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The Cottage in the Wood

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Room & Suite (132)
Dining (54)
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17th Century fully renovated 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, and in 2017-18 was selected as Inspectors Choice by the AA.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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What a fantastic place to stay. We went on a 3 night New year break. Kath and Liam and all staff were fantastic throughout. The food is out of this world and wine pairing is superb. The team created special menus each night, I have attached some photos. Each day when we arrived
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We stayed over on a Saturday night for dinner. The room was very clean although a little cold! We received an extra radiator to heat the room up on request. Dinner was 3 courses included in the rate although you could upgrade to the tasting menu for extra. The food was very
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The food is excellent, service is efficient and friendly and the owner is very nice, nothing is too much trouble. The food is beautifully balanced, with unusual combinations and attention to detail. Dishes captured the essence of the forest and mountains you see from your
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A two night stay, booked last minute. Ate in the restaurant on the Friday. A great meal, ambitious but not pretentious. Excellent service and lots of thoughtful touches such as the amuse bouche beforehand. Also, really good value at £45 for three courses. Having just eaten at a
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Fantastic service from great staff in a lovely location even after the current necessary detour. The food was absolutely beautiful, we ate off the short menu rather than the tasting menu. Beautifully cooked and presented for all courses , would recommend to anyone and everyone.
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The Standard Room at The Cottage in the Wood
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The Shared Bathroom at The Cottage in the Wood
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How far away from the centre of Keswick town are you?
From memory about 10 mins in the car
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Hi Are you pet friendly?
hi do you allow dogs in your hotel?
Hello Really sorry for the delay in responding, there was a little glitch with our first effort! Sorry, we don't take pets. If it is helpful, we can recommend Overwater Hall.
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"We only saw our room which faced the road but not a problem because there was so little traffic along it."
"Restaurant - recommend a table in the conservatory type extension as it has views out through the trees (over the terrace)."
"Oak Room.We had a wonderful view from our room of the mountains and the forest."
"Our room was at the back, and we were quite happy with it."
"The Garden Room has private access and is beautifully appointed."
US$164 - US$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the cottage in the wood hotel braithwaite
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictKeswickBraithwaite
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