Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

“This thoughtfully designed garden residence pleases on many levels.” - AA Inspector



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Set in 22 acres of heavenly gardens and woodland near Windermere, the Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is the very essence of an urbane and luxurious retreat, decorated in slick contemporary style with not a hint of chintz. The individually designed bedrooms are spacious and stylish, each with a private sitting area, most with their own patio and outdoor hot tub, and some with private spa facilities. The welcoming atmosphere is notable and the cosy lounge is perfect for relaxation. Eating in either of the two SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel dining rooms is a must, while Gilpin Spice restaurant is located within the grounds and well worth a visit. The Lake House, situated a mile from the main hotel, offers an additional six rooms, spa and stunning lake views.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

Breakfast Award
3-Rosette restaurant
2-Rosette restaurant
Gold Award
Breakfast Award
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Crook Road, Windermere, LA23 3NE


  • En-suite rooms annex: 22
  • En-suite rooms: 36
  • Family rooms: 1
  • Bedrooms Ground: 27
  • Satellite TV available
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Ironing facilities
  • Croquet Available
  • Spa Available
  • relationship with another leisure provider,hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 48
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
Prices and payment
  • Single room, minimum price: £305
  • Double room, minimum price: £305
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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