At the heart of Gilpin is a 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.

At Gilpin Hotel all twenty five bedrooms have lovely Lakeland views, most leading onto the gardens. Six have their own cedarwood hot tubs, another five their own treatment area, steam room, stone bath, sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub. Just a mile away Gilpin Lake House is, put simply, a sanctuary, where just six rooms 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.

With a fascinating history as a centre of the spice trade, Cumbrian cuisine has a rich heritage, and at Gilpin there are two restaurants celebrating this tradition – the Michelin starred HRiSHi and the casual Gilpin Spice.

Latest news: Gilpin has been awarded a Michelin star in the 2017 guide.

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

View Gilpin Hotel’s entry in the Good Hotel Guide

Need to Know

Check-in

Check-in is at 2.00pm

Check-out

Check-out is at 11.00am

Also Worth Knowing

Children

We welcome children over the age of seven.

Dining

The Restaurant, Champagne Bar, Lounge and Terraces

With a fascinating history as a centre of the spice trade, Cumbrian cuisine has a rich heritage, and local specialities have long included exotic spices with favourites such as Cumberland sausage, potted shrimps, Grasmere gingerbread, and of course, sticky toffee pudding. At Gilpin there are two restaurants celebrating this tradition – the Michelin starred HRiSHi and the casual Gilpin Spice.

In the Michelin starred HRiSHi, Hrishikesh Desai combines great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver unbelievable textures and flavours – modern British cuisine with a twist.

The laid-back Gilpin Spice has an open kitchen serving tapas-style pan-Asian dishes inspired by countries along the spice trail – spanning the Philippines, the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and China.

HRiSHi: Open to residents and non residents for breakfast, morning coffee, afternoon tea and dinner.

Gilpin Spice: Open to residents and non residents for lunch and dinner.

Room service: 24 hours (breakfast served from HRiSHi, lunch and dinner served from Gilpin Spice).

Exclusive Use

Max Capacity: 12
Cost per night: 2 nights from £7,800 (Summer rates)
Min cost per person: n/a
Summer Rates (April 2016 to October 2016)

Summer weekend/midweek (2 nights minimum, Bank Holidays 3 nights minimum):

Weekend/Midweek (2 nights) £7,800
Extra nights following on:
3rd night (if 3rd night is Fri-Sat or Bank Hol Sun) 1 night £3,900
3rd night (if 3rd night is Sun-Thu) 1 night £3,400

Winter Rates (November 2016 to March 2017 excluding Festive/Easter)

Weekend (2 nights) £6,700
Midweek (2 nights) £5,300
Midweek (1 night) £2,650

Extra nights following on:
3rd night (if 3rd night is Fri-Sat or Bank Hol Sun) 1 night £3,350
3rd night (if 3rd night is Sun-Thu) 1 night £2,370

Arrival Days:
In general, arrival for two night stays can be on a Friday, Wednesday or Sunday.

PACKAGES INCLUDE:
• 12 people at the Lake House
• Full breakfast served at the Lake House
• Welcome drinks with afternoon tea on the day of arrival
• 1 x set 3 course dinner at LH, often less formal
• 1 x set 4 course dinner at LH, more formal evening
• Coffee and petit fours after dinner on each night
• Tea, coffee, mineral water, fruit squash
• Swimming Pool – open for use 8am to 8pm
• Hot Tub – open for use 8am to 8pm

GROUP BOOKINGS INCLUDING ROOMS AT MAIN HOTEL
• Maximum 4 additional rooms at hotel charge per established room rate – add £10pp for afternoon tea
• Breakfast: all guests at LH
• CHAUFFEUR: included for dinner and after dinner. – To have chauffeur on call after midnight there will be an additional charge of £100 (if there are people in your party that are likely to retire earlier, we would recommend they are the ones staying at the main hotel). The bar at Gilpin usually closes at around midnight.

Pricing

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

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929.

Contact

Address

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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

Reservations

01666824666

Proprietor

The Cunliffe Family

Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages

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Magic Moments at Gilpin – perfect for a Romantic Celebration

Where better than the beautiful Lake District to indulge in a spot of luxurious romance? We’ve created some very special packages for those special winter celebrations.

 

There are no weddings, conferences or children under seven at Gilpin, just the chance to escape the world for that special birthday, anniversary, honeymoon, minimoon, baby moon or even engagement.

 

Choose a Junior Suite, Garden Suite or the Lake House and then discover the fabulous packages we have put together for you below…

 

Silver Packages include

  • Junior Suite
  • Cream Tea & 2 glasses of Champagne
  • 2 x one hour treatments at the Lake House Jetty Spa *
  • Aroma Bombs & Candles for Spa Bath
  • Tasting menu at Michelin starred Hrishi Restaurant with coffee and petit fours
  • Full English breakfast

 

SUNDAY – THURSDAY: £475 & WEEKEND: £725 – PLEASE QUOTE ‘MMSILVER’

 

 

Gold Packages include

  • Garden Suite
  • Cream Tea & 2 glasses of Champagne
  • 2 x one hour treatments at the Lake House Jetty Spa *
  • Lanterns around your Hot Tub
  • Tasting menu at Michelin starred Hrishi Restaurant with coffee and petit fours
  • Full English breakfast

 

SUNDAY – THURSDAY: £565 & WEEKEND: £805 – PLEASE QUOTE ‘MMGOLD’

 

 

Platinum Package includes

  • Lake House Room **
  • The Jetty Spa Trail (explore the 3 1/2 hours of pampered bliss)
  • Tasting menu at Michelin starred Hrishi Restaurant with coffee and petit fours#
  • Full English breakfast

 

SUNDAY – THURSDAY: £615 & WEEKEND: £885 – QUOTE ‘MMPLATINUM’

 

 

 

Step through The Jetty Spa Trail

 

The Jetty Spa Trail is a bespoke journey designed to gently stimulate and revive the senses; enjoy the experience as a couple. Let the trail guide you as you discover sights, sounds, smells, tastes and sensations leading you to a deep relaxation that will stay with you for a long time.

 

A private aroma consultation to develop your unique aroma blends and create a range of personalised blended products for your treatment and to take home

Swim in the warm pool overlooking the lake – reserved just for you

Relax in the halotherapy sauna with a refreshing fruit slush puppy, followed by a Salt Scrub Shower – revive your skin and feel the tingle!

Wander through the woodland to the spa with stunning views of the lake. Relax together and enjoy a 30 minute back, neck and shoulder aroma massage, using your bespoke oils.

Enjoy a light afternoon tea in the boat house or on the end of the jetty, relaxing with nature at it’s very best.

Finish the trail with a glass of Champagne in the hot tub, and listen to the woodland, the wind and the wildlife.

 

 

Terms & Conditions

The above package rates are for 1 midweek night (Sunday to Thursday) and are subject to limited availability.

Rates are valid until 31-Mar-2018, all excluding Bank Holidays, 14th February and the Festive and New Year Period.

The additional items included in the above packages must be taken on the day of arrival, and are not transferrable within your stay.

* Treatments Available: Aromatherapy Massage, Swedish Massage & Holistic Facial

** Excludes Harriet Suite

 

WEEKEND RATES: Friday and Saturday (2 Night Minimum stay) Full (“normal”) price payable for packages at weekends. Please note there is a minimum 2 night stay at weekends, so for two night weekend packages please add the following:

SILVER – add one night dinner, room and breakfast at £465

GOLD – add one night dinner, room and breakfast at £525

PLATINUM – add one night dinner, room and breakfast at £545

Available until 31/03/2018

Call now to book
01666824666
Gilpin Hotel

ULTIMATE’ MAGIC MOMENTS

At Gilpin Hotel, the five luxurious detached Spa Lodges are cedar-clad with king size beds, gorgeous bathrooms and a fabulously private en-suite spa each along with mood lighting, fires, electric blinds and a state-of-the-art music system – invigorating all of the senses. The Spa Lodges each have a convertible treatment area, steam room, rain maker shower, free standing oval stone bath, outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub surrounded by a walled garden – and wonderful views over the gardens to the Lake District moors

 

Example 2 night stay

 

DAY 1

Tasting menu at Michelin starred Hrishi Restaurant

 

DAY 2

Leisurely breakfast

‘Spa Lodge Experience’

Begin with a bespoke couples’ 30-minute aromatherapy massage in the stunning open-plan lounge / treatment room, and then delve into your Jetty Spa products, with Passion Fruit Body Mask (for the steam room), Bamboo Body Polish (for the rainmaker shower), Chamomile Facial Spritz (for the outdoor sauna and the 27 jet ‘Cube’ hydrotherapy hot tub), and finish with Vitamin E Face Cream and a gentle Sweet Orange Body Oil to gently hydrate your skin.

Cream Tea with strawberries & a glass of Champagne

Chilled out dinner at ‘Gilpin Spice’ with tapas-style pan-Asian dishes

 

DAY 3

Leisurely breakfast

 

 

THESE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF THE MANY PACKAGES AVAILABLE

 

 

WINTER – Midweek – £1,445, Weekend – £1,600 (1st November 2017 to 22nd March 2018)

 

SUMMER – Midweek – £1,565, Weekend – £1,620 (23rd March 2018 to 31st October 2018)

 

Please note that drinks with dinner and any extras not listed here are not included.

 

 

Terms & Conditions

MIDWEEK…     Stays not including a Friday or Saturday night

WEEKENDS…     Stays including a Friday and/or Saturday night

EXCLUSIONS…     Valentine’s Day and the Festive Period

MINIMUM STAY…     2 nights on weekends, 3 nights on bank holiday weekends

Available until 31/10/2018

Call now to book
01666824666
Gilpin Hotel

Ultimate Magical Mini Moon

At Gilpin Hotel, the five luxurious detached Spa Lodges are cedar-clad with king size beds, gorgeous bathrooms and a fabulously private en-suite spa each along with mood lighting, fires, electric blinds and a state-of-the-art music system – invigorating all of the senses. The Spa Lodges each have a convertible treatment area, steam room, rain maker shower, free standing oval stone bath, outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub surrounded by a walled garden – and wonderful views over the gardens to the Lake District moors

 

 

Example 3 night stay:

 

DAY 1

Champagne on arrival

Chilled out dinner at ‘Gilpin Spice’ with tapas-style pan-Asian dishes

 

DAY 2

Leisurely breakfast with a glass of Mimosa

‘Spa Lodge Experience’

Begin with a bespoke couples’ 30-minute aromatherapy massage in the stunning open-plan lounge / treatment room, and then delve into your Jetty Spa products, with Passion Fruit Body Mask (for the steam room), Bamboo Body Polish (for the rainmaker shower), Chamomile Facial Spritz (for the outdoor sauna and the 27 jet ‘Cube’ hydrotherapy hot tub), and finish with Vitamin E Face Cream and a gentle Sweet Orange Body Oil to gently hydrate your skin.

Tasting menu with matched wines at the Michelin starred ‘Hrishi’ restaurant

 

DAY 3

Leisurely breakfast

Romantic day walking and exploring with Windermere Lake Cruises

Returning to a lovely Cream Tea & a glass of Champagne

Dinner at either ‘Gilpin Spice’ or ‘Hrishi’

 

DAY 4

Leisurely breakfast

 

 

 

THESE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF THE MANY PACKAGES AVAILABLE

 

 

WINTER – Midweek – £1,860, Weekend – £2,325 (1st November 2017 to 22nd March 2018)

 

SUMMER – Midweek – £2,330, Weekend – £2,565 (23rd March 2018 to 31st October 2018)

 

Please note that drinks with dinner on the first and third night, apéritifs on all nights, and any extras not listed here, are not included.

 

 

Terms & Conditions

MIDWEEK…     Stays not including a Friday or Saturday night

WEEKENDS…     Stays including a Friday and/or Saturday night

EXCLUSIONS…     Valentine’s Day and the Festive Period

MINIMUM STAY…    2 nights on weekends, 3 nights on bank holiday weekends

Available until 31/10/2018

Call now to book
01666824666

Map

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.

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.

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)

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Attractions Near Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Lake District National Park

The Lake District National Park is England’s largest National Park, set out to conserve and enhance the natural beauty and wildlife of the Lake District. Open all year round the National Park is home to a variety of activities; boating, walking, water-sports, cycling and many many more, you’re sure to find something to suit you.

Blackwell Arts And Crafts House

Sit and soak up the atmosphere at one of the Lake District’s most enchanting houses, enjoy the beautiful architecture in the house or look out over stunning views of the surrounding Lake District scenery. Explore the gardens and series of terraces designed by Thomas Mawson to achieve the most spectacular of views.

Hilltop – The Home of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children’s stories in this little 17th Century house and it has been kept exactly as she left it, complete with her furniture and china. There is a traditional cottage garden attached. A selection of her original illustrations may be seen at the Beatrix Potter Gallery.

Holehird Gardens

Holehird Gardens are open to the public year round and have a variety of activities, all undertaken entirely by members on a voluntary basis. From Easter to October the gardens have plants for sale and is a beautiful place to visit.

Wordsworth’s House

William Wordsworth’s childhood home is now owned by the National Trust and is presented as it would have been when he lived there with his family. The home and gardens can be explored from Saturday-Thursday March-October with a variety of events on during this time.

Holker Hall

Just half an hour’s driver from Gilpin Hotel and Lake House is Holker Hall, one of the best loved stately homes in Britain. Set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills, the hall and gardens are open to the public from Sunday 20th March to Sunday 30th October Wednesday-Sunday.

Brantwood

Writer, artist and social reformer, John Ruskin spent the last 28 years of his life at Brantwood. Now open to the public, the house still holds many of his own personal possessions such as furniture and artwork, and hosts contemporary exhibitions, concerts, courses and special events to continue his cultural influence today.