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

Offer image for: Go Ape - Cockfosters, Trent Park - 10% discount
Offer image for: Go Ape - Alexandra Palace - 10% discount
Offer image for: Thornwood Springs Trout Fishery - Child goes free
Offer image for: Gotha Garden at Pembroke Farm - Two for the price of one
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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
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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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Kind and helpful warden

Commons Wood Caravan Club Site
The warden went out of her way to help us move pitches even though site was almost full. I have difficulty walking and our pitch was in the far corner. Thank you so much she is a credit to the club.

cal1

Reviewed on 20/10/2021 15:01

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Worst pitch we have ever been on

Commons Wood Caravan Club Site
We have used this site many times, as it is close to where our daughter and family live. It’s not one we would choose, except for our family visits, but we have found it just about acceptable for our needs, as we don’t use the facilities. We tend to use the grass pitches when open, as they offer more space. Over the last few visits, we have noticed it has become more and more a traveler/ workmen site, with sign written work vehicles on pitches and lots of huge Motorhomes on site, which seem never to move. We always thought sign written vehicles were not allowed but we must be wrong on that one. Our last visit, was the last straw and we will certainly be not be visiting again. As earliest arrivals are 1 pm, we arrived exactly at this time, only to be told there was only one pitch left. It was a disgusting square of mud, supposed to be a hard standing pitch, but had only about a barrow full of pebbles on the whole area and the majority of the pitch that was dangerous and slippy with mud and if we found a small patch without mud it was covered in moss, obviously the pitch been left untouched for years. I took a number of photos of our mud square and have them all on my phone if anyone doubts it. At the price we are charged for such a disgusting offering ( we were there for four days) the club should be ashamed to call this a hard standing pitch. Fortunately we have seen that the camping and caravan club has a site about the same distance from my daughters, so will be joining that club next I have never before posted a review but have been angered enough to do so.

Hollybush

Reviewed on 16/10/2021 17:13

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A pleasant nights stay

Commons Wood Caravan Club Site
We used the site as an overnight stop on our way to North Norfolk the site is well placed just off the A1M so allows quick access to get on the way again in the morning. Very pleasant stay and site was quiet overnight so got a good nights sleep. Good dog walking just outside the site which our two whippets enjoyed! The facilities were very clean with lots of hot water. We choose a pitch on the central green so as to make the most of the afternoon sun. Would use the site again if thinking of spending a couple of days in London or again as a stopover heading north.

GeoffP53

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Reviewed on 29/09/2021 14:55

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Very enjoyable stay

Commons Wood Caravan Club Site
We booked for the location as our Granddaughter”s school is just 6 miles away. We’d stayed once before but mistakenly chose to stay in bottom right hand corner where the sun is lost early. This time we spotted a place on the large central green which was excellent. The pitch was very spacious and we had the advantage of a sunny spot with a great open green before us. The toilets and showers are excellent. The only noise we experienced was on Saturday night when three fireworks companies competed at the magnificent Hatfield Hall which is very close. Unfortunately we couldn’t see what must have been magnificent displays, but could certainly hear the bangs. We enjoyed a few trips into Central London, by far the easiest was by train from Hatfield Station which is less than 3 miles away with cheap car parking in the multi storey alongside. The trains are very frequent, we paid only £8 off peak day return for the 30 min trip to Kings Cross. Welwyn Garden City is a delight, it has a nice shopping centre and an excellent cinema with a bar! So lots to enjoy. We’ll certainly be back.

PeterWN

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Reviewed on 22/09/2021 14:40

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Disappointing

Commons Wood Caravan Club Site
This site feels more like a residential park than a CAMC site. The wardens were pleasant and the facilities clean, although tired. The pitches were full of weeds and there is a lot of noise from the cricketers celebrating or commiserating after their game. You can also hear a lot of road noise. But what really marks this site down is what appears to be the number of pitches taken by long term residential outfits. One caravan has a sofa, armchair, dining table and chairs and widescreen TV set up in the awning. There are many large outfits, caravans and motor homes (bus size) which clearly do not move. There was no holiday site vibe. We stayed here whilst visiting family but would not stay again, nor recommend.

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Reviewed on 09/09/2021 18:37

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Telephone:
01707 260786

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 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.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

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