If a Champagne bar, a room with its own hydrotherapy hot tub and private treatment area, a choice of Michelin-starred or relaxed pan-Asian food and uninterrupted peace and tranquility sounds like your thing – and frankly, we can’t imagine why it wouldn’t be – then you need to know more about Gilpin, and you need to know soon!

Gilpin is a truly unique location, one of a kind – or two of a kind, to be more accurate. For the buzz of the restaurants and the private spa lodges try Gilpin Hotel, for country house elegance with uninterrupted lake views, then Gilpin Lake House is the one for you.

They may be different locations but the ethos, genuinely friendly service and the ability to surprise and delight at every turn are just the same. In the words of their guests, “lots of luxury and zero pretentiousness”. This is modern hospitality at its very best.

View Gilpin Hotel’s entry in the Good Hotel Guide

Anticipated re-opening: May 2021

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

Gilpin Hotel – Unavailable

Gilpin Lake House – Please contact Gilpin for details

Pricing

From £275 per room per night

What the Experts Say

“The epitome of a modern country-house hotel pimped up with a dash of bling. Firmly in the indulgent break category with private hot-tubs and saunas, Michelin-starred dining and legions of staff.”

Telegraph Online

Contact

Address

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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

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Reservations

Proprietor

The Cunliffe Family

Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages

Magical Escapes at Gilpin

Where better than the beautiful Lake District to indulge in a spot of luxurious romance? Escape the world for that special birthday, anniversary, honeymoon, minimoon, baby moon or even engagement. We’ve put together some very special packages with particularly good deals in the winter, for the ultimate in luxury.

 

On our 20-acre Gilpin Hotel estate is you’ll find 25 country chic bedrooms, including 6 Junior Suites (each with a lounge area opening onto the gardens), 6 Garden Suites (each with their own outdoor cedarwood hot tub) and 5 Spa Lodges (each with convertible treatment area, steam room, rain shower, stone bath and outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub). Just over a mile from Gilpin Hotel in a unique private setting is the 100-acre Gilpin Lake House estate, with its spa, small lake, boathouse, hot tubs and swimming pool (exclusive to Lake House guests). With only 6 bedrooms this beautiful house has the feeling of a fully staffed private country house; breakfast is served at the Lake House and complimentary chauffeurs ferry Lake House guests to and from the restaurants at Gilpin Hotel.

 

Please note due to Covid-19 restrictions we are changing some elements of these packages, but they will still be fabulous!

 

A Magical Spa Lodge Gilpin Moon – 3 nights in a Spa Lodge

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

 

DAY 1

Champagne on arrival

Relaxing room service from Gilpin Spice

DAY 2

Leisurely breakfast with a glass of Mimosa

‘Spa Lodge Experience’

Delve into your spa products and enjoy the steam room, rainmaker shower, outdoor sauna and the 27 jet ‘Cube’ hydrotherapy hot tub, and de-stress with a massage.

Tasting menu with matched wines at the Michelin starred HRiSHi restaurant

DAY 3

Leisurely breakfast

Romantic day walking and exploring with Windermere Lake Cruises

Return to a lovely Cream Tea & a glass of Champagne

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

DAY 4

Leisurely breakfast

 

SUMMER (25.03.21 – 31.10.21)                3 midweek nights £2,585              3 weekend nights £2,715

WINTER (01.11.21 – 31.03.22)                    3 midweek nights £2,245              3 weekend nights £2,505

 

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.

 

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, 3 nights on bank holiday weekends

 

A Magical Lake House Suite Gilpin Moon – 3 nights at Gilpin Lake House

Just a mile away from Gilpin Hotel, 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 with beautiful views overlooking the lake.

 

DAY 1

Champagne on arrival

Michelin starred HRiSHi menu (served at the Lake House)

DAY 2

Leisurely breakfast with a glass of Mimosa

Jetty Spa Trail

3.5 hours of private bliss, starting with a private consultation to create bespoke blended products for your trail… a gentle swim… relax in the sauna… revive with a salt scrub shower,… de-stress with a massage… enjoy a delicious cream tea with fresh fruit… finishing with Champagne in the hot tub

Relaxing room service from Gilpin Spice

DAY 3

Leisurely breakfast

Romantic day walking and exploring with passes for Windermere Lake Cruises

Michelin starred HRiSHi tasting menu with matched wines (served at the Lake House)

DAY 4

Leisurely breakfast

 

SUMMER (25.03.21 – 31.10.21)                3 midweek nights £1,815              3 weekend nights £2,090

WINTER (01.11.21 – 31.03.22)                    3 midweek nights £2,235              3 weekend nights £2,325

There is a £100 per night supplement for the room ‘Harriet’

 

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.

 

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, 3 nights on bank holiday weekends

 

A Magical Garden Suite Gilpin Moon – 3 nights in a Garden Suite

At Gilpin Hotel, the six Garden Suites have super king size beds, huge bathrooms, open plan lounges with wall mounted fires, and each has a decked garden with its own cedarwood hot tub.

 

DAY 1

Champagne on arrival

Relaxing room service from Gilpin Spice

DAY 2

Leisurely breakfast with a glass of Mimosa

De-stress with a massage

Tasting menu with matched wines at the Michelin starred HRiSHi

DAY 3

Leisurely breakfast

Romantic day walking and exploring with Windermere Lake Cruises

Returning to a lovely Cream Tea & a glass of Champagne

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

DAY 4

Leisurely breakfast

 

SUMMER (25.03.21 – 31.10.21)                3 midweek nights £1,735              3 weekend nights £1,930

WINTER (01.11.21 – 31.03.22)                    3 midweek nights £2,095              3 weekend nights £2,170

 

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.

 

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, 3 nights on bank holiday weekends

 

A Magical Junior Suite Gilpin Moon – 3 nights in a Junior Suite

At Gilpin Hotel, the six Junior Suites have king size beds, open plan lounge areas and private patios leading directly onto the gardens, and all but one has a spa bath.

 

DAY 1

Champagne on arrival

Relaxing room service from Gilpin Spice

DAY 2

Leisurely breakfast with a glass of Mimosa

De-stress with a massage

Tasting menu with matched wines at the Michelin starred HRiSHi

DAY 3

Leisurely breakfast

Romantic day walking and exploring with Windermere Lake Cruises

Returning to a lovely Cream Tea & a glass of Champagne

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

DAY 4

Leisurely breakfast

 

SUMMER (25.03.21 – 31.10.21)                3 midweek nights £1,585              3 weekend nights £1,840

WINTER (01.11.21 – 31.03.22)                    3 midweek nights £1,950              3 weekend nights £2,050

 

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.

 

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, 3 nights on bank holiday weekends

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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.