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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1st-3rd April 2016
We have had a lovely time here. Hard days out on the hills, cosy, warm nights in. Thank you Wayne and Jo
22nd – 25th Sept 2016. Had a lovely relaxing stay, it’s so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Tia has loved the long walks through Cockermouth and along the beach at Allonby. Would highly recommend the Hot Tub. The Masons Arms is really good, the food is the best I’ve had in a while. Will be back soon. Thank you Jo and Wayne.
Lovely cottage really enjoyed our stay. The hot tub is a wonderful asset and very enjoyable.
Thank you Wayne and Jo for making me feel so welcome and nothing was any trouble to make our stay more pleasant.
Hope to be back next year!
What a fabulous place to stay! Have had such a relaxing time, which was the intention. Friendly locals in Gilcrux village. Jo & Wayne are excellent hosts (nothing was too much trouble if you needed anything). Hot tub was a real bonus and worth every penny. Will be booking another visit. Thank you Jo & Wayne
Had a lovely stay as always and will be back again next year for a few relaxing breaks. Weather not good, but that hasn’t bothered us, lovely cottage. Thank you Wayne and Jo, such a lovely family and we couldn’t ask for anywhere better to stay.
25th-28th March 2016
Beautiful area, adored Buttermere and all of the areas we visited
The cottage was warm, cosy and private.
We loved our stay. Thank you.
Very nice cottage, peaceful holiday, location good. Didn’t get to coast, maybe next time as this is our first time in Lakes, we will be back sometime. Buttermere beautiful and the quietest place to spend the day, Marley the Doodle loved every minute as water everywhere!
1st – 3rd July, Lovely Stay- we will be back Thank you 🙂
Mon 14th – Wed 16th March ’16. Very relaxing stay in a beautiful location. We absolutely love the Lake District & this was the perfect place to stay & explore the North & Western Lakes. So much to see & do that we will be back for sure! Thank you Wayne & Jo.
12th Feb 2019 3 nights An excellent location, amazing views and was always made to feel welcome by Wayne, a very helpful person. The log fire was a must have, very warm and cosy nights in after the pub. The hot tub was AMAZING. Stunning views from this and very relaxing. Cottage is very homely and full equipped. Thank you xx