Situated between Maghull and Ormskirk, the upmarket village of Aughton has remained relatively unknown to the masses, only visible to those who take the wrong turn and find themselves on the long winding roads that uncover its natural beauty.
The village does not boast about its beauty and as a result, offers a wonderfully exclusive feel for residents, tucked away from the outside world. An eclectic mix of homes look out onto the farmers' fields, from traditional farmhouses and country cottages to stylish new builds and picturesque townhouses. This mix of accommodation attracts a variety of residents, although with several schools in the area, there tends to be a lot of families that choose to live here, along with older relatives living nearby.
Despite its countrified feel, the village sits adjacent to the A59, making for great commuter connections to the nearby city of Liverpool and the town of Southport. With two train stations within the village, residents are never too far away from the hustle and bustle, although the village’s beauty makes it hard to leave.
Aughton is very much what you would expect from a countrified village, a picturesque place with its tree-lined roads, country fields and churches that have provided a place of worship for generations of families.
Aughton Village Hall is based in the centre of Town Green and is at the heart of the community, central to all the goings-on in the village. The hall hosts regular events, including weekly and monthly sessions and activities. Visitors can expect to find a choice of classes including Yoga, Keep Fit and Pilates, as well as Creative Stitchers, Choir Groups and Baby Sensory classes. For those who are new to the area, visiting the hall is a great way to meet fellow neighbours and integrate into the community.
Located just behind the village hall is the Town Green Tennis Club, a great place to join to enjoy sports whether socially or competitively. With classes and clubs for both juniors and seniors, all the family will be able to join and become a true part of the community. Members here who wish to compete can represent the club at both the Liverpool LTA League Tennis and the Southport & District LTA League Tennis. Other sports club includes the Aughton Cricket Club on Fernhurst Gate.
For the youngest ones of the household, parents can choose to begin their early years education at Springfield Montessori Nursery.
Montessori is a different kind of education, based on a philosophy from Dr Maria Montessori in the early twentieth century. This form of education is popular amongst parents who want their child to progress quickly, even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent their son, Prince George, to the Westacre Montessori School Nursery in Norfolk.
It focuses on teaching each child as an individual, monitoring their progress and accepting when they are ready to progress. Children eventually become responsible for their own learning, helping them to settle in more quickly when it is time to progress to starting school. Having been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, it’s a sought-after nursery for parents in the area.
For those who are looking for a church school education for their children, Aughton is home to two Church of England primaries and one Catholic primary school, St Anne's Catholic Primary School.
Both the Aughton St. Michael’s Church of England Primary School and the Aughton Christ Church, Church of England Primary School are considered to be outstanding schools by Ofsted, allowing a great choice for local parents.
Once children are ready for secondary education, the local St Bede’s Catholic High School is a popular choice, having been rated as a good school by Ofsted.
Bars and Restaurants
Town Green Brasserie
The Town Green Brasserie is a modern brasserie, based in the charming Aughton Village. A favourite meeting place for a glass of wine or cocktail with friends. Sourcing ingredients from some of the finest local suppliers, the brasserie offers quality seafood specials as well as traditional British classics. The family-friendly brassiere is open every day for diners and also serves a hearty breakfast on weekends.
Address - Town Green Brasserie, Aughton, Ormskirk, L39 6SE.
The Stanley Arms is one of the most popular pubs in the area and has been a core part of Aughton’s landscape since the seventeenth century. A real community pub, the Stanley Arms has everything needed for a great night to enjoy with friends and neighbours. Every week, the pub also hosts quiz nights, a fun way to get to know those in the community. The menu is wonderfully traditional, offering guests a variety of pub classics from Homemade Steak and Kidney Pie, Fish and Chips and delicious Cumberland Sausage. When visiting, be sure to ask the staff about the resident ghost, who lurks in the cellar.
Address - St Michael Rd, Aughton, Ormskirk. L39 6SA
The grade-ll listed Moor Hall is breathtakingly beautiful, situated in five acres of land and complete with a lake. Having received a multi-million-pound makeover, Moor Hall is now a popular Hotel and Restaurant, holding a Michelin Star and 4 AA Rosettes. Talented chef patron, Mark Birchall, creates delicate produce driven menus inspired by our exceptional surroundings and home grown ingredients.
Following the huge success of Moor Hall, Mark Birchall's casual dining restaurant The Barn at Moor Hall promises great things!
From 35 day aged rib eye steaks to a full vegetarian menu, delicious side dishes and puddings galore, The Barn has something for everyone including a fantastic selection of handcrafted cocktails, bottled and draught beers, whisky, vodka and wine.
Address - The Barn at Moor Hall, Prescot Road, Aughton, Lancashire, L39 6RT
Although Miller & Carter’s roots may not originate in Aughton, the restaurant has been taken under the wings of locals and has become a favourite pit stop for drivers travelling along the long A59. The restaurant offers an exceptional variety of dishes but is known for being a steakhouse, so guests can enjoy prime steak cuts, aged for over thirty days and cooked to perfection based on guests’ personal tastes. With a beautiful classic country interior, a visit to Miller & Carter is the perfect destination for a special date night.