Commons Wood Caravan Club Site

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Site in need of some TLC

Site is at this time year peaceful and relaxing. Wardens were very welcoming and helpful, and allowed us to move to pitch not under trees. Not many sites look at their best in Dec, however Commons Wood felt a little tired. The pitches were flat but a few were unkempt. There appeared to be quite a few units, both Caravans and MH’s, that we’re being used by long staying trade residents. The facilities were functional, but my wife on two occasions found toilets had been disrespected by a club member, and left in a filthy condition. As was seeing family, didn’t use any local transport or shops/ sightseeing. TV reception is poor and requires and external aerial cable, WiFi was good though. All in all am not sure I would return in a hurry
Motorhomer from Flintshire

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First Time on Site but will be back

Stayed from 24th Sept for 6 nights. Upon arrival we were met by the staff who were very welcoming and friendly. Allowed us to have a good look round the site and decide on the pitch we wanted. The shower and toilet facilities were extremely clean and well maintained. Plenty service points around the site. Along with ground maintenance. My only grip which is a difficult one to sort is that the hard stand pitches live up to their name with amount of ground pegs bent. Would certainly return
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First time at this site.

We stayed at this site from August the 18 th for 3 nights. After we booked we read the reviews and was unsure of what to expect here. Upon arrival I was met by a very nice warden who explained all I wanted to know. This site is very well laid out brilliantly clean toilet and showering facilities. The whole park is well maintained and clean. I found that both wardens were very helpful towards us. We’ll definitely be booking again at this site.

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Pre Holiday Pitch

We store our van at Commons Wood & usually put it on a pitch before a holiday elsewhere. It's very well managed with a good site team.
Caravanner from Hertfordshire

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Convenient location

My wife and I have been using the site for the last 10 years, to visit our family who live nearby. It is well laid out and there are plently of water etc. points aroung the site. The wardens are always helpful whne I have needed them We have a non awning pitch which is hard standing, i.e. gravel and suits us whatever the weather There are various places to visit locally inc Harfield House for the house and /or the children's play area, It is close to the A1 by the A414 junction sp easy to get to.
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Peaceful stay

When I first read the reviews for this site I was very apprehensive. but after staying here for the weekend I had nothing to fear. The site was very peaceful and the wardens were faultless at there duties, the toilets and showers were impeccably clean. I would stay here again within a heart beat. All credit to the wards and a great start for our first club site visit :-)

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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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