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Welcome to the Lake District’s natural choice

Perched 1,000ft up in the Whinlatter Forest above Keswick in the northern Lake District, The Cottage in the Wood is a unique Michelin-starred Restaurant with Rooms combining Ben Wilkinson’s sophisticated cooking, boutique-style rooms, friendly service and a warm welcome in a stunning natural setting.

We are proud to be ranked number 24 in the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK and number 39 in the Top 50 Boutique Hotels in the UK.


Covid-19 latest

We have moved forward cautiously, maintaining many of our Covid safety measures. Demand has been high and we are fully booked for accommodation until December, when there is limited availability. Any room cancellations will be posted via social media and our website. NB: Rooms for 2022 are bookable up to the end of July. August availability onwards will be bookable from April.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to ‘The Cottage’

Kath, Liam, Monika, Ben & Team at The Cottage in the Wood

£270.00 PER NIGHT


The Cottage in the Wood £100 Voucher

Give the perfect gift this Christmas

Looking for a long awaited treat?!  Why not give the gift of award-winning food or a getaway to the Lake District.  Treat your loved one to a magical evening of fine dining and wake up to the sound of a babbling beck and birdsong. Our gift vouchers are flexible, starting from £25 and are lovingly packaged in dried forest flora so you can experience the scent and feel of our special surroundings.

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The Cottage in the Woods Rooms

Restaurant With Rooms

Boutique Hotel Lake DistrictFall asleep to the babbling of our beck and awaken to the songs of the many bird species found within Whinlatter forest. The Cottage in the Wood’s boutique hotel accommodation offers a peaceful and tranquil Lake District location with a vast array of wildlife.

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Dessert at The Cottage in the Wood

Award Winning Dining

Michelin Star Restaurant DessertThe area provides a rich larder for our Michelin Star Restaurant; Herdwick Hogget from the surrounding Cumbrian fells, freshly landed fish and shellfish from West coast harbours and a host of wild foods.

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Make a Booking

For Room, Dinner & Breakfast bookings (Tuesday to Saturday) click Book a Room.

For Lunch only (Thursday to Saturday) or Dinner only (Tuesday to Saturday), click Book a Table.

As a Lake District ‘Restaurant with Rooms’ we are sorry we do not offer room-only bookings.

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How to Find Us

The Cottage in the Wood,
Magic Hill,
Whinlatter Forest,
Braithwaite, Near Keswick,
CA12 5TW

017687 78409