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August 29, 2016 by Wayne

Guest book reviews and testimonials for Cottages Made For Two-

5th-12th August  Both pubs in the village do great food. had lovely weather for the week. great place to stay, very relaxing. Will come back. Thank you

Janet and Paul, Halifax

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.

Steve and Jo, Shropshire

29th July – 5th August 2017  Found you guys on line, can’t believe that Salkeld cottage and Ellen Hall lived up to and totally exceeded all of our expectations. Perfect cottage, prefect location and perfect balance. So happy that we came here for our first ever ” just us together” holiday in 10 years……. serendipity. looking forward to our next visit. Thank you, Debbie and Graeme.

Graeme and Debbie, Old Kilpatrick

Thank you for making our stay so comfortable and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and will be sure to return soon! Daniel and Maria

Daniel and Maria, Bedfordshire.

22nd-28th July 2017  We have had a great break. Definitely one of the BEST! The countryside is beautiful. We can’t believe how dog-friendly it is – AMAZING. Jo and Wayne are lovely people, very friendly. the cottage is really nice and very relaxing. There are so many great walks, our dog loved it. We will recommend to family and friends and we will definitely be back. Rhona, John and Millie.

Rhona, John and Millie, the Patterdale. Paisley, Scotland.

21st-24th July 2017  Lovely break for our wedding anniversary. pleased that we chose Salkeld Cottage. it’s spacious but cosy and met all of our needs. Enjoyed the steam cubicle and made good use of the hot tub—- amazing. Visited the coast and our favourite lake, Wastwater. thank you Jo and Wayne for your hospitality, feeling nice and relaxed x

Karen and Malcolm, Northumberland.

21st-23rd July 2017  Back again to these lovely cottages. The quiet and relaxing time has been fab again. We will be back again without a doubt. Thank you Jo and Wayne x

Josie and Alan, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

15th-22nd July 2017  Well I’m not sure what to say apart from WOW!! Cottage is lovely, Hot tub great and Jo and Wayne amazingly friendly. Never felt so relaxed after just a few days, not sure how I’m going to get back into ‘work mode’. Thanks for a great stay.

Nicola and Dave, Kettering.

14th-17th July  A lovely, relaxing stay, everything we were hoping for to get away for our wedding anniversary. beautiful quiet location. Unfortunately didn’t get to use the hot tub, maybe next time. Ideal location to explore the beaches and area around Maryport (recommend the Captain nelson for a meal) and Allonby. intend to return.

Jannis and Phillip, Blackpool

10th-15th July 2017  beautiful relaxing break, walked loads (Derwentwater and Buttermere) 7 enjoyed Keswick and Cockermouth, so dog friendly (and people friendly!) Also discovered Allonby ans Silloth- lovely for a walk and an ice-cream. Jo and Wayne, thank you so much for your recommendations and helpfulness- made our stay even better (if that was possible…) Will definitely be visiting you again.

Tina, Joy and Billie, Oxfordshire.

8th-15th July 2017  Never would we have picked a holiday like this as we usually go abroad but it has been amazing. Cottage was clean and cosy, bed very comfortable. the weather was perfect, so much to see and Jo was a mind of information on what to see and where to go. this holiday has been very peaceful and tranquil and so relaxing just what we needed to get away from the rat race of Nottingham. hot tub is definitely something to do. thank you so much Wayne and jo, we will definitely recommend your cottages.

Vanessa and Barry, Nottingham

10th-14th July 2017  Had a fantastic tine staying here at Parlour Cottage on our honeymoon. We were made to feel very welcome by Jo and Wayne, we’ve already said that we will definitely be back, hopefully for our 1st anniversary next year. Lovely weather, beautiful views, amazing stay. Thank you for a lovely stay Darren and Melissa x

Darren and Melissa, Newcastle upon Tyne.

9th-14th July 2017 2nd time here and enjoyed it just as much as the 1st time. Many thanks for the wine. Had some good walks round various lakes in perfect weather, just what we wanted. Many thanks.

Rosalie, Howard and Buddy. York.

7th-9th July 2017  The cottage is perfect for a lovely getaway. it has everything you need and the hosts could not be more helpful. We will be back again.

Douglas and Caroline, Northumberland.

7th-9th July 2017. Very enjoyable weekend, weather has been fantastic. Cottage was lovely, had a well deserved spa at the end of our day walking all the way round Buttermere. Very nice indeed, already looking forward to coming back next year.

Diane and Michael, Staffordshire.

1st-8th July 2017  Our second visit here and as always a great place to stay. The cottage had everything we needed and very comfortable. We would definitely recommend. Many thanks Wayne and Jo

John, Sue and Brice (the border collie)

2nd – 7th July ’17. Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings. Our first trip to this part of the world and we would love to return before too long.

Kay, Mike (+ Ruby). Hebden Bridge

3rd-6th July 2017  Lovely break, the accommodation was superb. The hot tub was amazing, in such a beautiful spot. very warm welcome and friendly service from Wayne (didn’t get to meet Jo). Would highly recommend and I’m sure that we’ll be back. Thanks.

Jo and Kirsty, Liverpool.

25th June- 3rd July 2017. After coming for two nights before Christmas for our wedding anniversary we came back for a longer stay. Had a fantastic time and will definitely return again. Hot tub was excellent, Jo and Wayne were lovely and nothing was too much trouble for them no matter how small. Food at the Mason’s Arms was excellent with a very friendly atmosphere. Thank you so much. We’ll be back xx

Julie and Pete, Hartlepool.

28th-30th June 2017. We booked very last minute but were accommodated so well. We were allowed to bring our dog. A lovely stay, very relaxing and what a comfortable bed. Thank you for having us.

Jess and Gwyn, East Cumbria.

23rd -26th June 2017  Had an amazing stay, perfect for what we needed! Extremely helpful from the start when I rang before booking. We couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you & we hope to be coming back. We’ll use the hot tub next time. x

Sian and Paul, Catterick, N. Yorks

21st June 2017 , 5 nights.  Had a lovely time. Very quiet location. Good to renew our acquaintance with the lakes.

Nigel and Carol, East Sussex.

23rd June, 2 Nights. Returned to Ellen Hall after many years- originally was in Hayloft Cottage which was amazing. Loved the Dykes Cottage as a treat for our 25th wedding anniversary. Thank you Jo for making us so welcome.

Sam and Stuart, Morland.

16th-18th June 2017 We had such a lovely time here, was nice to relax and get sometime together away from our busy lives at home. Luke proposed to me on our last night….Beautiful place.

Megan and Luke, Birmingham.

We had a lovely week. Very relaxed. Thank you Jo for your tips about sightseeing the region. Badankt & tot ziens x

Ruud, Astrid and Bella. Doorn, Holland

16th-18th June 2017  Comfortable, welcoming and relaxed—- Just what we needed! 🙂

Ronnie and Natalie, Glasgow.

9th-11th June 2017. Had the most amazing two nights here…..Gary proposed to me xx !!!!! Such a nice relaxing weekend away, hot tub was amazing, we will definitely be back again. Thank you xx

Natasha and Gary, Ormskirk.

2nd June-9th June 2017 &th year here and just as previous years really enjoyed our stay, we didn’t have the usual fantastic weather however we still got to sit in the wonderful gardens, saw bullfinches and a woodpecker-what a treat. Visited Keswick and managed to get the dogs on the launch for a lovely trip around the lake. Sunday lunch at Bar’n’Bistro was fabulous! Highly recommended. Hot tub wonderful, thank you Wayne, Jo, Dylan and Lily for making our stay wonderful as always! best wishes Muriel and Benni.

Muriel and Benni (The Cavi)

2 nights 2nd-4th June 2017  Love this place, will definitely be back. The next time we will bring our two dogs with us. A honeymoon break for us and we couldn’t have chosen a better place to visit. So peaceful, friendly owners, Wayne and Jo thank you and we loved the swan shaped towels on the bed Wayne!. had a tasty meal at the Bar’n’Bistro and a visit to Buttermere, a great little walk around the lake! Be back soon, Jo and Andy xx

Joanne and Andrew, Gateshead

29thmay-2nd June 2017. We had an amazing 4 night stay! Cottage is lovely and in a great location. Hot tub was a nice touch of luxury. Looking forward to coming back again very soon. Thank you.

Adam and Beth, Middleton, Manchester

26th -29th May 2017 Another amazing weekend! Love this place, love being here! Already planning our next visit. Thank you Jo and Wayne, Love us 3 x

Paul, Cheryl and Betty the beagle.

20th May – 22nd May 2017. My girlfiend booked this place as a surprise for my Birthday. When we arrived the owners had placed cakes, ballons and a banner in the cottage. We have had a fantastic weekend and made some amazing memories. We will revisit soon.

Graham & Joanne, Accrington.

19th – 22nd May 2017. We had a wonderful time staying at Parlour cottage, it was so cosy and we would highly recommend it. Lovely location for beautiful walks. It was a truly chilled weekend and we loved it. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Charlie & Nathan, Stoke-on-Trent.

14th-17th may 2017 Our first time here at Salkeld and had a wonderful, romantic trip. The cottage was lovely, we could just stay here forever. Thanks Jo, we will definitely be back xxx

Lorna and Brian, Ayrshire.

May ’17, 5 days. Beautiful countryside, lovely cottage, friendly “landlords”! We came here for our first honeymoon (the “minimoon”) after getting married on the 6th May, and loved every minute 🙂 It’s great to find a dog-friendly cottage with no compromises. The hot tub is amazing too! We walked around Ennerdale, great if you have a dog who’s not keen on others, as it was so quiet. Thank you Wayne & Jo!

Jeff + Estee, and Belle the Staffy, Chichester.

6th – 13th May 2017. Thank you for a lovely holiday. Accommodation is very comfortable and clean. Jo was most welcoming and helpful. We were so lucky with great weather and can recommend “Mason’s Arms” for lovely food and a warm friendly host.

Tony and Sylvia, Margate.

05 May – 07 May ’17. Our first trip away together and it has been amazing! What a beautiful cottage, so cosy and peaceful on an evening. We will be back I’m sure. Thank you for an unforgettable weekend. xxx

Laura & Michael, Co. Durham

28th April-1st May We have stayed here for our 5th wedding anniversary. we were looking for a little bit of heaven from our busy daily life and this place was that and so much more! Very relaxed, romantic with the fire lit, perfect setting! Lovely drive down along the coastal road. Wayne and Jo you are amazing, Thank you! we will definitely be back! See you soon Scott and Sarah xx

Sarah and Scott, Hallesowen, West Midlands.

29th April-1st May 2017 had a lovely relaxing break. Thanks Jo for suggesting Ennerdale, well worth the visit, fantastic walk around the lake. Wish that we were able to stay longer but we will be back soon no doubt. Bye and thanks.

Debbie, Kevin and Peanut the dog. York

24-28th April 2017 Stunning part of the country to rest and unwind. Lovely, cosy and comfortable cottage and the hot tub was fantastic! We felt very well looked after, thank you to Jo in particular for that and it was also great to meet your lovely dogs!

Hannah and York, Surbiton.

Another lovely relaxing visit! Parlour cottage is our favourite 🙂  Perfect cottages, perfect location, perfect hosts- the reasons we keep coming back. Until next time, thanks again Jo & Wayne. x

Sue & Les, Fenham.

Easter 2017, 9 nights. Had an amazing break with some extreme walks including an overnighter at Skiddaw House. Masons Arms is great for dogs & food! Will definatlely come back & do some more exploring. Don’t want to go home!

Sian and Alex + Spud & Poppy, Wokingham.

19th April – 3 nights (2017). A lovely break away. Owners were so helpful and always on hand to help/book places to eat- wonderful recommendations. The Dovenby Ship and Bar’n’Bistro- so friendly and nice local ales. Travelled to Bootle to walk with Huskies and enjoyed the hot tub- hope to come again!

Tim & Becca, Loughborough.

17/04/17-19/04/17  Had a lovely stay. Great location, fab hot tub, lovely cottage with everything you need. Wished that we had stayed longer to get full use of the log burner. Kind regards Adrian and Nadine.

Adrian and Nadine, Ripon.

14/04/17-18/04/17 Lovely cottage and location. Had a great time, would love to come back. Especially enjoyed the hot tub. Highly recommend the mason’s arms pub, lovely food and very welcoming. Thank you for a lovely stay. Matthew, Wendy and Benny x

Matthew, Wendy and Benny the dog

13/04/17-17/04/17 Lovely little spot to relax and enjoy the beach and mountains. The Mason’s Arms was great- beat mixed grill we’ve ever had. Lovely views from Allonby beach, hot tub was fab and the Kirkstile Inn and Gosforth hall inn were the best places for food, beer gardens and hospitality (both dog friendly) Thank you for the little Easter bunnies on arrival…lovely little touch. Scarfell was great but even if you don’t go up the views from wastwater are gorgeous. thanks Rach and Darren.

Rach, Darren and Keo the dog, Newcastle upon Tyne.

13/04/17-17/04/17 What an amazing place to visit. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We will most definitely be coming back for longer next time. There are some beautiful walks around- we would recommend going to do the ‘Aira Force Trail’, this is stunning. Jo and Wayne are extremely friendly and more than happy to offer their advice and knowledge. Wonderful place to relax after a hectic start of the year! Thank you for a great time.

Hannah and Sam, Faversham, Kent.

10/4/17 – 13/4/17. What a fantastic few days we have had in a lovely cottage, in such a beautiful location. We’ve loved bird watching by the stream (especially in the hot tub) & have been on some great walks, including exploring the local forest. The 2 local pubs are a nice stroll away. Wayne & Jo are great hosts, leaving us to the peace & quiet, but offering us great knowledge and local advice when needed. Thank you so much for a great stay, we’ll be back.

Bex & Martyn, Wallasey.

9th April, 3 nights. First time visiting the lakes and Hayloft was perfect for us. Perfect location to drive to different lakes. Just the right size and had all the facilities that we needed. The hot tub after a day of a 10+ mile walk was superb! Would love (and plan) to come again.

Laura and Liam, Hull

10.04.17 for 2 nights. Lovely area, fantastic location to drive locally to great walks. Jo, lovely and helpful. Restaurant great, couldn’t do enough for us at the Barn Bistro. Thank you Jane & Rich.

Garner/Taylor, Nottinghamshire.



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