31. 6 in orchard wing, 5 in spa lodges in grounds, 6 in Lake House (½ mile from main house).
Gilpin Hotel: bar, lounge, 2 restaurants, terraces, gardens, 22-acre grounds (llama paddock); Lake House: lounge, conservatory, spa (hot tubs, 20-metre heated swimming pool), 100-acre grounds; free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 7.
allowed in 2 bedrooms, not in public rooms.
all major cards.
 per room B&B from £265, D,B&B from £334. Set dinner £65. 1-night bookings refused weekends and bank holidays.
VisitEngland Five Star Country House Hotel
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Nothing compares to this special place,’ says a Guide reader in 2017 after a return visit to the Cunliffe family’s glamorous country house hotel. ‘They reinvent themselves constantly, and the staff couldn’t be nicer.’ Among the choice of accommodation ‘to appeal to all guests’: ‘well-equipped’ bedrooms in the Edwardian house; modern spa lodges in the grounds, with an outdoor hot tub and views of the Lake District moors; open-plan suites in the secluded Lake House that look over the water into peaceful woodland. In the Michelin-starred restaurant, chef Hrishikesh Desai cooks contemporary British-with-a-twist dishes (perhaps chilli-glazed lobster, claw fritters, confit lime and grapefruit). A new, informal dining room serves plates pepped up with Asian spices (tikka masala-marinated grilled whole fish, say). The cooking is thought ‘superb’, though a guest this year wished for larger portions. Bowness is a ten-minute drive away, but there’s plenty in the ‘lovely grounds’ to fill the day, including strolls through the Victorian flower gardens and a peek at the llama paddock. (Joan Campbell, and others). Gilpin Hotel and Lake House is also a member of Pride of Britain hotels.
Save £50 in 'HRiSHi' Michelin Restaurant Special Offer
Jul 2018 – 31 Oct 2019. Book the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package directly on the hotel’s website or over the phone and save £50.00 per room on the Table d’hote menu at the Michelin one star restaurant HRiSHi. Only applies to overnight stays and reservations made directly with the hotel.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
The largest natural mere (long, thin lake) in England.
An 18-hole course, founded in 1891.
Hill Top is a time-capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Every room contains a reference to a picture in one of her tales.
45-minute to three-hour cruises across Lake Windermere.