Tarleton is a picturesque Lancashire village and steeped in history, first recorded in 1246 and remaining a busy agricultural village ever since. It is now a beautiful self-sufficient village, boasting a plethora of local shops including a Booths supermarket and various independent retailers.
Whilst having a strong sense of community of its own, not to mention being surrounded in idyllic Lancashire countryside with the River Douglas passing through it, Tarleton also benefits from being just ten miles south west of Preston and ten miles north east of Southport.
Today a fast-growing city, which achieved its city status in 2002, Preston was once in the centre of the hotbed of the industrial revolution. Whist its heritage still remains a key part of its character, Preston is a city of green spaces and wildlife, with over 160 miles of footpaths and bridleways. None more impressive than the Guild Wheel, a 21 mile trail encircling the city - linking it perfectly with its picturesque surroundings.
The city comes alive at night with a wealth of bars, restaurants and clubs to suit all tastes - whether you are looking for cask ale, a glass of white or just a strong coffee, there are places for you. The vibrant city also boasts a host of theatres and live music venues to keep audiences captivated.
For those looking for more of an active pursuit - whether it be taking part or just a watching brief - Preston has plenty to offer. Deepdale is the home of Preston North End, one of few surviving founders of the Football League, and the team continues to dominate sport in the city.
Preston Grasshoppers RUFC is only a short distance from the development, with its own sports club and gym. With numerous other leisure centres, gyms and golf courses nearby, those wanting to stay in shape have plenty of options to choose from.
In the other direction is Southport. Nestled on the Sefton coast, Southport is a perfect for a day out, short break or seaside holiday. With more than 22 miles of coastline boasting a number of beautiful beaches and stunning natural beauty, Southport is also home to one of the oldest piers in the UK. Famous for world class golf courses and regular host of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, Southport has plenty to keep you busy.
Travelling around the village and surrounding area is made easy with a dedicated bus service and Liverpool John Lennon Airport is just 23 miles away.
Combining the bustle of a city, with stretching countryside and picturesque coastline, historic Tarleton is truly a 21st century village, perfect for whatever you are looking for.
Further afield - Sea and cities on your doorstep
Located within a few miles of the M6, the possibilities to reach further afield are almost endless.
Under 50 minutes to Blackpool means that a stick of rock and a walk along the famous promenade is only a short drive away. The Blackpool Tower and Pleasure Beach are visited by thousands of visitors each year and provide a great day out for all the family.
Liverpool is a city that has developed rapidly since the turn of the millennium.
With the latest brands having stores across the city, the iconic and regenerated Albert Docks and of course a slice of Beatlemania on every corner. And competing with Liverpool’s musical history is Manchester’s own rich vein in rock and roll - notably The Smiths and Oasis. Seen as one of the most stylish cities in the UK, Manchester has its fair share of top eateries and fashionable shops to keep even the most refined tastes satisfied.