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The Cottage in the Wood

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Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The windy road that leads up to the hotel features some magnificent views over Keswick and beyond. The hotel itself is an amazing mix of homely welcoming charm and top class dining and service. It's a great B&B and a top class restaurant. Kath and her team provide a five star service. We stayed and dined for two nights, both... More 

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Albany, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cottage in the Wood is as charming as it appears. Service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. Rooms are immaculate and thoughtfully appointed. The owners and staff go above and beyond. The restaurant offers a memorable dinning experience that should not be missed with beautiful presentation and creative flavors. After a month-long stay in the UK, Cottage in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tree tops nothing special in fact overpriced. No hot water either before dinner or in the morning. Was offered a glass of champagne each to compensate! We both felt we wished we had stayed elsewhere - food nice but hotel v tired.

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Valhalla, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to set up camp while exploring the Lake District. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed. Be careful if choosing the room called Tree Tops, as it is an attic room. We are not tall (5'5") but even we kept hitting our heads on the ceiling beams! The food was excellent, both for breakfast and... More 

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Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at The Cottage in the Woods last week, me, my husband, son and 80 year old mother-in-law. I called ahead the day before to check if they had a veggie option on the menu. Kathy answered and said they would do a veggie option and checked with the chef to see what it would be. When we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiance and I stayed here earlier in the year. I was immediately blown away by the location and how beautiful it was. We stayed in the 'Treetops Room' which was perfect and decorated to a very high standard. We did not have Dinner in the hotel but the breakfast was fantastic. The holiday was polished off by the most... More 

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Wigtown, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed and dined here on Tuesday 28 July, as a birthday treat for both of us as we have stayed before and loved it. The rooms are very clean, nicely furnished and comfortable, but the star of the show is the restaurant. We went for the Tasting Menu which was beyond superb - the best meal out we have ever... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stayed in the Garden Room - what a treat. One of the best places I've stayed in the Lake District. Wonderful staff and an amazing breakfast in a conservatory with stunning views. Would stay again without question.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had the pleasure of visiting this hotel in May this year, we stayed in the garden room, it is a very spacious room with a magnificent bathroom (it has great underfloor heating). The room itself looks out over the garden so you can sit and watch the birds feeding. The food in the restaurant was of excellent quality and... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I took my partner Tracy to The Cottage in the Wood last night, a place we'd been intending to visit for sometime. I'd first heard of the restaurant/boutique hotel by reputation of its food, and it certainly lived up to the hype. The greeting and general service was very warm and friendly, and attentive without being over bearing. The setting,... More 

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