The Cottage in the Wood

Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England, CA12 5TW, United Kingdom | Hotel
Prices starting from $171.00

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Make That Money Honey

A travel blog entry by travelindan


... store. I may have mentioned this in a previous post, but I don't care. I love my new cup and burner. Man want fire, man have fire! Hmmmph (initiate caveman grunt)!

July Fourth was a huge letdown and I realized how much I missed America at that point in time. I stared at Facebook for hours thinking about what I could have accomplished on a financial status, but mores on a fun status with my beach cruiser, ‘Merica sunglasses, and a Flag speckled getup that would make ...

Glorious day in the Lakes

A travel blog entry by wearn4nz


... caused frustration - as did many other walkers parked there esp as the credit card and notes facility was broken! We reconvened at the Badger Bar, too late for a Sunday roast at 3pm but we managed with burgers and cold drinks in the sunny garden. Lovely. Whilst Andy retired for a well-earned snooze the rest of us had a very civilised game of Crown Green bowls with Sam snoozing in the shade. Sal started off the best, with me determined to improve each game ("I'm ...

The Last Week in the Lake District

A travel blog entry by franw56


... headline on a news stand. While I hate the thought of nuclear power, I wonder if the locals are happy for the upgrade given that any injection of funds into industry may in some way save their town which truly needs all the help it can get. As an aside as I write this blog, a gorgeous baby deer has run onto the lawn and is happily munching on the soft green grass just outside our living room window. We have seen quite a few deer on ...

Ambling through the lakes

A travel blog entry by merlest54


... places, all with tiny pubs and tea houses, and all always full of people – not overwhelmingly so though. Walkers stop here at these places on their rambles and the atmosphere is always so friendly. Along this walk we happened upon a slate mine and now know where the slate comes from for the buildings of the area. There was so much of it just lying around I wished I could take a whole lot of it home with me. Ahh, the Lake District, a little piece of ...

England At Last!

A travel blog entry by ashbysontour


... day was "put an extra layer on at the top of a hill, not take one off" I should have headed this as by the time we got to the bottom of most of the hills I had goosebumps everywhere and chattering teeth. Graham: I heard a couple of candidates for quote of the day, the best of which came from someone standing in his Lycra shorts, (also having just stripped off his shirt), saying "look how small it is". Well to be fair, it was a little chilly! What a day though, probably one of the ...

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This hotel, located on Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, is near Honister Slate Mine, Cumberland Pencil Museum, The Bowder Stone, and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Cottage in the Wood Braithwaite



    My wife and I visited this lovely hotel for a long weekend recently, on the basis of other reviews in Trip Advisor. Happily the other reviews were accurate and we had a fantastic weekend.



    Having stayed in many hotels in and around Keswick I feel compelled to write this review!

    Birthday Special


    My partner, Karen ,booked this hotel on the recommendation of a work colleague. What an absolute gem of a place. From beginning to end we had a truly exceptional weekend without any faults whatsoever. On arrival we were greeted by Kath with a tray of tea and homemade cakes. Liam can only best be described as a genius in the kitchen creating top quality evening dinners and excellent breakfasts. The support staff were very polite and made our stay a memorable one. This is most definitely worth a visit and Karen and I (Dave) will be coming back.

    Nice location, great service.


    The Cottage in the Wood is a small country hotel situated in a secluded location in the Whinlatter Forest. The hotel is very picturesque with some stunning views from the dining room across the Skiddaw mountain range. Make sure you are first down for the excellent cooked breakfast so you can sit at one of the window tables and gaze out at the fantastic scenery. The owner Kath and all of her staff were always helpful and provided an excellent level of service. At 37.50 pppn for bed & breakfast it is very good value for money and I would seriously consider paying a little bit extra for one of the de-luxe rooms.

    Fantastic Break


    Just back from a fanastic weekend away at the Cottage in the Wood. The break started really well when we arrived after a long drive and Kath set up a complementary welcome of tea, coffee and cakes in the garden. The hotel is ideally set for lots of great walks, which we took full advantage of, and Kath and her staff were always on hand to offer suggestions.

    We had booked the evening meals with them. There is a fixed menu, as noted in earlier reviews, so the choices are limited, however dont let this put you off as the food was consistently at an excellent standard. The views from the dining room are just as good as the food and we couldn't have wished for a better way to celebrate my wife's birthday.

    Stunning Location! Stunning Food! We loved Cottage In The Wood


    We have just returned from our second stay at Cottage In The Wood under Kath and Liam's management. The hotel is situated on the Whinlatter Pass just outside Braithwaite, near Keswick,with outstanding views of Skiddaw. As the name implies, it is a cottage hotel (formerly a 17th century coaching inn)and the rooms, of which there are just 10, are in the same style and spotlessly clean. Liam's food is to die for and whilst there is only one choice of three course meal(four courses Friday and Saturday)each evening, it is absolutely out of this world, with all food being sourced locally wherever possible. If you will eat almost anything, as we do, you will not be disappointed! The menu for the meal that evening is always available to tempt you at breakfast! The huge Cumbrian breakfast keeps you going through the day too, and you can choose something lighter if you wish. Liam and Kath cannot do enough for you, so if you have special dietary requirements they will certainly do everything they can to accomodate.

    Superb, Excellent, Great Service


    I have stayed at The Cottage on 3 occasions the food is to die for, and has recently received such recognition in "The Good Hotel Guide" The Hotel is ideal for walkers and allows dogs. Liam and Kath can't do enough for you and make you feel totally at home. The views and the scenery are breath taking.

    Disappointed ....


    The Cottage is in a beautiful setting and near wonderful walking but the approach to customer satisfaction was very disappointing. The rooms were all very cold and the ground floor bedroom damp. The heating had some problems but the response was 'well it is winter'. We were given room heaters but they were small, very noisy fans and not much good. One of our friends had mice in her room; eating the soap and climbing in her back. The response was traps set which did not catch anythign the first night but went off in the night. The owner seemed to think this was OK and did not even ask the next morning if our friend was ok. My mother had two small dogs. We were told this was fine before going but when we got there there were numerous restrictions. They could not stay in her room while we ate and they had to go into a freezing vehicle! There were some good bits in the menu but it is set and no choice so a little limiting for a longer stay. All in all we were very disappointed after a wonderful break the year before in another hotel in the lake district.

    Absolutely fabulous


    We have stayed at the Cottage in the Wood three times in the last 18 months and we have had an absolutely wonderful stay each time.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Cottage in the Wood Braithwaite

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding