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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Was I on the same Campsite

Having just read the last two reviews in which members were complaining about aircraft noise and caravan washing at Ashridge Farm, I was beginning to wonder if I had been on the same campsite as my experience of it was entirely different. Granted that there is some airplane activity but as it seems to be aircraft on approach to Luton they are virtually coasting along. The sound was hardly intrusive and certainly not at night. They seemed to finish by about 11 o'clock at the latest. As for caravan washing, again that was happening but was very quiet. I could barely hear the power washer and I was on the same grass area as the person complaining about that. My own experience of Ashridge Farm was very positive. It is quiet, very clean and tidy. The wardens do an excellent job. The site is ideally located for visiting many interesting places such as the Shuttleworth Collection, Wimpole Hall and, of course, the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. If you go there you need good walking shoes and allow at least a whole day to see everything, possibly two days if you are like me and want to read every information board. We spent a most enjoyable week at Ashridge Farm and would certainly recommend it.
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terrible air traffic noise

It isn't peaceful at all. There was terrible air traffic noise. Even in the night. We could't sleep.

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Just Don't Pitch Near The Caravan Wash Bay

We stayed at Ashridge Farm for 3 nights over the bank holiday weekend. This is our third visit to this site and were looking forward to another peaceful weekend away. On arrival, we had the choice of hard standing or a grass pitch, this time we opted for a grass pitch because the weather was glorious and from past experience, getting pegs into the ground on the hard standing pitches is a bit of a nightmare. The first couple of days was great, it was nice and peaceful and spent we nearly all of our time sat out in the sunshine. It wasn't until the day before we were due to leave that things took a bit of a downhill turn. Again we were sat outside reading in the sunshine when someone the other side of the hedge behind our pitch started to hose down their caravan in the storage yard. The noise was awful and an hour and a half later, he was still at it. When the breeze picked up, it meant we were also getting wet as the water spray was blown in our direction. I tried to get the chaps attention but he either couldn't hear me over the noise of the jet spray on the caravan or was ignorantly ignoring me. I decided to speak to reception to be told that it is in fact a wash down bay and was told that there is nothing that they could do about it. The storage yard at this site is large so why on earth would you put a wash down bay backing onto site holiday pitches? I was offered the option to move but that wasn't ideal as we had everything set up. We were not advised on arrival that there was a wash down bay there and it wasn't shown on the site map either. Anyhow, about 15 minutes later the chap washing his van had finished and then appeared to move his van away from the area. Peace at last we thought .... until another caravan owner moved another vehicle onto the bay and proceeded to wash it down. Haven't people got anything better to do on a lovely bank holiday weekend? At this point we gave up on the peace and quiet and took a walk to the local pub. To be honest, this experience has put us off visiting this site again, it really ruined the weekend for us.
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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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