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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Last updated: 30 December, 2023

For many years a classic Lakeland country house hotel, these days Gilpin Hotel & Lake House feels decidedly more adventurous. There are still cosy, comfy rooms in the lovely old Edwardian house if that’s what you’re after, but it’s the modern additions that are most exciting: most rooms have their own hot tubs, and the more recent Scandi-style suites dotted around the Gilpin Hotel grounds have their own private spa, sauna and cocktail bar.

Just a mile down the road on a separate 100-acre private estate is Gilpin Lake House, where just 6 bedrooms share the private lake, boat house, spa treatment room, hot tubs, saunas, and swimming pool.; it’s a stunning private paradise.

They have three fine restaurants: the Michelin-starred SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel and the adjacent pan-Asian Gilpin Spice; on the Lake House Estate you will find Knipe Grill at Gilpin Lake House. Gilpin will transport you to all three restaurants from wherever you’re staying.

Surrounding area

Squirrelled away in wooded gardens just a short drive from Lake Windermere, the Gilpin manages to maintain an air of tranquillity whilst being within walking distance (two miles) of the lakefront.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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