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Wayside Guest Accommodation

(104 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 4.8
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.7

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Wayside Guest Accommodation Information


Welcome to The Wayside and Whisky Barn. Wayside Farm was built in approximately 1637 on the west coast of the Lake District, Cumbria. The Wayside and Whisky Barn is situated at the base of Black Combe, surrounded by stunning scenery and the Cumbrian coast. It is the perfect location for a relaxing weekend away or for the more adventurous we provide an excellent base for walking, biking, sea kayaking, wind surfing, kite surfing, we have fantastic horse riding, or if you are touring around the south west coast on motorbikes. We are an ideal place to stay overnight, with secure parking, and after an exciting day out, why not relax with a cold glass of beer, or a pint of cold draught Peroni, good food or a warming single malt whisky, if you try one and really like it you could purchase a bottle from our whisky barn to take home with you. In summer we have an outdoor area with picnic benches where you can enjoy the views of Black Combe and totally relax. The accommodation has been carefully and tastefully renovated from a disused derelict barn and has kept many of its original features. All four bedrooms are decorated individually, have good quality furnishings and are all ensuite. If you enjoy the outdoor life and walking then Black Combe is located directly behind the hotel with easy access. At The Wayside we believe a healthy body, is healthy mind. The gym @Millstones in Bootle holds state-of-the art equipment and short drive from The Wayside. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and our guests can have an access by paying a small deposit. A personal trainer can be arranged if booked in advance. Free Wifi with ultra-fast Internet access is available across all rooms. The hotel has secure storage, ideal for bikes, canoes and other equipment. One well-behaved dog (two if they are of a small breed) is welcome in Windermere (the Annex). They are also welcome in the bar area.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Masks for guests
  • Reduced occupancy
  • No shared stationery
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Temperature checks (guests)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staggered time slots for dining


  • Shuttle service
  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Accessible parking


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Parasailing
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skydiving
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Windsurfing
  • Beach activities
  • Motorsports
  • Train spotting
  • Watersports


  • 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


Level access from the car park, firm standing, one disabled parking space close to entrance. Level threshold to reception and bar area. Reception area with low level counter. Large wheelchair accessible toilet with visually contrasting handrails and emergency alarm. Easy access to a comfortable lounge and dining area, with visually contrasting colours. Level access on landing to bedrooms. Decorative safety glazing.


A car is recommended when staying at the property
  • Road from Manchester Airport (111.0 miles)
    When travelling from south, junction 36 on M6 is the closest motorway junction to The Wayside. 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. Car park entrance is on the right, after driving pass the building.
    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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