Welcome to this personal page. 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 profession. We 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!).
The Lake District in Cumbria has now given us both a home, although the love for and of Germany and the German language will always remain strong.
Judith taught languages in the German vocational school system and university, then worked freelance, internationally, as a filmmaker. Peter read economics at university in Munich and Bamberg, after which he followed his interests in "Baubiologie" (building biology and ecology), building up a successful consulting business for the optimization of living and working spaces.
In 2013 we then both relinquished our careers to come to England to care
for Judith‘s aging father who suffered from Parkinson’s. After losing him in 2017 we followed our passion for hospitality and details in home and garden and converted the original family home of Westwood into a welcoming
B&B, which opened at the end of August in that year
Showcasing our penchant for Art Deco in our logo - also to be found as a mural in the hall - we felt fortunate to engage the skills of talented local artist and graphic designer, Alan Roper of Maryport.
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.
Externally we believe the blue-grey shingles and red-cedar cladding portray
the blue of the lakes and the reddish-brown of the beautiful bracken found here
in Cumbria. Inside, the warmth of the now fully restored original wooden floors
(Australian Oak) in bedrooms and hallway remind us of the friendliness of the
people in this county.
Westwood, Harris Brow, Great Broughton, Cockermouth, CA13 0XR
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2017 - 2023