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Moody House Farm

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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idylic setting."

    Our host Nicki was vety helpful came to our assistance very quickly when neeeded. A gazeebo cover to the hot tub would be ideal for the time of year we visited and a grounf floor toilet would have been good. The above are just suggestions it ddid not have s impact on our stay. We will definnitely visit again.

    Reviewed by BeverleyOct 2023

  • "Moody House Farm was a lovely property and well equipt."

    Although we had 10 people in together we all had our own space aswell if we wished . It was lovely having the horses come up to the fence and watch the squirrel running around.The garden was immaculate and safe for the dogs to run around. Thank you for the welcome treats .Walks to the left of property is wood's with different tracks to take. Straight down the road on the right was a lovely walk by the resovouir. Shops 5 mins in car .Not forgetting the summer house to sit in when it got cooler. The hot tub was large and relaxing. Great views from the property aswell. We had a day out at Southport about 40 mins away. Like it has been mentioned before a downstairs toilet would be a great addition especially for older or younger children.But had a great stay thank you.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2023

  • "Gorgeous cottage, beautiful and peaceful surroundings."

    Extremely well equipped, as it should be for the price. Ample space for a large family who could split the cost and you won't want to spend money going out for meals as its so nice to make meals and eat at the cottage. The only small downside is the lack of a downstairs loo, otherwise it's 10 out of 10 recommendation.

    Reviewed by KerriSep 2023

  • "Such a perfect location for our family to stay to celebrate our daughters wedding at Rivington."

    The house had everything we needed and the gardens are lovely! It was a full house with three generations of family from across Canada and the US able to stay together. But even with 10 of us the house had plenty of room to spread out.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2023

  • "Amazing beautiful highly reccomended"

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2023

  • "Beautiful house and gardens."

    Very spacious. The pool table and hot tub popular with everyone. Will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2023

  • "The listing does not do the property justice."

    Lovely and spacious with lots of space for us all inside and out. Quirky aspects and spectacular views. Lots of walks from the cottage. Although the garden is enclosed, it is not necessarily secure, as we found out. Hot tub and pool room a great hit. The family had a great time for our celebrations.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2023

  • "Extremely well equipped and everything was of the highest quality."

    Reviewed by LaurieJun 2023

  • "A wonderful house !"

    We live quite close by but hadn’t realised how gorgeous the countryside is around the farmhouse . The gardens are beautiful and so well maintained. We are of an age where mattresses are important ! Apart from the double bedroom at the back of the house above the hall, the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped. The pool table was a great hit with all ages of our family. Just a few suggestions. We had very watchful adults around our toddlers, however the windows upstairs are set attractively low down as per the age of the house and we felt there could be more secure locks .The second living room was hardly used. What is more important is that there is only room for 4/5 adults on the sofa in the main living room. If one has rented the house to be with family it means that if 10 of you would like to sit together ,at least 5 have to spend the evening sitting on dining chairs. Things to do Great walks from the house ,yet only a few minutes drive into Chorley for provisions. Astley Hall , Heskin Hall , Samlesbury Hall , Hoghton Tower all interesting places within a short drive. Lots of family attractions nearby.Farm visits, cinemas, bowling etc. Best of all is the lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere with peaceful views. We will certainly book the house annually if we can!

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2023

  • "A beautiful, well- appointed cottage."

    A lovely surprise to have a bottle of Prosecco and chocolates. I have never stayed in a cottage with such a well-equipped kitchen. The cottage was very cold on arrival and we struggled with the log burner initially but did manage to sort it. One of the radiators in the lounge needs bleeding- so this room was cold during our stay. A downstairs toilet would be a very useful addition.

    Good Morning Lynne I'm really sorry you felt the cottage was cold on arrival and thankyou for letting me know about one radiator needing attention. We like all guests to have a comfortable stay in Moody so it was disappointing to hear it wasn't the correct temperature for you. We will be checking the overall room temperatures more thoroughly in future. regards Nicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2023


    Had such a great time here everything was above standards and made my dads 60th very special. exceeded expectations and will definitely be back!! I cant recommend this property enough! The only small adjustment would be the radiator in the twin bedroom wasnt coming on but all the rest were but was no big deal!

    Reviewed by JessDec 2022

  • "This property was wonderful."

    Everything was perfect and so cosy and clean and even in the middle of winter such a beautiful part of the country.The owner was so kind to us.We really appreciate that.We could not recommend this property more highly and hope that we can stay again in the future.Thankyou Nicky.

    Reviewed by GerardineNov 2022

  • "Host is friendly and easily contactable."

    Well equipped with excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by MaggieNov 2022

  • "Amazing farm house, fabulous countryside around, garden secure and the owner Nicky couldn’t have been more helpful."

    Coal and logs delivered to door when the temperature dropped. Will definitely be back. Thank you

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2022

  • "We had the best stay at the house."

    Everything was spot on and just what we needed. The hot tub and pool table made it even more enjoyable. The only improvements I would say would be for the dining table to seat 10 as there was 10 of us and we brought a table in from outside so we could all eat together. My grandparents struggled to get up and down the stairs for the toilet and I think it was a slight let down without a downstairs toilet but this being said, we all had the best time. Perfect location and lovely break away. Thank you!

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time at the house, it was equipped with everything you needed."

    Bedding and towels were spotless, there was also lots of hot tub towels provided and the hot tub was great. There was plenty of room for us 7 adults 2 children and a large dog. Garden was beautiful the kids and dog had great fun my grandson set up his goals and had plenty of space to kick a ball around and they loved seeing the horses next to the fence. The summer house is lovely to use at nights has lights outside and inside. Would highly recommend. But as previously said by others about the low beams I found them quirky.

    Reviewed by EdithJul 2022

  • "Fantastic gardens, which were safe for the children and the dog."

    We enjoyed the BBQ and there was plenty of seating in the garden. The hot tub was the best we’ve ever had on holiday and the hot-tub towels were really useful. The pool table was a great success. The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen was well-equipped but we would just have liked some bigger saucepans to cope with cooking for 9.

    Reviewed by KathyJul 2022

  • "It was perfect."

    The house, the location, the hot tub, the beds, Nicky the host, we had such a relaxed week. Good walks right on your doorstep for the family and the dog. Would love to revisit in the future.

    Reviewed by MickMay 2022

  • "We all had a great time."

    Nicky made us feel welcomed from the start. No faults can’t be picked from the house, host and surrounding area. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2022

  • "A lovely house, fully equipped with everything you need."

    Beds were comfy, as were the sofas. There was plenty of kindling and logs to use for the log fire which we used once, which was warm & cosy. The hot tub was great and well used! The gardens are gorgeous and provided a great safe place for our dogs to run around. The house is in a lovely location with great views and a short drive into Chorley where there is plenty to do. Nicky, the owner left a welcome pack of Prosecco, chocolates, jelly beans dispenser and treats for our dogs, all of which were much appreciated. All in all an excellent holiday home - would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AngieApr 2022

  • "We will definitely be coming back, we loved the house, garden and the surrounding area."

    The garden was very secure for our little chihuahua, which was brilliant and meant we could relax when letting them into the garden. I was a great size for us to play ball with the dogs, they loved it too. We arrived to a welcome pack of goodies, which was very much appreciated. The hot tub was used quite a few times over the weekend, hot tub towels are provided. We had family join us for a meal, at one point we had 16 people in the house and it was plenary big enough. It was great having a pool table, we had great fun! Thank you Nicky

    Reviewed by MichelleMar 2022

  • "Wonderful place, everything was provided."

    Top quality and spotless. The host was very helpful. We had an excellent few days celebrating some family birthdays.

    Reviewed by MollyFeb 2022

  • "Very comfortable and characterful property, spacious and well equipped."

    Beautiful garden. Minor quibbles in respect of detail; ie, a 2 slice toaster is not adequate for a party of 10 people and more seating is needed in the lounges.

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2022

  • "Hi The cottage is perfect I would highly recommend to any one who was looking for a relaxing time away ."

    The host Nicky Is lovely , you felt you could ask her for any thing Definitely 5 Stars

    Reviewed by IanDec 2021

  • "We stayed at moody house farm this month celebrating a special birthday."

    It’s an absolutely beautiful property with everything we could possibly needed for our stay. Nicky couldn’t have been anymore helpful and we look forward to returning. The weather wasn’t the best which is what you would expect for this time of year but that didn’t matter to us as the intention was ‘down time’. There looks to be some lovely walks around and there are large shops within just a few miles drive. Thank you for letting us stay on your beautiful home x

    Reviewed by EllieDec 2021

  • "Great property and location."

    Nicky the owner is extremely accommodating and the welcome pack which included our dog was a nice touch. Would highly recommend and would say there again.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2021

  • "A beautiful house, set in lovely countryside."

    Absolutely loved it. It was ideal for our family celebration. We particularly enjoyed the hot tub and the games room and the enclosed garden was ideal for our dog. There were lovely, peaceful walks directly from the property. We would all like to return for longer.

    Reviewed by AnneNov 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Moody House Farm."

    The house was immaculate and had everything we needed. The enclosed garden was perfect for the dogs and lots for them to explore. It was an ideal, quiet location for our dog who has a fear of fireworks and he had the best bonfire night in years. The location was also great for nearby walks including Rivington Terraced Gardens. Nicky was great and couldn’t do enough for us including delivering extra kindling and burning blocks, the addition of Prosecco, chocolates and dog treats on arrival was a really lovely touch. We’d love to stay again, thank you so much.

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay thank you."

    The farmhouse has a lovely feel to it. The hot tub and the garden really are wow factors! The location was just ideal for us, in the country but close to amenities. Appreciated the accom being dog friendly plus ample off road parking.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "Thanks to Nicky we had the absolute best weekend away in Chorley!"

    Moody House Farm was just stunning and huge, giving us lots of space to relax and unwind. Plus the garden and hot tub were amazing! We shall definitely be staying again at some point in the near future...

    Reviewed by AidanSep 2021

  • "Nicky the host was fantastic and the property had everything we needed and more."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by CraigJul 2021

  • "The house was beautiful well equipped so comfortable - lovely luxury which was lovely for all the family and the gardens were amazing Nicky the owner lives nearby so on hand to give tips for places to go and keep hot tub running."

    The most amazing walks right on the doorstep , breathtakingly beautiful . We definitely will be revisiting ❤️

    Reviewed by KatharineJun 2021

  • "The house was spotless and the welcome pack was great to come in to."

    The host was amazing nothing was too much trouble. There are so many walks straight from the house , there’s no need to use your car at all, pubs are within walking distance too.

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2021

  • "Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home!"

    After such an awful year it was the perfect place to spend much needed quality time with the family. The house is lovely and we couldn’t of picked a better place to stay.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • ". The house was very comfortable , and all the facility's, hot tub, bbq, appliances etc, where top end .The whole property was clean and all good quality, the kitchen was extremely well equipped , the best we have experienced"

    ! The property was perfect to share and entertain with friends and family, and the animals LOVED the secure outside space. The garden and views where a particle feature we really enjoyed.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2021

  • "What a fantastic few days we had here as a family with my parents."

    The house was spotless and exactly as described. The kitchen was really well stocked with everything we needed with 2 fridges and a large freezer! We had hours of fun playing pool and the hot tub was fantastic to relax in after a long walk (towels were provided for this)! The house was really warm, spacious, and the water always piping hot. There are plenty of fantastic walks right on the doorstep, all of which we were able to let our dog off the lead. The garden was also really dog friendly with fabulous views. Plenty of kindle, firelighters and logs were provided for the wood burners which kept us going every night for the week. Many thanks Nicky for making our stay at your house so special - a much needed holiday after a long year of lock down!!!!

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2021

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  • Five bedrooms: 4x double, 1x twin (can king-size zip-link upon request)
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • 2 x shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Games room
  • Biomass heating and 2 x woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, pool table, TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for up to five cars
  • Large rear garden with lawn area, patio areas with seating and barbecue, summerhouse with seating
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Sorry, no stag/hen or similar parties allowed
  • Shop and pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: Bedroom has a low door frame, please take care
  • Please note: the hot tub gets drained, cleaned and refilled in between each booking, therefore it might not be up to temperature for the first 24hrs
  • Note - This property does not have a downstairs toilet. Note - This property does not provide a travel cot, high chair or stair gate. The property has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Set amidst the serene Lancashire countryside is this stunning detached farmhouse, resting a short distance away from the bustling town of Chorley.

Bring your friends and family to share a wonderful holiday in this characterful holiday cottage, offering a base in which to simply relax and unwind or to explore the plethora of villages, towns and cities within the area.

Admire the well-maintained gardens of the property before entering into the light-filled kitchen, where the sleek kitchen units contain a range of appliances for you to be able to rustle up a family favourite meal, as well as a small dining table to enjoy a glass of wine while dinner simmers on the hob.

Moments that are more formal can be enjoyed at the large dining table, which is situated within the spacious sitting room, boasting a cosy woodburning stove and characterful exposed beams, a great spot for a sociable get to together over a home-cooked meal.

Afterwards, head into the additional sitting room, where you can flick on the TV and snuggle up on the sofas, with the woodburning stove crackling in the background.

More impressively, Moody House Farm comes with a games room, where you can challenge a loved one to a game of pool, a perfect addition for those rainy days or fun-filled evenings before heading to bed.

The character of the property is continued upstairs, where two of the double bedrooms boast beautiful exposed beams and the other three double bedrooms ensure that large groups of families, friends and couples can enjoy a holiday to this part of England.

Head outside during a balmy afternoon to further appreciate the gardens, where table and chairs offer a spot for alfresco dining with a barbecue to rustle up some delicious treats and a quaint summerhouse to relax in as your canine companions roam the lawn and children play.

From here, head to the nearby village of Wheelton, where you will find a delightful tearoom, pubs and a clock tower, whilst in the other direction is the market town of Chorley, where you will find a larger selection of shops, eateries and a train station to take you further afield.

There is mountain biking on Healey nab which is very close to the property.

Further explore your surroundings by visiting Angelzarke Reservoir and Rivington Pike, which promises an excellent afternoon of walking, or the many attractions including Astley Hall, Hoghton Tower and the pretty Fairy Glen.

Further afield are attractions in abundance, with the breath-taking Forest of Bowland within driving distance along with the cities of Preston, Manchester and Liverpool, which can be visited with ease by train.

Moody House Farm is the ideal property, as you and your loved ones explore this stunning part of England.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Preston 9.9 miles; Southport 20.2 miles.

Chorley is a town in Lancashire, England, nestled close to Black Brook. Evidence has been discovered that human settlement has existed since the Bronze Age, though unconfirmed until the Middle Ages. Home of the Chorley cake, this thriving town offers a large number of independent shops and supermarkets for picking up those last-minute essentials, as well as some traditional pubs and restaurants for that fine dining experience. Further afield is the seaside town of Southport, residing in Merseyside, but was historically part of Lancashire when it was founded in 1792. Southport provides an exceptional amount of attractions that are well-worth a visit, including Southport Pleasureland, an amusement park with thrilling rides, a go-kart track and an indoor play area, perfect if you're travelling with your little ones. Also popular is Southport beach for those summer months, Southport Pier, the nearby Royal Birkdale Golf club and the main shopping centre on Lord Street. With a wealth of thing to do in the area, you are well-placed for touring the best of country and coast.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas