Windermere

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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Why We Love It

  • 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 & complimentary pool & spa passes

"Glamourous rooms - fantastic value for money" -- The Daily Telegraph

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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.

Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in the Lake District.

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

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

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

Room amenities

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

Internet

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

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

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: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

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.

Fees

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 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.

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