Award Winning, luxury, elegant Country House Hotel, Lake Windermere 3 Miles, Michelin Star Restaurant
The award winning Gilpin Lodge near Windermere is a luxury country house hotel in the heart of the Lake District. Perfect for romantic retreats, guests can expect fine cuisine and wines and beautifully appointed accommodation. Peacefully located, yet just a stone's throw from the breathtaking lakes and fells, Gilpin Lodge has been described by The Which Guide to Good hotels as 'an oasis of luxury, a rare hotel that hits the spot in all areas'. The hotel is set in 20 relaxing, tranquil acres of private country gardens, moors and woodland in the Lake District National Park. We're just two miles from Lake Windermere, and twelve miles from the M6.
Luxury touches abound, with fresh flowers and real fires to welcome you in as you step through the door into this haven of tranquillity. Great attention is paid to individual interests and occasions, food and wine tastes, and preferred rooms. The restaurant is Michelin starred, and AA 3 Rosettes, bedrooms are sumptuous and each is individually designed and furnished, and all are quiet with delightful views. The hotel is unfortunately not considered suitable for children less than 7 years old. Our dress code is casual but smart, and for the comfort of all we are a non-smoking hotel. We're perfect for golfing breaks, situated just 200 yards from Windermere Golf Club.
The bedrooms are individually and stylishly decorated to a very high standard, all with the same facilities, and all non-smoking. Each bedroom has a sitting area, colour television, direct-dial telephone, radio, complimentary coffee and tea tray with home-made biscuits, an en suite bathroom with bath and shower, bath robes (either thick and fluffy or the thinner cotton waffle), trouser press, hair dryer, Molton Brown toiletries and all those little comforts which you would naturally expect. All bedrooms are quiet with delightful views Choose from a selection of deluxe and spacious Junior Garden Suites with distinct large lounge areas and sumptuous bathrooms with separate walk-in showers and jacuzzi baths. Some have four poster beds. Also available are Master Rooms and Classics Rooms.
Food has always been important at Gilpin Lodge. When the Cunliffes first took over in 1988, Christine was Head (and only) Chef. Now there are nine. Our food is classically based yet thoroughly modern with emphasis on the use of local produce. It's imaginative without being silly, it's fresh, and is prepared and served with a great deal of care. We have four dining rooms, each with it's own character and style. Some guests have their special preferences, whilst others prefer a change in scenery. Every table has fresh flowers, candles at night, crisp white linen, fine china and glass, and gleaming silver. Friendly and attentive staff perfect the experience. Our wine list features nearly 200 wines from 13 countries. The restaurant is open to residents and non-residents for all meals, on every day of the year.