Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Cumbria
|Crook Road, LA23 3NE, Windermere, Cumbria, UNITED KINGDOM.|
Description: Gilpin Hotel & Lake HouseEnjoying a fabulous location in the heart of the Lake District, just over three kilometres from the shores of Lake Windermere, Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is situated in two distinct buildings: the original Hotel, set in a Georgian-style mansion originally built in 1901, and the Lake House, a more recent structure with just six spacious suites overlooking a private lake. Gilpin Hotel & Lake House provides luxury boutique accommodation, award-winning cuisine and top-class service in an idyllic rural setting.
Ideal for tranquil stays in the midst of some of England's most beautiful scenery, Gilpin Hotel & Lake House offers a number of exclusive facilities for pampering and relaxation. Each suite at the Lake House boasts its own outdoor cedar hot-tub, and there is also a fully featured spa centre, the Jetty, with a heated indoor pool, Swedish style treatment room, boat house, cedarwood hot tub, Japanese Ofuro hot tub and a range of exclusive treatments. Gilpin Hotel guests have complimentary passes to visit the Old England Spaon Lake Windermere, with full use of the swimming pool and gym facilities
The Proud Holder of three AA Rosettes, the Gilpin Restaurant offers fine dining experiences based on the finest Lake District produce and West Coast seafood, in a unique combination of traditional British flavours and light, imaginative touches. Guests are invited to walk into the wine cellars to browse over two hundred wines from thirteen countries, with a guarantee of ideal pairings for every dish.
Type of rooms: Gilpin Hotel & Lake HouseGilpin Hotel Rooms
The Classic Room:
Classic Rooms are the most modest rooms by size, approximately 20 sq m, but they are still very comfortable, and each still has room for one or two armchairs or a sofa. These rooms all share the same love and attention given to all rooms in the quality of the furnishing and fabrics, and all have beautiful bathrooms, these with combined baths and showers.
The Master Room:
Master Rooms are large bedrooms of approximately 25 sq m with sitting areas. Most are on the first floor of the original house, with great views and many features characteristic of a Georgian house. All of these rooms has a separate bath and shower. All are equipped with flat screen TVs with digital TV, luxurious toiletries, mini bars, tea and coffee facilities with home made biscuits and fresh milk, and a flask of iced water.
The Junior Suite:
The Junior Suite wing was built in 1997 and whilst attached to the main house, stretches north to south through the gardens of the original house. The wing is single storey, so no noise from above, and all lead directly out into the gardens through patio doors. Even in less than perfect weather, guests can experience the garden from the comfort of the lounge, enjoying a good book or perhaps a spa treatment. Each patio area has an outside table and chairs from spring. The large bathrooms all have separate walk-in showers, spa baths and luxurious toiletries. As with all bedrooms in the hotel, they are equipped with flat screen TVs with digital television, mini-bars, tea and coffee facilities with home-made biscuits and fresh milk, and a flask of iced water.
The Garden Suite:
Each Garden Suite has a private decking area accessed through the lounge patio doors. Within the decking is a submerged cedar wood hot tub. These hot tubs are designed for six people, so they are the ultimate luxury for two. Maintained at 38-40 degrees centigrade (the temperature of a hot bath), these hot tubs are ideal in winter or summer. In fact many guests prefer them in winter as there is no better way of warming through aching muscles after completing a crisp Lake District walk, followed perhaps, by a luxury hotel spa treatment. Each suite is approximately 45 sq m, with an open-plan bedroom and lounge, and bathrooms with separate walk-in showers, sumptuous baths and luxurious toiletries. The lounges have feature fireplaces, flat-screen TVs with DVD, mini-bars, tea and coffee trays with home-made biscuits, fresh milk and flasks of iced water.
In January 2016, Gilpin Hotel & Lake House launched five luxurious detached lodges at Gilpin Hotel, each cedar-clad with king-size beds, gorgeous bathrooms and a fabulously private en-suite spa along with mood lighting, fires, electric blinds and a state-of-the-art music system - invigorating all of the senses. The Spa Lodges each have a convertible treatment area, steam room, rain maker shower, free standing oval stone bath, outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub surrounded by a walled garden - and wonderful views over the gardens to the Lake District moors. Offering the ultimate in pampering indulgence, guests can enjoy their Spa Experience in luxurious, romantic privacy, all the while enjoying delicious drinks and delectable food. The Spa Lodges are simply the perfect romantic spa hideaway.
Gilpin Lake House Suites
Smaller than the other Lake House Suites it may be, but Ethel Suite commands one of the most delightful views over the lake. Situated at the end of the ground floor corridor, this suite has easy access and is tucked away in it's own corner of the house.
The Adgie Suite faces west with views of the surrounding woodland, and has patio doors. Please note Adgie does not have a bath.
Beatrice Suite has two large velux windows looking over the lake, as well as a large window to the west over the surrounding woodland. This suite also has an adjoining bedroom, ideal for one or two children, or as an office for guests who really do need to bring work with them. The suite is part of the main building, but has the advantage of its own entrance and staircase.
The Gertie Suite faces east and has magnificent views down the Lyth Valley, reaching as far as the Morecambe Bay coast on a clear day; watching the sun rise through this misty valley is a perfect start to the day, accompanied by a cup of tea in bed. Another large window shows distant views over the Shap mountains, often snow clad in winter; in the foreground guests can enjoy the kitchen gardens, with vibrant coloured flowers grown for the hotel.
Maud is a huge suite, with views down the Lyth Valley to the east, and south over Knipe Tarn. Being on the first floor, the views extend beyond the woodland surrounding the lake and across the Lake House grounds. A great vantage point to observe the aerial acrobatics of the bats at dusk as they swoop over the lake. This suite also has a fabulous feature fireplace. Please note the bathroom does not have a bath.
Simply stunning. Almost eight metres of wall to wall, floor to ceiling, glass windows overlooking Knipe Tarn and the surrounding woodland. This interior design of this spectacular suite features Larsen wallpaper and a plush Philippe Stark carpet, and sophisticated Italian furnishings by Poliform, along with Grandiflora wall panels and Fox Linton silk.
Additional information: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Children aged 7 and over are welcome at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House.
Airport transfers and shuttle services can be arranged on request. Charges apply.
Number of rooms: 32
Official category: 4 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 19th century/2016.
Languages spoken: English, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Switch.
How to get here: From the North or South leave the M6 at junction 36. Take the A590 dual carriageway (which becomes the A591) following the signs to South Lakes. At the roundabout just North of Kendal, take the first exit which is the B5284 signposted Hawkshead via Ferry and Crook. Gilpin is 5 miles along this road on the right hand side just after the Wild Boar. Once in the grounds, please turn left towards the drop off point/reception, where our concierge team will greet you. Please leave your luggage in the car at this stage.
Please note - sat navs likely to send you to the wrong place. If you put in the postcode (LA23 3NE) sat navs will often take you towards Linthwaite House Hotel, about half a mile (0,8km) too far east of Gilpin; conversely, if you input 'Gilpin Hotel & Lake House' into your sat nav, this should bring you to our door. We are situated on the Crook Road in between the Wild Boar (LA23 3NF) and Windermere Golf Course (LA23 3NB).
GPS Coordinates: 54° 21' 19.66'' N 2° 52' 49.75'' W
Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford Airport - 112 km.