Places to Stay in Gilcrux and nearby

Cottages Made for Two (Gilcrux)

Our exclusive Lake District Cottages for 2 people are ideal for a cosy break . Once a quaint Cumbrian farm, Ellen Hall is now a perfect romantic couples hideaway, set in a peaceful vale near to the river Ellen. It’s an ideal holiday for 2 exploring the Lake District, providing stress-free getaways for busy people and a secluded haven for those with time to linger. We are also one of the leading providers of Dog Friendly Cottages in the Lake District For 2

With a small brook running through the garden, this is a place designed for couples, where you can enjoy the soothing sounds of water and birdsong, while soaking up the peaceful atmosphere. Our Cumbrian self-catering holiday cottages are available for weekends and mid-week mini breaks as well as weekly bookings. See our prices for full details on short Lake District breaks and holidays for 2. If you’re looking for self-catering cottages for two in Cumbria, give us a call on 01697 321439. You can also click on the cottage names above to see details on all our romantic Cumbrian cottages for couples. Experience the magical and romantic Lake District from one of our cottages for 2.

The quiet seclusion of the peaceful vale where Ellen Hall is situated makes this the perfect destination for a “get away from it all” couples break. A relaxing secret escape with a network of bridle paths leading straight from the door. Explore even more: beautiful Buttermere and the town of Cockermouth, a bustling market town and the birthplace of William Wordsworth is only a few miles away. The capital of the North Lakes, Keswick, is less than half an hour’s drive alongside Bassenthwaite Lake. The Keswick area is host to outdoor pursuit centres, a marina, many famous restaurants and even boasts its own “Theatre by the Lake”. Less than three miles from Ellen Hall is the beautiful heritage coastline of Cumbria, while Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall, and Scotland are all within easy reach.

For an ideal dog friendly holiday in Cumbria, Cottages Made For Two is in a great position to enjoy the Lake District, Solway Firth and Borders of Scotland. Watch this video below:

Halls Bank Farm (Arkleby, near Gilcrux.)

Sleeps 8 . 2 Dogs Allowed . 4 Bedrooms . 3 Bathrooms
Hot Tub hire and shared use of indoor private heated swimming pool.
A 17th-century sandstone farmhouse with a private hot tub (for hire), shared swimming pool and private fishing rights, only 4 miles from the Solway Coast. Set on the edge of a village, these cottages are ideal for exploring Cockermouth and the northern fells and lakes, and enjoy stunning scenery without experiencing the same hustle and bustle of the central Lakes. Finished to a very good standard, the cottages have everything you need for family getaways including a hot tub each (for hire)and have shared use of a superb, private indoor pool with sauna and spa within the courtyard. Each cottage has its own style and attributes but all share lovely outlooks over farmland towards the Solway Coast.
Halls Bank Farm is a 17th-century sandstone farmhouse, tastefully decorated. Its original outhouses stand in a walled courtyard where a stream runs through to the paddock.
Berwyn Bank is a wonderful sandstone barn attached to Halls Bank Farm and has been skilfully converted, retaining much of its character, with some flagged floors and beams. A large living room on the first floor gives super views towards the Scottish mountains and Solway Coast. It was originally a bank barn, therefore there is an external level access to both the ground and first floor. It also has a private enclosed garden.
Previously a barn in a former 17th-century farmsteading, Beckside is a charming single-storey, detached stone cottage that has been totally restored with exposed beams and interesting features. It stands adjacent to the swimming pool.
Spacious and well-presented, Stackgarth is a charming, detached holiday bungalow with thoughtful and welcoming touches.
The market town of Cockermouth is 6 miles, Keswick 14 miles and Buttermere 12 miles. Bassenthwaite Lake, 6 miles. Private fishing on the River Ellen for salmon and trout, 1 mile (free of charge). Golf and horse riding nearby. Beach 10 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub ½ mile. The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 28+ guests. Watch this video below:

Hollybank Holiday Cottages (Gilcrux)

These four attractive holiday homes are all well-equipped in a contemporary style.

The cottages are set in a traditional village of Gilcrux which is an ideal location for touring the highlights of Northern England, Western and Northern Lakes.  Dogs are very welcome  in all our cottages.

Gilcrux has two wonderful pubs, a duck pond, Norman Church, Trout Fishing…. We have 5 natural springs, also has a vibrant Village Hall (ideal for weddings and events) and a children’s play park and village green.  A private hire swimming pool is just 1 mile away. Once you visit this lovely village you will be hooked, the villagers are so friendly you will soon be part of the community if you choose to take your holidays here at Hollybank Holiday Cottages. Perfect for your staycation.

Hollybank Holiday Cottages Gilcrux

Rose Cottage (Gilcrux)

This cosy, charming cottage sleeps 2 people but with a sofa bed for extra guests. A log burner warms you in winter or in Summer months enjoy relaxing in the delightful garden. Situated in a rural village with 2 pubs between the Lake District & Coast.
With easy access to the Western Lakes & Fells as well as the more popular Lake District towns of Keswick, Windermere and Ambleside as well as the beautiful Solway Coast, Gilcrux is an ideal base to explore Cumbria whatever the weather.

Rose Cottage Gilcrux
Rose Cottage Gilcrux

Rose Cottage is a cosy little cottage in the rural village of Gilcrux with one double bedroom, a sofa bed in the lounge for extra guests and a woodburning stove. The cottage has a dining room, bathroom with bath and separate shower and a lovely terraced garden. Situated in easy reach of the beautiful lakes and fells of the Western Lake District and the stunning Solway coast (AONB). Guests can enjoy a pint of real ale with a meal in either of the 2 lovely pubs within metres of the front door or head to the bustling Lake District towns of Cockermouth, (famous for its annual food festival & Georgian Fair) or Keswick, or the coastal towns of Maryport, Silloth or Whitehaven.

You will have full use of the cottage and garden. A larger garden is also at the rear of the property with a trampoline (in the warmer months) and slide which can be used by any children. On-street parking is available but off-street parking can be provided on request. One basket of logs will be provided to guests with more available for subsequent nights at a small cost. The property has one television and wireless internet access. Bedding and towels are provided. Electric is included. We have a travel cot if required. We have a garage and will allow guests to store their bikes.

We are a family of four and live next door to the cottage. We will greet you and make recommendations for your stay if you would like us to. Any children are welcome to use the larger garden at the top (including trampoline and slide) and our own children will be happy to share their toys.

The garden is terraced and is adjacent to our own garden but we have a larger garden at the top which guests are welcome to make use of. We also have a travel cot if required.
The stairs in the property would not be suitable for people with mobility difficulties.

Solway View Cottage Bed and Breakfast (Gilcrux)

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Solway View Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Luxury boutique accommodation. A Quintessential Bed & Breakfast in Gilcrux, just two minutes walk away from the Bar n’ Bistro.

Beautiful West facing room with king size bed and wonderful views. Continental Breakfast.

Private lounge, bathroom, garden and private entrance.

Solway View Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Solway View Caravan Holidays (Gilcrux)

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Sleeping 6 this lovely caravan is a perfect retreat in Gilcrux.

Solway View Caravan Holidays Gilcrux
Solway View Caravan Holidays Gilcrux
Solway View Caravan Holidays Gilcrux
Solway View Caravan Holidays Gilcrux

Tallentire Hall (Tallentire)

… A little piece of historical luxury.

Our holiday cottages are located in the south wing of Tallentire Hall. Gamekeeper’s Cottage sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms, while Gardener’s Cottage sleeps 2. The cottages share a large patio with seating areas and firepit barbeques, and a serene and tranquil garden with mature trees, lawns and a Victorian fountain.Contact us for availability to stay in this beautiful and historic Elizabethan manor house and become a part of its’ interesting story.

Tallentire Hall, Tallentire. Just a few minutes drive from Gilcrux.

Sitting in 11 acres of private grounds Tallentire Hall is an impressive manor house in the village of Tallentire. There has been a home on this site since 1086 when the Manor of Tallentire was deeded to Odard son of Lyulph in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest.

The south wing was built in 1590 adjacent to a tower believed to be from 1290. The remainder of the Hall was built in 1863. Gamekeepers Cottage and Gardener’s Cottage are both in the South Wing.
The village pub is a short walk away and a 5 minute drive takes you to a wealth of pubs and restaurants in Cockermouth and surrounding villages. The Solway coast is less than 15 minutes away by car.

Tallentire Hall is a delightful property situated on the edge of the Northern Lakes. If you enjoy a sense of remoteness and tranquillity, Tallentire Hall is the place to visit. Our guests can enjoy the sunken garden area, that is situated beside the Gamekeeper’s Cottage and Gardener’s Cottage. You can enjoy the wildlife, flora and fauna, with an abundance of rabbits and it’s own rookery. If you’re looking for a unique holiday getaway, call us now.

Looking down the driveway from Tallentire Hall to the entrance.

The Big White House (Greengill, Gilcrux)

The Big White House provides four star self catering sole use accommodation for large groups of up to 24 people.

The detached house is located in the village of Greengill outside of Cockermouth in the Lake District, Cumbria.

The Big White House is ideal for family holidays, reunions, get-togethers and corporate events. We do not accept stag or hen parties at this time.

Short breaks are available all year around as well as full weeks.

Find out more about our fantastic Lake District Group Accommodation. Watch this video below:

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