Family & The Team

The Family

Above, left to right: The Cunliffe family – John, Zoë, Xiá, Christine, Barney, Ben

We are a 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’.

Watch this space for new photos and details of the Gilpin team, but in the meantime huge thanks to our management team below, as well of course to the rest of our wonderful team:

Barney Cunliffe, Managing Director

Zoë Cunliffe, Marketing, PR, Web, Graphics

Hrishikesh Desai, Executive Chef

Sarah Redmayne, House Manager

Christopher Dalzell, Operations Manager

Philip Rowbottom, Assistant Operations Manager

Ian Bates, Finance Manager

Richard Marriott, Night Manager

Laura Petrila, Head Housekeeper

Duncan Hatfield, Maintenance Manager

Anna Maria Dunne, Sales & Marketing Manager

Louise Dion, Reception & Concierge Manager

Lake House

Tomas Nadassky, Lake House Manager

Julia Critchley, Lake House Jetty Spa Manager

Iulian Parnescu, Duty Manager


Daniel Bill, Restaurant Manager

Mark Garnett, Assistant Restaurant Manager

Salvatore Balzano, Sommelier

Laurentiu Tudorica, Duty Manager

Isabela Tega, Duty Manager

Gilpin Spice

Wojciech Matusiak, Restaurant Manager

Michael Murariu, Duty Manager


Ben Cunliffe Architects

Interior Design

Christine Cunliffe with Sarah Jane Nielson