where to type your view on a site. One wonders whether any of the club hierarchy reads/take note of reviews.
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Hit and Miss

First and foremost we encountered friendly and helpful wardens. Unless we have been given vouchers we use CL's and CS's and this site highlights why it was unsuitable for our modest needs. As usual few members actually speak to each other when on site, unlike in my childhood. Perhaps it's generally a different type of person on a CL but our fellow campers on 5 van sites are generally much friendlier. We got off to a bad start in that I had not realised that a standard pitch did not include an awning. A lifetime of caravanning and still there's something to learn. Alas we could not change onto a suitable pitch as would have to depart or move pitch before the end of our holiday. Now many reviews have said it's good for motorhomes, that it may be but then that is the new club bias. Hardstandings that have a covering as deep as at this site make negotiating from car to caravan in a power wheelchair absolutely impossible. The warden put a sheet of board down for us but I still had to get the car lift lined up spot on each time in order to transfer to the caravan. It is impossible in a power wheelchair to help with any outdoor jobs as you just sink into the hardstanding as soon as you come to a halt. In addition to use the site facilities you have to have someone to get your chair out of the car and onto the board, then drive the car to where you can depart onto tarmac to then use facilities then do everything in reverse. It is Impossible to use a toilet brush when it's located on the far side of the toilet. Luckily my chair has a built in gyroscope which can cope with the adverse cambers that need to be negotiated to get to the facilities. If it wasn't well appointed I would not manage. The toilet seat height is far too low for safe solo transfer even with my chair tilted and lowered as much as it will. Still I suppose you'll never please every cripple. Dog walking is fine once you get down to the river but the very limited facilities on the site and the (unlit) main road make the car essential, or perhaps that's why so many people were walking to the far reaches of the playground with their pooches and back again. So onto the worst bit of the stay, the road noise is appalling. We walked the entirety of the site to see if any pitches were we to return (unlikely as it would be), any quieter. They are not. The speed limit on the main road is not adhered to and the engine note of the noisier cars were a disturbance at all times and even woke us on a number of occasions in the night. If at this time of year when you're sat in with the windows closed it's intolerable then what on earth is it like to sit out during the day or if you leave a window open at night? Did we enjoy our stay? not the site but we walked daily along the Thames from Wallingford to Windsor and spent quality time with friends and this we enjoyed immensely. BTW the private site next door is actually cheaper too at this time of year.
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