The Gilpin

We say
If you want to do the Lake District in style, consider a stay at the Gilpin Hotel & Lake House. Spend the day hiking or try fishing with a ghillie or golfing with a pro at Windermere Golf Club then return to the spa and Michelin-starred, 4 AA Rosette dining.

Recommended hotel: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House says

A friendly, unpretentious, luxury hotel set in the beautiful Lake District National Park, Gilpin Hotel & Lake House has been family owned and run since 1987. Members of Relais & Chateaux, the Cunliffe family are the proud winners of some of the industry’s most coveted awards including AA ‘England Hotel of the Year’, English Tourist Board Awards for Excellence ‘Small Hotel of the Year’ and Condé Nast Johansens ‘Most Excellent Country House Hotel of the Year’.

  • Superb hotel
  • Gourmet dining
  • Suites with hot tubs

Relaxed and unhurried, there are no conferences or children under seven to disturb the peace at Gilpin, just warm smiles, fresh flowers, fabulous food and friendly, unpretentious service.

The hotel interiors are stylish, warm and comfortable with a touch of home – the sumptuous bedrooms, individually designed and furnished, have crisp white linen, luxurious bathrooms, gorgeous fabrics, wonderful upholstery and delicious art. For something really special, we offer six Garden Suites with their own cedar wood hot tub and five detached Spa Lodges with private en suite spas and breathtaking views from the private gardens.

Along a quiet country lane nearby, enter through electric gates to discover a sanctuary – with just six suites, Gilpin’s Lake House is set on a stunningly beautiful four-acre private lake with boat-house, sauna, indoor swimming pool, and outdoor cedar wood hot tub. The Lake House is also available for exclusive use.

Food is something of a main event at Gilpin. Enjoy cocktails in the hotel’s stylish bar and wine cellars before dinner (complimentary chauffeur provided for Lake House guests). Head Chef Hrishikesh Desai – whom you may well have seen work his magic on the BBC’s Great British Menu – ensures exquisite cuisine in the Michelin-starred and 4 AA Rosette Hrishi. This special restaurant celebrates some of the finest Lake District produce and West Coast seafood. For a more informal experience, Gilpin Spice is inspired by Asian flavours with an open kitchen – launched in 2017, it has already earned 2 AA Rosettes.

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