Oaklea Barns Guest House offers luxury wedding accommodation in the countryside
If you’re looking for an idyllic country retreat to bring your family together before or after your wedding day, then look no further than the beautiful Oaklea Barns Guest House in Lydiate.
Set amid 30 acres of stunning private gardens, racing stables and rolling Lancashire countryside, Oaklea Barns Guest House in Lydiate is an oasis of tranquility. It’s the perfect bolthole for brides and grooms who want to find some moments of calm and relaxation before or after the whirlwind of their wedding day.
Spacious and elegant guest rooms
“We had this beautiful converted barn that we decided to turn into a guesthouse,” says Mandie Magee, who runs Oaklea Barns with her racehorse trainer partner, Paul Green. “We opened in May and, considering we’re in our infancy, we’ve had great interest from local newlyweds,” she adds.
The six luxurious guest suites at Oaklea Barns are both spacious and elegantly decorated to Mandie’s stylish tastes. No expense has been spared to ensure that guests enjoy the finest home comforts, from the solid oak furniture, to the memory foam mattresses, flatscreen TVs and sleek ensuite bathrooms.
Every room can sleep up to four people, with comfortable sprung sofa beds in most of them – perfect for families, and especially bridal parties. The versatility doesn’t stop there either, because the Lily Suite can transform into a twin or family room with a cot and the top floor Sunflower Suite comprises two adjoining rooms that can accommodate a family of two adults and four children or four adults, such as the bride and her bridesmaids.
The finest standards of hospitality
“A young guy from Maghull was getting married and they came and checked us out,” continues Mandie. “His wife booked it for the day before the wedding, the family stayed over, and they had a fab time. The whole top floor was for the bride and bridesmaids, and they actually left for the church from here.
“They had a champagne breakfast and then I laid on a buffet lunch for them. I put marquees up, so that all the family could come and congregate here. It was just amazing, and that’s what sparked it off for me to think that weddings are the area we want to be in.
We like looking after people and they enjoy being here,” she adds.
If you hadn’t already noticed, Mandie constantly strives to give her guests the finest standards of hospitality.
With that in mind, she’s in the process of converting a garage into a pretty breakfast room overlooking their duck-filled pond, complete with sun-trap conservatory, al fresco dining deck and an honesty bar.
That’s not all either, because by Spring 2016 she also plans to open her own on-site spa. This brand new facility will feature a beautician, nail technician, hairdresser and masseur, as well as a jacuzzi, steam room and sauna for the use of guests. So brides-to-be and their entourage can feel extra special with some lavish pampering.
Peace, privacy and luxury
“We’re different because we’ve got the beautiful scenery, a family atmosphere, it’s so relaxed, and the way I look after people,” says Mandie. “Guests feel at home here and as soon as they walk through the gate they relax. That’s really how we’d like brides to feel before their wedding because it can be such a stressful time.”
As well as being the ideal pre-wedding retreat, Oaklea Barns is also the perfect location for a post-wedding getaway or mini-moon. Mandie can even arrange for airport transfers for couples planning to head off on their honeymoons, after they’ve enjoyed some well-deserved peace, privacy and luxury first in the lovely Lydiate countryside of course.
Oaklea Barns Guest House is located at Southport Road, Lydiate, Merseyside, L31 4HH. Accommodation costs £110 per night for standard rooms and £145 for the family room. Stag and hen parties are not accepted. For more information visit www.oakleabarn.co.uk, call 0151 5260094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get the latest news and updates on the ‘Oaklea Barns’ Facebook page or via the @OakleaBarn Twitter feed.