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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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed in the Garden Room - what a treat. One of the best places I've stayed in the Lake District. Wonderful staff and an amazing breakfast in a conservatory with stunning views. Would stay again without question.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of visiting this hotel in May this year, we stayed in the garden room, it is a very spacious room with a magnificent bathroom (it has great underfloor heating). The room itself looks out over the garden so you can sit and watch the birds feeding. The food in the restaurant was of excellent quality and... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my partner Tracy to The Cottage in the Wood last night, a place we'd been intending to visit for sometime. I'd first heard of the restaurant/boutique hotel by reputation of its food, and it certainly lived up to the hype. The greeting and general service was very warm and friendly, and attentive without being over bearing. The setting,... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of staying at this lovely hotel last week (25/27th June 2015). The owners made my wife and me feel at home and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The accommodation is very well kept to a high standard. The food was top class. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The location is... More 

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liverpool
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend ate here for his birthday and we were treated to an amazing meal. We got a table in the conservatory and although it was cloudy got access to some sneak peaks of the fabulous view. Although it wasn't cheap, the food was good value for money and the service was excellent - it is a pet... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stayed for one night and loved it. The food is highly recommended in the good food guide and we weren't disappointed. We had the six course vegetarian tasting menu and everything was really tasty. Service was spot on - efficient and friendly. Breakfast was the best I've ever had. If we visit the area again, we'd definitely stay here.

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visitd the Cottage in the Wood some six weeks ago and was so totaly blown away with the quality of the food that we decided to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary there. Having been very fortunate to have eaten in some of the finest eateries in the UK we would place this establishment alongside the very best. Well done... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It is a rare occasion that my friend and I are really quiet.....even during the most strenuous climbs of our 3 day Lakeland break we can usually keep chatting but on numerous occasions at The Cottage, we were speechless.......the food is really THAT good!The presentation is just a start but the combinations of flavours are some of the most remarkable... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a wonderful stay! My wife and I stayed 3 nights at the cottage in the woods while we toured northern England this May. The staff, after a 3 + hour long drive, welcomed us with opened arms with tea and cake while we relaxed from our long drive. Tom, the best waiter ever, was so friendly. He took the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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