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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole family were treated to a fantastic dinner, beautifully presented and served by the wonderful staff. A truly enjoyable experience, one we are looking to do again next time we visit from Australia. Thanks Kath and the team for making it a great night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since our visit I have been trying to think of words to express the fantastic food and service with Kath, Chris and their staff. We have been to loads of Michelin starred establishments and have come away feeling slightly ripped off. This place is the exception, 7 stars all the way. Excellent

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night here in early August and were very happy with our stay. We had a mountain view room which was small but comfortable and very clean. We enjoyed tea on the terrace overlooking the lovely garden and bird feeding stations. Dinner was very good despite a hiccup with the wine pairing when we were given the wrong... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights. The dinners were simply stunning, flavours and presentation outstanding. The wine list had a good and varied selection and each evening it is possible to take a wine flight paired to the menu of the day. Breakfasts were also superb. We were made to feel very welcome. Our room was clean and comfortable. The owners... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I've visited The Cottage in the Wood and it was well worth the trip. We went for the Sampler (Taster) menu and accompanying wine flight. It. Was. Amazing! From the moment we stepped into the reception area we felt welcomed and looked after. As our coats were taken, it was noted that we'd arrived in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have just checked out of the most beautiful boutique hotel I will probably ever have the joy of staying in. From the time of our last minute booking right up to check out Cath and her team have been absolutely faultless, we stayed in the Garden Room and it was beyond stunning, the bed is so soft and the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Cottage in the wood for three nights. We chose this hotel as the location is perfectly situated next to both Whinlatter Forest and the foot of Grisedale Fell. The car stayed parked for the whole of three days. You are literally footsteps away from top notch mountain biking, fell running/walking and adventure. The... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We came here to celebrate my partners birthday and was a really special experience. We were welcomed with tea and homemade brownies (too good) and then shown to our room; the garden room. The room is tucked under the main house with a little garden and wonderful views over Skiddaw. The room was gorgeous with the comfiest bed I have... More 

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Theys, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

After our first visit here a couple of years ago we we determined to come back, and at the end of December 2015 we finally did. The New Year half-board package could have been tailor-made for us! Our room was not large, so empty suitcases had to be stored in the car, but was otherwise extremely comfortable. The food was... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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  • 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: $154 - $226 (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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