Welcome to Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
A Relais & Châteaux hotel with two luxury country houses in the Lake District
We are a small, family owned and run hotel that strives to be the best, with a friendly, personal touch, and two luxury country houses – choose which one is for you! We aim to be one of the finest luxury Lake District hotels in Cumbria, but don’t take our word for it, you decide. We hope to welcome you to Gilpin soon.
Barney, Zoë, John and Christine Cunliffe.
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Top 5 reasons to stay at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Fabulous hotels are about passion, and for us, about family. We are both family owned and family run, and have a fantastic long standing team – our extended family. We all get to know our guests and very much enjoy the art of hospitality; we do our very best to make every single guest feel ‘at home’.
We have held 3 AA rosettes for our food for over 15 years, and specialise in fine dining without any of that pretentious stuffiness. Dan Grigg’s food is imaginative and enticing, and each dish has a carefully matched wine. We have four very different dining rooms, which creates intimacy as well as a buzz, with our friendly team always on hand to make sure you have a wonderful time.
When you stay at Gilpin, you’re not just choosing a bedroom, you’re choosing an interior design with fabulous fabrics, wallpapers and furnishings. We have evolved Gilpin Hotel over the last 25 years, spreading out instead of up, so that fourteen of the twenty bedrooms lead directly onto the gardens, many with private decking and cedarwood hot tubs, and all with lovely views. Gilpin Lake House is, put simply, a sanctuary, where just six suites enjoy exclusive access to 100 acres of private grounds, including a stunningly beautiful four-acre private lake and the new Jetty Spa.
We have some amazing packages involving our spa and hot tubs – no weddings, business or young children, simply relaxing luxury.
MEMORIES … Choosing between the many Lake Windermere hotels can be a task in itself, and of course it is far more than just buildings and interiors. In the “us” section, meet the family and team. Our Lake District hotel has been family-run for over 25 years with a long-standing team, resulting in truly professional service with a personal, relaxed, warm and caring style. Not just independently owned, we are family run with a long standing team. We get to know every guest personally and do our very best to make them feel ‘at home’.
Our guests visit us for many reasons, often milestones such as birthdays, minimoons, honeymoons, anniversaries, celebrations, rest and recovery, spending time with dear friends, love or simply to awaken the senses. We set the scene as beautifully as we can, so you can truly enjoy the time together without worry, and create priceless memories.
We hope to see you soon.
LUXURY … Explore every room in fine detail here on the web, we’re immensely proud of all of them.
Designed and refurbished without compromise, most with patio doors leading onto the gardens and with spa baths or hot tubs, whilst at the Lake House there are just six suites exclusively sharing 100 acres of grounds with a private lake and spa. All of the rooms are spacious, quiet, with lovely views and constant refurbishment.
AWARDS … The family and team are very proud to have been voted the 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’ and ‘Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Country House Hotel 2013’. AA 3 Rosettes, AA 4 Red Stars, a Relais & Châteaux hotel.
As a small family owned and run hotel, these awards really do mean the world to us!