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 ...

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 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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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.

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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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Nice enough but too many long stay workers

Recently stayed on this site and before I go any further I w at to say that the wardens were exceptionally polite and lovely. However, apart from the hard standing pitches being a bit muddy ( time of the year I suppose), the problem was the long term workers that were going to work early in the morning, one person at 4.30am which was not great !!, we had some noisy generator or ac unit on a big RV making a continuous drone all night and the owner enjoyed starting up his american V8 truck and driving it over to the toilet block 20 yards away just so we all knew he had a big loud engine , maybe substituting / compensating for something else rather small that he had ?.. don’t know but extremely annoying. You also had long termers that had old Decrepit caravans and commercial vans, so were clearly pitched long term and although it’s sounds snobby, it lowered the quality of what is supposed to be a leisure site for leisure breaks ?... shame as the site is positioned well and lovely wardens but unfortunately they appear to have been hoodwinked into breaking the club rules by having these gypsy type people and long term residents that obviously live there and move for a day and return to flout the maximum stay rule.

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Serves a purpose but worst site I've been to...

I have stayed at many Caravan Club sites this year and I have to say this has been the worst. Upon arrival I was greeted by a lovely gentlemen so before I go any further I would like to point out this is no reflection of the staff. Went and chose my pitch from what was left of hard standing and i must say some were quite muddy, not what i expect for hard standing but found a decent one in the end. Pitching the caravan there was a strong smell of Cannabis from another pitch which i have NEVER experienced at any other CMC before which leads me to my next issue. There we're so many pitches with contract workers using them as a base, typically they were older caravans, battered and just generally not what you see on a CMC site and that's not being snobby. These workers were leaving at crack of dawn even at the weekend, coming in late, staying up until early hours ( this was someone in the next pitch ) making so much noise i could hear it laid in bed. Generally entirely different experience to any CMC I've been to before and certainly not what i want as a leisure break!
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Nice site, but.....

After staying at Commons wood recently and now reading the other reviews, I sort of agree with both sides.. Its a great site in a great location with clean refurbished toilet block, still slightly dated looking and could of been lifted / modernised maybe a bit more, but all the same clean and tidy. As for 'commercial' vehicles, did see a bit of this too.. Also saw people that seemed to be almost residents but that left site and returned the following day... Hence not breaking any 21 day rules I guess.. What I felt was more of a problem was a noisy droning rattling noise coming from an American RV air con unit which was all through the night... Or the quite noisy American pick up that the owner had to drive to the toilet block in at 10-30pm and return just before 11pm.... Or the vehicle that used to leave his caravan at 4-30am every morning.... I can only advise of what I see / experienced... I would return to the site but I would consider where I pitched a bit more next time and hopefully not be bothered by these problems again... I would also say... its not just this site, as it seems to be happening a lot more on 'CL's and Club Sites nowadays.... Which is a shame for us that go away as a leisure break....
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Will not be staying again at this site

We have been using this site 4-6 times a year for the last 4 years. We booked in over the Christmas period. The Wardens made no effort to welcome us to the site. We found the lady warden to be almost surly. It was Christmas so you would expect there to be some decorations and lights or an effort made. There was none made. However, the new washrooms were extremely cold - ventilation system was blowing in cold air overpowering the radiators. Each time I used the toilet I had to clean it before use. On the positive side the new showers are a vast improvement. There has been a deterioration in the site over the years - TV points are almost useless. We were so dissatisfied with the site - that we went to the Caravan and Camping Club site in Hertford. Total difference - the wardens were friendly and made an effort in their welcome. The Wardens office was decorated with Christmas decorations. We shall be using this site from now on. I have to say that we are very disappointed with our stay at Commons Wood.
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Our 1st ever motorhome overnight: PERFECT!!!

This was perfect! We could not believe how full the site was in November - we then found that many had travelled for Remembrance events in London (which underlines how convenient this location). Our pitch was perfectly quiet, however - this is a VERY tranquil location & we should know: we actually live in Welwyn Garden City! (& know this to be on the very quiet edge of this garden town). The toilet & utility facilities are sooooooo clean (& warm). We really felt at home from home (even if home was not very far!). Many thanks.
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