THE CUNLIFFE FAMILY (LEFT TO RIGHT): JOHN, ZOË, XIÁ, CHRISTINE, BARNEY, BEN
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)
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
DIRECTIONS TO 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 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
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).
Manchester Airport [88 miles]
Liverpool Airport [93 miles]
Glasgow Airport [160 miles]
Edinburgh Airport [143 miles]
Birmingham Airport [165 miles]
London Gatwick Airport [301 miles]
London Heathrow Airport [268 miles]
London Stanstead Airport [276 miles]
A FAMILY BUSINESS
Admittedly the photo at the top is a tad old (this is Zoë writing this, and our daughter Xiá is now 10 years old and nearly as tall as me) but we haven’t got a more up to date one of us together! I will endeavour to get one and will update this soon. Although personally I don’t mind having an old photo up there, I can pretend I’m still only 40 :o)
So, a little bit about us… 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.