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.

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Need to Know


Check-in is at 2.00pm


Check-out is at 11.00am

Also Worth Knowing


We welcome children over the age of seven.


Ollie Bridgwater (ex Fat Duck), Aakash Ohol (ex HRiSHi), and Tom ‘Westy’ Westerland (ex Lucknam Park) will completely transform the F&B offering at Gilpin, leaving diners more than spoilt for choice with the development of three completely different dining experiences in one location.

Each will take on the role of overseeing the kitchen at one of the property’s three onsite restaurants, the Michelin-starred HRiSHi (to be renamed SOURCE) at Gilpin Hotel – and the newly opened Knipe Grill at Gilpin Lake House and  Glöð also located within the Gilpin Lake House.

From January, the chefs will begin to put their own stamp, creativity, and cooking techniques into practice: developing entirely new menus for the restaurants while also committing to more sustainable practices at every stage of the food production process. Though the aim is to create three very different restaurants, headed up by three very different chefs, they will work together, sharing the same vision, commitment, passion and values, built on sustainable sourcing with low to no food miles and supporting local producers.

Under the guidance of owner Barney Cunliffe, the property will also introduce its’ strategy for sustainability. This will include new procedures and techniques for procurement, scrutinising the supply chain and developing a new Culinary Centre, complete with its own on-site butchery, and working with local farms and specific herds.

Room service: 24 hours

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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



Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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

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Offers & Packages

40 Winks

A Magical Spa Suite Gilpin Moon

Designed as the ultimate spa sanctuary for two, at 100 square metres the Spa Suites have a beautiful ‘outdoors / indoors’ spirit, themed décor and a lush display of live plants suspended from a lightwell to create each suite’s own atrium.


With views to the mountains to the west, and tranquil woodlands with a stream to the east, each nestles into the surrounding area with delightful planting behind a beautiful curved Lakeland stone wall. Every suite has floor to ceiling windows and patio doors opening out onto a gorgeous south facing decked garden with fountain water features, living wall of ferns, and – of course – a stunning 2 metre square stone-built hot tub, all alongside a huge pond.

Stay 3 nights in a Spa Suite and enjoy the following:


Bottle of Champagne on arrival in room

Relaxing room service from Gilpin Spice



Leisurely breakfast in bed with a glass of Mimosa

The ‘Spa Suite Trail’ is a bespoke sensory experience designed to gently stimulate and revive the senses; take time to enjoy the experience together. Our fabulous Spa Goody Box is designed specifically with each part of your trail in mind, from the Lusso stone bath to the steam room, sauna, infrared lounge bed, automated massage chair, and of course the huge outdoor hot tub. The spa products, nibbles and Bento Box (for a light refreshing lunch) have been created to complement the essential oils in the products – everything you need to enjoy on your journey to #LoveandLaughter at Gilpin.

Tasting menu with matched wines at the Michelin starred HRiSHi restaurant



Leisurely breakfast in bed

Romantic day walking and exploring with Windermere Lake Cruises

Chilled out dinner at our pan Asian Gilpin Spice restaurant



Leisurely breakfast in bed



Summer (25th March 22 – 31st October 22) – 3 midweek nights £3,165

Winter (1st November 22 – 31st March 23) – 3 midweek nights £2,805


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

Available until 31/03/2023

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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.


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.