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The Cottage in the Wood

4.0 of 5 Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place with a warm feel. The staff were very welcoming offering a cup of tea and carrot cake on arrivial and our room was well done-out with, importantly, a very comfy bed. I would stay here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a warm welcome followed by an excellent food experience...great service, super food & wine, we can't believe we have not been here before. The Brill fish dish my partner had was lovely and my pork dinner was excellent, great flavours & beautiful wine...followed by the deserts, pear & black current parfait for my partner & a beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We disagree with the previous post! We stayed at the delightful Cottage in the Wood this weekend. You could not hope to meet nicer hosts than Kath, Liam and their team. From the warm welcome with amazing complimentary home made carrot cake, to the astonishing evening meal and top advice on the most stunning walks to burn off the calories!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the delightful Cottage in the Wood this weekend. You could not hope to meet nicer people than Kath, Liam and their team. From the warm welcome with amazing home made carrot cake to the astonishing food and top advice on the most stunning walks to burn off the calories! The restaurant is stylish and the food was... More

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, food average, rooms very small, well equipped. Great for walkers and bird watchers, if you are neither, you will find the traces of dirty walking shoes dragged around the hotel irritating. Tasting menu was over ambitious, loosing out by trying to impress with opposing flavours that don't work. Far better not to try to impress. Don't bother dressing... More

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Norfolk
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for somewhere quiet and a little out of the way for a mini break for my partner, Asia, and myself when I found this lovely place. The welcome was warm and sincere and the hotel really is gorgeous. No its not a 5 star establishment full of pretentiousness but a warm friendly family run hotel where the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I managed to get a last-minute cancellation one Saturday night for my daughter and I. We wanted a room in the Lakes and wasn't fussed where we went so was just glad to have found somewhere. The welcome was nice and the room, although small, was perfectly reasonable given our low expectations. What made it special was the food. The... More

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Surrey UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We spent three nights at this delightful country hotel near Bassenthwaite. It is exactly as it sets out to be. The staff superb: the owners helpful, informed, interesting and interested. The front of house team is brilliant: friendly without being intrusive and you feel that you are guests, rather than customers in their home. The food is all that was... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

We recently spent three nights there with friends. The accomodation was excellent, although our room was on the small side. However the food was excellent, the staff were friendly and helpful. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After all the amazing reviews we were left a tad disappointed. We had booked to stay for 3 nights with some friends. Our rooms were okay, clean but small. Breakfast was delicious, we only dined one night and that was disappointing, one fish dish not cooked through properly so one of us was left watching the others enjoy their meal... More

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Address: Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Braithwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cottage in the Wood 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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The Cottage In The Wood Braithwaite, Lake District - Keswick

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