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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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Ossett, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
40 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as you enter the hotel you are made to feel most welcome. The friendliness of the staff and owners are what makes this hotel what it is. The hotel is situated about 10 mins from Keswick. It is an isolated spot just next to Whinlatter visitor centre. You enter the hotel in the lounge area where there is... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely welcoming staff, wonderful breakfast with extra touches like really good bread used for the toast, and home-made raspberry jam which was superb. Room very clean and appealing, though not over large. Very comfortable with a little jar of home-made shortbread (replenished daily) and a carafe of mineral water, as well as the usual tea and coffee making facilities (including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had visited the cottage in the woods before and new it would be the perfect place to propose to my girlfriend and it was! The location is stunning, the rooms are fantastic and the food is at 1 star Michelin standard. It may cost a little more but it's more than worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Me and my girlfriend were looking for a romantic getaway. With quaint little rooms and superb food, cottage in the wood for us ticked all the boxes. The staff were tentative and made you feel welcome and at home as soon as you were through the door. The breakfast was another highlight for us with a great selection of well... More 

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Manchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A revisit. Wonderful food and really good to meet the chef,Chris, and listen to him talk with such passion about what he produces in the kitchen. Scallops, lime, satay and radish was a course that was heaven sent. The pigeon breast likewise. Balanced meals that brim with flair, presentation but most of all taste, make this an outstanding experience. The... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Having worked at The Cottage from May 2009 until September 2012, Kath and Liam were not just employers but like family too. It was really good to be back and stay in this luxurious accommodation, they have even updated the restaurant and some of the rooms! The welcome is always warm with a complimentary hot drink and a piece of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have just returned from a Twixmas break & it is the third time we have stayed here around the Xmas period over the last 3 years. The Cottage has been a real find for us - as always we received the warmest of welcomes from Kath on arrival & were settled in with 2 glasses of mulled wine &... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
33 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights. Excellent location, stunning. In the middle of the woods, spotted a red squirrel while sitting with a drink outside the hotel. Can easily walk out of the hotel and into nature trails. Good access to the surrounding lakes. Amazing views from the restaurant of Skiddaw. The room was clean, comfy and well appointed. The floors... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Our visit for dinner was excellent. A warm reception from the host and very friendly staff. They pride themselves on local or small specialist suppliers and take time to tell you how your food is prepared and the ingredients. Every course was a pleasure, with coffee served afterwards in the nice warm lounge. It is not cheap, but worth the... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We visit the Lake District on a regular basis but this was our first time here and a special one to mark my birthday. We booked a three night stay DB&B package which included the tasting menu on one night of our choosing. We had a warm welcome from the very beginning with tea and cake and nothing was too... More 

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