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Ashridge Farm Caravan Club Site

Ashwell Street, Ashwell, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5QF

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Within a few miles of the A1 but surrounded by trees so that you feel you're a million miles away from the daily bustle, Ashridge Farm Club Site is a perfect place to relax and unwind. A short walk from the caravan site will take you to the beautiful and historic village of Ashwell where you will discover the charms of the 14th century church and 15th century cottages. You will also find a good selection of local pubs and village shops while touring in this part of Herfordshire.

The local country lanes surrounding Ashridge Farm Club Site are perfect for cycling enthusiasts. There is a network of convenient footpaths punctuating the lovely, gently undulating countryside, which is perfect for cyclists and walkers alike. The university city of Cambridge is only a short drive away from the caravan park, as is the first garden city of Letchworth. You could also visit the historic town of Baldock and market town of Hitchin for an interesting day out. Other local attractions include the working farm estate of Wimpole Hall, the Duxford War Museum and Shuttleworth Aircraft Collection. Further afield, the charming town of Saffron Walden is well worth exploring.  If you fancy a change of scene, the frequent rail service from Ashwell and Morden stations make it possible to visit the city of London.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

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Walking notes:
The historic village of Ashwell is within 15 minutes walk from the site along a well lit and paved route. There are circular walks from the site and the village using public footpaths and bridleways.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Tesco and Morrisons in Royston, 7 miles away, and Tesco in Baldock, 8 miles away.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, as this leads you through the village with very narrow roads which are unsuitable for towing. Leave the A1(M) at junction 9 onto the A505 (signposted Royston). Then follow the signpost Royston onto Baldock Bypass. Do not turn off the first left (signposted Ashwell), this is a narrow bumpy road. In about 2.5 miles turn left at the second signpost Ashwell, Steeple Morden, Station; within 0.25 miles turn left into the road signposted Ashwell. The site is on the right in 1.5 miles. 

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SG7 5QF
GPS:
Lat 52.042988 / Lon -0.142022
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OS field ref:
TL275398
OS map ref:
153
Handbook map ref:
K5

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Royston and Letchworth
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Ashwell and Morden
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Extremely poor customer service

This is my second attempt...the first being taken down for no apparent reason last night! Firstly, I have stayed at this site several times before and always found the wardens polite and professional. The site itself is a little old fashioned looking, but clean, spacious and has a lovely charm. Great village, pubs and walks nearby. Yesterday, I arrived over an hour early. Completely my fault as I'd wrongly assumed check in was 12pm. The office was full of the 4 wardens with no other customers in sight. I asked if I could check in early and was told, by one lady, no. I won't comment further on the short conversation thereinafter, but would, as a paying and loyal customer, have expected some flexibility given the site was only around 60% full. The reason for my 1* review isn't the site, but one warden's complete lack of customer focus, which in my opinion, is the most important factor. I'm not looking for this lady to be disciplined, even though it appears (looking at previous comments) that I'm not the first to complain, but would like some reassurances from the club that wardens are properly trained in customer care, and have the flexibilty (which I've seen administered before-for myself and other customers) to allow certain rules to be acted upon more leniently when the situation allows. I feel this is a fair review given yesterday's experience.

Moderator Comment - Your first review was hidden, and reported to the Community Manager, as will this one, simply because of the comments you made about  Club Staff. I see you have moderated your language in this second attempt. However the review section is not the place to complain about individual members of site staff as they have no ability to put their side of the story, this should  be done directly to the Club where it can be properly investigated. 

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another fabulous visit

We have been here quite a few times. Fantastic wardens, always happy to help. Pitches well kept and spacious. We were allocated a hard standing pitch due to wet weather - well pleased with this so we didn't get stuck in the mud. Covid safe and very clean facilities plus sanitizer available if you want to use. TV reception good enough but mobile reception a bit flakey - not a problem for us but worth considering. Entrance road is quite easy to miss on your first visit but not a problem by your second! Very quiet location. Most places you may want to visit are a bit of a drive away but there are alot of interesting attractions not too far from here. If you do nothing else spend the time to walk into the local village and maybe enjoy a pint in one of the excellent pubs. Its always nice to give something back to a community like this. We would be happy to visit this site again,
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Very relaxing weekend stay

Lovely peaceful and well maintained site. Recommend a walk around the historic village of Ashwell. Thai takeaway was a delicious bonus.
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Nice peaceful site but poor service from the male warden

We stayed here for a couple of nights and it is a small, peaceful site. Some nice walks and the village of Ashwell is very pleasant. If you are in a motorhome and don't want the hassle of packing things up for day trips then a couple of nights here is probably plenty. Although the site was pleasant, clean and well kept our trip was spoilt somewhat by the male warden. He was unnecessarily grumpy and at times rude, I felt like I was being spoken to by the headmaster. It's a shame as his awful welcome and attitude in my eyes gives this site a bad name, took the edge of the visit and we won't be revisiting due to this.
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Great site, shame about the younger wardens

We enjoyed our stay at this site, but our initial welcome was very poor. We unfortunately arrived 10 minutes before the arrival time of 1pm. We waited until the office opened at 1pm which then had a barrier across the door so we were unsure as to whether to stay in our motorvan during covid times. Both the younger male and female warden walked straight past me without a word and noses in the air before opening the office door. We continued to stay by the van for 10 more minutes to hear the male warden swearing loudly using the f word. Now 1.10pm and 2 more vans pulling up behind us we thought safely we should go to the office door. After being in the club for more than 30 years this has been the most shambolic welcome we've experienced. Added to this grass fingers definitely needed cutting, but was sorted by a much more friendly elderly warden during the week. This was a pleasant end to our stay.

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01462 742527

Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance issued 8 April, we are pleased to be able to open toilets and shared washing and cleaning facilities (excluding showers) operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.