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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Perfect location and so quiet! Great hot tub and local pub. We will be back.
Just a quick email to say thank you very much for a lovely weekend.
We have been to Ellen Hall many times and this was the first time we have met the owners and had such a warm welcome – the wine and mince pies were a thoughtful touch.
I do wish you both lots of success in your future business
Thank you once again.
Very Kind Regards
28th July – 2nd August. Our third visit, still as peaceful & friendly as ever. Buttermere lake is a beautiful walk and the Bar’n’Bistro has lovely food and very friendly too. Craig enjoyed the Hot Tub- very relaxing. A brilliant base for exploring. We will be back!
10/4/17 – 13/4/17. What a fantastic few days we have had in a lovely cottage, in such a beautiful location. We’ve loved bird watching by the stream (especially in the hot tub) & have been on some great walks, including exploring the local forest. The 2 local pubs are a nice stroll away. Wayne & Jo are great hosts, leaving us to the peace & quiet, but offering us great knowledge and local advice when needed. Thank you so much for a great stay, we’ll be back.
28th Dec 16 -> 29th Jan 17 (8 nights). Really enjoyed our stay at Salkeld cottage! Fantastic location for exploring the Lake District. Would definately recommend! Thank you 🙂
16 November 2017 – 4 nights We traveled a long way to get here but we were not disappointed! The cottage was fantastic, the hosts were lovely and spa pool was lovely. Thanks for a great time and we hope to stay again.
29th December 2 nights. We had a wonderful stay at Ellen Hall, the accommodation is perfect for a relaxing break. The local area has beautiful scenery which was great to explore. Thank you Jo and Wayne, we will be back.
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 🙂
10th – 14 September 2018. We stayed in Dykes cottage in December but I think Parlour is now our new favorite- lovely views of the trees from lounge balcony. Visited Kendal, Carlisle & Keswick this time and went up Catbells and used the hot tub (brilliant)! Hoping to return and bring a dog of our own now that we have seen so many about today. Thank you for a lovely stay xxx
Been a pleasure to stay in such a nice little cottage, it had everything that we needed. The facilities are excellent and the hot tub is a must. We would definitely recommend and will be sure to return ourselves.