Great Eccleston in the Wyre Valley

A delightful Lancashire village near Blackpool and in easy reach of the Lake District

The village of Great Eccleston is situated in lovely countryside in the Wyre Valley only 8 miles from the bustling coast resort of Blackpool. It is also the perfect location for a day trip to the Lake District which is less than 40 miles away and a quick trip up the M6. 

However there is plenty to do and see right on our doorstep. Our village has great places to eat out with three pubs on the doorstep including a gastro pub.

We also have artisan bakers, butchers, hairdressers, beauty salon, a convenience store, the Courtyard Caffe Bar and an Italian Bistro and takeway. Or you can opt for fish and chips at the Great Eccleston Fish Bar.

A short stroll away, either along the river or by road, brings you to the little village of Little Eccleston where you will find the award-winning Cartford Inn, which offers a dining experince not to be missed. Located alongside a small toll bridge on the River Wyre it comes with a Toti their amazing deli and farm shop. Cooking is gutsy and many of the tried-and-tested classics come with an interesting twist.

Other attractions

Also in the village we have a Pilates and Wellness centre offering classes and private appointments for facials and massage.

Local Markets

The bustling Great Eccleston village market takes place in the Village Square every Wednesday between 8.30am and 3pm. Here you will find locally grown produce - fruit, vegetables, freshly baked bread and fresh fish - as well as household wares, clothes and bric a brac. 

Every third Wednesday the Village hosts the farmers market which runs alongside its regular market.

There is also a Market in nearby Garstang (7.6 miles away), which is every Thursday, as well as other Farmers Markets nearby.

Other nearby attractions

  • Swimming baths Poulton le fylde 5 miles
  • Cinema Barton Grange 7.6 miles
  • Also Barton Grange indoor curling rink ,crazy golf ,and a spectacular garden centre
  • Blackpool 8.3 Miles
  • Lytham St Annes 13.i miles
  • Lake District 36.9 miles


Had a lovely stay in Mary's apartment - so clean, amazingly well equipped, and wonderfully comfortable. Had expected something special from the listing but the experience was even better. Felt like a real home from home . It is the perfect base from which to discover all that this part of the NW has to offer or just to relax in Great Eccleston, a lovely place with a great cafe, Italian, and fish and chip shop literally on the doorstep. A great place to stay.

Beverley, August 2021


Immaculately clean and beautiful apartment. All the little touches were great - Mary has thought of everything and was a lovely host! Would definitely stay here again if in the area.

Jennifer, August 2021


Beautiful apartment/maisonette in a great location, not far from the lake district and the attractions like Blackpool and Liverpool. Apartment is very well equipped and tastefully presented. The host was extremely helpful when required as well.

August 2021

Village Square, Great Eccleston, Lancashire