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.
Explore our Dog-friendly Lake District Cottages
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Jo & Wayne, thanks again. Lovely to see the improvements in the gardens.
Loved seeing the Red Squirrel.
See you again. xx
….What a magical place! Absolutely loved our visit to this calm & peaceful cottage. We recommend Aspatria for getting groceries, as the nearest bit of civilisation (!) and Keswick is a lovely town for getting souvenirs for the family. Boats at Keswick not to be missed. Oh! And don’t forget a peaceful stroll through Dodd Wood, the Ospreys are amazing! Thank you for a wonderful stay. xxx
14th June 2 nights. We had a great time. The place is lovely as is the surrounding area. We will definitely be back. Thank you we will recommend to friends xx
Nice to be back for the third time, magic is still here. Lovely area to visit and to come back to and sit by the stream in tranquility with a glass of wine in one hand and a pint in the other.
Thanks to Wayne and Jo with a welcome of flowers and wine.
Doesn’t get better!
Had an amazing time in Dykes Cottage. Hot Tub was fantastic! Cottage is really cosy. Jo & Wayne are very welcoming. We will be back. Thanks.
Had a great stay- cottage and location are ideal! Hot Tub is a must, well worth booking. Would recommend a trip to Buttermere Lake. Thank you Wayne and Jo, we will be booking again and recommending to friends/family.
24th August-2nd September 2017 A wonderful relaxing week spent exploring the lake district, thanks for a wonderful place to rest and play, our accommodation has been so comfortable after our long walks. Jo you have been fantastic and so welcoming. Loved the hot tub! See you again next year xx
This is our 8th visit to Ellen Hall and we once again have enjoyed a very peaceful week. We love staying in Salkeld, it’s a really comfy little cottage.
This is just what we needed to recharge the batteries.
Best wishes to our new hosts Wayne and Jo
All the best for the future
5 days, 22/7/2019. Lovely relaxing stay in a beautiful cottage. Great location, cottage was everthing we were looking for, hot tub great, lovely hosts. Buttermere lake is a must, absolutley stunning. Thank you, we will definately be returning.
Thank you for a very restful stay in very homely, welcoming and comfortable accommodation. We felt relaxed within minutes of arriving.
Look forward to returning.