The village of Newton With Scales has all the amenities you need within walking distance, while still retaining its rural and peaceful charm.
The local pub The Bell and Bottle is the social hub of the village while a post office, convenience store and restaurant mean you have all essentials on your door step.
Less than two miles away, the neighbouring historic town of Kirkham has a rich history and was granted a market charter back in 1296. It is known for its market gardening community and still boasts a weekly market.
For young families, Kirkham and the encompassing areas offer superb educational facilities, with a highly renowned grammar school, high school and sixth form centre. In addition to this there is a nursery and the Newton Bluecoat Church of England Primary School is within the heart of Newton With Scales village.
Other facilities include swimming baths, a library, supermarket, and a good range of shops. The popular Ribby Hall Village is just a short drive away, and there you can access the spa hotel and health club membership, with packages for all the family.
Further afield, a ten minute drive will take you to the seaside town of Lytham St Annes with its many quaint boutiques, cafés and restaurants.
This beautiful coastal town is the perfect place to sit and watch the world go buy or enjoy a round of golf at the world famous Royal Lytham Golf Course. The close proximity to both the M55 and M6, also makes a trip to Preston city centre extremely accessible, providing the ideal combination of coastal, rural and city life.
There are very few places where you can enjoy the combination of fantastic wide open blue flag sandy beaches and quaint little countryside villages within a short distance of each other, but the picturesque borough of Fylde can boast both of these, alongside great areas for cycling, parks, golf clubs, walking or bird watching.
This beautiful part of the world provides award-winning boutique hotels, restaurants, and designer shops and is also home to many music and cultural events throughout the year, but offers peace and tranquillity in equal measure.
With fantastic commuter links the area is perfect for modern family living, for people who demand great amenities but also spectacular open scenery.
The surrounding area
Newton With Scales is perfectly situated just 5 miles from Preston – with easy connections to Manchester and Liverpool – and 11 miles from Blackpool.
If you want to go slightly further afield to seek even more stunning walks and rural landscapes, there are easy links to access the beautiful nearby Forest of Bowland and the breathtaking Lake District.
The fusion of good bus links, train stations and easy access to the M55 and M6 motorways, makes The Woodlands an excellent commuter base for the North West, whilst being the perfect location for convenient family living.