Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Cumbria

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31 rooms from £215 per night

“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.”

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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.”

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“One of the first of the Lake District’s luxury country-house hotels, the hotel has expanded to offer something for everyone, whether you want more traditional style or more cutting-edge; sociability or privacy. Provided, of course, that your wallet is well-padded. Set in 21 acres, the main Edwardian building is lavish country-house: all big sofas, piles of books and elegant flowers. Bedrooms here are generous in size with bold-patterned wallpapers, thick curtains, heaped cushions and daring pops of colour. Scattered around the grounds are larger and more contemporary rooms: Scandi-style garden suites or cool glass-and-wood spa lodges. The former have private hot tubs, the latter additionally have private spa facilities. A mile away, wrapped in 100 acres, is the six-bedroom Lake House, a mini country-house with pool, hot tubs and saunas, and its own staff and chauffeur. All rooms have fastidious levels of comfort from books and home-made biscuits to house plants and bespoke bathroom amenities.
There’s a choice of dining - either Michelin-starred or more buzzy tapas-style – both with pan-Asian influenced menus, and serious wine lists. Many guests don’t stray from their rooms, except to dine, but if they do, there are gardens and water features, tame llamas and alpacas, a tiny spa, plus – for Lake House guests – rowing boats and woodland walks.”

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Chef Hrishikesh Desai knocks it out of the park everytime, he crafts exciting menus using locally sourced wonderful ingrediants.
  • Romantic Break
  • Six of the incredible suites come with their own private gardens and cedarwood hot tubs, ideal for a romantic getaway!
  • Country Escape
  • 20-acre gardens filled with magnolia, cherry blossoms and copper beech, not to mention the stunnig private lake.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Sailing
  • Head over to nearby Lake Windemere for some top notch sailing.
  • Other Activities
  • Make the most of the on site spa, with pampering treatments and sauna sessions.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Sights nearby
  • Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Beatrix Potter’s house Hill Top

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Ultimate 100 British Hotels

"The Cunliffe family eat, sleep and breathe the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House..."

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Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels 2014

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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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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31 rooms from £215 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Chef Hrishikesh Desai knocks it out of the park everytime, he crafts exciting menus using locally sourced wonderful ingrediants.
  • Romantic Break
  • Six of the incredible suites come with their own private gardens and cedarwood hot tubs, ideal for a romantic getaway!
  • Country Escape
  • 20-acre gardens filled with magnolia, cherry blossoms and copper beech, not to mention the stunnig private lake.
Activities
  • Mountain biking
  • There are great mountain bike routes nearby, rent a bike and head out to explore.
  • Sailing
  • Head over to nearby Lake Windemere for some top notch sailing.
  • Other Activities
  • Make the most of the on site spa, with pampering treatments and sauna sessions.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Curl up on a leather sofa by the roaring fires and enjoy a good book and a glass of wine.
  • 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!
  • Sights nearby
  • Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Beatrix Potter’s house Hill Top
Other highlights
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Six garden suites in the main house have private verandahs with their own hot tubs
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Gourmet
  • Good wine list
  • Restrictions on children
  • No children under 7
  • Country House
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Exclusive use
  • The Lake House
  • Chic
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Lake House guests only, otherwise access to local spa
  • Hills & mountains
  • Contemporary
  • Wellbeing
  • Disabled access

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