Heskin Old Hall Farm
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We stayed here in June 2021 after hard standings had been installed. The material used is a little coarse (ground up rubble) but should smooth off in time. A very warm and friendly welcome from the owner, Mrs Cooper,. Some very accessible footpaths in the area. Both Mawdesley and Eccleston have pubs, restaurants and shops. The price is very low bearing in mind it includes electricity. Disposal of toilet, grey waste water and dry waste is easy and well signed. Please be aware though that the site has a couple of wandering peacocks. They don't come on site but come very close and are quite vocal throughout the day, starting at 4.30 am in our experience. We also had the misfortune of having a neighbour who not only filled a 6 foot diameter paddling pool but used the sites water and electricity to pressure wash his caravan. The supply pipe was attached to the drinking water supply for a couple of hours. Can members be so thoughtless? Or am I being too critical?
We arrived with a warm welcome from Mrs Cooper, who gave an update on what she had done during lockdown. Four level hardstandings have been created giving easy siting. The ehu’s are easily accessed and offer 6amp power which ran our fridge freezer, tv and lights. The site is adjacent to three fishing lakes that you can wander round at leisure. There are comprehensive recycling facilities and two toilets for the CL usage. Around the CL, children and adults can enjoy seeing the Alpacas, donkeys, horses and peacocks. We enjoyed the adjacent woodland walk which leads to other opportunities to use access to both Mawdesley and Eccleston villages. You can also find numerous paths to take longer walks. Within five miles of the site there are three interesting attractions, Heskin Hall craft centre and cafe, Bygone Times, antique centre is a fascinating place with many stalls etc and Cedar Farm craft centre where a monthly farmers market is held. Ruffled Old Hall is NT house with a good history and a little further away is Southport (20 miles) Lytham St Anne’s and Blackpool for seaside resorts. We could only spend one night to try out our van after lockdown but we definitely return for a longer stay soon as it is a great place to escape and enjoy the area.
Just returned from a lovely relaxing bank holiday weekend stay on a quiet working farm. The site is well maintained and the facilities clean (two toilets with cold running water) electric hookup, fresh water and chemical waste. There's a fishery adjacent to the site and fees are about £5. The site is close to Chorley with a great farmer's market/craft fair centre, near to Rufford old hall and within easy access to Liverpool.
We spent three nights here to attend a concert in Manchester and a gig in St Helens,We visited the Red Squirrel colony at Formby,and Antony Gormleys Another Place on Crosbie Beach as well as the Trafford Shopping Centre for a little retail therapy!! All these destinations are less than an hours easy drive away,so the site is pretty well located. We were welcomed by the owner who showed us where all the facilities were,even down to the reset switches for the electrics.(Only 6 amps avail so presumably outfits trip out fairly often)We had no problems with 1kw fan heater,fridge,battery charging and Avtex 10" t.v. Although the weather had not been very wet(up to our arrival!)the field was quite soft and indeed our neighbours with a Mondeo left the car in the stackyard after cutting up the field quite badly. It was obvious that a recent motorcaravan visitor had experienced fun and games upon leaving. There are two W.C.s with basins but only cold water and these are well kept. We were charged £8-00 per night which we feel is fairly cheap for the facilities on offer. Overall we would return to this site happily and would recommend confidently,with the proviso that visitors in winter need to ask the condition of the site on booking.Members with a well shod A.W.D. should have no problem but 4wds with overwide ultra low profile road tyres may well have a different experience.