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The Cottage in the Wood

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Cottage in the Wood on our wedding night and returned to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. A very different place now, a restaurant with rooms rather than the B & B we stayed in before, but it has changed for the better. A very comfortable, stylishly decorated place to stay. Our room was immaculate and there... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just home from three lovely nights staying at The Cottage in the Woods. We found the staff so friendly and kind. We loved the complimentary tea & gorgeous cake on arrival. We had one of the basic rooms which suited our needs. It's also a fantastic location for activities in the forest. The thing that steals the show here is... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights at The Cottage in the Wood last weekend, what a fantastic place, Wonderful hosts & excellent staff, tea and cakes served in the lounge on arrival,well equipped rooms, Food was to die for we had the taster menu one night can't praise the quality of the food enough, well done to the chef. Although next to a... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to the lakes we decided to visit the cottage for a meal after reading all the great reviews. We did not book a table in advance, however, when we arrived the person attending to us was unsure if she could squeeze us in. After speaking to the chef they allowed us to be seated and much... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasting Menu - Ok…so my thoughts on Cottage in the Wood. As far as romantics go and couples wanting to simply escape from it all then it really doesn`t come any better than this. It really is a little den hidden away in the forests….Ssshhhh no one will ever know you`re there and you can simply vanish from everyday life.... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful hosts & excellent staff, most pleasant mannered ever. Lovely room stayed in 'Ash' bed to die for, no expense spared on decor. Excellent meal by a young up & coming chef. Kath is simply the most lovely natured lady who pays attention to all around her, thank you for making our stay so pleasant.

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UK
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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in December and decided to take a rest one afternoon by the log fire in the lounge. However when we got there the fire was not lit. When we went up to our rooms we found the heating was turned off. It seems the heating is only switched on in the evenings and is off in the... More

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wigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very relaxed and welcome. We had coffee and brownies after putting our luggage in our room. We stayed in treetops, which we found to be 'like a secret room' in the attic. Although small it was beautiful and the skylights were amazing to star gaze through. The taster meal was... More

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Manchester
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

The food here is simply brilliant. The chef, a young lad who is clearly going places, produced a wonderful taster menu and an equally fantastic a la carte. It is very rare when two meals are entirely flawless. The atmosphere is a little stuffy, but who cares with food like this? Service too is very good, though this reviewer found... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We've just come back from our 3rd visit to the Cottage in the Woods in Braithwaite. It's a lovely hotel with a great restaurant. Beautifully decorated and with a great view of Skiddaw from the dining area. It's well placed as it is in walking distance of Whinlatter Forest's visitor centre. The food at the Cottage in the Wood has... More

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Additional Information about The Cottage in the Wood

Also Known As:
The Cottage In The Wood Hotel
The Cottage In The Wood Hotel Braithwaite
The Cottage In The Wood Braithwaite, Lake District - Keswick
Address: Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Braithwaite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Braithwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cottage in the Wood 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17th Century former coaching Inn located in the middle of Whinlatter, England's only mountain forest. Stunning views of the Forest Valley and Skiddaw mountain range. The Forest hosts a variety of wildlife including Deer and Red Squirrels. This restaurant with rooms has achieved recognition through the award of EnjoyEngland Silver Excellence in Tourism Award 2011, The Taste of Cumbria and Taste of England's North West 2010, and 2 AA rosette for culinary excellence. ... more   less 

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