Peter and Amanda Jaques are living the dream after leaving London life behind and opening a boutique hotel in Cumbria.
The couple are the proud owners of Brownber Hall, which is located between Tebay and Kirkby Stephen, just inside the Yorkshire Dales. They acquired Brownber Hall in 2016 off a guide price of £645,000, relocated to make a new home in the attic of the building and took the reins of the business that had been run by previously by owners winding down towards retirement.
Peter studied art, before working as a management consultant in London, and Amanda still works as a barrister for at least one day a week. The business is thriving since hospitality novices Peter and Amanda took over, winning rave reviews for their homely approach and relaxed service.
The hotel is and full of character with intriguing and interesting touches added throughout and Amanda and Peter have since developed the business to include a popular pizza restaurant offering.
They are also looking to develop additional suites within the eaves of the manor house. In addition they are about to launch a four-bedroom self-catering property within the grounds.