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The Cartford Inn

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Egyptian cotton sheets, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of The Cartford Inn

The Cartford Inn

5.0 star property
Luxury inn in Preston with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.2/10 Superb

58 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
Cartford Lane, Little Eccleston, Poulton, Preston, England, PR3 0YP
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Train station pick-up service
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Meeting room
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk
  • Winter Gardens - 15 min drive
  • Blackpool Tower - 16 min drive
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach - 24 min drive
  • Blackpool Central Pier - 26 min drive
  • Lancaster University - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 58 min drive
  • Poulton-le-Fylde Station - 13 min drive
  • Salwick Station - 14 min drive
  • Preston Kirkham Wesham Station - 14 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)


  • The Cartford Inn - 3 min walk
  • Courtyard Cafe - 13 min walk
  • Ashiana - 7 min drive
  • Shard Riverside Inn - 7 min drive
  • Truely Scrumptious - 8 min drive

About this property

The Cartford Inn

A great choice for a stay in Preston, The Cartford Inn features an airport shuttle. For a bite to eat, guests can visit River Lounge, which serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This luxurious inn also features a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the nice bathrooms and location.


Dutch, English, Filipino, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The host will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site extended parking


  • Airport shuttle*
  • Train station pickup*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1700
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower


  • Dutch
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Egyptian cotton sheets

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


River Lounge – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Cartford Inn Preston
Cartford Inn
Cartford Preston
The Cartford Inn Inn
The Cartford Inn Preston
The Cartford Inn Inn Preston

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Cartford Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at The Cartford Inn?
As of 1 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Cartford Inn on 3 December 2022 start from €209, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at The Cartford Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Cartford Inn?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Cartford Inn?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cartford Inn?
You can check in from 4 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Cartford Inn?
No, this inn doesn't have a casino, but Mecca Bingo (14-min drive) and Genting Casino Blackpool (14-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Cartford Inn and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. The Cartford Inn also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Cartford Inn?
Yes, River Lounge offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Cartford Inn (3-min walk), Courtyard Cafe (13-min walk) and Ashiana (4.9 mi).
What's the area around The Cartford Inn like?
The Cartford Inn is located by the river, a short 1-minute walk from River Wyre. Travellers recommend the inn for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Perfect retreat
Very friendly and professional. The Cartford Inn is in a lovely setting with views over the river and fields. Good food and excellent service. One very minor issue, the bed was soft on one side and hard on the other, but apart from that everything was perfect and I'll definitely be back.
Stephen, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellence in the river
What an excellent find. Cool, quirky, fun, great staff, excellent food, lovely room. Best place we have stayed in for a very long time.
Tim, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The Cartford experience!
Very good food, comfortable room, friendly helpful staff. A very pleasant stay.
Angus, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay as always. Lovely, individually designed rooms with great views of the river. Staff were very friendly and the food was lovely.
Suzie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

everything great except the opera music in our ears at breakfast table nnnnnnnooooooo
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anthony, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

rodney, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Down by the river
From the welcome at the bar to Check-out this was a great stay. They had reserved a table for us ‘just in case ‘ , this on a busy Saturday night was very much appreciated. The room was lovely looking over the river, the bar was well stocked and the dinner excellent, as was breakfast. We will stay here again and visit the art gallery and deli.
Alasdair, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anthony, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff were just wonderful from the greeting to departure. The character of the Inn is outstanding together with its surroundings I highly recommend it
1-night romance trip
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