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Villages near Preston

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Impala1980 Tue 09-Feb-16 18:51:40

Posting here for traffic.
We may be relocating to Preston soon and would like to live in the countryside nearby. Any recommendations for villages 30 minutes or less drive from Preston with at least a pub and shop? Thanks!

Mermaid36 Tue 09-Feb-16 18:53:53

Kirkham, Singleton, Staining, Wrea Green...

Mermaid36 Tue 09-Feb-16 18:54:37

About 40 mins away you have Poulton Le Fylde and the Over Wyre area as well

ApocalypseNowt Tue 09-Feb-16 18:55:07

Treales is nice. Couple of miles from Preston I think and I vaguely remember there being a lovely thatched pub there.

ApocalypseNowt Tue 09-Feb-16 18:56:51

Wrea Green is beautiful. Lovely place.

Poulton is nice but is quite big compared to the others. Kirkham's not that 'villagey' either.

ApocalypseNowt Tue 09-Feb-16 18:57:43

Also, for info....

Treales is pronounced 'trails' and Wrea Green is 'ray green'.

Don't want the locals giggling at you wink

PennyPebbles Tue 09-Feb-16 18:59:50


Yellowbird54321 Tue 09-Feb-16 19:01:02

Garstang, Forton and Scorton and St Michael's are all nice and fit your brief.

ApocalypseNowt Tue 09-Feb-16 19:03:26

Millstone at Mellor is an awesome pub. They do a lovely cooked brekkie.

Botchit Tue 09-Feb-16 19:07:05

Grimsargh, Londridge or depending on budget there are some beautiful villages in the Ribble Valley, although can be very expensive.

Witchend Tue 09-Feb-16 19:08:15

St Michael's is nice.
Wrea Green's quite insular. You'll still be "that newcomer" in 20 years wink
Warton's grotty. Although you'll have a good view of te Red Arrows when they're around and the aeroplane noise won't bother you really quickly.
Newton is quite nice, and Clifton too don't know Salwick at all.
Wood Plumpton used to be lovely.
Freckleton has nice areas. And I think one of the school's got outstanding a couple of years back. Used to have flooding problems, but they were solved a few years back.
Wesham used to be quite army.
Hambleton has the strangest wonky tennis courts I've ever seen.
Houghton we used to call Hogpen for obvious reasons...

gunting Tue 09-Feb-16 19:09:08

I live in Preston grin

Bretherton is lovely.

ApocalypseNowt Tue 09-Feb-16 19:09:43

St Michael's was completely cut off in the recent bout of flooding. Don't remember that happening before now but my memory isn't the best. Is v nice though. I used to love going there as a kid.

Impala1980 Tue 09-Feb-16 19:14:41

Thanks for all the suggestions so far.. I'll check them all out!

ElizabethG81 Tue 09-Feb-16 19:16:12

The Croston, Mawdesley, Rufford area is nice, although Croston was flooded recently.

Bodicea Tue 09-Feb-16 19:18:49

If you want to go south of preston - south ribble way Bretherton and Croston are lovely. Longton is nice to, not quite as picture postcard but a lovely village all the same and not as far out.
Slighty furthe out are Rufford, Parbold, Mawdesley -a bit more countrysidey.
You cold also consider towards Chorely = good transport links - places like Withnall, Clayton-le-woods.

Impala1980 Tue 09-Feb-16 19:27:21

Great, thanks!

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