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!).
Take a tour around our Salkeld and Dykes cottages – right from where you’re sat now. Simply press play.
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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Availability calendars for all our Lake District Cottages for 2 are here
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31st- 3rd Oct. Very quiet, peaceful and homely. Perfect place to spend quality time with loved ones. Very nice trip to the beach, very different from the noise in the city. Would certainly recommend to friends and family and will return….
23rd July 2018 for 6 nights. Lovely last minute break. great local walks and handy for both coast and lakes. Loved it!!! Willow (the spaniel) too
30th July – 1st August ’16. What a wonderful place to place to stay: comfy bed, relaxing location- a home from home atmosphere! We both really enjoyed ourselves here, only if it was just a place to sleep at whilst attending a friends wedding. Would definately recommend! Jess & Fabz x
1st April 2019 3 nights. We have had an amazing time at the cottage. Dykes cottage is perfect, so cosy and warm with beautiful surroundings we would recommend The Mason Arms for food and drinks. Walks around Windermere and Buttermere were beautiful and Luna had great fun, very dog friendly. The hot tub was wonderful to relax in next to the stream. We don’t want to leave. Thank you xx
10/4/17 – 13/4/17. What a fantastic few days we have had in a lovely cottage, in such a beautiful location. We’ve loved bird watching by the stream (especially in the hot tub) & have been on some great walks, including exploring the local forest. The 2 local pubs are a nice stroll away. Wayne & Jo are great hosts, leaving us to the peace & quiet, but offering us great knowledge and local advice when needed. Thank you so much for a great stay, we’ll be back.
21 – 25/5/15. The cottage was cosy and had everything we needed on arrival. Jo was very helpful recommending to us places to visit. Peaceful and chilled out, just what we needed. Thank you 🙂
3rd-5th October 2018 We came as a stopover on our way to visit friends in Glasgow. The cottage was very warm, the sauna was amazing, so was the jacuzzi. We would highly recommend this place to friends for a romantic getaway ……..Thank you so much x
Thank you for a truly relaxed, home from home break. We’ve loved the cottage- everthing we needed! Just a shame we’re not here for longer! Would recommend a trip to Keswick to anyone. Thanks again 😀
22-27th October 2017 A beautiful cottage in a beautiful place, so peaceful. We enjoyed using the hot tub. We enjoyed a wonderful meal at the barn Bistro. Highly recommend the cottage to friends and family. Hope to see you again in the future. A lovely spot for sightseeing the beautiful lakes.
My Daughter and I had a marvelous time, enjoying, resting, sightseeing and all the wonderful facilities of Ellen Hall and the cottage.
Many many thanks,