A COUPLE who ran a successful business in Staveley for nine years have taken over a large and prominent shop in the Lake District.

Cheryl and Russell Cannon, from Staveley, have opened up their Daisy Chain Studio lifestyle store on the corner of Main Street and Oak Street in Windermere.

After several thousands pounds’ worth of investment, the studio offers high-quality items for home, leisure and wooden toys, among others.

The grade two listed property had previously been empty for nearly a year and will be setting up a tea room serving residents and visitors.

The pair have also taken on two part-time members of staff.

They said: “There has been a lovely reaction to the shop by the residents and business owners of Windermere who have given a very warm welcome.”

The pair thanked customers from Staveley for calling in and giving their support.