Stanley Villa Farm

North West England Lancashire Blackpool

  • From £57 a night
  • 24 Pods & 10 Bell Tents
  • Pods

Lakeside rural tranquility with the 'kiss-me-quick' fun of the seaside close by.

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This tranquil glamping site has a lot going for it. Not only is it situated next to its own lake amid the beautiful countryside of Lancashire's Fylde peninsula, it's also just 15 minutes from the seaside delights of Blackpool and the rest of the nearby coast's excellent beaches. With a mixture of cute, purpose-built glamping pods and cosy bell tents, it makes an excellent choice if you're looking for both countryside and seaside glamping, with a spot of fishing thrown in too.

Stanley Villa Farm is located a few miles inland from Blackpool, not far from the M55 'road to the coast' branch off the M6, so is very easy to reach by car. The centerpiece of the site is its five-acre man-made lake, which is the home of Stanley villa carp fishery. It’s also not unusual to see wild deer as well as a selection of rabbits, squirrels, kingfishers, hawks and even owls congregating to sup from its carp-inhabited waters. It's a great place for family glamping, with lots of outdoor space for vigorous activities (around 4 football fields!) and sheep and chickens to pet and feed. There's an on-site shop and loads of attractions and things to do nearby, including two zoos, a water park and numerous other activities, from wakeboarding to pony-trekking – plus the delights of Blackpool and the coast.

The site's colourful pods – or 'bugs', as they're known – are fully insulated and equipped with comfy mattresses (though you need to bring your own bedding) and each can accommodate two adults and up to two small children. Some of the pods are heated. In case you prefer to sleep under canvas, there are Ten 5-metre bell tents, each sleeping 2 adults and up to 3 children on a double mattress and 2 single chair-beds. They have a wood-burning stove to keep things cosy, fairy lights, bedside tables, cushions and matting and outside decking. Whichever option you choose, little ones will love retiring to their den-like digs for the weekend, while the communal Lakeside Lodge has everything you need for a hassle-free stay including phone-charging, fridges, washing and kitchen facilities (kettle, toaster & microwave) and a large common room.

A terrific family glamping site in a great location, with loads to do both on-site and nearby.

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Campfires permitted; firewood available to buy. Each pod comes with 2 quality beds and mattresses and is fully insulated. 2 children would fit in a pod, but you would need to bring additional airbeds (or these can be hired on site). Guests have 24hr access to the Lakeside Lodge which has a kitchen including a kettle, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer, three wet rooms with toilets and showers, plus a large common room. Power sockets are also available in the lodge for hairdryers and charging phones. The beautiful 5 acre lake plays host to Carp up to 22.5lbs. Day tickets for fishing are reduced to £5 when staying in a Pod. There's plenty of large open fields for children to run and play.

Bell Tent Number 1 – which overlooks the Lake – has a wood burning stove inside the tent – has a wooden decking featuring the Hot Tub – and reserved Parking:

Peak: £169.00 per night. Peak includes weekends (Fri/Sat), Bank Holidays, and all School Holidays.

Off Peak: £149.00 per night.  Off Peak includes Sunday to Thursday’s outside of School Holidays.

Pod Number 1 – which overlooks the Lake – is Heated – has a wooden decking featuring the Hot Tub – and reserved Parking:

Peak: £125 per night (based on 2 sharing), Peak includes weekends (Fri/Sat), Bank Holidays, and School Holidays from April to October.

Off Peak: £99.00 per night (based on 2 sharing).  Off Peak includes Sunday to Thursday’s outside of School Holidays.

We have a third and final Hot Tub away from the Pod area – situated next to the main Lodge – overlooking the lake. This can be added to your existing booking for £49.00 per night. (booked via or phone 01253 804588)

They operate on a minimum stay of 2 night for weekends (Fr/Sat) from 1st April to 31st October and all dates during the Summer Holidays (15th July to 4th Sept).

Suitable For

Families, couples, well-behaved dogs – yes (No dogs permitted in the Bell tents)


The Forest of Bowland, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a beautiful stretch of rugged, unspoilt countryside covering 312 square miles of rural Lancashire and adjacent Yorkshire. Perfect for gentle walks, mountain biking, bird watching and scenic picnics. Lytham St Annes is a charming and most famous for its world-renowned golf course. A beer festival is held every September and the annual Lytham Proms take place by the town's charming windmill. Morecombe Bay is not too far either. Blackpool is just a 15 minute drive away from the farm. With donkey rides, candy floss and assorted seaside goodies, it's a great place to reconnect with the holidays of your childhood. Tourist favourites include the Winter Gardens, Pleasure Beach and iconic Blackpool Tower.

Food & Drink

Most guests opt to BBQ or rustle something up in the campsite kitchen. The Eagle at Weeton (01253 542141) offers a fantastic selection of modern pub food. The Ashiana (01253 836883) is a superb nearby Indian restaurant, specialising in traditional Bangladeshi dishes. Open till late every night – eat in or collection only. Or if you don’t mind a short 15 minute drive, there is a range of dining options available in Lytham. Try Bosco (01253 733799) for a variety of Italian cuisine. There’s also a range of great pubs and bars with a vibrant atmosphere including CAMRA approved tavern - The Taps.


Open April to October.


Pods: £77 Summer Holidays & Summer Weekends. £67 Half Terms and non-summer weekends. £57 all other nights. 2 night minimum stay applies on weekends from April to October and all Summer Holiday dates. Rates based on 2 sharing. Additional occupants £5 per child, per night. Dogs £5 per pet, per night.

Bell Tents: April to November only. All Weekends (Fri/ Sat nights), Bank Holiday dates, and all School Holidays – £120 per night. Minimum 2 Night Stay.

All other dates – £95 per night. No Minimum Stay.

  • All Bell Tent Bookings include up to 2 adults and 3 children per tent - No Pets!
  • Including a double bed, and 2 chair beds (Additional Airbeds available on request)
  • A wood burning stove is provided in the Bell Tent and an outside firepit.
  • In the Facilities Lodge: a microwave, toaster & kettle.

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The Owner Says

Beautiful rural setting with Coarse Fishing lake (Carp). Located just 15mins from Blackpool. Specialise in short breaks for families and couples. Cosy Camping Pods are all insulated and come with a battery powered light. Pods also come with their own firepit. Firewood and disposable BBQ's are available to buy on site. Clean modern facilities available 24/7 in our beautiful lakeside lodge. Teas, coffees, hot chocolates are all available from our onsite shop. Rated number 1 in our area on TripAdvisor and won the Certificate of Excellence for 5 years running!

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Contact Website  01253 804 588  Stanley Villa Farm, Back Lane, Greenhalgh, Preston, Lancashire PR4 3HN

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Getting There

From M6, Junction 32 (Blackpool Turnoff) – turn onto the M55 signposted Blackpool.

From M55, Junction 3 (Kirkham Turnoff) – turn right at the roundabout onto the A585 heading for Fleetwood.

In half a mile there is an Indian Restaurant called the Ashiana. Take the immediate next left past the speed camera turning down Greenhalgh Lane, 150 yards AFTER the Ashiana and 100 yards BEFORE a Shell Petrol Station. Go down Greenhalgh Lane until you reach a ‘T’-Junction (approximately 1 mile). Turn right and take the second left into the site entrance.

Most guests choose to arrive by car as the site's fairly rural. However 'Kirkham & Wesham' Train Station is only a 10 min taxi ride away.


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