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.

Warmest regards,
Barney, Zoë, John and Christine Cunliffe.

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Top 6 reasons to stay at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House



Interior Design



We welcome children over the age of seven.


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.

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,
All the family and team at Gilpin.


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.


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’,‘Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Country House Hotel 2013’, and ‘TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 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!