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Tarvin Sands

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Tarvin Sands: Pitch two with large pod and pod (photo added by manager on 17/07/2016)

General

  • Set in 25 acres of Cheshire countryside
  • Three fishing lakes, picnic areas and gardens
  • Easy access to Chester Zoo and Delamere Forest

It's likely you'll hold Chester site Tarvin Sands dear to your heart – especially the keen fishers among you. The site is part of Tarvin Sands Fishery, where there's also an information hut, a gift shop, picnic areas, gardens and other animals including kingfishers, water voles and greylag geese.

Three coarse fishing lakes are on the site, crammed with 30lb fish including carp, bream, roach, tench, chub, perch and rudd.

Tarvin Sands is set over 25 acres of Cheshire countryside, with loads of room for kids to play and run around. It has an excellently-kept facilities block with free hot showers and toilets, a washing-up hut and a parent and baby washroom.

Please note

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

Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Access on/off site by foot is available 24 hours a day.

Please do not use electric heaters, ovens or water heaters as this will trip the fuses and cause inconvenience to others.


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Reviews

7.2

Overall rating based on 28 reviews

 

68% would recommend this site to a friend.

71% would stay here again.

  53% described as Peaceful ?

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No good23/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Camping pod (four person)
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    No good

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Lovely Last minute get away!20/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebekah L.Confirmed

  • Camping pod (four person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Second time visiting here, when we arrived the 2 guys that run it shown us to our pod. Inside was nice and warm the heater had been on prior to our arrival which was lovely.

    we stayed for one night as a little last minute get away, it was everything we could have needed and more!

    The owner Richie was lovely and very welcoming!

    Overall fab stay :)

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Poor18/02/2024

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTom H.Confirmed

  • Camping pod (four person)
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    Nothing

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    Walked into the cabin and walked straight back out. Dirty smelly place didn’t get a photo or even look at the facilities. Booked a room 2 miles up the road at a service station brand new lovely with a breakfast. Didn’t even ask for a refund couldn’t be bothered(just like the cleaners)

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Anonymous user

NOTHING LIKE THE PHOTOS08/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    Site manager and owner were nice guys

    Disliked: 

    Worst site we’ve ever stayed at. Does not resemble photos in any way. Clearly a lovely site once but has since been left largely unmanaged. Bathrooms were disgusting. Toilets blocked. Dish wash area was basically derelict with a part demolished toilet block next door. Gravel road made from crushed buildings materials, which was also full of glass, plastic and other bits - totally unsafe for children. Cafe and shop closed (looks to be permanently so). Ground was really boggy, given it had rained recently, but no signs to avoid getting stuck. Can’t believe this is advertised as a campsite. Desperately in need of maintenance and cleaning.

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Very friendly and helpful owner, gave advice for where to …04/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHarri F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very friendly and helpful owner, gave advice for where to camp as there had been rain recently and some of the area was wet. Nice flat field for camping, facilities clean and accessible, with washing up area inside. Fantastic value for money.

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Friendly host but facilities are dirty and so basic.10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Friendliness of the owner, Richy. He was kind in lending me a pan and letting me use a fire pit.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block was really dirty with flies and the washing up area was filthy. No restaurant or anywhere to buy food or anything. Really disappointing as not what is on the website. I wouldn’t go there again, needs cleaning and sorting out. Also road noise was intrusive. Not peaceful location.

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Staff were very friendly and helpful upon arrival. Pitch was …03/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    Staff were very friendly and helpful upon arrival. Pitch was a great size and nice and close to facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities could be improved.

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Friendly staff but close to busy road31/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Friendly and welcoming staff who were very knowledgeable of the local area. The campsite is well situated for all local attractions.

    Disliked: 

    Close to a very busy road and campsite flooded. The cafe and shop was also closed for renovations which was not mentioned on the website

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Anonymous user

Amazing site with very friendly and helpful staff.29/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The part we liked the most was how friendly and supportive the staff were on site. We enjoyed how peaceful it was.

    Disliked: 

    The showers weren’t separate to the toilets.

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Amazing place to stay.01/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomZac B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Owners were really friendly, had great chats and were all round top gentlemen!

    Grounds were lovely and even though we had Thunder and Lightening all weekend, it was a great stay.

    Local area is beautiful and the views are amazing.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

No pets allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Kelsall Road, Tarvin, Chester, Cheshire, England, CH3 8NR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.2067°N 2.7498°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Zoo Park & Ride — 6.0 miles
Bus Exchange — 6.1 miles
Bus Station — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Mouldsworth Rail Station — 1.9 miles
Delamere Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Helsby Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 16.9 miles
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 17.1 miles
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 17.2 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 10.1 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 22.4 miles
Manchester Airport — 22.5 miles

Directions


Please note that the majority of satnavs will send you to the farm opposite the site.

If you're coming from Manchester, the M6, or Junction 10 of the M56, the site is 100 metres past the farm on your right.

If you're coming from north Wales, Chester or the M53, the site is 100 metres before the farm on your left (in the opposite end of the layby to Cheshire Brick and Slate).

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

Tarvin Sands has heaps of room on site to wander around, picnic in and wildlife watch, but if you're here to also see a bit of Cheshire and the northwest, you'll find it's in handy locale for getting out and about. Liverpool, Manchester and north Wales are all within a short drive.

It's a smashing site for kids too, as it's close to famed family attractions like Chester Zoo as well as the kid-friendly fare in nearby Chester: try the Chester ghost hunter trail, the miniature railway at Grosvenor Park and the pools and flumes at Northgate Arena.

The Tarvin Sands team also reckons you should take a look at Blakemere Craft village, the farm animals, play areas and tasty treats of Chester's The Ice Cream Farm, and family adventure play park the Crocky Trail.

Must see

  • Delamere Forest (3.3 miles)
  • Chester Zoo (5.4 miles)
  • Chester Cathedral (6.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (10.3 miles)
  • Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (16.2 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:  1 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Tarvin Sands cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

The remainder is payable direct to Tarvin Sands on arrival.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Tarvin Sands have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tarvin Sands dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Tarvin Sands? Tarvin Sands has heaps of room on site to wander around, picnic in and wildlife watch, but if you're here to also see a bit of Cheshire and the northwest, you'll find … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tarvin Sands?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Tarvin Sands? From £18 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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Anybody wishing to fish must purchase a day ticket from the Bailiff at £8 per day. Day tickets run from 8am to 8pm in the summer or 8am til dusk in the winter months and all anglers must be off their peg by this time. Any guests found to be fishing outside the rules and times will be asked to leave the site. There are no keep nets allowed: fish are not to be kept in a bucket and all fish must be returned to the water immediately.

Access on/off site by foot is available 24 hours a day.

Please do not use electric heaters, ovens or water heaters as this will trip the fuses and cause inconvenience to others.

Please use your own cooking/toilet/shower facilities wherever possible so as to help the site manage demand on cleaning and possible queueing.

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