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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Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Wastwater & Buttermere are a must visit. Bar’n’Bistro in Gilcrux- v.good food. Hot Tub a great way to finish our visit. Clean and excellent specification. Thank you to Emma in Wayne & Jo’s absence.
12/7/2020. We have really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was lovely and fitted our needs perfectly. The people were warm and welcoming throughout the stay. Great surrounding area, by being right in the middle of the coast and the Lakes. It made the perfect weekend!
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!
2 nights not enough. Totally relaxed, chilled, what a fantastic place to stay. Can’t wait to come back, we loved it.
The wine and Chocolates on arrival- what a lovely surprise- thank you.
We love this place having stayed a few times over the years, it is so tranquil and beautiful. We will continue to recommend it to friends. The hayloft is so cosy. Location lends itself to visiting the many beauty spots without driving too far. We will be back, thank you.
Salkeld Cottage, the ideal place for relaxing time away.
Enjoy all the luxuries of this cottage and be sure of a relaxing time away. This cottage is always a memorable and revitalising experience for new guests and our many returning guests too. Make the most of your stay and while away time in the tranquil grounds at Ellen Hall, even by the beck in a hot tub just for you……….
9th-15th August 2018. Visited here since 2016, stayed in Dykes once, Parlour twice and now in Stables 4 as Parlour was already booked up. Great place, plenty of places to visit, Jo and Wayne are great people and very helpful and accommodating. We actually booked an extra couple of nights this year whilst here as we only originally booked four nights. Very dog friendly and peaceful place to stay, well worth the money. The hot tub is fab after a day of long walks. Thank you Jo and Wayne for a beautiful holiday x
21st December 7 nights. What an amazing place. We had a really restful week Jo and Wayne are so friendly and a mine of information, lovely to meet you both. we will definitely be back.
18th – 21st April. Lovely setting, beautiful area, wonderful hosts from the moment you book- nothing too much trouble. Hot Tub was and added bonus, well worth the money. We were very lucky with the weather – Thank you for a lovely weekend.
31st January 2019 2 nights. Beautiful location and relaxing time. The cottage was homely and comfortable. Harry enjoyed the walks and it was a great get away.