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.
Explore our Dog-friendly Lake District Cottages
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Lovely break, nice and peaceful. Hope to see you again. Domino and Dexter enjoyed their first holiday away from home.
8-9 Feb 2017 A very comfortable stay, we loved the hot tub. Weather ok for time of year, nice friendly hosts wayne and Jo. we will return and also inform our friends. Thank you.
Booked a last minute offer off Facbook and so glad we did!!! Soon as we arrived I knew we’d love it here, gorgeous surroundings. I will be recommending it to all my friends. Two dog friendly pubs in the village with beer gardens a short walk away……Will definately come back, love it! Thank you x
Another wonderful break. A lovely end to my “special” birthday week. Hope your future plans go accordingly. Thanks Jo and Wayne. We’ll be back.
13th April 2019, 7 nights. 1st time in the lake district and it did not disappoint. Jo and Wayne were great hosts, friendly and had lots of recommendations on places to visit. The Masons Arms do great food, also The Castle in at Cockermouth. Recommend visiting Allonby, there is a great coastal path to Maryport. We shall be back.
Thank you for a lovely stay! It’s been a fab getaway and the cottage is amazing!
We would love to come back again and stay longer- 2 days isn’t enough!
18th – 20th September 2020. Lovely cottage. Had a really nice weekend. Definitely coming back again. Thank you.
Comfortable and relaxing stay in peaceful, scenic surroundings. Enjoyed our stay very much. Just what we needed to rewind away from the stress and work. Cottage is very homely and it was very nice to have a modern TV with freeview channels. Everyone was friendly without invading our space. The week went by far too quickly, we could have easily stayed if it wasn’t for commitments at home.
Thurs 14th – Sun 18th November 2019. We had a fantastic time, nothing was too much trouble. The peaceful setting was just what we needed. You really are wonderful hosts, even down to the lift you gave us. Thank you, please enjoy the wine we have left. We will certainly be back.
This was our first visit to this area, the wee cottage was lovely and cosy. Had some great days out, excellent fish supper in Allonby cert worth coming back for. Molly loved her beach walks every night. Would certainly recommend Ellen Hall, had a great holiday. Thank you again. x