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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • A family-run Georgian-style country house hotel set in 100 acres near Lake Windermere
  • Has a 3-AA-Rosette-Awarded restaurant on site
  • Has an on-site chauffeur to drive guests around the grounds
  • Rate includes breakfast, a 4-course dinner, & complimentary pool & spa pass


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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  • Bar
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available. No cribs (infant beds) available

Pets: Pets not allowed

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details:

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 10 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.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: GBP 20.00 for adults and GBP 20.00 for children (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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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