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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returning after a few years away and the place of our honeymoon some 20 years ago. Kath & Liam you continue to raise the bar and truly deserve your place as the front runners in Cumbrian food offerings. The hospitality, the surroundings and of course the food are simply sublime. You have a great team built on a work ethic... More 

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopover in B&B in hillside forest of Keswick to see some Lake District. Magic venue. Lovely hostess. Beautiful deck with views over valley and woodland. All natural, bird and squirrel feeders at breakfast! Excellent large room as overseas travellers with large luggage. Steps though! No dinner served one or two nights so check! But town nearby.

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant and cute /modern cottage rooms in the forest. Have dinner and stay the night for some of the very best food in Cumbria. Wonderful and quite but still 5 minutes from the centre of Keswick. If you can't stay, the lunch is great!

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

Would highly recommend Kath and her team for stunning food and her warm hospitality. We decided to upgrade to a really lovely room that was a aisle on arrival. Kath was very delightful, informative and happy to change food preferences without question where necessary. We only wished we had stayed longer!

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Kirkbride, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Booked this as a last minute escape. A lovely setting, cosy boutique style accommodation with a brilliant restaurant with a difference. Although we didn't eat here on this occasion as we were meeting with friends and family near by, we have eaten here before. Excellent food, with the option to have each course served with a glass of wine individual... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

It is luxury accommodation and very fine dining but without a hint of snootiness. Kath, Liam and all the staff made us feel completely comfortable, relaxed and at home. All aspects of dinner were exquisite. The service was flawless. The hospitality was exceptional throughout our all too brief overnight stay.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The cottage in the woods captures everything you think of when you hear the name with the addition of superb service, fabulous food and ran by a team that not only love their surroundings, they want to make sure you do as well. Fine dining using local produce is probably understating their offering, their attention to every detail would lead... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

It's a beautiful location and a great non-vegetarian menu, but I wasn't happy with the service overall. The B&B had a 'take it or leave it' attitude, their pricing policy wasn't clearly specified and they made it a point to bring it up yet again during our stay even though the matter had been resolved much before our visit. It... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We managed to get a late booking following a cancellation. We were welcomed by Kath who was lovely, very friendly and helpful - truly a credit to her establishment. We had the Ash room overlooking the main entrance but with a side view of the mountains. The room was on the small side and the bathroom left no room to... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I have not written a review before but after staying here, I felt I needed to. This place is out of this world. The location is stunning, the hosts and staff are delightful and nothing is too much trouble. The small things are done without you even realising. The food is some of the best I have ever tasted. We... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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: $155 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cottage in the Wood 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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The Cottage In The Wood Hotel Braithwaite
The Cottage In The Wood Braithwaite, Lake District - Keswick
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