Lake District Cottages for 2
Fall in love with the Lakes (together)
Cottages Made for Two was created exclusively for couples who want to take a break away from it all. Our cottages are suited to every budget, with flexible arrival/departure dates (so if you have a spare few days, you’ll be welcome to squeeze in a romantic holiday here!).
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Escape to the Lakes hand in hand
Surprise short break? Long relaxing holiday to unwind? You’ll discover all you could ever need within your cottage – the crackling of a real log fire; a lovely comfy four-poster bed and fully-fitted kitchen to whip a welcomed breakfast in bed (did someone say Eggs Benedict, on the balcony, scenic views all around?). You’ll also enjoy free complementary Wi-Fi, and your own car parking spot.
With special weekend rates offered at many times of the year, do you really need any more reasons to book your Lake District break and couples cottage today?
Pure, unadulterated relaxation
Expect tranquillity and complete peace, in a region tucked away from the hustle and bustle of busy Lake District tourist hot spots. Perfect for popping the question, honeymooning and raising a glass to many years happily married, our accommodation is only for couples (no children next-door, and certainly no groups who love to party late into the night).
Our secluded Lake District cottages offer all levels of luxury, with hot tub hire available for your private use if you want to sip champagne under the sparkling stars.
Nestled between the peaceful North West Lakes and the Solway Firth (the third largest estuary in the UK), you’ll have plenty of options for dreamy days out – just the two of you.
The North West Lakes are comprised of: Crummock Water; Loweswater; Buttermere and Buttermere village; Honister Pass and Bassenthwaite Lake. Among these lakes you should expect wooded valleys, spectacular fells and the tallest waterfall in the Lake District (found at Crummock Water, this waterfall drops a staggering 170 feet).
If you take a trip to the Solway Firth, you’ll also be able to explore beautiful beaches and bays teaming with wildlife, as well as coastal dunes, salt marshes, raised mires and rural land.
Couples fall head over heels for our Lake District holidays
Your soothing, quiet romantic getaway in the Lake District is a few clicks away. Look at all that you can expect when you holiday with Cottages Made for Two.
“Had a relaxing time in this wonderful cottage. What we needed to relax and unwind. Log fire was amazing, made it very cosy. Loved the hot tub experience”.
- Lynn and David, Kilmarnock
“Really enjoyed our stay! Lovely and peaceful, a nice break from city life. Wish we could’ve stayed longer. Cottage was lovely, had everything”.
- Laura, Ben & Sox (the dog)
“Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay here. We couldn’t have asked for more. It was everything we needed to get away from busy lives and our dogs enjoyed it too”.
- Steve and Nicolette, Halifax
Romantic hikes, idyllic dog walks and canine-friendly pubs…
All on your doorstep
Extensive grounds surround our cottages, with paths and bridleways that cut through the countryside leading to the village of Gilcrux. Here you’ll discover two dog-friendly Lake District pubs – The Mason’s Arms and the Bar’n’Bistro restaurant.
The Mason’s Arms will welcome your dog no matter the time of day or night (with dog treats at the ready). Fuel up here on Cumberland sausage, egg and chips, or sip up on a traditional cask ale. Cheers!
Then there’s the Bar’n’Bistro (a CAMRA award winner, no less), which allows dogs in before 6 and is particularly popular with our guests (which might be something to do with the 30 malt whiskies and 10 different gins on offer!).
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Couple + canine? Step into our dog-friendly accommodation
Want to bring your trusty furry friend along with you? We don’t just say that we’re dog-friendly and hope you don’t bring your pooch along. As dog owners ourselves, our Fido-friendly cottages are ideal for those holidaying with their four-legged friend.
You can bring one well-behaved dog along for FREE, and there’s a bubbling brook, for washing off muddy paws in our cottage grounds.
We even have a barn ready for your car, so you can keep it cool in the summer months before setting off.
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Thank you for a lovely stay.
3rd-6th Jan 2016
Lovely restful few days. Weather very mixed but we had a lovely time. Really enjoyed the hot tub and steam cubicle! Keswick and Buttermere very nice, drove over the Honister slate mine, pass beautiful. Cottage warm and cosy with everything we needed. Thank you jo for your help and walk recommendations! Lovely start to a New year.
Our third visit and we still love it despite a very wet start, after which the weather has been perfect. We have had some great walks at Wassdale, Ennerdale and Buttermere. If you fancy an invigorating drive try the Hardknott pass!! Many thanks, we hope to be back again
10-12th February 2017 We had a lovely stay, an amazing meal at the mason’s arms. The locals are lovely and the cottages are just enough for two. Thank you.
We had a fantastic couple of days. Found a brilliant pub called the ‘Stags Inn’ in Crosby, which welcomes dogs as well as their owners.
The break was for Adam’s 40th Birthday and even though the weather wasn’t great we managed all the walks we had planned. This is our second time staying here and will definately be coming back.
01-09-2018 3 nights. Thank you for a very comfortable few days. Great to have somewhere to stay where the dog is welcome. Jo was very helpful and the cottage cosy and clean. Thanks again.
8th July 2019 4 nights Had a lovely 5 days. Great cottage with everything we needed and a fantastic base to explore the surrounding areas. Will visit again xx
21 – 28 June 2019. Amazing break away, much needed. The Stables is so cute, we loved every second, balcony is great for relaxing with a good book!. A good central location, nothing is too far away…….. Thank you Jo & Wayne, will love to come again!!
The perfect mini-break. Beautiful area, gorgeous “Parlour” and much recommended hot tub!
Jo and Wayne- you are both lovely and very welcoming, thank you so much.
Sad to leave but excited to hopefully return soon.
P.S Bar’n’Bistro is a MUST, especially on a Wednesday- Steak night!
Really enjoyed our stay here at Ellen Hall. Wayne & Jo plenty of advice on where to go, what to do etc. Weather brilliant. Barn Bistro a friendly welcoming pub. We will be back sometime in the not too distant future!!