We are delighted  to have reopened and  welcoming our guests back to ‘The Cottage’. There have been a number of changes to how we do things, to make ‘The Cottage’ a safer place for guests and staff. We have put in place procedures to ensure we comply with the ‘guidance’ for Hospitality.

We have reduced the number of available rooms, with no more than sixteen guests.  Room bookings will be for a minimum of two nights, to allow for extended cleaning and sanitising.  Single night bookings will be released subject to availability. We are now booked for August and September with greater availability from October onward.  We will advise of any late cancellations via this homepage.


Please note, we close on Sundays and Mondays.

Initially, due to physical distancing, we are only able to serve dinner for residents but can offer non-resident guests lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays between 12.30 and 13.30.  Fully booked for August with more availability for September onward.

To give you peace of mind details of specific measures can be viewed here. We will continue with our relaxed cancellation policy with transferable or refundable deposits.

We have extended the expiry dates for gift vouchers to 18 months.




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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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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