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Lake District Cottages for Two

August 29, 2016 by Wayne

About our Lake District Cottages For Two.

Ellen Hall, named after the nearby river Ellen, was once home of the Dykes family and several Sheriffs of Cumberland. Nearby Wardhall was the seat of the Thomas Dykes until the time of the English Civil War, when as a Royalist he forfeited his land and was imprisoned in Cockermouth castle. His son Leonard Dykes, built a new home in 1652 on his marriage to Grace Salkeld. It is now home for our romantic Lake District Cottages for Two. The family names “Dykes” and “Salkeld” are also used for two of our luxury romantic cottages.

Once a quaint working farm and mill, the old stone barns and stables have been converted into seven cottages made exclusively for couples. Our self-catering holiday accommodation has been the perfect retreat and romantic break for many a satisfied guest now. It’s secluded setting in the peaceful Ellen Vale and just outside the Lake District National Park, lends itself to guests wishing for a tranquil, relaxing break. A beautiful, quiet hideaway from which to recharge yourselves and soak up the sounds of soothing birdsong and babbling brooks.

Loweswater walk. Lake District.
Morning walk at Loweswater

All 7 Lake District cottages are made especially for two…….

No need to heat or tend to large spaces that just aren’t required, so no need to pay any more for your perfect holiday accommodation than is necessary. Of course if you want the luxuries of four poster beds, ingle-nook fires, and baths with steam room for 2; you will without doubt love our larger Lake District cottages. Take a look at Salkeld or Dykes cottages for very special accommodation. Furthermore, if you’re out and about all day enjoying the delights of some of England’s finest scenery in the Lake District and looking for truly great value holiday accommodation; then Stables or Hayloft will suit you perfectly. All our Lake District Cottages for Two have free wi-fi, ample off-road parking and private access to our hot tub.

Lake District Log and Flowers at Cottage for Two
Open all year round. Lake District Cottages for Two.

Guests can enjoy the beautiful grounds around Ellen Hall. With the beck running past and the abundance of wildlife; all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, with attending stress is washed away. Go on! Venture out into the national park, enjoy a walk around one of the many beautiful lakes, or intrepidly summit a fell or two……then you can reward yourself with a therapeutic Hot Tub or even a BBQ by the beck. Perhaps just put your feet up on the sun deck; even enjoy some drinks as the sky fills with the evening blaze of the setting sun.


“Experience a retreat steeped in history, surrounded by beauty and imbued with a lasting sense of peace and tranquility”

  • Testimonials

    Nice and cosy cottage, we had a lovely relaxing time. Loved the hot tub!! 🙂 Thank you Jo & Wayne! x
    Dumi & Steve, Birmingham
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