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


Sarah Redmayne, House Manager

Christopher Dalzell, Operations Manager

Philip Rowbottom, Assistant Operations Manager

Lesley McCanney, Reception & Concierge Manager

Richard Marriott, Night Manager

Laura Petrila, Head Housekeeper

Damien Finnegan, Estates Manager

Duncan Hatfield, Maintenance Manager

Restaurants and Bar

Hrishikesh Desai, Executive Chef

Wojciech Matusiak, Food & Beverage Manager

Daniel Bill, Restaurant Manager (Hrishi)

Mark Garnett, Assistant Restaurant Manager (Hrishi)

Salvatore Balzano, Sommelier (Hrishi)

Laurentiu Tudorica, Duty Manager (Hrishi)

Michael Murariu, Duty Manager (Gilpin Spice)

Lake House

Tomas Nadassky, Lake House Manager

Julia Critchley, Lake House Jetty Spa Manager

Iulian Parnescu, Duty Manager

Sales, Finance & HR

Anna Maria Dunne, Sales & Marketing Manager

Karen Baybutt, Finance Manager

Amy Hornby, Human Resources


Ben Cunliffe Architects