If the destination for your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays is Berkshire and you're looking for somewhere to stay, why not consider California Chalet and Touring Park.
This campsite is set within California Country Park, a part of the original and vast Windsor Forest. This stunning woodland setting could be the perfect backdrop to your holiday, on the banks of Longmoor Lake.
Back in 1985, the five-acre park was privately purchased and is now a picturesque, open all year campsite with 35 pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents. All the pitches are hardstanding, every one of them has space for an awning, a water supply and a disposal point, plus an electric hook-up.
The washblock has toilets, hand basins with hot and cold running water, hot showers and razor points, and there are disabled facilities, too. There is also a laundry and an area for drying clothes, as well as outside dishwashing facilities.
As this campsite's name suggests, there are also chalets, nestled within the trees on the banks of the lake. All the chalets have two bedrooms and a bathroom, a kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and a fridge, and a lounge with an LCD TV and a DVD player. There's a convector heater for when temperatures dip, and all bed linen and duvets are provided. The chalets will all comfortably sleep between four and eight people.
But that's not all – this campsite has a wooden camping pod and more will follow. The campsite claims that they are carbon neutral, which is great if you're hoping to holiday without hurting the environment. They are secure, wooden camping huts, striking to look at, insulated with sheep's wool and with noise reducing roof tiles. There are heat, power and light points, plus if you wish to dine outside, there's decking – the lockable French doors create a flexible living space and provide security.
There's fishing available at California Chalet and Touring Park, as well as a children's play area, a BBQ area, a chemical disposal point, Wi-Fi and a shop. This is also a dog friendly campsite.
When staying here, you can explore the 100 acres of the California Country Park, which is open everyday and offers great opportunities for walking, cycling, wildlife watching and fishing, and you can grab a drink or something to eat at the California Lake Cafe. There's also a children's play area, a wildlife area and a summertime only paddling pool – perfect for cooling off in the hotter months of the year.
Despite its quiet and rural feel, California Chalet and Touring Park is well placed to discover the nearby towns of Wokingham and Camberley, as well as local villages such as Crowthorne, Finchampstead and Eversley. Windsor, with its castle and Great Park, are not far away either. And as this campsite is right on the Berkshire-Hampshire border, jump on the M3 and head south and it's only around an hour to Southampton, from where you can explore the south coast. Maybe head into Portsmouth, jump on a ferry to the Isle of Wight, or wander through the New Forest. Alternatively, Oxford is only around an hour's drive to the north, pretty Marlow, Henley-on-Thames and many more places easy to get to from your pitch at California Chalet and Touring Park.
It's a lovely and versatile option for your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays in Berkshire and Hampshire.
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Based on 2 review(s)
17 Apr 2016
So glad I visited before booking.
Photos and website are not representative of its current state. Lots of construction happening, bins overflowing and the pitches too close together.
Scotland 29 Sep 2008
This is by far one of the most depressing sites I have visited, it is set in woodland with the caravan pitches basically bits cut out of the trees although there are concrete hard standings it is very dark throughout the day, and pitch black at night with no lighting whatsoever. The toilets and showers are very basic, but one good point is the laundry although a bit pricey. This is not a camp site I would recomend if you like wide open spaces
California Chalet & Touring Park, Wokingham, Berkshire