Update – 10pm closure of our Restaurant

We are contacting guests one week prior to their booking to advise them of our procedures. We are currently moving evening restaurant bookings forward to meet the requirments for the 10.00pm ‘curfew’.

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 to ensure we are ‘Covid Secure’.

The number of available rooms has been reduced, with no more than forteen 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.  A big thank you to all our guests who kindly deferred their bookings during lockdown, many of whom have now rescheduled.   We very much look forward to finally being able to extend ‘The Cottage’ welcome to you.

We were fully booked for accommodation during October and November.  However, with the latest travel restrictions for areas in Tier 3 we now have the following availability and all are bookable online.


3rd November two or three nights in Cottage room at £230.00 per night DBB

Please note, we close on Sundays and Mondays.

We are pleased to be able to welcome non resident guests for dinner Tuesday to Saturday as well as lunches Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.   With much reduced capacity, we are however fully booked for lunch and dinner during October with availability now from November onward.  Any cancellations giving late availability will be posted here.  Please call direct on 017 687 78409 between 10.00am- 4.00pm Tuesday to Saturday or email.

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 for Covid related cancellations.

We have extended the expiry dates for gift vouchers due to expire this year to 18 months.

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How to Find Us

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

017687 78409