Parr Hall Farm was built in 1721 by a gentleman farmer called Edward Parr. The property has had a chequered history, but still retains some of its original features.
In the 19th century a rear wing was added as a harness room to service horse-drawn buses. Later this became Ellison's Motor Bus Company that plied between Preston, Wigan and Chorley markets.
The farm was purchased by its present owners, Mike and Kate Motley, in 1972 and has been extensively modernised and refurbished.
Guest accommodation was opened in 1996. A recent barn conversion has provided additional accommodation, including five rooms on the ground floor.
There is ample parking in the cobbled farmyard that is bordered by a red brick barn and a former cow byre. Once surrounded by apple, pear and damson orchards, the house now has well-established gardens which guests are welcome to use.
Guests have their own entrance and, once checked in, are free to come and go as they please.
The accommodation offered is of a high standard and unique quality.
All the bedrooms are spacious, individually furnished and equipped with:
Tea and coffee making facilities
Extra bed/cot available on request
Ironing facilities available
The area is served by a wide variety of good pubs, restaurants and cafes. Within a short walking distance are The Original Farmers Arms, Verdes Italian restaurant and a cafe. The village also has two other public houses and a wine bar.
Eccleston has many amenities including a bank with cash point, a small supermarket, two post offices and a reliable taxi service.
The area provides access to a wide range of activities including golf, fishing, horse riding, cycling and walking opportunities, about which we will be pleased to give advice. Eccleston also provides a good base for trips to areas such as the Lake District, North Wales and the coastal areas of Blackpool, Southport and Lytham St Annes.
Rates : From £55 single occupancy per night. From £80 per room per night based on 2 people sharing.
Children are welcome.
No smoking. Sorry, no pets.
4 Star AA.
4 Star Visit England.