I cannot rate this hotel highly enough. From arrival to departure everything was perfect. I was a little apprehensive upon reading some of the reviews as I thought it would be smaller. However, we were pleasantly surprised and I thought very spacious. We stayed in a standard room which overlooked the mountains - it was truly breathtaking waking up to in the morning to those views. The room was great - everything we could need: very clean and comfortable, the room also appeared to have been recently refurbished. The owners (Kath and Liam) were incredibly professional and friendly; they certainly ticked every single box in looking after us. The food is amazing too - presentation, local produce - again, brilliant.
We hired mountain bikes which is a walkable distance from the hotel (about a 5 min walk) which was totally exhilarating. The scenery is breathtaking especially when you get up high into the mountains. There's a driving route through Buttermere which I would totally recommend (recommend by Kath) - the landscape reminds me so much of my second home in New Zealand.
To summarise, if you stay anywhere in the Lakes, I totally recommend staying at The Cottage in the Wood. We absolutely loved it. Kath and Liam have done a splendid job. You will not be dissapointed.More