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  • Private timber yurt glamping site with lake-view hot tub
  • 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 while 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.

Amid all the local gallivanting it's worth leaving some time for the site's big feature: a swish hot tub with massage seats, foot massage, LED lighting and Bluetooth speakers – plus a fine view over the fishing lake (just the place to while away a chilled evening or few…)

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

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Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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Fitness centre

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Recreation room/arcade

TV room




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Bath available

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Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

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Shower available

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams


Hikers’ paradise



Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven


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No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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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
Zoo Park & Ride — 2.2 kilometres
Bus Station — 3.5 kilometres
Bus Exchange — 6.0 kilometres
Train stations
Capenhurst Rail Station — 3.9 kilometres
Ellesmere Port Rail Station — 4.0 kilometres
Bache Rail Station — 4.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 18.4 kilometres
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 19.1 kilometres
Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal — 19.2 kilometres
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 10.4 kilometres
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 42.8 kilometres
Manchester Airport — 43.0 kilometres


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 (2.0 kilometres)
  • Chester Zoo (2.4 kilometres)
  • National Waterways Museum (4.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Speke Hall, Garden and Estate (10.0 kilometres)
  • Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio (17.9 kilometres)

Cycle routes

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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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  • When can I check in and check out of Willow Lake Yurts?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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

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.

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 cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

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 trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

Visitors are not permitted on site.