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The Cottage in the Wood
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Braithwaite
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Fantastic short break. Rooms very comfortable and warm. Restaurant is outstanding. All food locally sourced fresh and beautifully presented. Attentive friendly service from all the staff. The bonus was watching the array of birds and the red squirrel on the feeders whilst eating breakfast.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Once again we had a fantastic short break at our favourite place. Our evening meals were out of this world - locally sourced, beautifully presented and delicious. Breakfasts are fabulous too and we were able to watch lots of birds on the feeders from the conservatory windows whilst eating.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Well it was 3rd time lucky having tried to book the restaurant twice before while on visits to Keswick........and now I know why.
The food was outstanding...locally sourced, fresh and beautifully presented with great attention to detail. All this is underpinned by the attentive and friendly service provided by staff from the moment you enquire about a booking until you reluctantly leave this hidden gem.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We stayed here quite a while ago now but it has stood out in terms of venue and service. The staff were wonderful and went out of their way to be helpful. The food was delicious and their breakfast was very tasty with a daily special. The conservatory was a great place to take in the scenery and watch the wildlife, we could have sat there for hours. the location is really lovely and in a great situation to visit all the Lake District sights. The room we had was quite small but well appointed and warm (sometimes a bit too hot! But that's better than too cold). We didn't spend much time in the room anyway as the area is so full of places to visit and things to do and the public areas of the hotel are really lovely. Quite expensive but worth it for the service, views and location.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Parsley08
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

Our visit was limited to lunch but we would love to stay at The Cottage in the Wood as our brief visit was superb. We were early for our reserved table but were made so welcome, the log burner lit and our pre lunch drinks brought to us. Our table had the most fantastic views of Skiddaw and the menu although very limited was of excellent quality and incredible value. We will be back!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank CMH1935
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

No, really !! We've just come back from a perfect mini-break in the Lakes and could not have wished for a better hotel. We stayed here over 20 years ago and had a good time, but the present owners have taken it to another level. The rooms are clean, very comfortable and full of nice touches. The restaurant really is first class - carefully crafted menus crammed full of excellent local produce. The staff could not be more friendly, and go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible - nothing seems too much trouble (I swear they even arranged rain-free weather !!). But don't listen to us - go and stay there yourself !

Room Tip: Cottage rooms are not huge.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

After using Trip Advisor to assist with our search for the perfect weekend, we came across The Cottage in the Wood, and were not disappointed with our find. It was perfection all weekend, absolutely amazing and can't rave more. From arriving to be greeted by very happy and professional staff through to the amazing cusine, that should definitely be worthy of a michelin star, and I've eaten at a few places, through to the cosy super king bed and wet room. One of the main reasons apart from the stunning views and rave reviews, was that I was recently diagnosed with celiac disease. I phoned Kath and from the outset there was no issue, very accomodating and throughout the weekend they catered for me. I have recommended this place to everyone I can talk to about it, and even treated my mum and dad for a christmas present to have a night at the Cottage in the Wood. We didn't try the taster menu, but we are definitely going to be returning so I will look forward to trying that. All in all, I couldn't recommend highly and I have very high expectations! Thanks to Kath, Liam and all the staff for a perfect weekend.

Gemma and Andy

Room Tip: We stayed in the Garden Room. Whilst it doesn't have the views of the mountain top, it had stunn...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gemma C
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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: £114 - £120 (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 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 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. ... more   less 
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