Bringing an attractive mixture of luxurious contemporary houses and apartments into a superb location close to open farmland between the small market town of Kirkham and its even smaller neighbour Wesham, Willow Fields is set to become one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in the North West. And, taking advantage of excellent access to the road and rail networks, this peaceful development is also an exceptionally convenient commuter base.
Make yourself at home in Kirkham
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters, like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as be a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Willow Fields.
Sport and leisure
With its countryside setting and proximity to the coast, Willow Fields is a superb home for those who enjoy fresh air and the outdoor life. The seaside attractions of Lytham St Anne’s, with its peaceful parks and gardens’ and its comprehensive facilities for watersports ranging from rowing boats to water-skiing at Fairhaven lake, are only around five miles away. The swimming-pool at Kirkham Baths is just a few minutes’ walk from Willow Fields, and there are further swimming and gym facilities as well as a nine-hole golf-course, bowling alley, horse-riding and an indoor equestrian centre at Ribby Hall Village, approximately a mile from Willow Fields. The nearby Ribble Estuary is acknowledged as one of the UK’s best sites for watching wildfowl, with over a quarter of a million migratory birds visiting each year, and there is also a choice of celebrated golf-courses in the Lytham area.
Close to the M55 and in easy reach of the M6, Willow Fields is a convenient base for commuting throughout the North West. Kirkham and Wesham Railway Station, just 200 yards from the development, offers direct services to Blackpool and Preston, from where the intercity network can be accessed. Blackpool Airport is within 20 minutes’ drive, and the ferry port at Fleetwood is around 11 miles away.
Kirkham and Wesham have a good selection of local pubs, including the popular Railway Inn, just a few minutes’ walk from Willow Fields. The short journey into Blackpool, Lytham St Anne’s or Preston brings an enormous choice of bowling, theatres, cinemas and other entertainments and nightlife, including Blackpool Zoo and Sea Life Centre, into reach.
Kirkham has a small range of shops catering for day-to-day needs, including a convenience store in Station Road, around 300 yards from Willow Fields, and a supermarket approximately half a mile away. The shopping centres at Teanlowe, on the eastern edge of Blackpool, and Hounds Hill in the centre of the town, provide access to a more comprehensive range of high-street names and specialist shops.
Kirkham Health Centre, less than half a mile from Willow Fields, is staffed by four doctors and provides specialist antenatal, family planning and mother and baby clinics, as well as full GP services. There is a second, larger practice at Ash Tree House, and a dental surgery in Poulton Street, all within easy reach of the development.