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“Magical Wonderful Place!”

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The Cottage in the Wood
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Braithwaite
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Magical Wonderful Place!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a really special place in the most beautiful location serving THE most incredible food I have ever tasted!
Having been before we knew we were in for a treat but if possible the food just gets better. It is seriously an award winning worthy dinning experience due to the taste and presentation of the food using local ingredients served at such high standards and delicious taste combinations. We had the lunch menu which I feel is amazing value for the level of cuisine and it feels like such a special treat going there for lunch. The service is so warm, hospitable, friendly and professional! The location is unique, magical and it feels like a hidden slice of perfection in the Lakes! I couldn't rate it more highly!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Wokingham, Berkshire
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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

After reading the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, my wife and I were lucky enough to secure a reservation in the restaurant at the last moment. From our reservation to departure our experience was faultless but most importantly the food was Devine. You have the option to choose from a 7 course 'taster' menu or the 3 course menu. All the food is sourced locally and the freshness, taste and presentation of the food would be the envy of any Michelin star restaurant. Oh, I forgot to mention the views of Skiddaw mountain and the forest location of the restaurant is comparable with the Alps.

Stayed March 2013
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Nothing I can add to previous reviews would do The Cottage In The Wood justice. Everybody should experience the perfect tranquillity, perfect food, perfect accomodation, perfect hosting.
A magical weekend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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leicester
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We cannot praise the Cottage in the Wood highly enough. The welcome we received was warm, professional and very attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. The food, as previous reviewers have already stated, excellent. Rooms were very comfortable and clean with lots of nice touches. This is a true gem of a place to stay in the Lake District.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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The Wirral
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

My sister and I had a short break here. We met perfection at every level. We had a warm welcome with offers of help with luggage and a complimentary pot of coffee and delicious carrot cake. Our small twin room was cosy and warm, essential as the weather wasn't! I'd swear the bathroom was brand spanking new! Very good value for money considering how well appointed the room was and the hotel's general location.
This hotel is excellent for walkers as there are several good walks of differing levels right from the front door. We stuck mainly to the walks in Whinlatter forest. The 'blue' trail walk is not as strenuous as it looks and offers some magnificent views.
We had decided on the Cottage in the Wood because of its reputation for good food, but were not prepared for the level of excellence we met. I am fussy! I have eaten at several places which have boasted Michelin stars, but none have matched the inventiveness and attention to detail that are clearly the hallmarks of The Cottage's chef.
This will be somewhere I'll return to again and again for hospitality, value for money and culinary arts that can't be matched.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We had a wonderful meal here. A very warm welcome with excellent attentive service. The food was wonderful, my wood pigeon was beautifully cooked and the pork belly with langoustines was full of flavour. The chocolate delice with salted caramel was one of the best chocolate deserts I have ever had and I have had a fair few! Rounded off with a nice glass of nz sauvignon and coffees with lovely petit fours. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend without hesitation and hope to return.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

I booked the restaurant to celebrate my birthday with family last week, and wasn't disappointed. The location was lovely, the food was fantastic and the service exceptional. The warm welcome and attention to detail was superb. The 3 course set dinner, whilst not cheap, is still very good value for the quality of food. The menu is local and very interesting. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Cottage in the Wood

Property: The Cottage in the Wood
Address: Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Braithwaite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Braithwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cottage in the Wood 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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