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General

  • Timber yurt glamping site that you’ll have all to yourself
  • Fish at a private lake full of carp, roach, tench and rudd
  • Less than 15 minutes from Chester

Fishing for a break in the north west of England? Willow Lake Yurts, a timber yurt glamping site near Chester in Cheshire, might be a catch. Privacy is an important part your stay here: the site is entirely yours as you’re here.

Willow Lake Yurts is in the grounds of The Groves Fisheries, and is a top spot for fishing getaways. Take a seat at the edge of the private lake on site and try your luck at catching carp, roach, tench and rudd. Don’t worry if you’re not an expert with the rod and reel – the lake is well stocked, so beginners should have no trouble landing that first big catch.

If fishing doesn’t float your boat, there’s lots to do in the area, from the Chester Zoo to the oldest racecourse still in use in England, the Roodee. Golfers can tee off at Cheshire courses all around (such as swish Hoylake, venue for The Open in 2014), and if you're really up for countryside adventuring you can cross the border into Wales and Snowdonia National Park within the hour.

The on-site cooking shack and wash-up shack are fully stocked and look out over fields and ponds.


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Small and secluded with beautiful scenery. Fire pit amazing! 01/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Beautiful venue with great location. Yurts are immaculate with the comfiest beds. We would all love to come back here.

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    Nothing - all amazing

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Surroundings, well presented cabins 16/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Surroundings, well presented cabins

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

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

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports 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

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • The Groves Fisheries, Rake Lane, Chester, Cheshire, England, CH2 4DB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.2463°N 2.8893°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chester Zoo Bus Terminal — 1.4 miles
Ellesmere Port: Bus Station — 2.1 miles
Chester: Bus Exchange — 3.8 miles
Train stations
Capenhurst Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Ellesmere Port Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Bache Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 11.4 miles
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 11.8 miles
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 12.0 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 6.5 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 26.6 miles
Manchester Airport — 26.7 miles

Directions


Please contact the site one day before arrival to discuss specific directions to the site. There is no reception area, so access to the site is by meeting only.

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

History buffs should take a trip into the Roman city of Chester, just 15 minutes away, to explore the cathedral, city walls – the only complete set of ancient defensive walls in Britain – and Roman amphitheatre. You can also marry history and shopping with a trip to the 700-year-old Rows, half-timbered galleries that form a second tier of shops above those at ground-level, and believed to be the only example of this in the world.

There are also plenty of activities in the area to keep kids happy: Chester Zoo is less than 10 minutes away and Blue Planet Aquarium in nearby Ellesmere Port is just a five-minute drive from Willow Lake. You can also put a bounce back in their step – and yours – at Freedome Park, a trampoline park five minutes from the site.

And if you seek a quieter pace and just want to stick to the old adage that there are no calories on holidays? Indulge your sweet tooth at the Ice Cream Farm, an amusement and play park 30 minutes from Willow Lake where you can eat your fill of the more than 50 flavours they make right next to the farm.

Must see

  • Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet (1.2 miles)
  • Chester Zoo (1.5 miles)
  • National Waterways Museum (3.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (6.2 miles)
  • Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (11.1 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

Please call using the number in the confirmation to arrange the check-in. There is no reception area, so access to the site is by meeting only.

Willow Lake Yurts cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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. Willow Lake Yurts will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 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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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

The large campfire area and wood burning stove (in yurt), if lit, will be expected to be attended to at all times. Please be aware that the wood burner flue pipe will get extremely hot at times. Parents are advised to be extremely cautious in supervising children around the flue – please don’t touch!

Please do not bring your own candles. Tea lights will be provided with lanterns. Paraffin lanterns are not permitted. Please bring a battery-operated torch for use when walking to the toilets as there is no lighting except for solar lights.

Soft, clean shoes or slippers are required for the yurt interior. Stiletto shoes and outdoor shoes are not permitted.

If you would like access to a plug socket to charge mobile phones, etc., this will incur an extra charge of £10 for your stay.

We advise you to bring your own bottled drinking water as the water tap is an outside tap within the wash-up shack.

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