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One of our favourite things that our guests say is that when they think of Gilpin, they think of love and laughter – ours, and theirs, which is a really lovely compliment.

At the heart of Gilpin is a very passionate family and team, dedicated to creating lasting memories for our guests, who return time and again for romance, celebrations and escapes. For us, hospitality starts with a very warm welcome and ends with a friendly goodbye, with extraordinary service, exquisite décor and stunning culinary experiences in between.

We love Gilpin, and very much hope that you will too.


At Gilpin we have two hotels on two separate estates, but one team, so your time with us, wherever you are, should be seamless. Choose between a very chilled-out hotel, Gilpin Hotel, or our hotel-come-country-house, Gilpin Lake House…


Set in 21 acres, Gilpin Hotel has 30 bedrooms, two restaurants (the Michelin Starred SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel [renamed from HRiSHi] and the casual pan Asian Gilpin Spice), a Champagne Bar, lounge, terraces, spa treatment area – and our resident llamas and alpacas! Twenty two rooms have their own hot tubs, some also with a private ensuite spa. Please note these are all at Gilpin Hotel (not Gilpin Lake House), so if you’re wanting your own hot tub, the hotel is the place for you!


Just a mile away from Gilpin Hotel you will find Gilpin Lake House, a sanctuary set on 100 acres of private grounds with its own private lake. With just 6 bedrooms sharing the boat house, spa treatment room, hot tubs, saunas, and swimming pool, this is a stunning private, incredibly tranquil paradise. Transport is provided to and from Gilpin Hotel if you are dining. Please note that the Lake House spa facilities are only available to guests staying at the Lake House. 


At Gilpin Hotel all 30 bedrooms have lovely Lakeland views, most leading directly onto the gardens – All 6 Junior Suite and 6 Garden Suites have decked or slate patios with their own outdoor hot tubs, 5 Spa Lodges have their own ensuite spa (rainmaker showers and steam rooms inside, hydrotherapy hot tubs and saunas outside), and 5 even bigger Spa Suites (a bedroom ‘floating’ over the pond with views to the mountains; a living area with lounge, dining table & bar, huge circular stone bath and a double shower; a fabulous spa room with sauna, steam room, infrared lounge bed, a state-of-the-art automated massage chair; and of course a huge hot tub outside).

If on the other hand, you are staying at Gilpin Lake House (a mile away on a separate estate), you can choose from one of the 6 gorgeous rooms and enjoy the Lake House spa, boat house, hot tubs, and stunning private lake and grounds.


At the Michelin-Starred SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel, Ollie Bridgwater (ex Fat Duck) and his team make the most of special ingredients that aren’t around all the time, with menus that focus on beautiful local produce, seasonality and sustainability – and precision; the detail really matters.

The laid-back two AA Rosette Gilpin Spice serves pan-Asian dishes inspired by countries along the spice trail – spanning the Philippines, the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and China – from its spectacular open kitchen.

Where better to spend a luxury relaxing afternoon enjoying the perfect ‘Posh Scran’ Afternoon tea than at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House?  The cosy atmosphere of our dining room creates a relaxing spot where one can sit and indulge in the best that the Lake District has to offer.  Guests can relish this quintessentially British tradition while taking in the breathtaking views of the tranquil and lush gardens.

source |sɔːs |
A place where something originates,
where development & growth are nurtured.

spice |spʌɪs|
An aromatic or pungent vegetable
substance used to flavour food

afternoon tea
An afternoon enjoying the perfect
‘Posh Scran’


Our guests visit us for many reasons, often milestones such as birthdays, minimoons, honeymoons, babymoons, anniversaries, celebrations, rest and recovery, romance, spending time with dear friends, and loved ones 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’ve put together some very special packages with particularly good deals in the winter, for the ultimate in luxury in the beautiful Lake District.


Relaxed and unhurried, there are no weddings, conferences or children under seven to disturb the peace, just warm smiles, fresh flowers, and friendly, unpretentious service. The interiors are stylish, warm and comfortable; the individually designed bedrooms have crisp white linen, luxurious bathrooms and gorgeous fabrics, art and upholstery. The spirit of Gilpin is motivated by love and laughter – our guests’, and ours.


Please see our FAQ page for frequently asked questions


The Gilpin's Lake House
MiniMoons at The Gilpin's Spa Lodges
Gilpin's Spice


Enjoy a luxurious lakeside escape at our Gilpin Lake House this Spring!

Relax in one of our beautiful bedrooms, soothe your senses with a private hot tub, sauna and swimming pool session and explore our enchanting gardens, grounds and lake.