Chester Lakes

Church Lane, Dodleston, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 9NG

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Ideal for ...

  • Families
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Pub on site
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

  • Set in 100 acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside, Chester Lakes is an idyllic and picturesque fishing and camping site with something for all the family.
  • The three main pleasure lakes are stocked with silver fish and carp. A fourth pool, Wood Pool is situated on the edge of the wood.
  • There is a woodland activity area for children and five BBQ pods.
  • Bookings should be made on line directly with Chester Lakes.
  • Sorry no dogs.

Facilities on site ...

  • Coarse fishing
  • Disabled facilities*
  • Information room
  • Pub
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

* Please confirm with owner

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1.5 acres

Electric amperage: 6

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Postcode:
CH4 9NG
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GPS:
Lat 53.145382 / Lon -2.953285
OS field ref:
SJ377615
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: to surrounding area
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Liverpool (30 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Chester

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Over priced and NOT peaceful

Went for what we hoped was a quiet weekend. Could not go on the CL because they were building a new shower block. Ended up on a hard standing race track for fiishernen's cars and tractors. The main road was extremely noisy. There was a fishing contest on so cars were coming in very early in the morning and the lakes were out of bounds. Tractors were very noisy up and down . Be warned folks This is a fishing venue and nothing more. The owner seems only interested in the fishing. He even stopped us taking our little dog (on a lead as always) around the lakes for a walk after the competition had finished. It is over priced at £20 a night and not worth a penny of it. Far nicer CLs in the area
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Unbelievably bad

We can only second what the reviewer said about the state of the toilets and the showers, which are doubled up in one room, no shower curtains or any privacy and they charge you for the privilege! When we were visiting friends on the camping area we also looked at the facilities on the CL - the elsan empty point was completely blocked (we were told this by several people) and people seemed to have used the grey waste area instead, in the walled off bit - again they were blocked. It is bang upside the A483 and the noise is deafening and well as fumes. The only thing going for it is that it is near Chester - there are many more sites around about that are worlds apart. The CC need to get an inspector there pronto in our opinion. Not nice at all.
Caravanner from Cheshire

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Basic Site but great Location

Stayed here for two nights over the Bank Holiday Weekend. The site was over booked due to a web site problem but we were put on hard standing on the event area. No water or facilities near by and the Manager said he would move us the next day but didn't appear. It didn't really matter because it was very peaceful and out of the way. We didn't book through the club so didn't get on the exclusive 5 pitches. The toilets & showers are very basic but the site is nearly all tents. The cafe was disappointing with only a roast on in the afternoon and breakfast in the morning neither took our fancy. The Fish & Chip van looked good though with an array of different fried food, we only tried the chips and they were cooked to order and very good. The bar is basic but usable and the Karaoke on the Sunday night was fun but not very busy. All in all an OK site but expensive for what you get at £25.00 per night + £5.00 EHU
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Good fishing site

We had a Saturday overnight stay while my husband fished and I took the grandchildren to Chester Zoo. Initially I requested the CL site and was a bit shocked about the price of £25 per night but as this included fishing and this is what we wanted thought it was ok. There were no other fees for awning and we were allowed to arrive at 10.00 am and stayed until 5pm on the Sunday and so thought this very reasonable. I was told over the telephone when booking about the Marquee with a bar and karaoke on the Saturday evening and was very pleased that we were not closer as it was noisy - sound travels far in the countryside but finished at a reasonable time and didn't keep the grandchildren awake. There is a large Car Boot on each Sunday. The CL site is just for CL members with level pitches, 1 toilet block with 1 toilet, sink and token meter shower. There are several lakes on site and lots of camping some with electric hook ups - lots were camping around the lakes. There is also the availability to hire fire pits and wood. There is a Café on site and a childrens play area along with the marquee with bar, food and entertainment with toilet facilities dotted around the site. There is a one way system around the site and lots to do in the area to include Chester Zoo and Cheshire Oaks for a bit of retail therapy. All in all a very pleasant stay and we would return but would prefer it if we could bring the dog. Please note this is a No Dog park - but this didn't stop the caravan next to us bringing theirs!

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very expensive cl

stayed here for the jubilee, was charged 25.00 per night plus 1 pound each for use of showers, which was a portacabin with 1 toilet 1 sink and 1 shower all in one. we were supposed to be on the cl, there were 6 of us, we were supposed to have peace and tranquility, we didnt cos they put approx 8 tents in next field. they were busy with being jubilee weekend, and we had 2 powercuts. would not stay again. we will find out the price in future. stayed on much better sites for less money. emailed the owners with this complaint and they did not reply so decided to tell you.. regards oilrag

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