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Wayside Cottage Information


Welcome to Wayside Cottage, a charming old (circa 1637) farmhouse nestled at the foot of the majestic Black Combe fell in the western Lake District. The Cottage, carefully restored to offer modern comfort and convenience, is part of the Wayside and Whisky Barn bed and breakfast complex. It provides the flexibility and privacy of self-catering accommodations, yet with easy access to the amenities of the Wayside just steps away. A path flanked by ancient stone walls leads to a hike on the fell, offering a magnificent vista of the sea and distant hills. Silecroft Beach is a five-minute drive away, or a hike across the fields, for a seaside sunset stroll. You are welcome to relax in the large private stone-walled garden or stop in the adjoining Whisky Barn to try one of the select whiskies on offer. After that walk on the fell, you’ll want to relax in the Cottage’s cozy sitting room with its wood-burning fireplace. An adjoining spacious dining room has old oak beams, ancient worn slate floors, a wood-burning stove and access to the front enclosed garden. A large, well-stocked kitchen features an Esse cooker, Cumbrian slate countertops, and views of the fell and rear garden. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a comfortable king-sized bed, the other with both a king-sized and a single bed. There is a modern bathroom with tub and shower upstairs, and a second bathroom with shower in the utility room downstairs, which also provides a washer and dryer for guest use. Enjoy your morning tea or happy hour wine in the new light-filled conservatory, with sweeping views of Black Combe and resident sheep. The Cottage sleeps up to five guests. One well-behaved dog is welcome in the downstairs area; we ask that a dog not be allowed upstairs to prevent damage to the new oak staircase. Free, fast wi-fi is available. Secure parking is steps away for up to two cars.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • No staff present
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers


  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Laundry
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Garden
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • CCTV outside property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Activities and Experiences

  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Beach activities
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    16:00 18:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
Booking Terms and Conditions


A car is recommended when staying at the property
  • Road from Manchester Airport (117.0 miles)
    When travelling from south, junction 36 on M6 is the closest motorway junction to Wayside Cottage. After leaving M6, follow the sign for "Barrow-in-Furness / Western Lakes" on A590. At Greenodd roundabout, take the second exit to A5092 (A595) and follow the sign for "Whitehaven / Western Lake District". Follow A595 for about 35-40 min. After Wicham Valley, turn right at a T-junction. Whitbeck is the first village on the right. Pass the church and proceed further out of the village, half a mile later you will see stone building on the right, right after driving over the brow of hill. Drive into The Wayside (B&B) car park entrance on the right, after driving pass the building. The entrance to Wayside Cottage is left hand side to the B&B reception, at the top of a couple of stone steps.
    Please be aware that although the postcode (LA19 5UP) can be used for navigation, for the last half mile some systems may take you up on a very narrow lane, next to the Whitbeck church. Please ignore this and continue on the main road. The entrance is located on the A595.

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