Keeping you up to date

Easter Reopening 2024 with a brand new look in the hall and bedrooms - see for yourselves! We look forward to welcoming you!

The beautiful Japanese print in the hall connects brilliantly with the future Japanese Acer Room!


Exciting news for you and us!

After all the positive feedback to our renovations last year, we are happy to announce that we have further plans for 2014. By popular request, we have decided to add another room to our repertoire of the  "Blue Willow" and "Cottage Garden" rooms, meaning we will be able to host up to six people in our B&B with a view. Those of you who know our B&B will remember we had an office sign in the hall beside one of the doors and that door led to the engine room of our business. This "engine room", and actually lovely office, is going to be transformed into a gorgeous, comfortable en suite room for guests with a Super King-size bed and view across the Japanese Garden - hence the name! So, from 1st January this year we shall be closing in order to carry out this work. At the same time, we shall also be also making subtle changes to our already existing bedrooms - but what these changes will be remains a secret for the time being!! Suffice it to say, we are really excited about the planned developments, knowing we will offer our guests even more variety, choice and comfort for 2024.

We shall keep you updated via Instagram and Facebook!
Judith and Peter in September 2023


Due to matters beyond our control we are having to postpone the work on the third en-suite bedroom and so are now OPEN in November as well as over CHRISTMAS and the NEW YEAR, but the third bedroom will still be arriving in 2024, we promise. We are happy to turn negatives into positives and are looking forward to welcoming guests in November as usual AND WITH 10% DISCOUNT as well!



Reward for all the hard graft! 

If you have followed the developments on Instagram or Facebook, you will know how much hard work was invested in this new development of insulation, new floors and flooring, new radiators and reworking the layout - but it has all been so worthwhile. We love the results and hope our guests will, too.
Look out for the Special Offers to celebrate with us!

Judith and Peter, 07.04.2023


Further Improvements

In 2023 we are ringing in some changes which begin with insulation under and a completely new floor in the front lounge, dining area and reading room. As well as this we shall be restructuring the latter to offer a further breakfast/work/games table for our guests.

A third en-suite bedroom is also at the planning stage and we shall be posting updates in our stories on Instagram and Facebook.

Our grand re-opening will be for Easter at the latest!

Looking forward to welcoming you back to a further improved Westwood!

Judith and Peter 05.01.2023

MAY 2022        




Birthday? Anniversary? A Special "Thank You"?

Are you looking for something unusual to make memories for your loved ones for that special occasion?

Choose either a "Surprise in a Box" or one of our newly designed gift vouchers on its own - both enable you to buy your loved ones a stay in Westwood. They can then arrange their stay with us at their own convenience.


Refurbishment of both rooms

We are delighted to present our two guest rooms after a complete re-decoration at the beginning of the year.


Re-opening end of May


Looking forward to serving you breakfast with a view again!
We still have availability from 11th -18th June and look forward to welcoming you back to our B&B with a view with our popular sole use concept for your safety (either as a twosome or foursome social bubble). Call us on 01900 826474. 



Reopening from 15th August - New Concept for challenging times: "Three-day plus" exclusive stays - the sole use of our B&B

With our new concept you can make your reservation in full confidence that we are not only adapting to all Covid-19 health and safety protocols, but also in the knowledge that you alone or you and your family/social bubble has the sole use of our B&B with a view.

You will then have the exclusive use of the guest lounge, reading room and patio in addition to your chosen room when you book a "three-day-plus" stay.

Prices for direct booking start at £330 for three nights incl. our extensive and highly-rated breakfast.

Choose the ensuite room you prefer, give us a call, book and look forward to your break with us.


4th July 2020

After careful consideration, we have decided to remain temporarily closed until we see the relaxation of travel rules is not going to lead to a further spike in cases of Covid-19. We hope you can understand our decision and be patient a little while longer.
We look forward to welcoming guests in the future as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please follow health advice and stay safe


January 2020 - Closure due to escape of water.

Unfortunately we have had to close to carry out repairs to our kitchen after a flood due to a leak on New Year's Day. We sincerely apologize to the guests whose bookings we have had to cancel and also to those who have rung and wanted to stay with us at the beginning of this year. We are working flat out and are in cooperation with our insurers to get things sorted and carry out all the necessary work to our usual high standards. We hope we may be able to re-open sooner than later and shall inform you via the website or personally.



A great gift  idea for your loved ones

We are delighted to offer our new "Suprise-in-a-Box" so you can give someone you love a relaxing stay in the beautiful Western Lake District  at  Westwood - The B&B with a view. 

A gift voucher - made out for for as many days or the amount you wish to give, comes complete with an attractive introduction to our gem B&B and a sweet surprise, too, and all in a pretty package with a bow of your choice to set it off. Simply give us a call on 01900 - 826474 today to order this Surprise-in-a-Box!



Cumbria Tourism Superior Quality Award

In addition to the wonderful news that we were first runner up in the B&B of the Year Award we also received the news that Cumbria Tourism had awarded us the Superior Quality Award. Today we received the logo and are very proud to now share this on our website.



Cumbria Tourism Awards Night 2018

What an incredible evening we had! Brilliant sunshine and magical Cumbrian scenery on the way to


Cartmel, travelling down an almost empty M6. Then, a huge marquee seething with over 400 excited people in evening dress, dinner suits, black ties and a few kilts, too, all having a wonderful time sipping prosecco and chatting animatedly - what an atmosphere! Beautifully decorated tables with twinkling lights - just being able to take part in this event in our first year as a B&B was an honour in itself ! Then we had the pleasure of sharing a table with the lovely people from the Wedding Venue " Broadoaks Country House" - Winners of their event, by the way, - and Smooth Radio Lake District, and, to top it all, it just happened to be Peter's birthday as well!  For us to come second in the whole of Cumbria in the B&B of the Year Award is not anything we would have dreamed of when we opened our doors at the end of August last year. We are so grateful to the visitor who nominated and thus encouraged us to even apply - thank you unknown visitor!  We are also grateful to CT and the Sponsors (The Cumberland) for making such an event possible and creating such a tremendous evening and, of course, we have already congratulated Raise View from Grasmere on winning and we wish them all the luck in the world when they go on to represent this wonderful county of Cumbria in the national competition next year.



New business card  

Our wonderful logo hit the mark right from the beginning, as guests can admire the lovely old bridge that is part of our view, and then remember it through our logo - and all thanks to Alan Roper's skills as an artist and graphic designer.
We started our "B&B Life" with an elegant white business card, with Alan's fantastic logo design,  but we always wanted to combine the retro style of the logo with the modern aspects of our home such as the two-tone cladding. We do hope you approve!


Gift Voucher

We are pleased to inform you that we can now offer you gift vouchers so you can give your loved ones the wonderful surprise of a break in "Westwood - The B&B with a view" in the Western Lake District. Alternatively you can have the voucher made out to an amount which can then be used towards a stay in this special B&B. The expiry date is normally a year from the date of purchase. 

Please give us a ring or drop us a mail to find out more about this service:

Tel: +44 (0)1900 826474


We Are Finalists!
18.04.2018 "Finalists revealed for ‘Oscars’ of Cumbria’s £2.72 billion tourism industry" it says on the Cumbria Tourism Website - and 'Westwood - The B&B with a view' is one of these finalists!
What fantastic news for us to share with you that we are finalists in the Bed and Breakfast of the Year Award!
We are delighted, especially as this comes so soon after opening our doors to guests in August 2017 and we are full of thanks for this wonderful opportunity. Congratulations also to all other finalists in the awards!
We would like thank the anonymous person(s) who nominated us and spurred us on to enter, and thank you, indeed, to all our guests who have encouraged us and appreciated what we are doing and given such wonderful feedback.
Thank you also to Cumbria Tourism and all the sponsors who make such an event possible (in our category this is The Cumberland). Not to forget a huge thank you to the independent panel of tourism experts who invest so much of their time to read and judge all the entries.
We now look forward to the awards ceremony in Cartmel in June.
Judith and Peter

 01900 826474

Westwood, Harris Brow, Great Broughton, Cockermouth, CA13 0XR


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