The Cottage in the Wood

‘We were not disappointed. More

Contact details

The Cottage in the Wood
Magic Hill
Whinlatter Forest
Braithwaite
Cumbria
CA12 5TW
England
017687 78409

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9. 1 in the garden with separate entrance.

Open

all year except Christmas, 2nd and 3rd week Jan, restaurant closed Mon.

Facilities

lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), drying room, secure bicycle storage, terraced garden, 2 acres of woodland, only restaurant suitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £88, D,B&B from £105. Set menu £50, tasting menu £65. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We were not disappointed.’ Beside Whinlatter Pass, Kath and Liam Berney extend the ‘warmest welcome’ to guests at their ‘idyllic’ restaurant-with-rooms. Take drinks on the terrace in warmer weather – the whitewashed 17th-century coaching inn has ‘stunning views’ towards Skiddaw – or retire to the sitting room, where a wood-burner, books and games await on rainy days. The ‘clean, well-appointed’ smaller Cottage bedrooms occupy the oldest part of the house, dating from 1654; the ‘luxurious, generously proportioned’ Garden Room has a private patio. ‘The living area was divided by a wood-burning stove, creating separate cosy seating areas.’ Eat well in the award-winning conservatory-style dining room, where chef Chris Archer ‘cooks with flair’, using ‘lots of local produce: Herdwick hogget, brill from Whitehaven, the famous Waberthwaite sausage’.Each dish is paired with a complementing wine. (Try the vegetarian tasting menu, a tempting alternative.) Breakfast, with scrambled duck eggs and ‘crispy’ bacon, is ‘great’. Walking and cycling trails from the door; a drying room for when you return. (HB, JP, Stephanie Thompson and Keith Sutton)

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The Cottage in the Wood
Magic Hill
Whinlatter Forest
Braithwaite
Cumbria
CA12 5TW

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