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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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Hampshire UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay here in March and stayed in the garden room, which was idyllic. Breakfasts were good and hearty, but the evening menu was set and if you're anything like me (limited to chicken, beef or fish) then you'll struggle. This, however is my own admission of being fairly faddy, but with the hotel being fairly remote... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we got there the welcome was wonderful. All the staff and the owners are so welcoming. The food was excellent couldn't ask for better. You just felt so special from the start . I can't wait tell we visit again. Brilliant views.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed previously we hoped it would be as good, we were not disappointed, the welcome on arrival, the friendly and most helpful staff with excellent food left us in no doubt that we will return in the future. A great location where you can just leave your car and explore numerous walks from the cottage. Try the taster menu... More 

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Ossett, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 March 9, 2015

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 March 1, 2015

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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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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