Cottage in the Wood

Cottage in the woods

Cottage in the woods - Credit: Archant

Located in the heart of Whinlatter, England’s only Mountain forest, The Cottage in the Wood is a 17th century coaching inn that has been lovingly restored.

‘The Cottage’ provides a tranquil and relaxing ambience and is the perfect base for exploring the North Western fells of the Lakes.


Ideally situated between the Lakes of Bassenthwaite, Derwentwater, Buttermere, Crummock water and Loweswater, the area is ideal for walking, cycling, sailing, golf and a host of adventure activities.


(Located between the bustling market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth)

The Mountain View restaurant provides stunning views of the mighty Skiddaw mountain range and the surrounding forest.

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Our menu uses seasonal local produce and wild foods foraged from the forest and surrounding countryside to produce creative and original dishes.

The quality of our food and wine has won several regional and national awards and gained recognition in the leading food and accommodation guides.


We offer a range of accommodation. Our delightful Cottage Rooms provide cosy & comfortable accommodation at affordable prices. The Mountain rooms offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, Treetops, in the loft provides a spectacular night sky and the Garden Room is ideal for that special occasion. In 2012, ‘The Cottage won the Cumbria Tourism Guest accommodation award.