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Rake Meadows

9.2
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Rake Meadows: Our van in the field

General

  • Spacious paddock with plenty of peace and privacy
  • Cheshire Oaks designer outlet shopping village within a 15-minute walk
  • A 15-minute drive from Chester and half an hour from Liverpool

Wind down wherever you wish at Rake Meadows – this site is on a two-acre paddock with a pick-your-own-pitch setup and tons of space to choose from. Set down a country lane in Cheshire next to a field full of horses and surrounded by tall hedges and trees, it feels pretty private and is next to a wildlife reserve with lots of birds and rabbits about.

So far so rural, right? Well, sort of. The site’s actually just a 15-minute walk from Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet with its huge selection of high-end goods at reduced prices. There’s also an aquarium, cinema, bowling alley and indoor golf next to the complex and plenty of places to source eats (including at a chain inn a five-minute walk away).

Eat here or stoke up the barbecue on base, then burn off any indulgences at a local gym with indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and a sauna (15 minutes away on foot). There’s also direct access to a footpath for dog walks – and yep, you’re most welcome to bring the pup along to this pet-friendly park.

As for activities and attractions to jump in the car for, Chester is 15 minutes’ drive south (with its famed zoo a little closer by) and Liverpool is half an hour north. They’re both a breeze to get to as the site is easily located just off the A5117 (but please note that the trade-off for such a handy location is the presence of some road noise).

Please note

Units longer than 16 metres are not allowed.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The site only allows dogs up to 10kg.

Guests under the age of 15 are not allowed on site.

There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

A cable measuring at least 5 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.


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Reviews

9.2

Overall rating based on 111 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  62% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Lovely campsite, in walking distance of Cheshire oaks and local …08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely campsite, in walking distance of Cheshire oaks and local pubs. Claire the owner is great, on hand if you need anything. Will definitely stay here again!

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rachel@stretcharmstrongyoga.co.uk01/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel A.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    As soon as we'd booked we received an email from the site owner providing us with lots of really useful information. The site is spacious and the owner friendly. The toilets remained clean throughout the weekend. There are a lot of lovely walks around. We made our way to the canal, which was less than 1km away. If you've forgotten anything there are plenty of shops within walking distance. Everyone on the site was friendly and respectful to others.

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From the manager...

So pleased you’ve had a lovely stay and given us such a great review. I will have to find out where to get on the canal tow path myself as I didn’t realise it was so close. Hopefully see you again soon, thanks again xx

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Excellent site peaceful with level pitches01/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWayne G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quietness of the field and access to a fantastic pub Rake Hall

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you Wayne, brilliant review and yes the pub is so well recommended and right next door and dog friendly, it’s proving very popular. I’m very appreciative of you guys taking the time to add feedback, many thanks 🙏😀👍

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Excellent site with very clean facilities and friendly staff31/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely location close to all amenities. Friendly owner - nothing too much trouble. Would highly recommend and would love to stay again 👍

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This is a great little campsite. Toilets were very clean. …31/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark A.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This is a great little campsite. Toilets were very clean. Great location. Looking forward to staying again.

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From the manager...

Thanks guys for the great review, much appreciated, see you soon 👍🙏

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Anonymous user

Basic amenities but clean. Field we’ll kept. Brilliant base for shops31/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Basic,cheap site

    Disliked: 

    No electricity, though we knew that

From the manager...

Many thanks for your kind review and wonderful 10/10. It’s really rewarding when guests enjoy their stay and the location. Unfortunately as it’s a pop up site EHU isn’t an option I’m able to offer although I do have one EHU over the winter months and any charging of devices can be accommodated at any time. Thanks again, see you soon 🙏👍

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Clean site toilet where really clean aswell29/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCaitlin W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was lovely the lady was really nice and welcoming

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From the manager...

Thank you for superb 10/10 I’m super pleased you’ve enjoyed your stay on the Meadow and thanks for your kind words. So nice having lovely guests like you guys, hope to see you again soon 👍👋🤞

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Anonymous user

Basic site but great value for money and good location. Booked again!28/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A nice self contained site, easy to get to with plenty to pubs in walking distance.

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From the manager...

So pleased you’ve enjoyed your stay and taken the time to add such a brilliant 10/10 and will recommend as well as visit again! Thanks a million for the review hopefully see you again soon xx

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Will book again in the future24/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice little quiet site. Peaceful and campfires allowed.

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From the manager...

Thank you for the brilliant 10/10, so nice of you, really appreciate these reviews. Hope to see you soon 🤞👌🙏

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Anonymous user

Good basic camping with country vibe but near lots of pubs/shops18/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Big pitches

    Disliked: 

    No wash up facilities

From the manager...

Thanks for your review, so pleased you’ll recommend and will visit again. As you mentioned wash up facilities, we don’t actually advertise these, the site is advertised as basic and I appreciate this won’t suit everyone so I always hope this is checked prior to booking to avoid this disappointment.x

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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

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

Portaloo

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

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Rake Lane, Chester, Cheshire, England, CH2 4HS
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.2590°N 2.8834°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 1.4 miles
Zoo Park & Ride — 2.3 miles
Bus Exchange — 4.6 miles
Train stations
Ellesmere Port Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Stanlow & Thornton Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Overpool Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 10.8 miles
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 11.1 miles
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 11.2 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 5.6 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 26.1 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 26.3 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

Check out Chester (15 minutes’ drive from the park), a city founded by the Romans in the 1st century AD and still with the red sandstone walls to prove it. Roam around the Rows in the old town too on the lookout for trinkets in the dual-level arcades before recharging with a sit down at the Roman amphitheatre slightly out of the centre.

Chester Zoo (10 minutes) is a little closer to the park than the city itself, so head here enroute to see the rhinos, big cats and red pandas. No car is necessary for visiting the underwater creatures at the Blue Planet Aquarium, however, as it's a 10-minute walk away.

To spend time outdoors, shuffle along the Shropshire Union Canal (five minutes’ drive); the "Shroppie", as the locals call it, branches off into the Llangollen and Montgomery canals over in north Wales (grand if you fancy a longer wander).

Must see

  • Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet (0.3 miles)
  • National Waterways Museum (2.2 miles)
  • Chester Zoo (2.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (5.3 miles)
  • Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (10.4 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 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Rake Meadows cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Rake Meadows will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Rake Meadows have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Rake Meadows dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Rake Meadows? Check out Chester (15 minutes’ drive from the park), a city founded by the Romans in the 1st century AD and still with the red sandstone walls to prove it. Roam around … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Rake Meadows?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Rake Meadows? From £19 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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