Ashridge Farm Caravan Club Site (REF : ASH)

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.

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 6.5 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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First but not last visit

A really lovely site, very relaxed atmosphere with great wardens. Level, good sized pitches with great dog walking nearby. The village of Ashwell is an easy walk and very pretty. Would highly recommend this site for peace and quiet and we will return.
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Great little site!

Stayed for two nights over Easter weekend, expecting a busy noisy site. Busy yes but noisy not a bit. Lovely and peaceful, friendly, clean, everything we could wish for. Easy walk into the village for shops, pubs and eating. Choice of three pubs doing food - not impressed with the service in the Bushel & Strike, where our booked table was knowingly given to another couple causing us over 45 minutes wait. Showers lovely and warm, no push buttons, fully controlable and plenty of room. Never had to wait even at Easter. Can't fault this site and will be back to try some of the local walks.
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Great site

We stayed here for 5 days at the end of February 2019 I must say what a lovely clean well kept site and the wardens were very helpful and friendly . We have been coming here for 10 years and the site just gets better . Lovely walks in the area , plenty of pubs in the village a good local bakers ,butcher's , chemist and shop , There is a Mc Donalds down the road a new Aldi and a Mark's and Spencer's foodhall what more do you want .
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No lie in here!

We stayed at this site during half term week to be near a close relative we had not seen for some time. We had two older children and our dog. The site was ok to find, just be aware the road leading to the entrance is quite narrow so take it slow. The directions on the website are accurate as you must not go through the village proper. We arrived early which we are quite often and we are happy to wait. We are happy to take our dog for a walk and the walking here is excellent. Turn left out of the site and you can walk for miles safely. However our welcome was not that friendly. Being a friendly chap I went up to the warden to say hello to be greeted by a sharp, retort ‘I’ll see you later’ so we immediately felt like a hindrance. We were dismissed. What a pain to be 25 mins early. When we did check in it was ok we had our dog on a lead but were told when she approached an area at the back of the small office to keep her away as there was food there. Again not that welcoming. We didn’t get the impression these were dog people. How you make people feel is so important especially if you are just being friendly. Throughout the week there were some minor interactions which made us feel like school children about to be scolded by the male warden and our children were quite intimidated by him. The site was clean and pitches good, toilets and showers were adequate in the Womens though only two showers so there can be a little waiting. The gents showers were not great with one having little pressure and the other had an uncontrollable temperature. We found the site quite noisy with a neighbour for three days deciding to take his toilet cassette and then waste and then filled the water when the time started with a five. In the evenings there is some plane noise as the area seems like a stacking circle for Luton Airport. Also on the one day when we did try to lie in until 10 am the warden decided to mow the lawn areas including behind our caravan (pulling up our dog stake, not putting it back and moved our extended electrical cable) so that put paid to that. Surely this type of activity should happen in the afternoon when people are on holiday? Also the village has a small well stocked pharmacy and a sweet coffee and trinket shop called Rhubarb and Mustard. Go out of the site, turn right then left by the war memorial. While we were there a new Aldi opened on the nearby dual carriageway which was ideal and there’s a big Tesco a roundabout further on towards Royston. Royston is a fine little town and it’s fish and chip shop was lovely. Fine for a mooch around. As the weather was great for February we went for a beach visit to Wells Next The Sea which is about two hours north. There is a great walk, working harbour and some lovely shopping. Overall we would come back if visiting someone in that area and in general terms it’s good with our dog. However it’s not the friendliest place in our experience and not set up for bigger families.
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Nice quiet site

Lovely site, friendly staff, clean and tidy excellent all round. Ideal for a couple looking for a quiet couple of days with nice pubs a short walk away.

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