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August 29, 2016 by Wayne

Guest book reviews and testimonials for Cottages Made For Two-

18th – 20th September 2020. Lovely cottage. Had a really nice weekend. Definitely coming back again. Thank you.

Ian and Michelle, Skelmersdale.

13th – 20th September 2020. We have had another lovely holiday. Thank you for arranging the nice weather for us. Looking forward to the next time.

Glynis & John, Newcastle.

Great wee cottage and good base. Lovely surroundings and other guests really friendly. Jo very sociable, will definitely return.

Liesla and Martin, Livingston.

7th -12 Sept’ 2020. We have enjoyed our stay at Parlour. Very clean and tidy, would recommend it to friends and family. Nice and quiet, we will come back again.

Heidi and Kevin, Redditch.

1st September 2020, 5 nights. Dear Jo and Wayne. Thank you for another wonderful stay, our warm cosy cottage and your kindness & friendship. We will be back soon, Best wishes Rose and Matt.

Rose and Matt, Cambridge.

31st August 2020. 5 nights. We very much enjoyed our stay. It was just the break that we needed! The log fire in the evenings was lovely. Thank you for your warm welcome.

John and Isobel. Bath

29th August 2020. 7 nights. Thank you Jo and Wayne. We have had another wonderful relaxing time. Just what we needed. Hope to see you again soon.

Kev, Deb and Peanut 🐾 York.

1st September 2020. 4 nights. A lovely stay again! Just what we needed. This smaller cottage was nice and cosy. The shower gets really hot, just what you need after a walk. We will, of course, be back again.

Jasmin, Kris and Billy the beagle 🐾. Crewe

28th August 2020. 5 nights. We had a really lovely stay. It’s pleasant & quiet and the locals ar top notch. thanks for the no fuss entry, it made arrival stress free and easy after a long drive. nice clean cottage and be

Caroline & Max, Stourbridge

28th August 2020, 3 nights. Lovely stay here. Great location for exploring, good facilities. Many thanks.

Grant, Theresa, Meg 🐾 & Cassie 🐾, Blackburn.

28th August 2020 3 nights. We have had an absolutely amazing time. The cottage has been perfect, Jo has been an amazing host and we will definitely be coming back. Thank you for making our engagement special!

Ben and Amy, Washington.

28th August 2020 3 nights. Fab stay. Just perfect that we can bring the dogs too. Thank you and we will definitely be booking again.

Jo, Rich, Bert 🐾 & Ernie 🐾, Tamworth

11th – 16th Sept’ 2020. Amazing stay, thoroughly enjoyed every part. Hot tub was an amazing edition. We will 100% be back again soon.

Ellie & Sam, Suffolk.

06/08/20 – 10/08/20 . Very nice accommodation. Lovely village, with very friendly people.

Keith and Wendy, Hertfordshire.

1 – 8 Aug 2020. Thanks for another relaxing stay in Salkeld cottage. Loved the hot tub as always and the peaceful area. We always feel it’s a home away from home here at Ellen Hall! Hope to see you soon.

David, Jo & Charlie 🐾

17/07/20 – 24/07/20. The cottage is beautiful and a lovely place to have a break away. Our dog loved it too, so many places to go for walks and the local pub is amazing. Definitely worth the money and will be coming back 🙂 Thank you.

Danielle, Jack & Odin, W.Yorks.

14th July – 20th July 2020. We have loved our stay in Gilcrux. The locals are very friendly and the Mason’s Arms welcomed us like part of the community. The cottage is beautiful and we loved our stay. Brody loved it too 🐾 so thank you. We will definitely recommend and come back. I bet it’s lovely in the winter.

Wendy, Andy and Brody🐾 Stoke-on-Trent.

20/07/2020. Pleasant stay, very idyllic setting. All in all a very enjoyable weekend. Would highly recommend.

Andy & Mel, Oldbury.

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!

Rebekah & Aaron, Penrith.

9 – 11th July 2020. Just what we needed! A welcome rest and couple of days relaxation enjoying the local amenities (socially distanced of course) with the dogs. Thank you Jo & Wayne. See you again soon!

Chris, Dianne, Ozzie & Murphy, Darlington.

5th July – 9th July 2020. An amazing relaxing stay, this place is a real gem, we will be back.

Pete and Mo, Teeside.

16th March 2020, 3 nights. Thank you for a lovely visit, we would love to come back. Fantastic honeymoon! Would 100% recommend this place to all my family and friends. Thank you for a lovely honeymoon get away. x

Sarah and Dave, Scarborough.

6th – 8th March. Had a wonderful couple of days away from it all. Weather wasn’t wonderful but didn’t put a damper on it at all. Accommodation was lovely & cosy & we were made to feel welcome. Had a lovely meal at the Masons Arms & looking forward to coming back. Hot tub was amazing.

Mark, Emma & Ruby. Staffs.

6th – 8th March 2020. We both had a great time! Cottage is very comfortable and the fire is perfect for this time of year. Finding somewhere we could take our dog and enjoy nature was what we were looking for and this cottage and area are perfect for that! Many thanks and……we will be back! 🙂

David & Mercedes, Norwich.

23 Feb’ 2020. 3 night stay. Thank you for a lovely peaceful stay away. Great route recommendations and very friendly. Hot tub was amazing, topped off with relaxing surrounds and stream. Such a beautiful area – we will definitely be returning in the future.

Leanne + Angelia. Hull.

21st Feb 2020, for 2 nights. 1 word…….AMAZING!!! Had such a fab weekend, loved the cottage & the log fire. Definitely coming back. Big thanks to Jo, lovely lady & host. 5 out of 5.

Millie and Steve, Worcester.

21st – 23rd Feb 2020. A lovely weekend break, with hail, wind and rain included 🙂 We made the most of it watching mother nature from the comfort of this beautiful little cottage. Thank you Jo & Wayne for the perfect break. P.s. Make sure you use the hot tub- 45 minutes of bliss

Phil & Catherine, Bradford.

17th Feb-19th Feb 2020 Lovely relaxing cottage. Loved the log burner-very cosy. Had a great time. Thank you.

Hilary and Ian, Lathon

Mon 10th – Thur 13th Feb 2020. Had a fabulous relaxing time! Loved the hot tub! The cottage was so lovely & cosy. Wayne & Jo both lovely hosts. We will be back again.

Jane, Allan & Struan, Musselburgh.

31st Jan 2020. 2 nights. The cottage is lovely and quiet, it’s so peaceful. just the break that we needed, we would definitely stay again. Jo and Wayne are lovely and very friendly. Love Justine and Luke x

Justine and Luke, Portsmouth.

25th Jan – 28th Jan 2020/ The cottage has been lovely, perfect for coming back to after a days walking. Especially the fire! Lovely area, quiet but close enough to plenty of walks/days out……lovely welcoming owners, very accommodating and the hot tub was an extra bonus!. We are already planning our next trip! 🙂 ♥🐾

Jasmin, Kris and Billy Beagle. Cheshire.

24 – 26 January 2020. We have returned to spend our 2nd Wedding Anniversary here and once again had an absolutely wonderful stay. ♥ The cottage is cosy and the hot tub- extremely relaxing!! This is the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries and we will definately be back again. Thank you Jo & Wayne for being so welcoming. We absolutely love the place!

Kimberley and Helen, Manchester.

20th Jan 2020. We visited here previously in 2016 & adored the peaceful setting. We love how cosy the cottages are too – & of course the hot tub! Thank you.

Adele & Simon, Chorley.

15th – 17th January 2020. What a fantastic place. Comfy and cosy, an amazing break. Hot tub was tops. We’ll be back Thanks Jo and Wayne

Hyman and Sue, Gateshead

8th-11th January 2020. Very warm and cosy stay at Dykes cottage. It was perfectly equipt for our needs and we felt very at home here. Thank you Wayne for the recommendation of Buttermere lake- our dog loved it! Such a beautiful part of the world and we hope to be back in the future! Thank you x

Nathan, Hatti and Jax the spaniel 🐾, Kinver.

9th-11th January 2020 booked the cottage for a break after Christmas and New Year and what a welcome break it was. Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings, loved coming back after walks to the hot tub and a lovely log fire for cosy nights in. thanks Jo and Wayne, loved it !! x

Ady, Janice and Ruby 🐾

10th=12th January 2020 Lovely and peaceful stay, lovely location. We will definitely recommend and will hopefully return soon. Thank you x

Kerry and Junior, Stretford.

22 Dec ’19 – 5 Jan ’20. What more can we say that hasn’t already been said. Really peaceful break, just what we both needed. Superb hosts, nothing too much trouble. I don’t think Bruno wanted to leave. Lots of walks and places to visit. 10/10……..Just a great place to chill down. We will be back sometime soon!

Brenda, Martin and Bruno

29th Dec – 5th Jan 2020. Really enjoyed the week away for New Year. First time here and the cottage is cute and warm. 10% off at the Masons Arms every time you visit and the food is outstanding. We have had a wonderful stay. Jo and Wayne were so lovely, welcoming and helpful. Will definatley be back 🙂

Sarah & Keith, Ashington

27th December – 3rd January 2020. Very nice stay, quiet and peaceful. We were greeted as soon as we arrived and was given a lot of useful information. The recommended pubs were amazing!…..More than we expected, it was perfect!

Matt & Beth, Blackburn.

1st – 3rd January 2020 We have had a great stay here and we were made to feel so welcome by Jo. We will definitely be back. Thanks you.

Christian and Claire, Cambridge.

30th December 2019 – 2nd January 2020 Had a lovely time in the cottage. So relaxing and peaceful, just what we were both looking for. We will definitely return. Everyone in the area is so friendly.

Amanda and Brendon, Hull.

28th Dec- 1st Jan 2020. A stay at Ellen hall is hard to beat. It really is an exceptional retreat. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life- you can feel the pressures and stresses of life…..just floating away, via the hot tub or a jaunt to the Barn Bistro or Mason’s Arms pub. there, enjoy great food and cheerful banter, it’s true (and a bonus is that their dog friendly too). Then return to Ellen Hall (a true gem it has to be said. To put feet up and chill out sharing a bottle of red. So thank you to the flowers, for their kind welcome and cheer. and we wish you all the best for a happy new year x

Dianne, Chris, Ozzie🐾 & Murphy🐾 Darlington.

20th – 30th December 2019. Our second visit, love it. Wayne & Jo are wonderful, cannot do enough for you. Cottage is perfect. Walks and scenery amazing, will definitely be back for another visit.

John & Sue, Henlow.

20 Dec – 27 Dec 2019. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. From the day we got here till we left, you have been so kind and accommodating. Absolutely love the area and the people. Will be back soon 🙂 Have a great New Year.

Lynnette & Rebecca, Portsmouth.

12th-15th December 2019. We came for the peace and quiet prior to the Christmas rush and enjoyed it here. The Solway firth/estuary and bird watching then the wind seas of Allonby added to the fun (we had never been there before) Many thanks from us both and Dave

Kay, Tony and Dave, the collie

13th=15th December 2019. Fab weekend, we’ve had a relaxing well needed break. Enjoyed the hot tub as well as a fabulous meal at the Mason’s Arms. Will definitely be back. Thank you.

Emma and James, Durham

29th – 30th November 2019. Had such a nice weekend for our birthdays. Beautiful place to stay and really cosy. We will be back in the summer. Thanks so much, just what we needed.

Oliver, Jessica and Edward the dog 🐾 Bradford.

Thurs 14th – Sun 18th November 2019. We had a fantastic time, nothing was too much trouble. The peaceful setting was just what we needed. You really are wonderful hosts, even down to the lift you gave us. Thank you, please enjoy the wine we have left. We will certainly be back.

Amanda & Andrew, Oxford.

9th – 13th November 2019. We have had the most lovely holiday, it was so relaxing and peaceful. So nice to have a lovely cottage like this to unwind in by the fire and the hot tub was just lovely. Went to the Masons Arms on our first night and had a great meal…… We will be recommending to family and friends. Thank you 🙂

Ryan & Steph, Sandbach.



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    18th – 20th September 2020. Lovely cottage. Had a really nice weekend. Definitely coming back again. Thank you.
    Ian and Michelle, Skelmersdale.
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