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- 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.
Open from 01/03/2019 to 30/11/2019
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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|Max. persons||8 x
(1 x double bed, 3 x double sofa/futon)
|No toilets in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|No showers in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|Bed linen||1 included, 1 max.|
|Car||4 included, 4 max.|
|Duvets and pillows||1 included, 1 max.|
|Fridge||1 included, 1 max.|
|Beds made up||yes|
|Gas and electricity included||yes|
|No dogs allowed|
|Group of 4 or less? (1 max)||-£60/-€68.03/-A$108.09/-US$77.34/-CA$102.88/-CHF77.15/-SEK697.26/-DKK507.91/-NOK662.21/-ISK9,375/-ARS2,924.43/-CLP51,985/-PEN257.45/-NZ$115/-ZAR1,070.77/-PLN291.49/-R$290.39/-CZK1,740.70/-RSD8,057/-HUF21,600.10/-RUB5,134.71/-CN¥525.75 per stay|
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Chester Zoo Bus Terminal
— 1.4 miles
1.4 miles Ellesmere Port: Bus Station — 2.1 miles
2.1 miles Chester: Bus Exchange — 3.8 miles
- Train stations
Capenhurst Rail Station
— 2.4 miles
2.4 miles Ellesmere Port Rail Station — 2.5 miles
2.5 miles Bache Rail Station — 2.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal
— 11.4 miles
11.4 miles Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 11.8 miles
11.8 miles Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 12.0 miles
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
— 6.5 miles
6.5 miles Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 26.6 miles
26.6 miles Manchester Airport — 26.7 miles
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.
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.
- Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet (1.2 miles)
- Chester Zoo (1.5 miles)
- National Waterways Museum (3.0 miles)
- Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (6.2 miles)
- Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (11.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||Anytime|
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.
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.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer