Commons Wood Caravan Club Site (REF : COM)

Ascots Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 4HJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs

Why stay here ...

Please be aware up until 2 August 2019  the toilet/shower block will be closed for refurbishment. There will be a Service Point providing fresh water, waste water disposal and a toilet chemical emptying point and the Motorhome Service Point is also available for use. Pitch fees have been reduced to reflect the limited facilities.

As the name suggests, Commons Wood Club Site backs onto delightful woodlands and is within reach of several beautiful parks. For those who fancy some excitement and limitless shopping options, the caravan park is only 30 minutes away from central London by a fast and frequent train service into King's Cross. Easy access to the city makes the site an ideal base to visit any of London's popular exhibitions held at sites such as Olympia or Kew Gardens.

Commons Wood Club Site offers a wealth of options to keep everyone in the family happy. The lovely Stanborough Park is only about 2 miles away with a playground and crazy golf as well as a gorgeous lake where you can try your hand at boating and fishing. Reed Marsh Reserve - which is incorporated within Stanborough Park- is an ideal spot for bird watching. You can also explore several National Trust properties within the local area. The closest town to the caravan site is Welwyn Garden City, built soon after the First World War as part of the Ebenezer Howard's Garden City movement and one of the finest examples of modern town planning. Its rich history is evident in such artefacts as a Roman Bath preserved in a steel vault under the nearby A1.

Facilities on site ...

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

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Nearby

Walking notes:

Tackle the Lee Valley Walk which passes the site entrance, forty miles long, or enjoy Rype Meads Nature Reserve.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are the Co-Op 1 mile, Tesco 1.8 miles and Morrisons 2.3 miles. All are accessible for motorhomes.

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Directions

From the North and South on the A1(M): leave at junction 4 onto the A414 (signposted Hertford) and follow signs for Hatfield House. In 1 mile leave via slip road (signposted A1000 Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City). At end of slip road turn left onto A1000 towards Welwyn Garden City. Within 0.5m take the 2nd right on to Ascots Lane; After 0.5m turn left at the mini roundabout, then take 2nd entrance on the right. Please note that there is no late arrivals area.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
AL7 4HJ
GPS:
Lat 51.780297 / Lon -0.189203
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
TL250107
OS map ref:
166
Handbook map ref:
K5

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Hatfield
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Disappointed

Having stayed at this site before we were very disappointed to find that there were no toilets, showers or washing facilities. We were told that this was because they had been damaged by a fire. There is no indication of this on the website, fortunately we are self contained but it would have been a disaster if we were not. Changes like this should be highlighted at the time of booking and an appropriate reduction in fees offered. In summary a good site spoilt by poor communication.
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Trip to London

We used this site for a week as my wife was on a course in London. Commuting from Hatfield was easy. The 2 dogs enjoyed exploring the woods adjacent the site, although became very excited at the sighting of many foxes both in the woods, site and within the houses local to the site. A good site and we will definitely return for either a stop over or a longer stay during our travels to France. The facilities were both well maintained and spotless. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly.
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Pleasant surprise with easy access from Motorways

Very pleasant stay at site with easy access from motorways. Used as a an overnight stop from Kent to Lake District and very handy for A1M. Site peaceful considering area, with exceptions of any celebrations from nearby cricket club. Those interested in retail therapy are satisfied with the Galleria shopping Centre nearby. Actually used site on the return journey at last minute due to road closures and accidents on M6 travelling south via a phone call to site en route.
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Excellent Location

A very friendly and relaxing site and superbly located for trips into London. We have used this site before and would definitely use it again. Staff were welcoming on arrival and helpful throughout our stay. The site is well maintained and although the toilet and shower facilities are due a refurb, they were spotlessly clean. A very enjoyable stay for my husband and I with our two children - we felt relaxed, safe and comfortable at the site - looking forward to another visit in the future.
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Good wardens but site a bit tited

Not a holiday site but good for access for London. Seems to have a lot of workers using it. The club is pushing the fire gape for a good reason however the non awning pitches seem to have a considerable amount of space compared with awning pitches. The toilet block would benefit from a redecoration or rebuilding. Overall ok but a little tired.

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Telephone:
01707 260786

Site information

Please be aware that from 28 May the toilet/shower block will be closed for refurbishment with a view to open on 6 September. There may be some daytime noise disruption. There will be a Service Point providing fresh water, waste water disposal and a toilet chemical emptying point and the Motorhome Service Point is also available for use with slightly reduced fees to reflect the lack of a toilet block (this will automatically apply to your booking).