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31 rooms from CA$363 per night

Mid-week Winter Offers at Gilpin Hotel - 1st November to 31st March 90 Days +: 30% Discount on Bed & Breakfast Rate From £161.00 Per Room, Per Night* 60 Days +: 20% Discount on Bed & Breakfast Rate From £184.00 Per Room, Per Night* 30 Days +: 10% Discount on Bed & Breakfast Rate From £207.00 Per Room, Per Night *Based on a minimum 3 night stay. Winter APR Rates are subject to change. Terms & Conditions apply.

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“A luxurious and relaxing modern country-house hotel with a choice of traditional or cutting-edge rooms, many with hot-tubs. Michelin-starred dining, woodland spa plus flawless service. Set in 40 acres of stunning surroundings with a picturesque lake and lots of activities to offer nearby.”

“A luxurious and relaxing modern country-house hotel with a choice of traditional or cutting-edge rooms, many with hot-tubs. Michelin-starred dining, woodland spa plus flawless service. Set in 40 acres of stunning surroundings with a picturesque lake and lots of activities to offer nearby.”

Hotel Review

Just a few miles from Windemere up a winding country lane, the luxurious Gilpin Hotel & Lake House has been winning awards in the Lake District for over a decade for its gastronomy and pampering accommodations, and the hotel remains one of the finest places to stay in the area. Independently owned and run by a family who have lived here for six generations, they bill themselves as a hotel for couples. That’s not to say children are not allowed — they are, from 7 years up — but the whole ambience here is grown up and sophisticated.

Gilpin is a hotel of three parts — the restaurants and public areas, the luxurious contemporary rooms in the grounds, and the Lake House a mile away. The public areas include the Michelin starred SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel restaurant, offering a spectacular tasting menu experience with matched wines, which it manages to do without a hint of stuffiness; a cosy bar offering a wide range of cocktails; and a large, comfortable sitting room with blazing fire in winter. Executive Chef, Ollie Bridgwater, and his team combine exquisite produce, distinct flavours, seasonality, sustainability and precision, together with exceptional service to create a fun, fine dining experience.

All these communal spaces are spread over a warren of rooms which, together with the charming, personalised service, helps it retain the air of a family house, in tune with their motto ‘love and laughter.’ Low ceilings, comfy sofas and art on the walls encourage you to linger, and for a more casual dining experience, the 2 AA Rosette pan-Asian restaurant, Gilpin Spice, is on hand for lunches and dinners, serving dishes from along the spice trail from their lively open kitchen.

About half the 30 guest rooms are in the Edwardian main building. Generous in size, they come with bold-patterned wallpapers, thick curtains, heaped cushions and daring pops of colour. The rest of the rooms are spread out across the 21 acres of grounds, and are more modern in style. The majority have their own private hot tubs and a number are full-on spa suites and lodges with private saunas, steam rooms and more. Some have sit-out terraces in the extensive gardens (home to llamas and alpacas), while all are light and airy, with large picture windows and stylish, contemporary decor. There are stunning walks from the front door, and lawns to lounge on in summer.

A mile way, their spectacular and intimate Lake House has just six rooms and is nestled on the edge of its private lake – Knipe Tarn. Surrounded by trees and with sweeping views from the surrounding hilltops, this former fishing lodge offers a truly luxurious and calming stay away from it all. Home to its own spa facilities including hot tubs, a sauna and a decent size indoor pool where the doors can be flung open to the lawns going down to the lake in summer. There’s also a treatment room with panoramic windows and a private boathouse for romantic cream teas.The views from the rooms are gorgeous, and the whole house can be booked for private groups which, judging by the glowing visitors book, are guaranteed a memorable stay in this very special hideaway.

 

Written by James Dunford Wood

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • Six of the incredible suites come with their own private gardens and cedarwood hot tubs, ideal for a romantic getaway!
  • Foodies
  • Michelin starred SOURCE restaurant is run by head chef Ollie Bridgwater formerly of Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck
  • Country Escape
  • 20-acre gardens filled with magnolia, cherry blossoms and copper beech, not to mention the stunning private lake
  • Fishing
  • Fishing can be organised on site, either on the private lake or a day trip to somewhere nearby
  • Riding
  • Explore the lovely grounds on horseback, no better way to view this stunning countryside!
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Curl up on a leather sofa by the roaring fires and enjoy a good book and a glass of wine
  • Mountain biking
  • There are great mountain bike routes nearby, rent a bike and head out to explore
  • Sights nearby
  • Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Beatrix Potter’s house Hill Top
  • Sailing
  • Head down to nearby Lake Windemere for some top notch sailing
  • Restaurant
  • Choose between SOURCE for Michelin starred cuisine or Gilpin Spice a more relaxed venue
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Six garden suites in the main house have private verandahs with their own hot tubs
  • Spa
  • Lake House guests only, otherwise access to local spa
  • Restrictions on children
  • No children under 7
  • Exclusive use
  • The Lake House
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Luxury
  • Country House
  • Good wine list
  • Gourmet
  • Romantic
  • Contemporary
  • Wellbeing
  • Disabled access
  • Chic
  • Hills & mountains

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Choose between SOURCE for Michelin starred cuisine or Gilpin Spice a more relaxed venue
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Six garden suites in the main house have private verandahs with their own hot tubs
  • Hot Tub
  • Lake house rooms share a cedar wood tub and a Japanese Ofura tub
  • Spa
  • Lake House guests only, otherwise access to local spa
  • Private villas
  • The Lake House, with six suites
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Pool in Spa Area
  • Restrictions on children
  • No children under 7
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge applies
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • No pets
  • Bicycle hire
  • Massage
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Outdoor dining
  • Good wine list
  • In room DVD
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Bar
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Suites
  • Disabled access
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fishing can be organised on site, either on the private lake or a day trip to somewhere nearby
  • Riding
  • Explore the lovely grounds on horseback, no better way to view this stunning countryside!
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Curl up on a leather sofa by the roaring fires and enjoy a good book and a glass of wine
  • Mountain biking
  • There are great mountain bike routes nearby, rent a bike and head out to explore
  • Sights nearby
  • Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Beatrix Potter’s house Hill Top
  • Sailing
  • Head down to nearby Lake Windemere for some top notch sailing

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"Gilpin Hotel is a stylish gateway to the Lakes with a well-deserved reputation for being beautifully run."

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Gilpin Lodge Country House Hotel

"Gilpin Lodge, at the southern end of the Lake District, is a well-established hotel, run by the Cunliffe family for 25 years. I would say, if it were a person, that it's comfortable in its own skin."

Originally published by The Independent (view article)

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