Gilpin Hotel and Lake House – Luxury Lake District Hotels, Windermere Hotels, Country House

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At the heart of Gilpin Hotel Lake House is a very passionate family and team, dedicated to creating lasting memories for our guests. Warmth and friendliness are balanced with extraordinary service, exquisite décor and stunning culinary experiences at these two luxury country houses in the beautiful Lake District.

We have two luxurious hotels on two separate estates, please explore and choose which experience is for you

Gilpin The Hotel

At Gilpin Hotel all of the bedrooms have lovely Lakeland views, most leading directly onto the gardens 6 with their own cedarwood hot tubs, and 5 fabulous new detached Spa Lodges, each with their own ensuite spa (rainmaker showers and steam rooms inside, hydrotherapy hot tubs and saunas outside) for a very special, private experience.

Gilpin Lake House The Country House

Just a mile away from Gilpin Hotel you will find Gilpin Lake House, where just 6 rooms exclusively enjoy 100 acres of grounds, including a stunningly beautiful private lake, boat house, heated indoor pool leading out to the lake, hot-tubs and Jetty spa.

Top 10 reasons to visit Gilpin

We have held 3 AA rosettes for our food since 1997, and specialise in fine dining without any of that pretentious stuffiness. Everything is sourced, prepared and served with a great deal of thought and care, with good quality ingredients and lots of fresh local produce – organic where possible.

When you stay at Gilpin, you’re not just choosing a bedroom, you’re choosing an interior design with fabulous fabrics, wallpapers and furnishings. We have evolved Gilpin Hotel over the last 25 years, spreading out instead of up, so that fourteen of the twenty bedrooms lead directly onto the gardens, many with private decking and cedarwood hot tubs, and all with lovely views. Gilpin Lake House is, put simply, a sanctuary, where just six suites enjoy exclusive access to 100 acres of private grounds, including a stunningly beautiful four-acre private lake and the new Jetty Spa.

Each of the Garden Suites has its own garden complete with cedarwood hot tub. Relax by your fire, listen to music, stroll out into your garden and sink into your hot tub, with surrounding ponds and water features made from traditional Lakeland stone. As dusk falls, enjoy the evening light and natural features – winter or summer, as they are used all year round.

We have some amazing packages involving our spa and hot tubs. With no business, weddings or young children, where better for a spot of luxurious relaxation and romance?

Our Magic Moments packages are perfect for luxurious, romantic occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, minimoons, babymoons and proposals). Choose a Junior Suite, Garden Suite or the Lake House and then discover the fabulous packages we have put together for you…

The family and team are very proud to have been voted the English Tourist Board Awards for Excellence ‘Small Hotel of the Year 2011′, ‘AA England Hotel of the Year 2011’, ‘Catey Independent Hotel of the Year 2012’ and ‘Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Country House Hotel 2013’. AA 3 Rosettes, AA 4 Red Stars, a Relais & Châteaux hotel.

Amidst incredible natural beauty you will also find magnificent man-made contributions – Blackwell, Holker Hall; Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre; Levens Hall and Topiary Gardens; Sizergh Castle and Garden; Cartmel Priory Gatehouse; Dalton Castle; Townend. Those with literary connections include Beatrix Potters’ Hill Top, Wordsworth’s House, Dove Cottage, and Ruskin’s Brantwood. Many have beautiful and varied gardens, as do Holehird, Fell Foot Park, Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill, and Stagshaw Gardens.

The newly opened Lake House Jetty Spa overlooks the private lake – the setting is spectacular, the tranquility unbelievable. The Jetty Spa, and the fabulous Jetty Spa Trail, provide a perfect decompression chamber for couples needing some precious time together.

The Gilpin Team

Gilpin is a welcoming and friendly family-run hotel with a long-standing team. When guests return they know the staff, and, above all, the family and staff know them personally and make them feel valued and ‘at home’. We love what we do.


Choosing between the many Lake Windermere hotels can be a task in itself, and of course it is far more than just buildings and interiors.

In the “us” section, meet the family and team. Our Lake District hotel has been family-run for over 25 years with a long-standing team, resulting in truly professional service with a personal, relaxed, warm and caring style.

Our guests visit us for many reasons, often milestones such as birthdays, minimoons, honeymoons, anniversaries, celebrations, rest and recovery, spending time with dear friends, love or simply to awaken the senses. We set the scene as beautifully as we can, so you can truly enjoy the time together without worry, and create priceless memories.

We hope to see you soon,
All the family and team at Gilpin.

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