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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing food, Attentive service and beautiful location. We stayed for the valentines break and can't wait to come back. It is expensive but worth it. Especially for the food. The rooms are small but that is what you would expect for a cottage. Fabulous!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived on the Friday afternoon and we were shocked by how lovely the seating area is in the hotel (you should have more pictures on your website BTW if you're reading Kath) and we were then shown to our room. I'd secretly upgraded our room and we were given "Oak". My wife was very surprised and we both loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We can not speak more highly of this amazing place! The staff, location and setting is truly amazing! The best part though by far is the food we ate in two nights and the food was certainly up there with the Michelin restaurants we have been lucky enough to eat at. The breakfasts were also scrummy - we stayed in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first trip to the Lakes and we really wanted to make it a special holiday. Boy was this special! "The Cottage" is situated amongst the most stunning scenery we have ever witnessed and as keen walkers, we could easily have spent our stay enjoying the variety of woodland and mountain walks, however with only two days to spare (not... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I arrived and were seated for a pre-drink. We chose the preseco and gin which was a lovely combination. We decided to chose the 'taster menu' with the wine options. The food was absolutely delicious and I truly think this restaurant could be heading for a Michelin star. Every plate served was described to us in detail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Lakes and have stayed in several places over the years. We are food driven and saw the Cottage in the Wood in a recipe book called North West relish and decided to give it a try. We booked on their Springwatch offer which gave us the normal menu first night and the taster menu on our second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend this hotel very highly!! Set in a remote beautiful setting that's just so peaceful! Kath and her team are so welcoming and friendly! We felt truly at home! The room was clean and tidy! You can tell they have high standards! Breakfast was lovely...the only complaint (from Hubby) was a small breakfast menu (he likes to eat a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first visit to the Lake District and I was not sure what to expect. As Cottages in the Wood has consistently received very good reviews, we decided to stay here. It is located outside of the touristy village of Keswick and best to travel there is by car or for welltrained bikers by climbing up the hill.... More 

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Hampshire UK
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this place, Kath and Liam with their staff work very hard to make it special. We had Tree Tops room for this stay, it is in th eves so not really suitable for tall people. The bathoom was lovely and the free standing bath welcome after a climb up Catbells. We did not eat in the restaurant this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Short W/E break. Rooms are comfortable and good quality, location is a 1/2 hour walk uphill from Braithwaite, but the best bit: The food is outstanding, from the individually prepared breakfast to the taster menu, where the Chef does a seasonal six course meal that is a taste banquet, the wine tasters that followed the courses were beautiful. Pat made... More 

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