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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Lovely relaxing stay away from the Christmas madness. The Hot Tub is still a must, even in the freezing cold!
This is our second visit and we’ll definately be back next time we need to escape! Thank You
2 nights 15th-17th December 2017 This is our first stay here and we’ve absolutely loved it! The cottage was so warm and cosy, and the open fire was the cherry on the top to a perfect relaxing weekend!! We’d recommend a drive down to Buttermere, absolutely stunning views! The food at the Mason’s arms is to die for and the service was brilliant. Overall a brilliant, relaxing weekend. just what we needed!!! Will definitely recommend. Amy and George xx
Spur of the moment break & luckily had space for us. Beautiful location, friendly people. Warm, comfortable & clean place. Try thr Baywatch Hotel in Allonby (Jacks Surf Bar)- lovely food, nice atmosphere & the barmaid was so kind. Well worth a visit.! After a beautiful Buttermere day we booked the Hot Tub- it was absolutely amazing! So relaxing & well worth it. All in all a fabulous location……We will be back 🙂
28th 31st July. Lovely location, friendly hosts. Hot tub is fab and relaxing. Recommend Barn’Bistro food lovely. Thanks
25th July, 3 nights. Great price, great location and the owners are very helpful and very nice. The hot tub spa was great and very enjoyable after a walk. Plenty to do in the area and had a very lovely stay.
22 Dec ’19 – 5 Jan ’20. What more can we say that hasn’t already been said. Really peaceful break, just what we both needed. Superb hosts, nothing too much trouble. I don’t think Bruno wanted to leave. Lots of walks and places to visit. 10/10……..Just a great place to chill down. We will be back sometime soon!
Salkeld Cottage, the ideal place for relaxing time away.
Enjoy all the luxuries of this cottage and be sure of a relaxing time away. This cottage is always a memorable and revitalising experience for new guests and our many returning guests too. Make the most of your stay and while away time in the tranquil grounds at Ellen Hall, even by the beck in a hot tub just for you……….
Lovely stay here in Dykes cottage. We went for some great meals and had an amazing day excploring the walks around Keswick. Cottage is perfect and exactly what we were looking for, Wayne & Jo are lovely people who do such an amazing job here. Hot tub was a great bonus! Would definately recommend this place! Thank you for such a perfect few days! xxx
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.
31st August-3rd September 2017 Stayed for 3 nights with our two dogs, Wilson and Hank, Lovely cottage really enjoyed the walk behind Ellen Hall through the field and woods. Also enjoyed Whinlatter forset, Buttermere lake and the dogs loved the beach at Allonby! Will definitely be back again. Thank you from us all x