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!).
Check out our latest Lake District Cottage for 2- Romantic Hayloft cottage, perfect for wedding anniversaries and honeymoons!
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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Great few days in Parlour cottage. It has everything that you need and a lovely log burner for cosy nights. Great walk to the masons Arms and Barn Bistro for amazing food. Days out a plenty with Aira force a favourite and the Jennings Brewery tour. Thank you for an amazing time, we will definitely be back. x
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
3rd-5th June 2022 A lovely weekend, loved Dykes cottage. very cosy and looking forward to exploring more next time. Thank you, Joy, Mark and Sadie the Boxer 🐾
Had a lovely stay on our minimoon, very relaxed, Jo and Wayne made us feel very welcome. Log fire was great, Hot Tub even better. Thank you! xx
16th-30th July. A wonderful relaxing 2 week holiday. Many thanks to Jo and Wayne for all your help and kindness. See you all again soon. Love Wayne, Ali and Maya xxx
21st – 25th Sept ’15. It took us nearly 6 hours to get here. It was definately worth the travel. Beautiful place!! Will definately be returning, especially as after nearly 8 years together Dan booked this holiday to ask for my hand in marriage!! 🙂
Dykes Cottage- Just perfect for two.
Dykes cottage is in the perfect place for a romantic holiday. Within easy reach of the Lake District’s north and western lakes and less than 10 minutes drive from the Solway coast, with its stunning sunsets.
9th – 13th November 2019. We have had the most lovely holiday, it was so relaxing and peaceful. So nice to have a lovely cottage like this to unwind in by the fire and the hot tub was just lovely. Went to the Masons Arms on our first night and had a great meal…… We will be recommending to family and friends. Thank you 🙂
Bank Holiday Weekend- August 2023. Lovely peaceful spot. Cottage is great and owner very friendly. Even our dog Dillon is sooo chilled out! Spotted a young otter in the stream, just a few yards away- will miss sitting on that bench and relaxing.
15th – 17th June 2015. Everthing was amazing, start to finish, couldn’t fault it! Beautiful location, very homely cottage. Steam room was perfect, but my favourite was the secluded Hot Tub! Everyone must try! Would love to come again & would recommend this place to anyone. 🙂