About Sharon & Peter Garner, Keswick
Sharon was born & bred in Threlkeld village 4 miles east of Keswick. Sharon attended Threlkeld then Keswick School and after school started training as a confectioner with John Bryson - Master Bakers of Keswick. By the age of 21 Sharon was promoted to Head Confectioner and managed Bryson's Confectionary Dept. as well as working part-time as an accomplished professional caterer.
I ,Peter, moved to Keswick in 1986 to help my parents in their, then, new business Lakeside Holiday Park. Sharon & I met in that year and married in 1988. Sadly my Dad, Norman, died in the same year but the holiday park business continued until 2005. When my mother, Jeanne, died the family decided to sell 'Lakeside' to the Caravan & Camping Club.
Sharon & I bought Burnside in 1999 and after some refurbishment work started Burnside B&B in 2002. With the monies from the sale of 'Lakeside' in 2005 we built an extension and started an extensive upgrade of Burnside B&B resulting in a 4 Star Silver Award which have been awarded annually since.
With our B&B and holiday letting businesses established we started a new business Fjell Tipi Tent Hire Ltd. Hiring out elegant Scandinavian Tipis for weddings, parties, festivals in the Lake District and beyond. Please follow the link should Event Tipi hire be of interest.
In our spare time Sharon & I enjoy watching sons Thomas & Harry play rugby for Keswick RUFC & Leeds University (Harry). While Sharon enjoys cooking and her annual shopping/theatre trip to London or Edinburgh; I enjoy walking, birdwatching, field archery and a yearly backpacking/birdwatching trip to the Scottish Highlands with Thomas & Harry.