Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
“This thoughtfully designed garden residence pleases on many levels” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
This smart Victorian residence is set in delightful gardens leading to the fells, and is just a short drive from Lake Windermere. The individually designed bedrooms are stylish, and a number benefit from private terraces. All are spacious and thoughtfully equipped, and each has a private sitting room. In addition there are luxury garden suites that lead onto private gardens with cedarwood hot tubs. The welcoming atmosphere is notable and the attractive day rooms are perfect for relaxation. Eating in any of the quartet of 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 suites, spa and stunning lakeside views.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 31
- Family rooms: 1
- Bedrooms Ground: 12
- Satellite TV available
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Croquet Available
- Spa Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 40
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Single room, minimum price: £225
- Double room, minimum price: £285
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 120
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About the area
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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