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August 29, 2016 by Wayne

Guest book reviews and testimonials for Cottages Made For Two-

18.4.2021. Lovely quiet place. Can’t fault accommodation. Very welcoming, nice people. Would definitely recommend and hoping to return.

Julie and Kevin, Newton Aycliffe.

Thank you for an incredibly relaxing anniversary break. Super cosy and Christmassy 🙂  Nothing was too much trouble and we will be back, I’m sure!

Andrea, Gareth & Brody. 13th December 2020.

2nd November 2020 2 nights. Thank you again for being so accommodating with the change of dates due to ‘lockdown’ mark 2!! A great couple of relaxing nights, just what we needed. many thanks and we hope to see you again soon.

Dianne, Chris, Ozzie and Murphy 🐾🐾. Co Durham

30th October 2020 very welcoming when we arrived. Nice, Clean and warm cottage with nice views. Town close by to do some shopping and there are some nice walks to be had as well.

Michael and Lorraine, Manchester

30th October 2020 2 nights. Lovely cottage, absolutely loved our weekend staying here. thank you so much.

Mark and Donna, Dumfries

19th October 2020 7 nights Stayed for a week on honeymoon, had a lovely time visiting all the beautiful places nearby. Would recommend a trip to Buttermere.

Joanne and Murray. Glasgow

25th October 2020 5 nights. We really enjoyed our stay at Hayloft cottage and would like to try a different cottage sometime as well. We loved exploring the area, even in the rain.

Charlotte and Matt. Birmingham.

23rd October 2020 7 nights. A lovely time was had at this beautiful location. The cottage was lovely, clean and compact. Perfect for two people. Lots of places around to visit and sight see. Thanks Geoff and Jackie.

Geoffrey and Jacqueline Turner. East Yorkshire

21st October 2020. Thank you for a lovely stay once again. This gorgeous place never fails us & thank you for the special birthday effort- I was really touched…….of course we will be back again. Stable, site, hot tub, owners – faultless!

Jasmin and Kris + Billy, Crewe.

16th Oct – 19th October 2020. Thanks so much for having us, such a lovely spot. The cottage is a really nice place to stay and the dogs loved it! Will definitely recommend to family and friends

Danny, Lauren, Pippa & Minnie :) Lancaster.

15 October 2020, 3 nights. Cosy getaway and everything we needed, including the bonus of a Hot Tub. Fabulous food and welcome from the local pub. Thank you.

Sam and Paul, Chester,

12/10/20 – 15/10/20. Lovely cottage, relaxing break and long walks. Allonby was our fave, walking to Maryport then to the tea room in Allonby for a well deserved cuppa. The hot tub was fab, would highly recommend.

Lee & Sarah, Hull.

9 -11th October 2020. Had a really lovely stay. Very clean and very welcoming. Will definitely be recommending to family and friends. Thank you.

Gareth & Abie, Leics.

4th – 8th October 2020. Had an amazing time- very relaxing & very peaceful. The hot tub was a wonderful extra. The accommodation was perfect- thank you and I will be back.

Julie, York.

19th Sept – 2nd Oct 2020. We had a wonderful time in Salkeld cottage. Very rustic and homely. The stream and grounds are lovely.

Jane and David, Dartford.

19-9-20 to 29/9/20. Cosy, very well equipped cottage. Very comfortable, clean and tidy. Nice location and peaceful, with a very warm welcome. Will definitely be back.

Philip & Edith, Staffs.

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



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    18.4.2021. Lovely quiet place. Can’t fault accommodation. Very welcoming, nice people. Would definitely recommend and hoping to return.
    Julie and Kevin, Newton Aycliffe.
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