Kings Acre

Camping & Glamping chester

Camping Chester

About Camping

Kings Acre is a certified campsite and part of the The Freedom Camping Club, a Natural England exempt organisation. We have set aside a meadow here at Kings Acre to be a relaxing and peaceful campsite, where you can either sleep under canvas in one of our luxury furnished 5 m bell tents, one of our unfurnished lakeside bell tents or bring your own tent to pitch up. The campsite is open to guests from May to September.

Luxury bell tents at Kings Acre



Bell Tents

We have three luxury furnished bell tents to hire. Each bell tent is secluded by woven living willow walls and looks out on to the neighbouring fields and the Welsh mountains. Each luxury bell tent sleeps up to four guests and includes a double bed (bedding not included), two single futon bed chairs, bedside tables, a low level indian hand painted table, flooring, LED battery lighting and a lantern. Outside each bell tent has a table and chairs and a firepit with barbecue grill.

During the summer holidays we also have two empty bell tents situated next to the lake, so if you fancy camping but not the hassle of putting the tent up then these are for you.

We have additional bell tents to hire so if you are a larger group and organising a family or friends gathering, please get in touch for more information. Exclusive campsite hire is also available.


Bring Your Own Tent

Bring your own grass tent pitches are also available. These pitches are located in the meadow adjacent to the bell tents and are close to the facilities. We are allowed up to twenty tents in our field however we often cap the number at 6 as we want every guest to enjoy Kings Acre and the space on offer without feeling cramped and overlooked. New in 2024 are the lakeside grass tent pitches of which we have two available.

Camping Chester | Facilities



Camping Facilities

Campsite facilities include a mobile toilet block, hot showers, drinking water stand pipe, camp kitchen (with fridge, freezer, washing up sink), communal campfire and barbecue area and car park. Please note there is no parking available next to tents but guests are allowed access to drop off belongings.

No dogs allowed.



  • Luxury furnished bell tent – Friday & Saturday £90 per night (minimum 2 night stay)
  • Luxury furnished bell tent – Sunday to Thursday £75 per night (minimum 2 night stay)
  • Empty lakeside bell tent – Summer holidays only – £55 per night (minimum 2 night stay)
  • Exclusive campsite hire – Contact for price
  • Bring your own grass tent pitch – camping meadow – £25 per night (minimum 2 night stay)
  • Website only – Bring your own grass tent pitch – lakeside – £30 per night (minimum 2 night stay)
  • Only one tent allowed per pitch
  • 4 guests included per pitch. Maximum 6 guests per pitch, additional guests £2.50 per person per night
  • Bring your own gazebo – £10 per stay
  • Car parking – 1 x car free. Extra car £5 per stay.
  • Showers and toilets – Free


  • Firepit hire – £15 for the first night, £5 per additional night. Limited availability
  • Tub of firewood – £8. Includes kindling and firelighters
  • Pizza oven hire – £20 per session. Must be prebooked
  • Pizza dough and sauce – £4.50 per person. Must be ordered 24 hours in advance and paid for in advance

The Location and Surrounding Attractions

Kings Acre is a family run small holding, situated down a private lane in the small village of Saughall, Cheshire. Saughall is located on the outskirts of Chester on the Welsh border. The grounds surrounding the campsite run to twenty acres and were historically part of the King’s Forest.

There are numerous footpaths in the area, and the owner has a small lake in the grounds with its very own bar which is open on selected dates during the summer months.

Just four miles away from Kings Acre is the Roman city of Chester.

Enjoy the city’s superb selection of shops, bars and restaurants, visit the racecourse, or walk around the city walls and along the River Dee.

Chester Zoo is world-renowned and makes for a wonderful day out for all ages; or you may wish to head up the Wirral Peninsular where you can find quaint villages, sandy beaches and a superb selection of golf courses, including Hoylake which was the venue for The Open in 2014.

Just a short drive will take you into North Wales where you can explore traditional seaside resorts, historic castles and the Snowdonia National Park.

Booking and Availability

For availability and to book please see below:

For more information please email ku.oc1719128002.seka1719128002cpuce1719128002rcasg1719128002nik@s1719128002tnetl1719128002leb1719128002 or call Jessica on 07790 117194 or Lynden on 07539 367559. Please leave a message if we are unavailable and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also find Kings Acre on Facebook.

The Boring but Essential Stuff

Please note: All pitches must be pre booked. We cannot accept walk in bookings due to private functions and events being held at Kings Acre over the course of the season.

Kings Acre is resident to a menagerie of family pets (horses River, Biscuit and Clancy, farm dog May and farm cat Possum) and chickens, as such we cannot allow campers to bring your own pets and ask that children must be supervised around the animals.

There are two open ponds (with deep water) at Kings Acre, children must be supervised at all times when by the water.

We do not have any electric hook ups and we cannot accept caravans.