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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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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Nice little site

We stayed on this site with our dog for 8 nights. The site was full almost constantly and only the grassed area outside the main barrier was available when we arrived. We were unsure at first but it soon became apparent that this was actually a good thing for us. There are good dog walks right from the site to open fields. We were a little irritated by the large number of little yapping dogs but nothing the Wardens can do about that! It certainly isn't an issue for us returning - as the benefits of the site far outweigh that minor grumble. The site was well maintained and the Wardens did a good job to keep the site Covid compliant. Ashwell village is a short stroll away and has an excellent coffee shop, baker and butcher. The visit by the Thai food vendor -- Fellowes Fayre - was an added bonus. We'll be back.

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Fabulous Site

Visited the site over many years and it never disappoints, immaculately maintained and a nice friendly atmosphere. The current Wardens are friendly and hard working especially with COVID and the extra work involved to keep us safe. Also a big thumbs up to them for getting the Street Thai van on site on Friday nights, absolutely delicious, we’ll done! PS keep an eye out for the “bird boxes” made from their old work boots.
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A charming little site.

We stayed here for 3 nights at the start of a tour of the South East. This was our first visit and we found it to be a charming little site on the edge of the equally charming village of Ashwell. The site is well maintained and although there is a large storage compound attached we didn’t find that to be intrusive or to detract from the overall ambience. We received a friendly welcome from the lady warden though I have to agree with the earlier reviewer who found her husband to be rather less so. Corvid restrictions were in place and well detailed although we used our own facilities rather than the toilet/shower block. A word of general warning, I had to brining the 12.5% discount due from The price booked at the beginning of July to the attention of the warden who thought it had already been deducted. It hadn’t! I have encountered the same problem at our next site at Bearsted. At both site wardens admitted that they may have omitted to deduct this from other members site fees. Members beware!! Overall a very nice site, small, neat and quiet.
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Telephone:
01462 742527

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.