‘Hrishi’ Michelin starred restaurant where Desai’s imaginative dishes combine great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver modern British dishes with a twist of Asia: unbelievable textures and flavours that satisfy traditionalists while giving experimentalists something new.
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.
Each of the Garden Suites has its own garden complete with cedarwood hot tub. Relax by your fire, listen to music, stroll out into your garden and sink into your hot tub, with surrounding ponds and water features made from traditional Lakeland stone. As dusk falls, enjoy the evening light and natural features – winter or summer, as they are used all year round.
We have some amazing packages involving our spa and hot tubs. With no business, weddings or young children, where better for a spot of luxurious relaxation and romance?
Our Magic Moments packages are perfect for luxurious, romantic occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, minimoons, babymoons and proposals). Choose a Junior Suite, Garden Suite or the Lake House and then discover the fabulous packages we have put together for you…
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.
Amidst incredible natural beauty you will also find magnificent man-made contributions - Blackwell, Holker Hall; Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre; Levens Hall and Topiary Gardens; Sizergh Castle and Garden; Cartmel Priory Gatehouse; Dalton Castle; Townend. Those with literary connections include Beatrix Potters' Hill Top, Wordsworth's House, Dove Cottage, and Ruskin's Brantwood. Many have beautiful and varied gardens, as do Holehird, Fell Foot Park, Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill, and Stagshaw Gardens.
The newly opened Lake House Jetty Spa overlooks the private lake - the setting is spectacular, the tranquility unbelievable. The Jetty Spa, and the fabulous Jetty Spa Trail, provide a perfect decompression chamber for couples needing some precious time together.
The Gilpin Team
Gilpin is a welcoming and friendly family-run hotel with a long-standing team. When guests return they know the staff, and, above all, the family and staff know them personally and make them feel valued and 'at home'. We love what we do.