Deep in the only indigenous mountain woodland in England, this small hotel offers charming, relaxed service, very comfortable rooms and a terrific restaurant. We chose the Cumbrian tasting menu on our first night and thoroughly recommend it, the serving staff were impressively knowledgable about the dishes and the provenance of the produce. The second night we dined a la carte and the quality was again excellent although some of the dishes were the same as we had sampled on the tasting menu which impacted a little on the choice. Although the food and wine is very fine and the service is attentive, the atmosphere isn't at all stuffy or oppressive. We stayed in the cheapest room overlooking the road and although not large, it was very comfortable and immaculately clean. We were able to store our bikes in the locked boiler room which was a bonus.The breakfast was a treat, taken looking out over the birds and red squirrels towards Skiddaw emerging from the morning mist. We look forward to returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 17th Century former coaching Inn located in the middle of Whinlatter, England's only mountain forest. Stunning views of the Forest Valley and Skiddaw mountain range. The Forest hosts a variety of wildlife including Deer and Red Squirrels. This restaurant with rooms has achieved recognition through the award of EnjoyEngland Silver Excellence in Tourism Award 2011, The Taste of Cumbria and Taste of England's North West 2010, and 2 AA rosette for culinary excellence. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cottage In The Wood Hotel Braithwaite
- The Cottage In The Wood Braithwaite, Lake District - Keswick