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!).
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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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8th march 2019, 2 nights. we both came away for a few days to relax after some stressful weeks. As soon as we arrived we felt instantly better. The cottage is homely, warm and extremely comfortable. We absolutely loved the hot tub and log fire. The masons arms was great, food was amazing. We will definitely be back. Thank you Jo and Wayne xxx
27th July, 7 nights. Thank you for a lovely stay. Lovely little cottage-just what we needed. Even the weather was much better than anticipated.
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.
17th November 2 nights. Beautiful place, really enjoyed our stay at Ellen Hall. Hot tub was great. We look forward to visiting again. Thank you.
14th-17th July A lovely, relaxing stay, everything we were hoping for to get away for our wedding anniversary. beautiful quiet location. Unfortunately didn’t get to use the hot tub, maybe next time. Ideal location to explore the beaches and area around Maryport (recommend the Captain nelson for a meal) and Allonby. intend to return.
Had a fantastic weekend break. So peaceful and relaxing. Hot Tub amazing. Going home to re-book for next year. Thanks Wayne & Jo for all your help.
Don’t want to go home, this place is fantastic.
10th-12th February 2017 What can we say- fabulous place, gorgeous cottage, friendly welcome even though you favoured JJ!! The hot tub was the icing on my 50th birthday cake- made our week. Recommend the Mason’s arms- very dog friendly for food and the Barn bistro. We intended to travel but stayed in our little cottage so we will travel on the way home and see some of the lake district. Thank you so much, we will be back xxx
7th – 9th October 2019. Very peaceful and such a great place to unwind. Would highly recommend and the hot tub was so warm and relaxing, even in the cold weather! Recommend the Masons Arms very much, which is a short walk away- food was fab and we received a 10% discount for staying at Ellen Hall! Maryport is a beautiful seaside town and has a lot of history- great place to visit, & enjoy a day out 🙂
28th 31st July. Lovely location, friendly hosts. Hot tub is fab and relaxing. Recommend Barn’Bistro food lovely. Thanks
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