Gilpin Lodge is one of my favourite places to escape to. The service is always great and the staff are very friendly. Food is delicious and always presented very well. I always look forward to Gilpin, whether it be lunch or a weekend away. Barney and his team have created something very special.
- Adult Only
- Hot Tub Spa Suites
- Michelin Star Restaurant
- Pan-Asian Brasserie
- Free-Standing Baths
- In Room Spa Treatments
- Room Service Available
Located in the picturesque national park, you will find Gilpin Hotel and Lake House near Windermere in the Lake District. This luxury hotel belongs to the Relais & Chateaux collection and is a wonderful combination of traditional and modern, with luxurious fabrics and stylish design.
The Cunliffe family turned Gilpin into a hotel back in 1988, where it started off with only 5 bedrooms. The family has a true passion for luxury, making it what it is today. It is a highly regarded country house hotel with award winning food and a very extensive wine list.
Executive Chef Hrishikesh Desai joined Gilpin Hotel and Lake House in 2015 and creates some mouthwatering dishes, using local produce wherever possible. The restaurant has proudly held 3 AA Rosettes since 1997. The sommelier works hand in hand with Hrishikesh by matching fine wines to perfectly complement each dish.
At the hotel there have been various stages of expansion and extensions over the years, adding new bedrooms, garden room and new bar area. Fourteen of the twenty bedrooms lead directly onto the immaculate gardens, with the contemporary Garden Suites all featuring a private hot tub and beautiful views. The grounds include a croquet lawn, which was originally a lawn tennis court. There are wonderful candlelit paths leading to different areas with plenty of surprises in store, and a pretty terrace where you can sit, relax and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple. Features include ponds, waterfalls and beautiful plants and trees.
The stunning Gilpin Spa Lodges are the latest addition to Gilpin Hotel and are among the best places to stay in the Lake District, with private hot tubs, steam room and outdoor sauna.
Just a mile away, Gilpin Lake House is quite literally a sanctuary. Each of the luxury suites enjoy exclusive access to 100 acres of private grounds, including a stunningly beautiful four-acre private lake, swimming pool and the fabulous Jetty Spa, Summer Room, kitchen gardens, boat house, Druid’s Circle, mature woodland, moorland, grassland and wild ponds.
A warm welcome is always received at Gilpin Hotel and Lake House and the service that follows is first class. Many people return to this special hotel year on year and you will have to try it to see why.
It’s not just the accommodation and hospitality that makes this place so special, facilities at Gilpin Hotel help to make your stay even more memorable.
Proudly holding 3 AA Rosettes since 1977, fine dining at Gilpin Hotel is an exceptional experience. Creative menus showcase the best local produce sourced from the West Coast and the Lake District. Each dish is paired with an exquisite wine from the hotel’s substantial collection of over 200 from 13 different countries. There are three dining rooms at Gilpin and each one has its own distinctive atmosphere. Afternoon tea is an indulgence not to be missed, serving up mouthwatering sweet treats and sandwiches.
Guests can enjoy pre or after dinner drinks in the hotel bar and relax in the laid back environment or sit out on the terrace and soak up the scenery.
Guests are welcome to book one of the fabulous treatments either at the Lake House Jetty Spa or in the comfort of their Junior or Garden Suite. The hotel also provides complimentary passes that allow access to the swimming pool and gym at the Old England Spa in Windermere.
The Lounge is a cosy and elegant space with comfy armchairs and sofas, where you can lose yourself in a good book or magazine. Alternatively, take a walk around the beautifully maintained gardens, which feature century old plants and trees. You will also stumble across a llama paddock and croquet lawn.
Besides exploring the gorgeous countryside, there are countless things to do in the Lake District.
Each of these uniquely decorated bedrooms boast lovely views across the gardens, courtyard and moors.
Crook – Attention to detail is exquisitely demonstrated throughout this lovely bedroom with quirky, colourful decor from the wallpaper to the lamps.
Crosthwaite – Elegant furnishings decorate this space with crisp white sheets, a royally presented dressing table and illuminated spaces.
Rydal – A more sophisticated feel is exhibited within the design of this room with a lovely writing desk beside the single glass doorway into the delightful courtyard, perfect for a mid-afternoon exploration.
Situated in the wing which was added to the main building in 1997, these suites are peaceful and each has its own access onto the gardens and private patio area. Bathrooms are one of the best features, with walk in shower, luxury toiletries and spa bath.
Troutbeck -With triple aspects, this suite boasts immense views of the gardens, ponds and waterfalls, woodland, croquet lawn and llama paddock. The room is draped in a mixture of woollen and chenille fabrics.
Grasmere – This is the perfect place for watching the sunrise and sinking into total relaxation. A mixture of fabrics, aubergine and taupe tones and Textura wallpaper immerse guests in pure decadence.
Patterdale – Patio doors let the light flood into this light room where cream shades are highlighted with splashes of orange.
Thirlmere – The Victorian wrought iron four poster bed is the centrepiece of this split level suite. Patio doors overlook the llama paddock and croquet lawn, where guests can watch the beautiful sunsets.
Buttermere – Also on a split level, Buttermere enjoys the same views as Thirlmere. An earthy palette gives the suite a stylish and tranquil ambience.
Kentmere – Not only providing the ultimate in elegance and sophistication, Kentmere offers views of the llama paddock and woodland. Aztec prints and vinyl wallpaper enhance the linen colour scheme.
Most of these rooms can be found on the first floor in the original part of the hotel, retaining striking Georgian features. Facilities include flat screen television, luxury toiletries, mini bar and hospitality tray with home made biscuits.
Lyth – Uninterrupted views of the countryside and ancient gardens make this a really special room. Rich tones mingle with designer wallpaper and fabrics, bringing you the utmost in luxury.
Winster – Guests can gaze out at pretty, south facing views of the gardens and moorland, giving Winster a calming atmosphere. An adorable fusion of textures, earthy hues and sumptuous bed linens add sophistication to the room.
Gleabarrow – The original fireplace and bay windows with banquet seating add real charm to Gleabarrow, with its fabulous vistas of mountains and woodland. Soft tones of cream gold and brown complement the hand made furniture and Zoffany fabrics.
Wetherlam – This characterful retreat is tucked away in the eaves and affords extensive views in all directions. There is a real country chic feel to Wetherlam and the freestanding bath is a welcome addition for any luxury hotel.
Heathwaite – Classical French style furniture is combined with natural colours and wonderful views of the garden, terrace and ponds, perfect for unwinding in comfort.
Each of these five, luxurious spa lodges boast king-sized beds, your very own private en-suite spa with mood lighting, fireplaces, music system, convertible treatment area, steam room, free-standing bath, outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub. Romantic privacy is promised and perfected with picturesque views across the Lake District Moors.
Maglona – Intertwining natural textures and materials with golden, earthy tones; this beautiful suite shows off it’s perfect bedroom views with full-length windows.
Birdoswald – Black and white furnishings create a modern, contemporary ambience with quirky, colourful accessories to create a cool space with beautiful views.
Voreda – Exhibiting a delicate essence of natural fabrics and materials, this luxurious suite allows guests to experience the elegance of simplicity.
Glannoventa – Decorated with vibrant colours, exotic wallpaper and unique interiors; this funky suite exhibits a true Moroccan ambience.
Hardknott – Fusing illuminated white spaces with a splash of mauve, Hardknott offers guests an elegant taste for the luxurious lifestyle.
Each Garden Suite provides a luxurious king-sized bed, separate walk-in showers and sumptuous baths, feature fireplace and patio doors leading to your own, private cedarwood hot tub.
Cat Bells – Lying beneath the leafy canopy of the giant oak tree, Cat Bells is enveloped by lush meadowland. Knowles and Christou wallpaper, rich silks and fabrics reminiscent of the Far East come together in a perfect marriage.
Crinkle Crags – Maximising the sunlight and phenomenal views, this suite is both luxurious and tranquil. A fascinating contrast of opulent furnishings, warm golds and accent wallpaper create a unique and sumptuous character.
Dollywagon Pike – The south facing decking means that guests can make the most of the sunshine and fabulous views from the hot tub. The orchid wallpaper creates a beautiful feature wall and blends perfectly with the panelled bed head.
Haystacks – Sultry and seriously stylish, Haystacks has a really distinctive flavour of the Amazon with its leaf print wallpaper and tree trunk coffee table.
St Sunday Crag – Designer furnishings and furniture from Julian Chichester, Cole and Son and Dedar fill this suite with style and decadence. South west facing windows frame views of the ponds and waterfalls, croquet lawn and llama paddock.
Sergeant Man – Nestled into the far side if the house, this suite is a private hideaway perfect for romance. Woodland views inspire the natural colour scheme while the silver dressing table and Julian Chichester bed side tables introduce a touch of glamour.