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
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8th October for 1 week. Wonderful stay in lovely cottage. 1st time in the lake district and loved it, so peaceful, nice to come back and relax by the fire and enjoyed the hot tub. It was our wedding anniversary and it made it really special.
3rd-6th July 2017 Lovely break, the accommodation was superb. The hot tub was amazing, in such a beautiful spot. very warm welcome and friendly service from Wayne (didn’t get to meet Jo). Would highly recommend and I’m sure that we’ll be back. Thanks.
20th-23rd January 2017
Thank you for a really lovely weekend. The cottage was perfect, cosy, quaint and idyllically tranquil. We had an awesome time climbing Scafell Pike and the scenery en route was awesome. Thank you for being great hosts, Lou and Rob
18/03/16. 2 Nights. Beautiful cottage & scenery. Loved getting the fire roaring & relaxing. Wonderful hosts, we will be back.
18th – 25th April 2022. We needed a break! Crikey! This was just what we needed. The quiet was fantastic- time stood still, what an amazing place. The cottage was lovely…….. Dee loved the spa, dogs loved the walks- bringing them all back soon.
Thank you. Had a great stay, idyllic and peaceful, fantastic place for walking dogs. Loved Cockermouth, had a very good meal at Dog & Gun in Keswick (dog friendly). Had a great walk round Ennerdale Lake and lots of other places too numerous to mention. Weather has been fine which was a plus when out and about. Thanks Jo & Wayne.
26th to 28th Oct 2018. Lovely cosy and warm cottage, even with 2 hard frosty mornings. Views great. Setting & sunsetting was beautiful. Nice & relaxing couple of days.
18th-25th June 2022. Wonderful week in Parlour cottage, the good weather was a bonus also. Enjoyed visiting Keswick, Maryport, Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere. Wayne and Jo are very welcoming and helpful as usual. Hope to see you again.
10-12th February 2017 This is our second visit to Ellen hall and once again what a wonderful stay. managed to make use of the hot tub this time, definitely would recommend making use of this. Thank you for a relaxing weekend. xxx
14th February 2022, 4 nights.
We’ve been several times and always had a very relaxing time. Cottage great, has everything that you need. the dogs enjoyed every minute.
Will always recommend this to others and hope to be back soon.
Thank you for all your hard work.