Welcome to Wayside, it was purchased by ourselves (Lynn and Steven Johns) in 2004. We fell in love with it immediately, it had so much potential and character. The large and small barn were literally derelict. We obtained planning permission in 2006 and commenced renovations straight away. We won't bore you with the details but needless to say it has been a long hard learning curve. We have done the majority of the work ourselves, but the craftsmen we got in to help have been fantastic, we have tried to give the building the respect and consideration that it deserves, and hopefully we have succeeded, leaving many of the original features. Every room is different and has its individual character. The bedrooms are large with high beam ceilings with oak window seats. The Annexe is a lovely building separate from the barn, but attached to the actual farmhouse itself, with a totally independant entrance.
Where possible all our food is locally sourced and freshly made. Our eggs are purchased from the farm down the road which are very free range eggs as you will see if you go past them on the left hand side going towards Millom. Any food waste that can be recycled goes into our compost bins to generate liquid fertiliser and compost which we then utilise on our gardens. We grow our own herbs and in the future we hope to grow our own vegetables in a plot at the back of the property.
We will endeavour to make your stay with us an enjoyable one, and we hope you will take time to appreciate this beautiful part of the county and what it has to offer. We have two fantastic riding stables nearby, and a recently opened Sled Dog Adventure business, a perfect way to see the area.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
The Annexe in 2004 The Annexe in 2011
The lounge/dining area in 2004 The lounge/dining area in 2011
We would just like to add a note of thanks to all the people who have worked with us on our dream, especially to our neighbours who have helped us from the beginning when we were struggling and throughout our rennovation and ongoing landscaping. Thank you. We would also like to thank our guests that have stayed with us for putting fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor and revisiting us time after time it makes all the hard work worthwhile.
We are very proud this year to be awarded The Best Place To Stay In Copeland Award 2011.
Thank you to all the people who made this possible.
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