Covid Update: Please check our latest Covid-19 updates here.

Update – During lockdown period we remain commited to our relaxed cancellation policy with transferable or refundable deposits for Covid related cancellations.  Please email or call to discuss.

We have also been pleased to extend the expiry dates for gift vouchers due to expire in 2020 for further year.  Any vouchers purchased this year will be valid .

A very big thank you to all our guests who have supported us throughout the pandemic.   We have been overwhelmed with all your good wishes.  We very much appreciate those guests who have been able to defer their bookings to better times ahead.  We look forward to extending a ‘Cottage Welcome’ at some point once things settle down.

In the meantime best wishes and take care

Kath, Liam, Monika, Ben and all the Team

The restuarant and hotel is closed until further notice. 

During lockdown phone lines are open 10.00-2.00pm Monday to Friday and we will respond to emails as quickly as we can.  



 To give you peace of mind details of our specific Covid safety measures can be viewed here.


Give the perfect gift this Christmas

This Christmas 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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Fall asleep to the babbling of our beck and awaken to the songs of the many bird species found within the forest. ‘The Cottage offers a peaceful and tranquil location with a vast array of wild life.

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Award Winning Dining

The area provides a rich larder; Herdwick Hogget from the surrounding fells, freshly landed fish and shellfish from West coast harbours and a host of wild foods.

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How to Find Us

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

017687 78409