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!).
Check out our latest Lake District Cottage for 2- Romantic Hayloft cottage, perfect for wedding anniversaries and honeymoons!
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.
Explore our Dog-friendly Lake District Cottages
Availability calendars for all our Lake District Cottages for 2 are here
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Fabulous! Will stay longer next time. Very friendly hosts – and the hot tub – WELL!!!
14/5/22 – 21/5/22. Fantastic place to stay. Clean & tidy. It was away from all the stress of life……. Jo & Wayne were great, left you to do the things you wanted, but was on hand if needed. Would recommend for a quiet week away.
30th November 2 nights. Had a relaxing time in this wonderful cottage. What wee needed to relax and unwind. Log fire was amazing, made it very cosy. Loved the hot tub experience. We would definitely recommend staying here. We will be back next year hopefully for three nights. Lynn xx
1st – 3rd January 2020 We have had a great stay here and we were made to feel so welcome by Jo. We will definitely be back. Thanks you.
17th February 2023 . 2 nights. Nice & relaxing time. Beautiful place. Will stay again in the summer. Thank you.
Lovely relaxing stay, very quiet, bliss…… Very comfy cottage, everything we needed was here, weather has been fab & what can I say about the Hot Tub…..superb! Really gonna miss our nightly soak…. :-)Definately be back next year (if not sooner) 😉 & recommend to family & friends. Thanks Jo & Wayne for a fab week.
13th September 2 nights. Jo and Wayne are very nice people, go out of their way to ensure that your stay is enjoyable. The cottage is lovely, the area is very peaceful. The hot tub is a very nice touch to a wonderful weekend. Thank you xx
28th-30th June 2017. We booked very last minute but were accommodated so well. We were allowed to bring our dog. A lovely stay, very relaxing and what a comfortable bed. Thank you for having us.
18th Oct 2018 3 nights We have had another lovely stay. Everything perfect as usual. Looking forward to coming back for a longer stay in December. Thank you so much. Glynis and John
21st December 2018 7 nights. After deciding to spend our first Christmas away we could not have picked a lovelier place. Jo and Wayne were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They even put up a Christmas tree with a card and present making it extra special for us. The hot tub was fantastic and with the surrounding stream made it so peaceful and tranquil. we can’t wait to come back.