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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15th February 2019, 2 nights. Really lovely weekend away. The cottage is very cosy and included everything we needed. Location was very peaceful and relaxing which is just what we wanted. Couldn’t fault our stay here and would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you x
Had a wonderful weekend for Alex’s Birthday, sad to be leaving. Hot Tub had to be the highlight of our weekend, thanks to Jo and Wayne for making it extra special with wine. Will definitely be returning. Thanks again.
24th-29th December 2017 Lovely cottage and was so excited to see a Christmas tree up too!! Amazing stay and fab that we could bring our working Cocker pup foe our mini break. had a great few days here over Christmas staying next door to our newly wed Mum and step mum. My fiance and I would stay here again.
05/10/18 – 07/10/18. Came for a relaxing and peaceful weekend and we got it! The cottage was so cosy and warm, a great location and lots of attractions nearby. We went to Buttermere for the day which we recommend. Thanks for the lovely weekend. Will highly recommend to friends.
Hayloft is ideal- it has everything you need. The hot tub was a lovely start to a lovely day (Saturday was our wedding anniversary). The food at the Bar’n’Bistro was delicious- well worth the 15 min walk. Not even the weather spoiled our short break- the sun shone all weekend 🙂 Thank you Jo & Wayne
29/09/17-01/10/17 We really enjoyed our stay. This is our third wedding anniversary and my 30th, so it’s been a lovely relaxing getaway. The hot tub was perfect, lovely area for it. The bed was so comfortable, thank you for accommodating my husband’s allergies he slept like a baby. Hopefully we will be back in the future. Thanks again.
8-9 Feb 2017 A very comfortable stay, we loved the hot tub. Weather ok for time of year, nice friendly hosts wayne and Jo. we will return and also inform our friends. Thank you.
A very relaxing weekend. Cottage had everything that we needed for a lovely stay. Would love to come back again. Thanks
2nd visit, beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Relaxing as ever. Weather a bonus!
22nd-29th December 2015
We have had a lovely relaxing break over the past week. Very pleased with the Christmas tree, decorations, card and gift-thank you.
Hot tub was great- hoping to get one eventually but won’t have a babbling beck nearby! Steam cabinet was great too.
Jo very kind and helpful. Looking forward to another visit in 2016.
Steve, Sue and Max (woof)