Welcome to this personal page "About Us". We do hope your appetite has been whetted to find out more - about the background to our home and business and also about us, Judith and Peter, the owners of Westwood - The B&B with a view.
Westwood has not always been a B&B and Judith and Peter have not always been in the hospitailty trade. In fact, they both lived and worked in Gemany in other careers for many years. Whereas Judith is a native Cumbrian (and proud of the fact), Peter comes from the beautiful area of Upper Bavaria in Germany (and is also proud of the fact!), but feels quite at home here in the mountainous Lake District in Cumbria, even if his native Alps are just a litttle bit higher. He also enjoys living so close to the sea - something Upper Bavaria does not have!
Judith worked first as a language teacher in the German vocational school system (German and English both great loves as well as degree subjects) and then freelance as a filmmaker and university lecturer. In this freelance phase she received commissions from both national and international companies in the two countries she loves - England and Germany.
This was before returning to England with Peter in 2013 to care for her aging father, Harry, who suffered from Parkinson's and had broken his hip. For Judith this meant, "returning home", for Peter it was both a big challenge and privilege to start life "abroad".
Peter read economics at university in Munich and Bamberg, but then followed his interests in "Baubiologie" (building biology and ecology), building up a successful consulting business for the optimization of living and working spaces (interior and exterior). He gave all this up to come to England with Judith and made it possible for us to live in Westwood and care for Harry by creating the extension, the part of Westwood in which we now live.
about hospitality and details in home and garden, Judith and Peter have
recently lovingly converted the original family home of Westwood into a welcoming B&B, which opened at the end of August 2017. Cumbria and the Lake
District have a special warmth and ambience which we wanted our home to reflect,
so Peter has invested his skill and knowledge of buildings and
materials to achieve this.
Finally, to close, a little bit of "philosophy". We perceive our B&B business as a great opportunity in life: We share our view and home with you, have the pleasure of hosting you and are enriched by meeting you.
© Westwood – The B&B with a view 2018