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The Cottage in the Wood
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Braithwaite
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 March 2011

Returned recently for a weekend to chill out with close friends. We were made very welcome by Kath with refreshments and a roaring log fire. A good wine led into a most exciting evening meal menu. We were spoilt with the range of courses available, ingredients carefully crafted together, locally sourced and even foraged from the wild. We were in a Mountain View room that was cosy, comfy and with good views. The bathroom would be of modest size if you are of a larger build.
The excellent breakfast was more traditional in content and served in a conservatory with stunning views over the forest across to Skiddaw, eaten watching the mists rise off the trees in the sun.
From the doorstep are hill walks either side of the valley and just up the pass the Forestry Centre with MTB bike hire and other activities.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2011

My wife and I have just spent 3 nights in the 'Cottage in the Woods' and we had a wonderful time. Kath and the staff could not be more friendly or helpful, the food was out of this world and the room (the Rowan Room) was great. A place we shall definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 December 2010

Stayed at the Cottage in the Wood this weekend as a surprise getaway from my husband. Very impressed by the service and the idyllic location in the heart of the Lake District. We ate in the restaurant the first night and have to say the food was fantastic. Despite the freezing temperatures outside we were warmed by the atmosphere inside from the friendly staff and hearty log burner in the lounge. Breakfast was also very good with a chance to soak up the amazing views.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank EssexSeasider
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Reviewed 9 November 2010

This is one of nicest places we've stayed in in the Lakes. As soon as we walked through the door we were met by a warm friendly welcome from Kath and the staff.
Rooms warm and comfortable. Food excellent. Wonderful location with fantastic views from the conservatory resturant.
Kath was very helpful when our car got stuck in the mud at a car park 2 miles up the road, and having managed to hitch a lift back to the hotel to phone the RAC (no mobile signal) she let us use her phone and made us coffee while we waited for rescue.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2010

We had a really beautiful start to married life with the first couple of days here. We stayed in the top floor suite which was full of character and with an awesome view out the window. It had a real feel of boutique luxury which is exactly what we were looking for. The food is second to none and without a doubt the best meal we had all honeymoon was our first meal there which was gourmet standard.

We were made to feel so so welcome and so at home that we've been reminiscing ever since and can't wait to go back.

Thank-you Liam and Kath!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

My husband and I stayed at The Cottage for 12 days. The location is perfect - isolated, quiet and yet not very far from all of the sights in the Lake District. Kath and her team make you feel welcome. Service is very attentive and friendly, never stogy. Kath is very knowledgeable about the area and can help you plan your day. (The detailed weather reports help too).

The Cottage is not a frilly, fussy Victorian place. Our room was big, bright and with a bit of luxury to make you feel special. The dining/breakfast room is modern, lively and active in the morning and in the evening is transformed into a romantic fine dining experience.

The food: We ate dinner there three times. The menu varied widely from day to day and that is because they don't plan the dinner menu "until we've seen what's best at the market today". And then they deliver the best. Staying 12 days at one B&B certainly is a test for the kitchen. They are up to it - you can order a full English (including award winning blood pudding), but I suggest that you try their "specials" like smoked salmon with scrambled eggs on a muffin or french toast with bananas and fresh figs.

We had a wonderful time here and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

We only stayed for one night as we were visiting a relative nearby, and we stayed in the new garden room which was large, beautifully decorated, innovative and well equipped.
We were made to feel very welcome and managed to get a table for an evening meal. This was very well cooked and presented and was a fraction of the cost of similar meals we have recently eaten in London and Cambridge. We liked the pre dinner drink in the comfortable lounge - the place was very busy and every table was booked. (we got a late cancellation.) Good choice of wine at good prices.
Excellent breakfast with great views across the Derwent valley. We really like the idea of ensuring that produce is locally sourced, or even better, from the wild.
Couldn't fault it really!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Cottage in the Wood

Address: Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
Region: 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: £110 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cottage in the Wood 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17th Century fully renovated 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 Cumbria Tourism's Taste Cumbria 2016 and 3 AA rosette for culinary excellence. 'The Cottage' is featured in the Good Food Guide and Good Hotel Guide, and in 2017-18 was selected as Inspectors Choice by the AA. ... more   less 
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