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.
Explore our Dog-friendly Lake District Cottages
Availability calendars for all our Lake District Cottages for 2 are here
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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
25th Oct – 1st Nov 2014. Have had a wonderful half-term break. This was our second visit, we don’t want to go home. Jo and Wayne are very friendly and helpful. We hope to be back next year.
6th-10th April 2015. 1st visit, we loved it here. The cottage was lovely, it was a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay. The hot tub was amazing. Went to the Masons Arms for tea, the pub was lovely, food was all homemade and very enjoyable.
Lovely relaxing weekend break. Despite the bad weather we have had an amazing time.
Loved the Steam Room and the Hot Tub was perfect – the perfect setting for a proposal!
Would love to come back, maybe for our Honeymoon.
Would def recommend the Bar’n’Bistro – excellent food.
Lovely relaxing break. Very quiet location & the Hot Tub a real treat!!
Thanks for your help & recommendations. Would love to come back for much longer x.
30th May- 3rd June 2016 We have returned here for our honeymoon, we arrived to a complimentary bottle of wine to congratulate us on getting married-Thank you!! We have had a fantastic week exploring and relaxing. Our last day has been spent sunbathing in the garden and drinking prosecco in the hot tub-perfect end to a perfect week. Thank you so much!! This is the second time we’ve been here and we’ll definitely be back xx Love Lynn and Jack
28th-30th March 2015. Came as birthday treat for me (Tracey). We don’t live far away, but it really felt that we could have been absolutely anywhere. All we wanted was a quiet relaxed getaway. Somewhere to escape the madness of everyday life. We’ve had a wonderful time, thank you. So relaxed- nice to spend some quality time together!! xxx
Thank you for such a wonderful break, we’ve had a lovely time away from London smog & tube strikes! We had the option of staying in a Stables Cottage but actually preferred the Hayloft as it was so cute with beautiful views & the sunset. Jo & Wayne were very helpful and even copied a map so we got to climb a peak without getting too lost. Great holiday. xxx
Very relaxing for our first break together. Cottage was immaculate!
17th Feb-19th Feb 2020 Lovely relaxing cottage. Loved the log burner-very cosy. Had a great time. Thank you.