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
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.
FINDING GILPIN LAKE HOUSE
SATNAVS: search for GILPIN LAKE HOUSE KNIPE TARN LA8 8LN
DIRECTIONS TO GILPIN LAKE HOUSE
From the M6 Motorway
Leave the M6 at junction 36.
Turn left onto the dual carriageway (A590/A591)
Head North-East on A590 for around 3.5 miles
Use the left lane to take the A590 slip road to Barrow / Milnthorpe / A6
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A590
Travel 2.5 miles and then turn right onto the A5074 (Bowness / Windermere)
After 0.1 miles turn left to stay on the A5074 (Bowness / Windermere)
Travel 6.8 miles and then turn right at the Brown Horse Inn
N.B. the road from here to Gilpin Lake House is along a narrow country lane. Please be on the lookout for oncoming vehicles and proceed at a safe speed.
Travel 0.3 miles and turn right into Stile Brow.
Travel 0.6 miles along Stile Brow until you see Gilpin Lake House on your right.
You will see a set of black iron gates signed “Gilpin Lake House”. Enter through the gates and follow the signage along the path to the end where we will greet you and unload your luggage.
From Gilpin Hotel
From Gilpin hotel turn left out of the exit onto Crook Road towards Kendal
Travel 0.5 miles along B5234 until you reach the Wild Boar. Turn right into the slipway opposite the Wild boar.
N.B. the road from here to Gilpin Lake House is along a narrow country lane and please be aware that the road is currently in a poor condition with potholes. Please be on the lookout for oncoming vehicles and proceed at a safe speed.
Travel along this road for 0.7 miles till the road splits. Ensure you keep to the right side lane.
Travel 0.1 miles until you see a set of black iron gates signed “Gilpin Lake House”. Enter through the gates and follow the signage along the path to the end where we look forward to meeting you.
TRAVELLING TO US BY AIR & TRAIN
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
Gilpin is located in between Windermere and Oxenholme (Kendal) railway stations, so either station is handy to get to by taxi. Whilst Windermere is closer, you will most likely have to change at Oxenholme to get there so it’s often quicker and easier to simply take a taxi from Oxenholme.
OXENHOLME (Kendal) – 8.7 miles from Gilpin – this is a national station on the main line between London Euston and Glasgow/Edinburgh. There are regular trains to and from London (approx 2.5 hrs) and Edinburgh and Glasgow (approx 2 hrs).
WINDERMERE – 4 miles from Gilpin – 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… Six generations of Cunliffe’s have been associated with the two estates.
You’ll see in the above pic, we are a family-run hotel. John and Christine on the left (who started Gilpin in 1988) both worked tirelessly at Gilpin until their sad passing in 2020 and 2022 respectively. Their eldest son Barney, with daughter Xiá and wife Zoë, run Gilpin on a day-to-day basis – although Xiá’s only 15 so has to fit in school as well… The younger son Ben, of Ben Cunliffe Architects, is involved with doing all the architecture of Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is an elegant, relaxing haven of luxury which offers the ultimate wellness experiences. Awarded the coveted 5 Red Star Accreditation by The AA in 2021, which “recognises the top level of excellence in hospitality awarded to a hotel by the organisation”, guests can expect warm smiles, stunning culinary experiences, exquisite décor, real fires and friendly, unpretentious service.
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 #loveandlaughter 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.
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