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Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Meticulously run by the Cunliffe family, Gilpin Hotel is set in 20 tranquil acres of woodland, moor and country gardens. The family is assisted by a team of dedicated and long serving staff whose experience shows at every corner. Just 12 miles from the M6 and almost opposite Windermere Golf Course ('the miniature Gleneagles'), this four-star Relais & Chateaux hotel is at the heart of the Lake District's wealth of sightseeing, heritage and activities.

Seven rooms lead directly onto the gardens and a further six Garden Suites have hot tubs. 2010 saw the opening of Gilpin Lake House (a mile away) which sits on its own four-acre lake with private spa, boat-house, boat, cedarwood hot tub, indoor pool, salt snug and 100 acres of private gardens and grounds. Accommodation consists of six stunning suites which exclusively share these facilities (the house can also be booked for exclusive use).

A chauffeur will take guests to the main hotel, where they can enjoy 3 AA Rosette cuisine. As in the main house, decor by Christine Cunliffe uses exquisite fabrics, wonderful upholstery, with delicious art on the walls and luxurious bathrooms.


English Tourist Board Awards for Excellence ‘Small Hotel of the Year 2011′,

‘AA England Hotel of the Year 2011’,

‘Catey Independent Hotel of the Year 2012’,

‘Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Country House Hotel 2013’,

‘TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013’.

AA 3 Rosettes, AA 4 Red Stars


Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is open all year.


Rooms: 26


Single room with breakfast and 5-course dinner from £225
Double room with breakfast and 5-course dinner from £335
All major credit & debit cards accepted.
Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Hotel detail


Crook Road
Nr. Windermere
North West England
LA23 3NE

Telephone: 015394 88818
Fax: 015394 88660
Email: Contact hotel by e-mail
Website: Visit hotel's website

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Hotel reviews

09/12/2013 (1 night stay): Relaxing surroundings and fantastic hospitality. Rooms were beautifully decorated & very clean, providing all the toiletries & incidentals needed on an overnight stay. Great selection of cocktails, wines & other beverages. Fantastic afternoon tea selection which amply sees you through to a late dinner.
Review by R - UK
25/09/2013 (2 night stay): This is what we call a really nice, comfortable hotel, one in which you feel at home. Everything was perfect, and the staff are so friendly and helpful! We were sad to leave!
Review by M - UK
26/09/2013 (3 night stay): Staff were very friendly and attentive. We had a very relaxing 3 night break at the gilpin and will be returning again.
Review by J - RUS

Special Offers
from this hotel

Magic Moments at Gilpin

Fancy a luxurious, romantic birthday, anniversary, minimoon, babymoon or even engagement – and a fabulous deal? Have a look at some very special packages – the ultimate in luxury at Gilpin. Choose a Junior Suite, Garden Suite or the Lake House and then discover the fabulous packages that have been put together for you…

From a glass of champagne with cream tea and strawberries to the seven course tasting menu and a tour of the Jetty Spa Trail, you can pick the package to suit you. 

Available Sunday - Thursday, prices from £565 for one night with 2 people sharing. Visit the website for full details.

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