We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Cottage in the Wood

4.0 of 5 Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Certificate of Excellence 2014
The Cottage in the Wood
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Cottage in the Wood
The Cottage in the Wood
The Cottage in the Wood
Write a Review

437 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    370
    44
    14
    6
    3
See reviews for
42
312
7
3
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (77)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (437)
  • Mar-May only
    (117)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (122)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (122)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (76)
All months
Hastings, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
30 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penrith
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

From the lovely greeting from kath as soon as we walked in to leaving after the fantastic meal, what a lovely lady. The meal was absolutely beautiful. Full marks to the chef. We will be recommending it to our family and friends.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed for two nights in a mountain view room and are already planning a return to this fabulous destination. The staff really can't do enough for you and all gave us a warm welcome, which was much appreciated after our long drive up from the Essex coast. The champagne we had in our room on arrival was exquisite and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We booked the 2 day gourmet stay for our wedding anniversary. From the warm welcome on arrival accompanied by tea and cake to the early breakfast and bill to help us reach our next visit the service was fantastic. Kath was always there when you needed her anticipating your needs intuitively. We had the tasting menu on the first night.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Cottage in the Wood? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Cottage in the Wood

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your The Cottage in the Wood reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Cottage In The Wood Hotel Braithwaite
The Cottage In The Wood Braithwaite, Lake District - Keswick

126 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (120)
Viewed
Room/suite (31)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
View from room (8)
Viewed
Other (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay