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IMAGE BY LINDSAY MCCRAE, AFTER HE AND BECKY MARRIED AT THE LAKE HOUSE IN 2016, THEY HAD THIS SIGN MADE & TOOK THIS PHOTO WHEN HE WAS FILMING EMPEROR PENGUINS IN ANTARCTICA

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FINDING GILPIN HOTEL

SATNAVS: search for ‘GILPIN HOTEL & LAKE HOUSE’

If you are using a SatNav it’s best to search for ‘Gilpin Hotel & Lake House’, which will bring you directly to the hotel. If you prefer to input a postcode, do not use our real postcode as this will send you 1.6 miles further on than Gilpin, but instead please input LA23 3NF which will take you to the Wild Boar; we are half a mile further along the road (to the northwest).

DIRECTIONS TO GILPIN HOTEL

From the M6 Motorway

Leave the M6 at junction 36. Turn left onto the dual carriageway (A590/A591) and follow the signs to South Lakes for 8.4 miles

At the large roundabout just north of Kendal, take the first exit on to the B5284 (signposted Hawkshead via Ferry and Crook, with the Gateway Inn on your right). Follow the B5284 for 5 miles.

Gilpin is 5 miles along this road on the right hand side half a mile after the Wild Boar Hotel. Once in the grounds, please turn left towards ‘Arrivals’, where our concierge team will greet you. Please leave your luggage in the car and we will unload for you.

FINDING GILPIN LAKE HOUSE

SATNAVS: search for GILPIN LAKE HOUSE KNIPE TARN  LA8 8LN

PLEASE NOTE ROAD CLOSURE – SEE MAP & SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS BELOW:

From the M6 Motorway

Follow A590 and A5074  19 min    (13.1 mi)

Leave M6 at Exit 36 (‘A’)     0.2 mi

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A590     3.3 mi

Use the left lane to take the A590 slip road to A6/Barrow/Milnthorpe     0.2 mi

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A590     2.5 mi

Turn right onto A5074     0.1 mi

Turn left to stay on A5074     4.7 mi

Turn left to stay on A5074     2.1 mi

Drive to Stile Brow  4 min    (0.9 mi)

Turn right (just before The Brown Horse Pub ‘B’)     0.3 mi

Turn right continuing on Stile Brow (ignore road closed sign)  0.5 mi

On your right you will see a set of black iron gates signed “Gilpin Lake House”(‘C’) . Follow the drive to the end where we will greet you and unload your luggage.

TRAVELLING TO US BY AIR & TRAIN

NEAREST AIRPORTS

Manchester – 88 miles

Liverpool – 93 miles

Glasgow – 160 miles

Edinburgh – 143 miles

Birmingham – 165 miles

London Gatwick – 301 miles

London Heathrow – 268 miles

London Stanstead – 276 miles

BY TRAIN

Gilpin is located in between Windermere and Oxenholme (Kendal) railway stations, so either station is handy to get to by taxi.

OXENHOLME (Kendal) is a national station on the main line between London Euston and Glasgow/Edinburgh. There are regular trains to and from London (approx 2 hours 40 mins) and  Edinburgh and Glasgow (approx 2 hours).

WINDERMERE is a local station with some trains going direct to and from Manchester Airport (approx 2 hours).

A FAMILY BUSINESS

THE CUNLIFFE FAMILY AT GILPIN

So, a little bit about us… You’ll see in the above pic that there are seven of us involved in the business – John and Christine on the left, who started Gilpin in 1988 and still work their socks off, their younger son Ben and his wife Rachel, of Ben Cunliffe Architects who do all our architecture (and a lot of other architecture as well!), and their older son Barney, with daughter Xiá and wife Zoë, who run Gilpin on a day to day basis – although Xiá’s only 10 so has to fit in school as well…

Gilpin is a friendly, family-run hotel with a long-standing team. When guests return they know the family and team, and we know them – everyone who walks through the door is made to feel welcome, valued and ‘at home’. Of course we strive to have the best interiors, cuisine, service, innovative rooms etc., but at the end of the day the thing that rules supreme is the people. Our team are an amazing bunch, and we value every one of them, with all of their foibles and fabulousness. We couldn’t do any of it without them.

And we couldn’t do it without you – our guests – who visit us for many reasons, often milestones such as birthdays, mini moons, honeymoons, anniversaries, celebrations, rest and recovery, spending time with dear friends, love, or simply to chill out. We are privileged to share so many special moments with you, and are very proud to set the scene as beautifully as we can, so that you can truly enjoy the time together without worry, and create priceless memories.

As with many things at Gilpin, the #love&laughter strapline came from comments from guests, a variety of whom said to us (independently of each other), that when they think of Gilpin they think of love and laughter – theirs, and ours, To us that is a huge compliment, and so we adopted it as a kind of a motto.

We hope to see welcome you to Gilpin soon,
All the family and team.

#LOVE&LAUGHTER

WELCOME…

+44 (0)15394 88818
hotel@thegilpin.co.uk
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House,
Crook Road, Windermere,
The English Lake District, LA23 3NF

Lots of luxury, zero pretentiousness.

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