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 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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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
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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
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Be aware of a couple of things.

We have stayed here twice while en route to sites further afield. As a stop off it’s a great location. On both occasions we noticed several commercial vehicles on site, and from talking to other caravaners it seems that some of the caravaners/ motorhome users are basing themselves here whilst working in the area. (why else would you have sign written Transit sized vehicles with either a motorhome or caravan with different reg plates on?) It seems that a lot of vans are empty on a weekend which further suggest this to be the case. Wasn’t there once a club rule about commercial vehicles only being allowed on site in certain circumstances? Site is very well kept and as you come to expect from the Club. The wardens are excellent.
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Good site!

First, I must say that from the moment the toilet block became unusually due to a recent fire, the fact was well publicised on the website. Only an idiot could have missed the publication of the fact that the toilet block was unusable, and there are pitch fees to reflect the fact. So I would ignore the comments of the member who DID manage to miss it. The site is mainly storage with some touring pitches, some of which appear to be long term. It is a lovely little site, tucked away, and useful for London, Leavesden (Harry Potter fans, please note) and nearby National Trust locations. The wardens, as ever, we’re cheerful and helpful. My only critique, and this is true of CC club sites in general is the internet service provision! Caravan And Motorhome Club, seriously, you have to do better...much better. Every single site I’ve visited has had overpriced, and achingly slow connectivity. If you can’t speed up the connection, then at least stop charging us for it!

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Suburban site with suburban problems

The site is a typical Caravan and Motorhome Club with all their usual standards, which are always impeccable. The toilet block was out of action due to a fire. I am not sure how the fire started. I should have asked really. It was not a problem that the toilet block was closed, as we were informed about this by the wardens in advance. There are a surprising amount of things to do in the vicinity so whatever your taste for leisure activities you will be able to find plenty to suit your personal tastes. There are some woods which are great for walking dogs right by the site. I did notice some evidence of rough sleeper camps, although one could not see them from the main paths. We arrived for the Spring Bank weekend. Next door to the site is a hospital and a cricket club. On the Sunday there must have been a party on at the cricket club, as there was loud music until late into the evening. It was really loud until 10.30pm and they must have shut some of the doors then, as it was quieter until the party finished at 11pm. Then everyone began to leave rather loudly, as they had all had a skin-full by then. Just before midnight there were fireworks from elsewhere in the town. Whilst the party at the cricket club annoyed me slightly I think if I had had young children with me I would have had stronger feelings. Would I come back again? Probably, as there is a lot to discover here but possibly not a bank holiday weekend.

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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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