Gilpin Hotel

Location: The Lake District | UK

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Set in the overwhelmingly beautiful Lake District, Gilpin Hotel is a luxurious country house that has been designed without compromise. With extensive grounds and cultivated gardens, this Georgian paradise combines the magic of its natural surroundings with the tranquillity of a spa sanctuary.
Perfect forCouples seeking a romantic getaway - here you can unwind in a private cedar wood hot tub with a glass of champagne.
In the knowOne mile from the hotel, the Gilpin Lake House offers six individually styled luxurious suites that are situated along the shores of a private lake. Book the Harriet suite, with its gorgeous views of Knipe Tarn Lake, or the Gertie suite, with its hand-printed gold wallpaper, to enjoy the Swedish-style Jetty spa with its raised views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Food & Wine
  • Hideaway
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Gilpin Hotel is near the pretty and bustling little town of Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District.

Rooms at Gilpin Hotel

Having retained its Georgian charms, the hotel provides a timeless balance between the old and new in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside. The country-chic bedrooms and suites, including deluxe Garden Suites, are each lavishly furnished with woven rugs, wool throws and textured wallpaper. The Garden Suites have large open-plan bedrooms and lounges, with private decking areas and submerged hot tubs.

There are also luxurious and secluded cedar-clad Spa Lodges, each with a private spa, a treatment area, a steam room, a stone bath and rainshower and an outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy tub, all surrounded by a serene walled garden with beautiful views over the Lake District moors.

Food & Drink

The Michelin-starred HRiSHi restaurant serves up classic Lake District dishes with a twist, while the laid-back Gilpin Spice restaurant has an open kitchen producing delicious tapas-style pan-Asian dishes inspired by countries on the Spice Trail, from China to Japan. 

Start with sundowners and canapés on the terrace, followed by a delicious main course that has been paired with one of the 200 wines in the hotel’s cellar. End the evening by the fire with a lip-smacking after-dinner cocktail.

Facilities

The Swedish-style Jetty Spa at Gilpin Lake House is perched 3 metres into the tree canopy, and its floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a beautiful private lake. Guests of the Spa Lodges can book in-room treatments. 

Hotel guests can also enjoy complimentary access to the Choices Health Club in Troutbeck Bridge, which has a large gym, a pool, a hot tub, a sauna and a steam room. 

Activities at Gilpin Hotel

As the perfect place to experience the quiet countryside, take a scenic boat trip around England’s largest lake, Lake Windermere, and its 18 islands. Make sure you also visit Great Landgale, a hallowed name amongst hikers and home to the most iconic hikes in the Lake District.

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Hotel location

Gilpin Hotel is approximately a 4.5-hour drive from London Heathrow airport.

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