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California Chalet and Touring Park

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General

  • Peaceful woodland park 10 minutes' drive from Wokingham centre
  • An hour's drive from Oxford, the New Forest and south coast
  • Next door to a lake and country park for fishing and walks

Settle in for a stay at Wokingham’s California Chalet and Touring Park and you’ll be in good historical company: the park’s location was once part of Windsor Forest and a fave hunting ground of the Tudor royals.

These days the five-acre site has been set up as a peaceful woodland park, with heaps of space for a quiet family break. Hunting is long gone, but neighbouring Longmoor Lake is a fab place for a spot of fishing: carp, pike, tench, roach and perch are up for grabs if you’ve got the relevant rod licence.

Also just next door is California Country Park, a 40-hectare park with wildlife trails, a playground, picnic areas, paddling pool and a cosy café for daytime eats. For further foodie needs, a pub, chip shop and supermarket are a five-minute drive away.

If you’re looking to venture a little further afield, Wokingham’s well placed for exploring the attractions of Berkshire and beyond – with a drive of an hour or so you can be wandering around Oxford, spotting ponies in the New Forest or taking in the sea air on the south coast.

Facilities on site are kept minimal to preserve the peaceful vibe, but all the essentials are in place: a launderette, washing-up area and toilet block with accessible facilities, hot showers and useful bits and bobs like razor points.

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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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7.8

Overall rating based on 9 reviews

 

78% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

 

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Beautiful setting 17/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Shirley W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting by a lake, very peaceful and plenty of wild life. Nicely designed place with some lovely looking chalets overlooking the water, and a couple lakeside pitches.

    Disliked: 

    It wasn’t the most welcoming place to stay. A few noisy neighbours and seeming long term lets. Difficult to put my finger on it, the vibe was a bit edgy. Perfectly fine for a night though.

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Staff good toilet block clean 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul f. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location next to the lake

    Disliked: 

    All good

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Location by the lake 08/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martin S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location by the lake

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Excellent facilities and a beautiful quiet site. We will be ... 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Philip C. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent facilities and a beautiful quiet site. We will be back in the future without a doubt.

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Local lake 01/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Thomas K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Local lake

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A very picturesque camping site and friendly staff but hefty price tag 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynsey D. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location and beautiful countryside surroundings and nature, very friendly and welcoming staff

    Disliked: 

    Women’s showers were freezing cold on Saturday night and Sunday morning!

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We would definitely return there again for the peace and tranquility. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom helen_s245457 Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring caravan pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was well looked after and the pitch in good condition. The staff were helpful and friendly.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet block was not always clean and in the evening there was no hot water.

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See above 25/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Simon S. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was close to home so easy to get to.

    Disliked: 

    Booked a serviced hard standing pitch with a lake view. Arrived after reception was closed. Envelope with pitch details left for me. Had been pitched on a sloping grass pitch with no water or waste facility under a tree. Lots of long stay workers on site that thought they owned the site and intimidated holiday makers. Lots of really dirty caravans and people coming and going 24 hours a day. Lots of noise and not obeying 5 mph speed limit. Reception rarely open and when I tried to leave could not get out of barrier. Had to make two phone calls and wait 15 minutes to be let out. Toilets dirty and showers cold. When we complained we were told that they would sort it out in a while. Very expensive for a very mediocre site. Would not go back or recommend.

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Friendly site with facilities that were adequate for the time of year. 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Duncan M. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The way my wish to change to an upgraded pitch was handled by the owner.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Nine Mile Ride, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berkshire, England, RG40 4HU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.3787°N 0.8706°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bracknell Bus Station — 5.7 miles
Reading: Rail Station Coach Stop — 7.1 miles
Farnborough (Hants): Farnborough Rd Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Crowthorne Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Wokingham Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Winnersh Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Ferry ports
Shepperton Ferry Landing — 17.9 miles
Weybridge Ferry Landing — 17.9 miles
Moulsey - Hurst Park Ferry Landing — 22.1 miles
Airports
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 — 17.7 miles
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 — 18.8 miles
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 — 19.1 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

There’s plenty of scope for fresh-air folics in California Country Park (right next to the site), but if you fancy stretching your legs a little more, you’ve got plenty of choice: the South Downs National Park, New Forest and the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are all within an hour’s drive for scenic walks and bike rides. Golfers can pick from three courses within a 15-minute drive.

On fine days, take the kids to meet the friendly animals at Lockey Farm, 10 minutes away. For less clement days, the Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Skiplex Indoor Ski Slopes, Coral Reef waterpark and Gravity Force trampoline park are all about a 20-minute drive away.

For a bit of culture and history, it’ll take you half an hour or so to drive to Windsor Castle, or around an hour to get to Oxford to wander around the university’s colleges and try your hand at punting along the river.

Must see

  • The Look Out Discovery Centre (5.6 miles)
  • LEGOLAND® Windsor (10.9 miles)
  • Windsor Great Park (11.6 miles)

National Trust

  • West Green House Garden (6.0 miles)
  • The Vyne (10.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm; Sat 10am to 4pm; Sun closed. If you arrive outside office hours there is a collection box outside the office.

California Chalet and Touring Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. California Chalet and Touring Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Additional terms

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm; Sat 10am to 4pm; Sun closed. If you arrive outside office hours there is a collection box outside the office.

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