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The Cottage in the Wood
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Braithwaite
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 September 2017

My wife and eye always go for the lunch. 3 course for £30 per person
choice of two options for each course
always beautifully presented and the food tastes amazing
bread is made fresh.
as with any fine dining the portions often look small but the 3 courses fill you perfectly
staff are excellent and very knowledgable about the food and wine

Room Tip: Food is amazing try the Elysium with dessert
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Cottage in the woods is a really lovely quaint hotel set in the middle of Whinlatter Forest. We stayed one night and dined here in the evening and would happily give the tasting menu 5/5, we both enjoyed every course and the setting was idillic too. Service was great throughout the course of our stay, especially the lady accepting guests in the afternoon and running the evening service, unfortunately can't recall her name! The only downside to our experience was the room, although pleasant and clean, it was rather small (bathroom particularly a bit of a squeeze) and therefore found it to be a tad overpriced. However, we would definitely return and recommend to others.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We stayed here a couple of weeks ago for one night in the Garden Room and loved it.

The location is gorgeous and the Garden Room has fantastic views, luckily for us the sun was shining during the stay. The room itself was lovely, very spacious, with a huge comfortable bed and a large wet room with shower.

We ate in the restaurant on the evening and had a brilliant meal - we opted for the tasting menu which was great. Highlight of the meal was probably the hogget dish, which was to die for.

We got engaged at the Cottage in the Wood during our stay and it was the perfect setting.

Thanks to Kath and the team for being such wonderful hosts and to help start our engagement celebrations.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We visited The Cottage in the Woods for my birthday. And what a treat it was!

It is located in some beautiful countryside with lots of walking nearby. The hosts and staff were so helpful and friendly - they could not do enough for us. The room was great and the bed was really comfortable.

Breakfast was excellent. it was really well cooked but the highlight was the evening meal. The food was as good as some Michelin starred restaurants that we have eaten in at a fraction of the cost and without any of the stuffiness. The matched wines were very well selected and very enjoyable.

There was even a red squirrel on the veranda on one afternoon to entertain us.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

An outstanding meal in a beautiful setting, The service was superb with attentive and caring quality. The food was top class and the wine to match was perfect. I have eaten duck in many places but this was sublime, the confit leg, omg.
If you like fine food of a fine dining style then this is just a must.

Stayed: August 2017, 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
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Braithwaite
Price Range: €133 - €147 (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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