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TEN top reasons to move to Goosnargh

Posted on November 25th, 2020

A picture-perfect village surrounded by rolling countryside. With a village green. A medieval church. And a thriving local community!

Sounds so storybook we almost can’t believe it ourselves. But Goosnargh – the location of our delightful Caraway Green development – really is the loveliest of Lancashire English villages. And we’ve found 10 rock-solid reasons why you’d feel right at home there.

1. History and Tradition

Goosnargh is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Lots of centuries-old listed buildings have survived in the village and it’s claimed that the rafters in the village church have been carved from a Viking longboat.

2. Village Festival

Who doesn’t love a village celebration, especially after all the cancelled events of 2020? The annual Whitsuntide Festival is a great day in Goosnargh with a procession, decorated floats, maypole dancing and marching bands. Make a date in your 2021 diary for the Saturday after the Spring Bank Holiday.

3. Food

The famous Goosnargh cake – more like a shortbread biscuit flavoured with caraway seeds – is the village’s major claim to fame. Goosnargh’s speciality corn-fed duck and chicken has also made a name for itself with top chefs including Gordon Ramsay and Raymond Blanc.

4. …and Drink

Looking for a family-friendly local serving good food? Goosnargh has two! Just a stroll from Caraway Green there’s The Grapes, a former coaching inn, and The Stags Head, an award-winning gastro-pub.

5. Shopping

For every day essentials, everything you need is within walking distance of Caraway Green. There’s a post office, pharmacy, hairdresser and fish and chip shop in the village. Longridge, just 3 miles away, has a Sainsbury’s and Booth’s supermarket.

6. Schools

Goosnargh has two thriving village schools, St Francis’ Catholic Primary which incorporates a nursery and pre-school and Oliverson’s C of E Primary which has a breakfast and after-school club. Secondary school pupils are in the catchment area for Broughton High School, rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, and Longridge High School (rated ‘good’).

7. Out and About

Goosnargh offers the best of all worlds: countryside on the doorstep yet just 7 miles from Preston, with an hourly bus service. There’s also the charming market town of Garstang, just six miles away.

8. Countryside

Strap on your boots, open your front door and go! From Caraway Green, there are footpaths in every direction. The Bleasdale Fells form the backdrop to the village and nearby Beacon Fell Country Park has 271 acres of woodland, moorland and farmland. Local attractions including the Roman camp at Ribchester and the famous Trough of Bowland are popular with visitors and serious walkers alike.

9. Sport

We’ve mentioned walking and hill climbing, but if your sporting talents lie elsewhere, Goosnargh has its own cricket and football pitch and a long-established tennis club. There’s also bowling, snooker and pool on offer at the village social club.

10. …and finally…

Note to self: Contact Seddon on 0845 456 3687 to find out more about our charming Caraway Green development. We have a range of stunning 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses and bungalows available to reserve off plan. And in such an exceptional location, this is the perfect place to call home.

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