More of what you love in Great Eccleston: One of the Fylde's hidden treasures

The tradition English village of Great Eccleston is a welcoming and well-maintained rural hotspot, stretching eastwards between the popular Lancashire coast and the rustic Pennine hills. Tucked away off the A585, this idyllic village is home to the beautiful Thorne Meadows development from Rowland Homes – offering a selection of 4 and 5 bedroom freehold family homes. Set in such a tranquil location, here’s why there’s so much to love, so close to home in Great Eccleston…

Village life

Great Eccleston is an attractive village with a thriving community, set in the ideal location for rural living with the added bonus of an easy commute to work; the M55 motorway is approximately 11 minutes away by car, putting you in easy reach of Blackpool, Lancaster and Preston.

The village has a myriad of independent shops including a bakery, off-license, post office, hairdresser and butcher to name but a few, along with a selection of quaint café’s, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. The Great Eccleston Village Centre is the hub of the community and a charitable organisation, providing a packed programme of events and activities throughout the year.

The bustling weekly market is another big part of village life in Great Eccleston, selling everything from locally grown fruit and veg, to flowers and household items. What’s more, there’s a Farmers Market which takes place alongside the regular market on every third Wednesday of the month.

The village also plays host to the 2-day Great Eccleston Show each year – an agricultural event showcasing every aspect of rural endeavour and a range of traditional rural crafts can be seen, alongside the latest in agricultural technology – a great day out for the whole family.


Thorne Meadows is the perfect setting for families with children of all ages, with 2 local primary schools – St Mary’s Catholic Primary school and Copp C of E Primary school – located just a 10-minute walk away.

For those with older children, Hodgson Academy and Myerscough College are both around 12 minutes away by car. If you’re willing to travel a little further afield, Blackpool and the Fylde College’s University Centre is only 25 minutes away by car, offering a wide range of courses and apprenticeships for school leavers and adult students alike.

Things to do

The village of Great Eccleston is a bustling community with plenty to get involved with, year-round. There’s also lots to see and do nearby for the whole family, from taking a relaxing stroll through Wyre Estuary Country Park to a round of golf at Poulton-le-Fylde Golf Club.

Wyre Estuary Country Park

This award-winning park has a network of accessible paths running alongside the stunning Wyre Estuary and an innovative play area providing children with an opportunity to have fun and enjoy natural play. There are also beautiful picnic spots, an exciting woodland and geology explorers trail, and an outdoor performance area– and all approximately 24 minutes away by car.

Beacon Fell Country Park

Beacon Fell is approximately 26 minutes away by car and is one of the oldest country parks in England. The park boasts 271 acres of woodland, moorland and farmland, and a summit 266 meters above sea level offering incredible views of the Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay. There’s an abundance of wildlife to be found here and stunning walking routes through the park, with maps and facilities available in the visitor centre.

Bonds Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love a delicious treat? At Bonds of Elswick you’ll find a coffee shop, ice cream kiosk and licenced restaurant so there’s lots to enjoy. Famous for its vanilla ice cream, Bonds attracts an array of visitors, tourists and locals all year round and even keeps its ice cream kiosk open until late in the summer months. The best part? Bonds is less than a 20-minute walk from Thorne Meadows or 2 minutes by car.

Barton Grange Garden Centre and The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre

Approximately 16 minutes away from Thorne Meadows is the award-winning, destination garden centre - Barton Grange. With everything from an outdoor plant area to a farm shop – you could really make a day of it here.

The fun doesn’t stop there either! Opposite the garden centre is the Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre, where you can enjoy a range of eateries and fun activities, including curling, a golf simulator, bowling, crazy golf and a cinema!

Poulton-le-Fylde Golf Club

Situated on the outskirts of the historic town of Poulton-le-Fylde, approximately 17 minutes away from Thorne Meadows, is the well-respected, 9-hole, parkland course at Poulton-le-Fylde Golf Club. Providing a relaxed and informal atmosphere, everyone is welcome here – even if you just want to pop in for some refreshments in the bar or café.

With beautiful surroundings and plenty to do right on your doorstep, it’s easy to see why Thorne Meadows is the perfect place to settle into tranquil village life. With Help to Buy and part-exchange available on selected plots – why not come along and fall in love with your stunning new Rowland Home today?


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