The 4-star Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is in Windermere, in the scenic Lake District. Set within 100 acres of landscaped gardens, moors and woodland in a 1901 Georgian-style country house, the family-run hotel has recently added a 6-bedroom mini-hotel known as the Lake House – which includes its own private lake and 4-acre grounds, and a private sanctuary-like spa, The Jetty. The hotel has won numerous awards, including Condé Nast Johansen's Most Excellent Country House Hotel 2013 and the English Tourist Board Awards for Excellence Small Hotel of the Year 2011-2012, and is a member of Relais & Châteaux, with three AA Rosettes for food and four AA Red Stars.
The Gilpin Hotel is ideally located for walking and cycling the Lake District's numerous lakes and fells. Lake Windermere is about two miles away. Close by (about 2.5 miles), there is the popular World of Beatrix Potter attraction, and the Abbot Hall Art Gallery is a little over seven miles from the hotel. But there's plenty of activities and relaxation on hand within the property's grounds, which include 22 acres of mature country gardens and woodland, a llama paddock, and 360-degree views of Cat’s Crag from the Lake House, with a herd of wild deer roaming nearby.
The Gilpin Hotel's 3-AA-Rosette-Awarded restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main building of the hotel – while there are facilities for breakfast, afternoon tea and picnic lunches in the Lake House, the chauffeur will escort guests staying there to the main hotel for lunch and dinner each day. The hotel’s chefs concentrate on using local produce where possible, providing a selection of freshly prepared à la carte dishes as well as tasting menus, and the hotel's wine cellar has over 200 options from 13 countries. There is also a lounge, bar and terrace for drinks.
All rooms have views of the hotel's gardens, courtyard or moors, and have double, queen (some with 4-posters) or king-size beds, free Wi-Fi, and tea- and coffee-making facilities with homemade biscuits. Lake House guests have six exclusive suites to choose from, each with their own lounge, ensuite bathroom and views. Although the Lake House Jetty Spa is intended primarily for Lake House guests, all guests in the main hotel receive complimentary passes to the Old England Hotel Spa, which has a swimming pool, a sauna and a gym.
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From the press:
"Gilpin Hotel & Lake House… is a Lake Windermere hotel offering glamorous rooms, an excellent restaurant and fantastic value for money" -- The Daily Telegraph
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Complimentary valet service
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 7 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: GBP 16.50 per person (approximately)
Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
If driving from the North or South, come off the M6 motorway at junction 36. Take the A590 dual carriageway (which turns into the A591) and follow for South Lakes. At the roundabout north of Kendal, take the first exit and head towards Hawkshead, and the property will be on the right just after The Wild Boar Hotel.
The closest train station is in Kendal, about 15 minutes' drive from the property. Leeds Bradford International airport is about 70 miles -- or approximately two hours' drive -- away.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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