Lancashire Tourism Award has given Stanley Villa Farm Fishing and Camping in Preston (United Kingdom) the title Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park of the Year, making it among the top camping and holiday accommodation sites in Lancashire.
According to a report, the site owner, Alex Young, said the staff didn’t anticipate the victory, but the team was over the moon to be acknowledged.
“I didn’t think we would win it, and now we are representing Lancashire in the Visit England award for excellence in 2022.”
“I thought we would go along for a night out, treat the staff, and it was a total shock to win… but we are over the moon,” Young said.
The glamping site was built in 2012, and it has since established its status as a glamping spot for families with a strong focus on community.
Stanley Villa Farm Fishing and Camping is a perfect place to relax and unwind, just 15 minutes from Blackpool.
Their camping pods come complete with two beds and mattresses and are insulated to stay warm.
Each comes with its own firepit/bbq, and firewood is available to buy on site.
There are clean facilities in their shared lodge, which has showers, toilets, a kitchen area, and a large common room.
Glamping guests love the warm and friendly atmosphere on-site and the cute and cozy pods.
The camping pods are basic, but the real attraction lies outside the pods.
Young said each one comes with its own firepit, and guests can toast marshmallows.
“You get your own privacy, but it’s a community feel, and guests make friends with other guests.”
During the day, guests can also enjoy a relaxing time by the four-acre carp lake and enjoy an afternoon by the bank.
If you’re looking for something a bit luxurious, Young and the team, are currently building bell tents that are expected to be completed by April.
“The Bell Tents are a little bit more luxurious with more furnishings and fairy lights. They will have a wood-burning stove inside them, and one will even have a wood-fired hot outside, which guests can relax while overlooking the lake,” Young said.
“We’ve already got a log of bookings coming thick and fast for these, and they’re not even up yet,” he added.
Presently, guests and families can feed the on-site goats and sheep. However, Young stated that plans are in place to bring more animals on the farm in the near future.
Young said that the journey for the company was not easy, and they’ve faced a few difficulties, especially amid the pandemic.
He highlighted that they had to shut down for a long time and had to change and adapt. The ability to come out on the other side and receive support from the tourism awards was a huge help.
Instead of sitting around not doing anything during the lockdown, they submitted plans to build additional lodges and create a new lake.
After a ban on accommodations that require communal facilities in April, the company was able to think up a new idea and rented porta-looses for guests. This meant they could open again.
To learn more about the program and reserve your accommodation, check out Stanley Villa Farm Fishing and Camping.
To know more about Lanchasire Tourism award, visit https://www.lancashiretourismawards.com/