I couldn't have asked for a better setting for my first stay in the Lake District. The Cottage in the Wood is outstanding on every level, perfection down to every detail. The staff are attentive and friendly, the location is breath-taking with views over Skiddaw as you set yourself up for the day over breakfast and the room (we stayed in Tree Tops) was beautiful.
This place is really special, we managed to spot our first wild red squirrel feasting on the feeders in the grounds and it is a truly perfect base for all the local adventures the Lakes has to offer, whilst being secluded from the hustle and bustle of the town.
The food standard is very high, the staff are well informed of the menu and offer explanations of some of the less heard of dishes without being patronising, you can tell the chef is very passionate about his dishes and the attention to detail is second to none.
As soon as we left the hotel this morning we were already madly trying to find another weekend when we can book to return ... which we will do very soon!!!More