9. 1 in the garden with separate entrance.
all year except 25/26 Dec, 2nd and 3rd week Jan, restaurant closed Mon.
lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), drying room, secure bicycle storage, terraced garden, 2 acres of woodland, restaurant and public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
not under 10.
per room B&B single £96, double £96-£220, D,B&B double £200-£290. Set menu £45, tasting menu £65. 1-night bookings refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Stunning views’ towards Skiddaw, and glimpses of red squirrels, are served with the ‘superb dinner’ at Kath and Liam Berney’s ‘idyllic’ restaurant-with-rooms on the Whinlatter Pass. The Cottage in question is a 17th-century coaching inn; the Wood is England’s only true mountain forest. ‘The owners have translated their passion and hard work through to the staff. The enthusiasm is addictive,’ report readers in 2018. ‘It was like staying with friends.’ New chef Ben Wilkinson’s northern European-style dishes reflect the wooded Lakeland location, often with a pine-infused flavour. The Herdwick hogget remains a perennial favourite. ‘The tasting menu was superb; the wines exquisite.’ In some rooms, original features sit alongside slick, contemporary flourishes. While those in the main house can be small, even ‘tiny’, they have ‘all the comforts’. The loft room allows stargazing from your bed, while the ‘generously proportioned, luxurious’ garden room offers a seating area and striking wet room. ‘A lot of thoughtful touches’ is the conclusion of two readers, who, at breakfast, were asked ‘if they preferred their scrambled eggs creamy or firmer – the first time that has ever happened!’. (Neil Leaver, RO, and others)
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Autumn 'Taste Cumbria' Special Offer
To celebrate the arrival of Autumn, throughout September, October and November here’s a three-night mid-week break that includes dinner each evening and culminating in the ‘Taste Cumbria’ menu. Or take advantage of the two-night offer that also includes the Weekend. Dinner, bed and breakfast rates offer great value for money with two or three-night packages from just £420.00 per room. This package should be booked direct. Please mention Autumn Colours Offer. T&Cs apply. To take advantage of this special offer, please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.