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Gilpin Hotel

Windermere, The Lake District, Cumbria

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About Gilpin Hotel

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

The hotel interiors are stylish, comfortable and warm, with a touch of home; the sumptuous bedrooms are individually designed and furnished, with crisp white linen, luxurious bathrooms, exquisite fabrics, wonderful upholstery, delicious art.

Gilpin has evolved over the last 25 years, spreading out instead of up, so that fourteen of the twenty bedrooms lead directly onto the gardens, six with private decking and cedarwood hot tubs, and all with lovely views. Just a mile away 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, boat house, swimming pool, salt snug, hot tubs and spa treatment room overlooking the lake.

"Our feeling about running a hotel is that perfection is a big word, but a good objective. It has got to be right and it has got to be special, every moment. Nothing less will do.” - The Cunliffe Family

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Need to Know


Check-in is at 2.00pm


Check-out is at 11.00am

Also Worth Knowing


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'
  • 'Condeacute; Nast Johansens Most Excellent Country House Hotel 2013'
  • AA 3 Rosettes, AA 4 Red Stars, a Relais & Châteaux hotel.


We welcome children over the age of seven.


The Restaurant, Champagne Bar, Lounge and Terraces

We have three very different dining rooms, which creates intimacy as well as a buzz, with our friendly team always on hand to make sure you have a wonderful time. Modern British dining throughout 3 beautiful dining rooms, or al fresco on the terrace during the summer.

Our British Market Menu is available throughout the day and can be served in the dining rooms, Champagne Bar, lounges or al fresco on the terraces. Our sumptuous afternoon tea menu can also be served wherever you prefer, as can morning coffee. In the evenings choose between our Table d'Hôte Menu and our British Market Menu. Each dish is carefully matched with a delicious wine.

Open to resident and non resident guests for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

The Food

We have held 3 AA rosettes for our food since 1997, and specialise in fine dining without any of that pretentious stuffiness.

The kitchen team at Gilpin is charged with one simple task – to facilitate the beauty of ingredients from the sea, mountains and forests whilst creating dishes that connect the diner to incredible produce sourced with care from across the UK.

Our hope for your dining experience is that we sensitively communicate the stunning beauty of nature through our ingredients, delivering a timeless sense of well being through your interpretation of flavour, and that our culinary philosophy can establish a moment in time that moves you.

Room service

24 hours.

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Double room for two people per night including full two course breakfast and VAT from £255 - £525

Contact Gilpin Hotel


Crook Road, Windermere, The Lake District, Cumbria, LA23 3NE


0808 163 9073


015394 88818



The Cunliffe Family


For further information or queries please contact 0808 163 9073


Directions by road

Leave the M6 at J36, take the A590 dual carriageway (which becomes the A591) following the signs to South Lakes. At the roundabout just North of Kendal take the first exit which is the B5284 signposted Hawkshead via Ferry and Crook. Gilpin is 5 miles along on the RHS.

Please note:
Sat Navs are likely to send you to the wrong place! If you put in our postcode (LA23 3NE) SatNavs will often take you about half a mile too far east of Gilpin (we are trying to rectify this). We are situated on the Crook Road in between Windermere Golf Course (LA23 3NB) and the Wild Boar (LA23 3NF) – please find more detailed directions below.

Directions by air

Manchester Airport (88 miles, approx. 1hr 20mins)
Liverpool Airport (93 miles, approx. 1hr 25mins)
Birmingham Airport (165 miles, approx. 2hr 25mins)
Glasgow Airport (160 miles, approx. 2hr 30mins)
Edinburgh Airport (143 miles, approx. 2hr 30mins)
London Gatwick Airport (301 miles, approx. 4hr 15mins)
London Heathrow Airport (268 miles, approx. 3hr 50mins)
London Stanstead Airport (276 miles, approx. 4hr 00mins)

Directions by train

If you are travelling by rail to Oxenholme (Kendal) or Windermere train stations, we are just 10-15 minutes away via taxi. Please contact us if you would like to privately book our chauffeur. Please contact us if you would like to privately book our chauffeur.

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