Reset Password

Your search results


August 29, 2016 by Wayne

Guest book reviews and testimonials for Cottages Made For Two-

been a pleasure to stay in such a nice little cottage, it had everything that we needed. The facilities are excellent and the hot tub is a must. We would definitely recommend and will be sure to return ourselves.

Nathan and Amy, Lancashire.

13th-15th July 2018 ”This could cost us a small fortune as we now NEED a hot tub, with a beck and birds and……..” Ideal place for exploring, Jo and Wayne have been fabulous hosts with perfect touches like letting us park in the barn to keep the car cool for the dogs. Simply can’t fault this place. We will be back.

Debbie and Susan, Durham.

9th – 12th July 2018. First time here and loved every minute. We have 2 boys (Chih’s) and they loved their walks. Everything was perfect for a few days away. Will definitely return and recommend. Thank you Wayne and Jo. xxx

Dana & Antony + Joey & Jax, Stranraer.

Had a wonderful time. Went to Allonby beach, just 10 min’s away, great walks with Oreo and lovely Fish + Chips. Went to Buttermere, wonderful walks and then to Cockermouth- lovely town. Keswick is lovely too and had fab walks around Derwent water- shopping great for us Ladies. Lovely meal at Mason’s arms, Nadine and Mike are lovely hosts. Thank you Wayne & Jo…….Will be back.

Denise, Dave + Oreo. Sandbach.

6th-8th July 2018 Came here for my 30th and it’s been lovely, so peaceful and relaxing! Went to the Bar’n’bistro for food that was very nice and we would recommend. This was our first visit to Ellen Hall and we have loved every minute of it. Now time to get back to all the hustle and bustle at home. Thank you for having us. Kayleigh and Joe

Kayleigh and Joe, Skipton

29 June – 6 July 2018. Fantastic weather every single day. Cottage lovely as always, feels like coming home. Enjoyed the gardens……bird heaven! Even saw a Heron. Ellen Hall is my little heaven- so peaceful and relaxing. Until next time…….x

Muriel & Benni, Washington.

29th June – 6th July 2018. Must be our 8th year at Ellen Hall, always a joy. Love the grounds, as you know we make good use time of our time here. We brought along our new addition to the family- our echo, only 11 month old Roti. She has had a wonderful time too! Hope to see you in 2019.

Pam & Doug, Newcastle

Sunday 24th to Wednesday 27th June 2018.    We have stayed at Cottages Made For Two for a few years now and always enjoy the piece and quiet. Jo and Wayne have always been very helpful. Thank you, hope to see you again soon.

Len and Margaret, Gateshead.

10th -15th  June 2018 Lovely cottage and lovely people who were there for every assistance on where to visit. Buttermere was beautiful, also visited Keswick and went to see the weeping window at Carlisle castle, well worth the visit. Cockermouth was very dog friendly and also the pub in the village.

Keith and Norma, Tyne and Wear

8th-10th June 2018 First time here, had a great time, thanks to Wayne and Jo for their special touches which made this weekend! Very friendly and welcoming. We would recommend the Masons Arms in the village, great food. Thanks again xx

Emily and Danielle, Bolton.

5th-10th June 2018 We had a really lovely, relaxing stay. The hot tub was brilliant and recommendation to visit Allonby beach was great. We had a few long walks along the beach and will definitely be returning soon. Thank you.

Tom, Kimberley and Nelsie the Patterdale. Northampton

31st May-3rd June 2018 First time that we’ve visited Salkeld and will definitely be visit again. Jo and Wayne are great hosts and are really welcoming. The cottage is in a beautiful spot and we really enjoyed the hot tub after a day of walking. Nice place to relax and see nature at it’s best, we loved watching the woodpeckers in the evening. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon. x

Helen and Jason, West Midlands

31st May – 3rd June. we had an amazing stay, Smokey loved his 1st trip to see the sea and is totally shattered. Visited Buttermere, Ennerdale and the beach. What beautiful scenery here! We will be back. Wayne and Jo- Thanks for a lovely stay. brilliant base as everything is 30 minutes to an hour away. Thanks again Kate, Dale and Smokey x

Kate and Dale Chapman, West Midlands.

1st-3rd June 2018 We’ve had a lovely relaxing time. Enjoyed a local walk, great food and service at the Mason’s Arms and the hot tub was a bonus. Perfect setting for a weekend away. Jo was very friendly and helpful too. Thank you. P.s two nights was not enough.

Ceri and Ed Manchester.

25th May-1st June 2018  Once again had a fantastic stay. Jim and I both feel like we have had our batteries recharged every time we come to Jo and Wayne’s;  home from home. As always everything was just perfect and to top it all the sun was shinning. My sister and her husband were here for three nights at the weekend and have also loved every minute of it and I’m sure will be returning, just like us. A bonus was that the lovely Jo gave both my sister, Ann and me a lovely facial, very much appreciated. See you next year xx

Mary, Jim and Lucy.

28th – 31st May 2018. We have had a fantastic first stay at Ellen Hall. Everything was perfect (including the weather!). Both pubs in the village were very welcoming, food great at Bar’n’Bistro. We enjoyed a day at Keswick and a bike ride from here to Mowbray down to Maryport and biked back. Thanks again! ☺

Sean and Sue, Saltburn by the Sea.

25th-28th May 2018 First visit to Ellen Hall and we will be back, Summer or Winter. Beautiful little place in a lovely part of the country. Jo and Wayne have got it just so right and the cottage is so well equipped, we will be back. Thank you x

Ann and Pat O'Hanlon, Glasgow

25th-28th May 2018. Another wonderful stay. weather was amazing. Cottage and grounds perfect. Thank you Jo and Wayne.

Cheryl, Paul and Betty the beagle.

25th-28th May 2018 Cosy, relaxing place to stay. The area is lovely with lots to do. would definitely visit again. Thanks you.

Maisie and Oli, Leeds

26th May 2018, 2 nights. Wonderful stay. great hosts. Love the hot tub. Nice visit to Allonby. Will definitely return. Thank you. Christian and Julie.

Christian and Julie, Sandbach.

20th May 2018- 5 nights. What a fab place! I came for some quiet time and boy did I get it! Perfect location for dog walking off the beaten track. Lovely accommodation, everything you need. Thanks Jo and Wayne.

Mel and Ruby , East Riding

23rd-25th May 2018 beautiful cottage, we absolutely loved the peace and quite. Very friendly and welcoming. The hydro-therapy spa is a must!!!! Fantastic for the back. thank you, we will be back.

Diane and Shakeel. Manchester

14th – 18th May 2018. What a wonderful cottage and location for us to explore the Lake District for the first time. From Allonby beach to the peaks at Whinlatter Forest, we’ve done it all and had the joys of relaxing in a beautiful cottage when we returned with tired feet and paws. We look forward to visiting again. Thank you Wayne and Jo! :):)🐾🐾

Paul, Aimee and Bob the Border. Edinburgh.

10th-13th May 2018 Lovely cottage, so peaceful, very relaxing break. Everyone so friendly and welcoming. Hot tub made it special. The Masons Arms has great food and everyone is so friendly. Hopefully we will be back. Thank you.

Sue and John, Nottingham

7 Days 5th-11th May 2018. We have had a fantastic week in the lakes. Stables 4 Cottage has been a lovely little base from which we could explore. Thank you Jo and Wayne for the recommendations and making us feel so welcome. The hot tub was a lovely relaxing start to our holiday and it has been great to have the dog (Binky) stay with us. The Masons Arms pub just up the road was a bonus too (great food and very welcoming) We will definitely recommend and hope to return From Jenny, Marcus and Binky.

Marcus, Jenny and Binky, Surrey.

27th-29th April 2018. We had such a lovely weekend break away. Just what we needed. the hot tub was fabulous. Special thanks to Jo and Wayne for making our stay really welcoming. We will be back for sure.

Sophie and Danny, Bingley. West Yorkshire

2 nights 21st-23rd April 2018 A perfect escape for a couple of nights. Thank you for the warm hospitality, we really recommend both the pubs in the village. Thank you !

Paul and Debs, Haworth, west Yorkshire

30th March-6th April (7 nights) A delightful stay in this lovely cottage. The location is perfect fro exploring both the lakes and the coast. Would highly recommend a trip to the lakes distillery and a meal at the barn bistro down the road- great value! The hot tub was a wonderful addition, very relaxing. Wayne and Jo were great hosts and incredibly helpful before and during our stay and we can’t thank them enough for making this trip truly memorable. We would definitely love to come back.

Ashley and Sophia, Leeds.

02/04/18-06/04/18 What a lovely place. Perfect in every way, will definitely come back gain. Great walks for us and the dog. Hot tub was brilliant after long walks. Thank you Jo and Wayne for a lovely time.

Stephen and Tess, bran (the dog) Sunderland.

Great few days in Parlour cottage. It has everything that you need and a lovely log burner for cosy nights. Great walk to the masons Arms and Barn Bistro for amazing food. Days out a plenty with Aira force a favourite and the Jennings Brewery tour. Thank you for an amazing time, we will definitely be back. x

Ian and Julie, Nottingham

30th March- 2nd April 2018 We had a very relaxing weekend, just what the doctor ordered. Hayloft cottage was warm, cosy and just the right size. Both pubs in the village are welcoming. Wayne and Jo gave us a warm welcome and the chocolate bunnies were a lovely touch. Thanks you.

Diane and Graham, Durham

26th – 30th March 2018 We drove four hours to get here and it was worth every mile. the cottage was brilliant, nice and clean and comfortable. Jo and Wayne were very nice and helpful and told us places that we could visit. The hot tub was awesome and area very chilling and pleasant. it was drakes first holiday and he enjoyed every minute. We are already planning our next trip.

Adrian, Jenny and Drake, Northhamptonshire.

26th-30th March 2018 We’ve had a lovely time in such a lovely place; a great way to spend our Easter. The cottage was perfect and we’ll definitely be telling everyone to visit. Thank you so much Wayne and Jo

Callum and Benj, Darlington and Newcastle.

26th-29th March 2018  A lovely short spring break at Stables. The hot tub was very enjoyable. Both pubs in the village are very welcoming and the food is good too. The Stables cottages are very, clean and warm. Does what it says on the tin ‘Cottages made for two’. Would recommend to friends.

Jan and John, West Midlands

19/3/18. 3 nights. Beautiful cottage, lovely hosts and peaceful location. Didn’t get to see everyting we wanted, so I guess we will just have to come back!! 🙂

Glenda & Joseph, Newcastle upon Tyne.

16th March 2018- 2 nights. Enjoyed a relaxing weekend break in stunning surroundings. Stables 4 is clean, cosy and comfortable with everything you need for a short break. Thanks to Wayne and Jo for making us so welcome and recommending a visit to Buttermere. To top it all off we had excellent food at the Barn Bistro. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Alexa and Tim. Fife.

15th-17th March 2018

We had a lovely time, the cottage is beautiful and the hot tub was great. We had a lovely meal at Barn Bistro, which we would really recommend. Keswick is easily reachable too.

Will and Katie, Lincoln.

What a fabulous time we’ve had! Beautiful, peaceful cottage (fire and hot tub made it extra special) Loved walking and exploring all the beauty of the lakes. Only wish that we could stay longer.

Alix and Sam, Norwich.

6th-9th March 2018 Beautiful relaxing 4 day break. The hot tub was great and the cottage was really nice. We went to Buttermere and Keswick, lovely walk around the lakes. Had a good time all round. We will be back, thank you Jo and Wayne.

Bryan, Jan and Tilly the Border Terrier

6th – 8th March 2018. Wow, what a lovely and peaceful place to stay. Amazing cottage and hot tub. Visited some lovely places, takes your breath away. Two very friendly pubs in the village- with great food. Highly recommend, we will definitely return. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Faye & Chris, Milton Keynes.

2nd-4th march 2018. Beautiful getaway for the weekend in this lovely cottage, even better than expected. Really recommend the hot tub and walking round Buttermere. We will be back again. Thank you Jo and Wayne

Hannah and Simon. Sheffield

23rd – 25th February 2018. Lovely cottage, nice and cosy. Second time being here- just as good as last visit. Will be back again. Thank you 🙂

Louise & Mark, Carlisle.

Lovely stay, Jo friendly and good recommendations for places to visit. Buttermere beautiful, Keswick a great dog friendly place Cockermouth a lovely town with nice riverside walks. Loved the hot tub. Thanks.

Ian, Sandra and Kobe. Carluke

19th-21st February 2018 2 nights lovely, relaxing and peaceful break in hayloft cottage, just the right size for us two and the dog. Well equipped, clean and tidy. we were lovely and warm at all tines. Hot tub is fantastic. Thank you for a great stay.

Liam, Emma and Cooper, Manchester

16th-18th February 2018. Everything was enjoyable. from the cottage, to the beach, the walks and pubs. Highly recommended, we will return.

George and Carly with Duncan. Lancashire.

17th-20th February 2018 3 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights stay here at Ellen hall, what a lovely quiet and relaxing place, just what we needed after our busy life back home. We will be recommending Ellen hall to our family and friends. great location for visiting places. we will be back. thank you Jo and Wayne

Beryl and Mark, Liverpool.

Fri 16th Feb – Sun 18th Feb 2018. Cosy cottage, great location. Recommend the hot tub. Lovely first wedding anniversary. Thank you Jo and Wayne.

Colin and Carla, Southport.

16th-18th February 2018, 2 nights. A wonderful surprise break planned by the hubby. The cottage is amazing, we had the most relaxing time we have had in ages. Location and area is beautiful. we would recommend the barn bistro to anyone , the meal was excellent. The weekend was topped off by a season in the hot tub. Thank you Jo and Wayne, we will most definitely be back xx

Vanessa and Steve, Macclesfield.

12th-16th February 2018. Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location. Buttermere lake and Wasdale both stunning and worth a visit. Fantastic trip over to Windermere for our anniversary topped off with a relaxing evening in the hot tub. Would highly recommend a dip or two. Thanks Jo and Wayne.

Alison and Ady, Suffolk.

10th-12th February 2018 2 nights (not long enough) 5*+  Cite, cosy, quaint cottage. Visited for my birthday weekend. Such a beautiful place. Perfect atmosphere and surroundings. The hot tub was amazing especially with the sound of the wind chimes and the stream. We visited the Bar’n’bistro, delicious food, such a welcoming community. Amazing and beautiful at Ellen hall. Would come back.

Bex and Chris, County Durham



  • Testimonials

    been a pleasure to stay in such a nice little cottage, it had everything that we needed. The facilities are excellent and the hot tub is a must. We would definitely recommend and will be sure to return ourselves.
    Nathan and Amy, Lancashire.
  • Contact Us

    • Add telephone number and we'll get in touch with you.