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Stanley Villa Farm Fishing& Camping

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· Preston, Lancashire, England
30 acres hosted by Alex Y.
29 glamping pitches
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Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Family-friendly
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Best in North West England: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Alex is a Star Host
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Lakeside rural tranquility and the 'kiss-me-quick' fun of the seaside – you can have the best of both worlds at Stanley Villa Farm's cute camping pods

"A tranquil lakeside glampsite just 15 minutes from Blackpool?" you ask incredulously. No dear camper, we're not a few tent pegs short of a full set. The Lancashire Fylde is an alluvial peninsula bounded by the Bowland hills to the east, the Irish Sea to the west, Morecambe Bay to the north and the Ribble estuary to the south. Once harvested for peat by the locals, the land is incredibly nutrient rich and today, a wide variety of flora and fauna abounds. It is here that the industrious folks from Stanley Villa Farm have been busy creating their brand new Camping Bugs site.

The colourful purpose built 'bugs' are fully insulated and equipped (though you'll need to bring your own bedding). When your little ones have tired themselves out exploring the sprawling fields (the size of 4 football fields!), they'll love retiring to their den-like digs for the weekend. The communal Lakeside Lodge has everything you need for a hassle-free stay including washing and cooking facilities, plus a large common room.

The centrepiece of the site is the 5 acre man-made lake. The Flyde Trout Fishery welcomes all levels of anglers to fish the various breeds of trout. It’s also not unusual to see wild deer as well as the usual suspects (rabbits, squirrels, pheasants, and a large selection of birds including; kingfishers, hawks and owls) congregating to sup from its trout-inhabited waters.

While not as wild as the fells of neighbouring Cumbria and a touch too far inland to enjoy coastal views, this part of the north-west has its own unique charm. Moreover, it's ideally placed for a bit of rural relaxation.

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45 Ratings · 30 reviews
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Fergii J.recommends
June 3, 2024
Camping Pod - 10 - Camping Pod
Lovely place loved every bit amazing lake view and everything very clean
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Olivia H.recommends
May 16, 2024
Camping Pod - 7 - Camping Pod
Wonderful One Night Stay!!
We decided last minute we wanted a night away with the dog. Many places wanted a minimum 2 night booking but we were pleasantly surprised when able to book just the one. The site is set out beautifully. Most of the pods set around a grassy area where May kids (and adults) were enjoying playing games. We brought our own disposable BBQ but they can be bought at the shop alongside coffee, amazing ice creams and things like camping chairs can be rented for a mere £3. We got the fire set which included items to make a campfire and I must say once the sun went down the atmosphere with everyone’s fires going in the dark was magical! There’s also a lovely lake where we were able to walk the dog. The pod was spacious enough and beds comfy. All that’s needed for a night away. The only thing we would have liked was somewhere to tether the dog!! We managed by locking her lead under the bed but this didn’t give her much wiggle room outside of the pod and would have been lovely for her to be based outside with us. If wanting takeaway, we found Antonio’s on just eat and their pizza really was delicious!! I think if the vending machines had a contactless function a lot more people would spend as people tend to not carry cash these days. We will definitely return. Especially at the price (£65+£5 for the dog and £10 for the fire bits). Next time we’d like to venture to Blackpool as it’s really not far away. A+++
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Nick C.recommends
May 10, 2024
6 - Camping Pod - Heated
Great camping and fishing
Nice spot for fishing. It was nice and quiet for fishing, and we caught plenty of fish in the stock pond. The staff were friendly and the showers in the 24/7 lodge were nice and warm. Good place for a warm dry brekkie if that's what you're looking for. The cafe is open most of the day. It was nice and quiet at the end of the night. Family and pet friendly
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Paul B.recommends
April 21, 2024
Camping Pod - 8 - Camping Pod
Blown away
To be honest, it was mine and my wife's first time glamping, we had an idea of what glamping was ,plus I did seek out a lot of information from alex , and the place ,the Fishery, the tents ,it was amazing, I would definitely be recommending, to my friends and family, thanks so much for the moment.
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John Howell E.recommends
April 10, 2024
6 - Camping Pod - Heated
Loved the place. Everything you need is available to use whenever. Surrounding area was nice as well.
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Lisa L.recommends
April 7, 2024
Camping Pod - 9 - Camping Pod
Great Customer service. Fantastic, spotless Amenities. Would highly recommend.
Location
Preston, Lancashire, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Alex Y.

Joined in October 2015
From the host
A tranquil lakeside glampsite just 15 minutes from Blackpool?" you ask incredulously. No dear camper, we're not a few tent pegs short of a full set. The Lancashire Fylde is a peninsula bounded by the Bowland hills to the east, the Irish Sea to the west, Morecambe Bay to the north and the Ribble estuary to the south. Once harvested for peat by the locals, the land is incredibly nutrient rich and today, a wide variety of flora and fauna abounds. It is here that the industrious folks from Stanley Villa Farm have been busy creating and developing their Award Winning Site! The colourful locally built Pods are fully insulated and equipped with 2 beds and mattresses (you'll just need to bring your own bedding. Airbeds can be hired for children). Half of the Pods are heated with a radiator for those who feel the cold. The Bell Tents which run from April to October are fully furnished with; a double bed, a double sofa bed, drawers for storage, and beautiful greenery and led candles. The centerpiece of the Bell Tents are the Wood-Burning Stoves! All Pods and Bell Tents come with a fire pit and fire wood packages can be purchased on site. We have the Lake View heated pod with a Wood Fired Hot Tub and Bell Tent 1 with a Wood Fired Hot Tub. Perfect for soaking up the stunning lakeside views. The communal Lakeside Lodge has 3 shower rooms, kitchen area with Kettle, Toaster, Microwave, Fridges and Freezers plus a large common room. The centerpiece of the site is the 4 acre lake which welcomes all levels of anglers to fish for Carp, Roach and Rudd. The Carp range in size upto 24lbs. It’s also not unusual to see wild deer as well as the usual suspects (rabbits, squirrels, pheasants, and a large selection of birds including; kingfishers, hawks and owls) congregating to sup from its waters. While not as wild as the fells of neighboring Cumbria and a touch too far inland to enjoy coastal views, this part of the north-west has its own unique charm. Moreover, it's ideally placed for a bit of rural relaxation.
Nearby attractions

The Forest of Bowland, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a beautiful stretch of rugged, unspoilt countryside covering 312 square miles of rural Lancashire and adjacent Yorkshire. Perfect for gentle walks, mountain biking, bird watching and scenic picnics. Lytham St Annes is a charming and most famous for its world-renowned golf course. A beer festival is held every September and the annual Lytham Proms take place by the town's charming windmill. Morecombe Bay is not too far either. Blackpool is just a 15 minute drive away from the farm. With donkey rides, candy floss and assorted seaside goodies, it's a great place to reconnect with the holidays of your childhood. Tourist favourites include the Winter Gardens, Pleasure Beach and iconic Blackpool Tower.

Food and drink

Most guests opt to BBQ or rustle something up in the campsite kitchen. The Eagle at Weeton (01253 542141) offers a fantastic selection of modern pub food. The Ashiana (01253 836883) is a superb nearby Indian restaurant, specialising in traditional Bangladeshi dishes. Open till late every night – eat in or collection only. Or if you don’t mind a short 15 minute drive, there is a range of dining options available in Lytham. Try Bosco (01253 733799) for a variety of Italian cuisine. There’s also a range of great pubs and bars with a vibrant atmosphere including CAMRA approved tavern - The Taps.

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