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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29th-31st May 2015. Beautiful cosy cottage in a lovely area made for a really good birthday! Excellent customer service from Wayne & Jo, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Genuinely lovely stay and definately enjoyed the hot tub!! We’ll be visiting again. Many thanks for everything.
Charming, cosy and ooh so quiet! Great for us city folk needing “Chill-out time”.
With a great pub and restaurant “The Bar’n’Bistro only 10-15 minute walk up the hill and Cockermouth 10mins drive away. Thanks to our Hosts, Jo and Wayne. xx
A lovely welcome from Jo (Thank you). Cosy cottage, great log fire, FAB HOT TUB.
Very comfortable, quiet and and would be highly recommended. Thank you.x
We stayed here over May Bank Holiday for our Honeymoon. We had a lovely time in Dykes Cottage, perfect for a child free romantic getaway. Highly recommend the Bar’n’Bistro- only a 15 minute dawdle 🙂 Beautiful, quiet area & cosy cottage has made our Honeymoon perfect. Many thanks- highly recommend to everyone!
28th December 2019 5 nights. We have fallen in love with the surrounding area. Beautiful cottage surrounded by gorgeous scenery and lovely people. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and really appreciated Jo’s tips fpr walks. The hot tub was a well deserved reward after a day of walking with the dogs. thank you so much, we will certainly be back. xxx
Our second visit! Another fantastic weekend of doing nothing!! Just what we needed!! Thank you!!
11th-18th August 2018. So great to be back at Ellen Hall- Relaxation at it’s best. Love the cottage, the gardens and of course the hot tub. So many places to visit, love Grasmere and Keswick. We can recommend steak night (Wed) at the Barn Bistro. This is a special place, Jo and Wayne have got it just right. Many thanks Debbie and Graeme xx
29th Dec-2nd Jan 2018 Another lovely break, a chance to unwind after a hectic Christmas. A nice relaxing way to see in the New Year. Loved the log burner. See you soon, Deb, Kev and Peanut xx
27th – 31st July 2016. Very warm welcome from Jo who was most helpful in every way. Accommodation very clean and well catered. Had spectacular days out with beautiful scenery. Scafell pike was the toughest, however Keswick and Buttermere are worth a visit for a more relaxing walk! P.S used the hot tub twice fab!! Look forward to returning soon.
5th-12th August 2017 Had a great time exploring this part of the lake district, everyone has been friendly and our digs are perfect, the hot tub is a nice bonus too. We will be back.