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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29th May- 3rd June 2016 Massive thank you to Wayne and Jo! Had a lovely holiday, a perfect location, lots of beautiful walks and a fab meal at the Barn ‘n’ Bistro. So easy to find which makes a big difference after a long drive! Even let us use their tyre compressor, such a warm welcome.
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.
7th-13th July. We have had a lovely holiday in a beautiful area of the country. Thanks to Wayne & Jo for providing excellent accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere.
We had a great time, cottage is very cosy especially with the fire in. Bar’n’Bistro is worth a visit, food and staff are fantastic. Will be back soon. Thanks.
Salkeld was even better than expected. Would loved to have stayed longer. Hot Tub was great & the weather kind . Hope to see you in the future.
13.9.15 – 20.9.15. Jo & Wayne are most helpful, couldn’t do enough and very good on local places of interest. Highly recommend Dodd Wood, Ulswater & Buttermere to name a few, along with Lowther Castle. Excellent meals had at both Mason Arms & Barn & Bistro, both a must & both very friendly. Molly loved her long lake walks as much as we did. Our first time to Cumbria, we weren’t dissapointed. Weather was great too! We shall be back next year! Many thanks.
Came here for our Honeymoon and really enjoyed our stay. Can’t wait to return in the summer. # Hot Tub time machine xxx
This cottage feels like a home from home. We had a great weekend enjoying the peace and quite.
We loved Salkeld and we will be booking again for next year.
12th & 13th February 2016. Such a pleasant stay in a lovely place. Lots of things to do around us, which Wayne & Jo were keen to help us with. Not to mention the hot tub- just perfect! We wished we could stay longer! And will be back. Thank you 😀 x
26th May- 7 Nights. What a beautiful spot to rest and unwind! And an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of England. Many thanks for your hospitality.