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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
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Ranked #4 of 18 hotels in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am writing this review whilst still staying at the Lake House. This place is very, very special and for the truly discerning guest who appreciates discrete luxury, exceptional service and outstanding food. Absolutely nothing is too much trouble for the staff who are more like silent ninjas working tirelessly to ensure everything is perfect. We checked in after a... More

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Gilpin_Lodge, Owner at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, responded to this review

Thank you very very much for your fantastic review and for choosing Gilpin Hotel to spend your Easter Break. We are all so pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us at the Lake House and will definitely look forward to welcoming you both back. Kindest regards, Barney & Zoe Cunliffe More

sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just returned from a fantastic weekend at the Lake House, chosen as the venue to celebrate a family member's 80th birthday. It was absolutely ideal as we were able to secure exclusive use of the facility. The staff were pleasant and friendly making every effort to fulfil all of our requirements. We had children in our party and the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stay for our wedding anniversary. 1 night at the Lake House and 1 at the hotel. The positives: The Lake House is stunning; room gorgeous and the bathroom stunning; breakfasts were great and most of the staff pleasant. The Spa staff were wonderful. The negatives: we were constantly forgotten- left waiting alone in the lounge on arrival... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed staying here. The food was fantastic and the service really friendly and good. A top class experience. We would definitely stay again. The staff really go the extra mile to make you feel relaxed and at home.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lake House at Gilpin lodge is a wonderful place to stay if you would like to spend some intimate time with your family and friends. The house is set in "the middle of nowhere", so it seems as you drive down a long country road to find it. However it is in driving distance to all of the lakes... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole Gilpin experience was fantastic from beginning to end. Welcome on arrival was lovely, the room private and luxurious. Hot tub a real treat. Food mouth watering. Will be returning in the future.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sensational hotel. Nothing too much trouble for the team. Exceptional service and facilities. Superb attention to detail. The most remarkably well run hotel. FOOD IS DELICIOUS AND BEAUTIFULLY SERVED. LOVELY tuoches like crockery and beautiful glassware enhanced the experience

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Northwich, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed recently at Gilpin Hotel, in one of the garden suites, Sergeant Man for our wedding anniversary. The welcome on arrival was lovely, so friendly! We were thrilled when we were shown to our room, it really was beautiful and they had thought of everything ... the room was so well equipped .... even candles by... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to be spoilt rotten and thing you deserve a bit of luxury living for a few days this the hotel for you! Our 'classic' room was fabulous; great interior design, huge comfy bed and a view towards the Lama's paddock. Plus a big en suite bathroom. The food was lovely but a bit too pretentious for our... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated our birthdays in style with 5 days at the fabulous Lake House. From the moment of our arrival we were made to feel welcome and relaxed. All the staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. We particularly enjoyed our early evening swim when the candles were lit specially for us. The Lake House is... More

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Also Known As:
Gilpin Hotel And Lake House
Gilpin Hotel Windermere
Gilpin Lodge
Gilpin Hotel
Gilpin Lodge Windermere
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Windermere, Lake District
Address: Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
#3 Romantic Hotel in Windermere
#3 Family Hotel in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gilpin Hotel & Lake House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly, unpretentious, luxury hotel set in the beautiful Lake District National Park, Gilpin Hotel & Lake House has been family owned and run since 1987. Members of Relais & Chateaux, the Cunliffe family were the proud winners AA 'England Hotel of the Year 2012', English Tourist Board Awards for Excellence 'Small Hotel of the Year 2012', the Catey 'Independent Hotel of the Year 2013', and Condé Nast Johansens 'Most Excellent Country House Hotel of the Year 2013’. When you stay at Gilpin, you’re not just choosing a bedroom, you’re choosing an interior design with fabulous fabrics, wallpapers and furnishings. We have evolved Gilpin Hotel over the last 25 years, spreading out instead of up, so that fourteen of the twenty bedrooms lead directly onto the gardens, many with private decking and cedarwood hot tubs, and all with lovely views. Gilpin Lake House is, put simply, a sanctuary, where just six suites enjoy exclusive access to 100 acres of private grounds, including a stunningly beautiful four-acre private lake, swimming pool and the new Jetty Spa. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the hotel’s stylish bar and wine cellars before dining in one of four intimate dining rooms (complimentary chauffeur provided for Lake House guests). Head Chef Dan Grigg ensures exquisite cuisine in the 3 AA rosette restaurant; the 5-course menu has plenty of choice and is a celebration of some of the finest Lake District produce and West Coast seafood. For Lake House guests, the Swedish style spa treatment room has been built to blend with the environment, raised 3 metres into the tree canopy, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake. The Jetty Spa Trail is a bespoke Spa Journey designed to gently stimulate and revive the senses. Begin with a consultation to create personalised spa products just for you. Then to the spa for a private swim followed a relaxing salt snug and a reviving salt scrub shower. Through the woods to an aroma massage (and that view), followed by green tea and appetisers on the jetty. To top it off? Champagne in the hot tub, and bespoke spa goodies to take home. The ultimate goal – a deep relaxation that will stay with you for a long time. Quiet, untouched, and devoid of traffic or people the setting instils a sense of peace and calm. There are no weddings, conferences or children under seven to disturb the peace at Gilpin, just warm smiles, fresh flowers, and friendly, unpretentious service. ... more   less 
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