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Commons Wood Caravan Club Site

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs

Why stay here ...

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 this Hertfordshire caravanning 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 stately homes 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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

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

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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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
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Not Ideal For Dogs

Commons Wood Caravan Club Site
This is the second visit to this site, we like the site, facilities and cleanliness. My negativity is the Listed dog walk off site. This is overgrown and unkept and not safe for the dogs to walk on, and when mentioned to owner she had no answer for me. Having already had grass seed removed by operation this is unacceptable, thorns and everything covering the path, and your not allowed to exercise on site, hence the only option is along the streets off site, this site might allow dogs but is not dog friendly!

Junemay70

Caravanner

Reviewed on 20/07/2021 16:58

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How long are you?

Commons Wood Caravan Club Site
We actually like this site and have stayed once before as it's close to home for a quick weekend away. On arrival I was greeted with "How long are you", I said 8.5 and was obviously not believed. Then I said it was 8.5 when we visited last time. I was told they'd have to check they had a pitch and when I said that last time we were told to go where we wanted (and then let them know) that really didn't go down well and was told they'd have to have a word with the other people (no interest to me, their internal issues). Later on the visit the parking Gestapo came round and this time I was advised to measure my van. BTW, my van is 8.3mt but we say 8.5 not to be pedantic, and length isn't everything. Apart from that we had a nice stay and the music from the cricket club ended at 11.30 which was fine. Will think twice next time if it is such an issue. OR change your acceptable length to 8.0mts, simples!

RussellMayes

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 07/07/2021 16:11

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Better than our expectations

Commons Wood Caravan Club Site
Having read the reviews we were wondering whether we should look for an alternative site. However as we had specifically chosen this site due to its proximity to the relatives we were catching up with for the first time in 18 months due to COVID restrictions, we decided to run with it. The site was clean and tidy and had a number of good hard standing pitches for us to chose from. The one we chose was great, hedges trimmed and ground level not even needing to use levelling blocks. Processes were clearly explained for and at check in. Facilities were clean but can only comment on the once we used them whilst topping up with water on arrival, as used our onboard facilities for the rest of the time. We had no problem with noise but we did stay Tues-Fri so this may have made a difference. Staff weren’t particularly engaging but this wouldn’t deter us from staying again. It would have been helpful to have had the QR code for NHS Covid app scattered around the site to allow daily logging and local information available in a safe way even though information hut was closed.

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Commons Wood Caravan Club Site
Wary of reviews but for different reasons found this site to be lacking in some respects. Unsupervised children playing in facility block near our pitch till late evening, during covid regs with parental control lacking. Unusual mix of good and poor quality pitches, ours was unkempt. Not a site we'd use again.

brue

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Reviewed on 25/06/2021 11:22

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Commons Wood Caravan Club Site
After reading latest reviews we wondered what we would find especially as we were staying on a Saturday night! In fact the whole experience was excellent. On arrival the receptionist found out we were newbies and took the trouble to go through all the site and general club details. We were asked to drive round the site, pick a pitch and although we were non awning we could pick any pitch, and then report back with pitch number and to collect an entry/exit pass. We left the site to visit our son in London and returned about 11pm. All was quiet - no noisy discos! In fact we were surprised how quiet it was. The facilities on site were spotless and the general condition of the site was very good. We would not hesitate to visit again, its great for access to London - either 40 minutes drive or 30 minutes on a fast train to Kings Cross.

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Reviewed on 16/06/2021 09:49

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01707 260786

Site information

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

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.