Gilpin Hotel & Lake House (LAKE DISTRICT)

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Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3NE, England
Tel: 01144 (0) 1539 488 818
Email: hotel@thegilpin.co.uk   Website: www.thegilpin.co.uk

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GILPIN HOTEL, a member of the Relais & Châteaux group, is a luxurious hotel and spa in the heart of the Lake District near Lake Windermere. The hotel has been in the Cunliffe family for 27 years and is now run by Barney and Zoe, a dynamic young couple who spare no effort toward making the Gilpin the best hotel in the Lake District. The hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Hrishi, is run by Hrishikesh Desai, who trained with Paul Bocuse and at the French Laundry and is a winner of the Roux Scholarship. He also runs the more relaxed restaurant, Gilpin Spice, featuring pan-Asian tapas. There are 25 rooms in the main hotel; five are in standalone spa lodges equipped with hydrotherapy hot tubs and rain showers with steam. Rooms in the main house are more traditional in style. (Garden Suites open directly onto the garden.) All are superbly designed and very comfortable. Guests at the hotel have free passes to nearby Old England Hotel & Spa, which has a large swimming pool, ice room, gym and full spa facilities. 

THE LAKE HOUSE is set in 100 acres on a beautiful lake about a mile from the main hotel. There is a boathouse, hot tubs and a swimming pool and spa. The Lake House has six rooms sleeping 12 people, and lends itself to exclusive use for families or small parties.   When not booked for exclusive use, it is a romantic getaway for couples wanting peace and tranquility in a unique private setting. Complimentary chauffeur service is available to and from the main hotel for dining. Breakfast is served at the Lake House. A private chef can be provided for exclusive use.

Special Promotions

MAGIC MOMENTS PACKAGE
1 Night in a Junior Suite at the Gilpin Hotel

WINTER: 1 midweek night £475 - 2 weekend nights £1,100*
Valid 1 November 2017 to 22 March 2018

SUMMER: 1 midweek night £605 - 2 weekend nights £1,120*

Valid 23 March 2018 to 31 October 2018
*Extra nights are on a B&B basis.

Day 1
Cream tea with a glass of champagne.
A full-body aroma therapy or Swedish massage, or a holistic facial.
Aroma crystals and candles for the bath.
Tasting menu at the Michelin-starred Hrishi restaurant. (Drinks not included.)
DAY 2
Leisurely breakfast

The above promotion is based on 2 people sharing and is inclusive of the VAT and breakfast. It is for new bookings only and may not be combined with other promotions.  Midweek stays do not include Friday or Saturday night.  Weekend stays include a Friday and/or Saturday night.  Blackout dates do apply and this promotion is not available over Valentine's Day or the festive period.  This promotion is subject to availability and change without notice.

3 nights in a spa lodge

At Gilpin Hotel, the five luxurious detached Spa Lodges are cedar-clad with king-size beds, gorgeous bathrooms and a private en-suite spa with fireplace and state-of-the-art music system. The Spa Lodges each have a convertible treatment area, steam room, rain shower, freestanding oval stone bath, outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub surrounded by a walled garden.  There are wonderful views over the gardens to the Lake District fells.

WINTER
3 midweek nights £1,860 / 3 weekend nights £2,325
Valid 1 November 2017 to 22 March 2018

SUMMER
3 midweek nights £2,330 / 3 weekend nights £2,565
Valid 23 March 2018 to 31 October 2018

DAY 1
Champagne on arrival.
Dinner at Gilpin Spice with tapas-style pan-Asian dishes. (Drinks not included.)
DAY 2
Leisurely breakfast with a glass of Mimosa.
"Spa Lodge Experience"
Begin with a bespoke couples’ 30-minute aromatherapy massage and enjoy an array of special spa products.
Tasting menu with matched wines included at the Michelin-starred Hrishi restaurant.
DAY 3
Leisurely breakfast
Explore the Lake District with a walk and a Lake Windermere cruise.
Return to the hotel for cream tea and a glass of champagne.
Dinner at either Gilpin Spice or Hrishi. (Drinks not included.)
DAY 4
Leisurely breakfast

The above promotion is based on 2 people sharing, is inclusive of the VAT and requires a 3-night minimum stay. It is for new bookings only and may not be combined with other promotions.  Midweek stays do not include Friday or Saturday night.  Weekend stays include a Friday and/or Saturday night.  Blackout dates do apply and this promotion is not available over Valentine's Day or the festive period.  This promotion is subject to availability and change without notice.

CURRENCY CONVERTER

General Rates

THE GILPIN HOTEL WINTER Summer
01 Nov 2017 – 22 March 2018 23 March – 31 Oct 2018
Classic King/Twin, Queen £225 £275
Master King/Twin, Queen £275 £335
Junior 4-Poster Queen, King/Twin Suite
(Private patio)
£325 £385
Garden King/Twin Suite
(Individual garden, hot tub, fireplace)
£385 £445
Spa Lodge, King/Twin £565 £615

The above rates for Gilpin Hotel are based on 2 people sharing and are inclusive of the VAT and English breakfast.  Extra bed is £70 per room per night and includes breakfast.  There is a deposit required of £150 per room at time of booking.  Cancellation Policy: 14 days prior to arrival for 2 rooms or less, and 28 days prior to arrival for 3 rooms or more.  Cancellations must be done directly with the hotel in writing. Cancellations with less than the above notice will be charged 80% of the booking value, unless the rooms can be re-let.  Children must be at least 7 years of age to stay at the hotel and the Lake House.  These rates are subject to availability and change without notice. Terms & conditions do apply.

THE LAKE HOUSE SUITES WINTER Summer
01 Nov 2017 – 22 March 2018 23 March – 31 Oct 2018
Adgie King/Twin (Garden view) £385 £445
Beatrice Queen (Lake view through Velux windows) £415 £465
Gertie King/Twin (Valley and mountain views)
£415 £465
Maud King/Twin (Lake view)
£415 £465
Ethel King/Twin (Lake view) £415 £465
Harriet King/Twin (Lake view) £515 £555
The Lake House is perfect for exclusive use by small groups for parties or special occasions.
Please reach out to Gilpin for availability and rates.

The above rates for the Lake House are based on 2 people sharing and are inclusive of the VAT and English breakfast.  Extra bed is £70 per room per night and includes breakfast. There is a deposit required of £150 per room at time of booking.  Cancellation Policy: 14 days prior to arrival for 2 rooms or less, and 28 days prior to arrival for 3 rooms or more.  Cancellations must be done directly with the hotel in writing. Cancellations with less than the above notice will be charged 80% of the booking value, unless the rooms can be re-let. Children must be at least 7 years of age to stay at the hotel and the Lake House.  These rates are subject to availability and change without notice. Terms & conditions do apply.

GILPIN HOTEL & LAKE HOUSE
24-hour Concierge Service
24-Hour Room Service
Complimentary WiFi
Flat-Screen Television
Safe
Mini-Bar
Complimentary Tea and Coffee Tray

Gilpin Hotel (Set on 21 Acres)
25 Bedrooms and Suites 
Connecting Rooms – No
  3 People Sharing – Yes, min. age, 7 yrs.
  4 People Sharing – No
Hrishi, Michelin-star Restaurant
Gilpin Spice Restaurant
Croquet Lawn
Resident Llamas and Alpacas
Complimentary Access to a Local Gym and Spa

The Lake House
(Set on 100 acres)
6 Suites
Connecting Rooms – No
  3 People Sharing – Yes, min. age, 7 yrs.
  4 People Sharing – No
4-Acre Private Lake
Spa
Treatment Room
Outdoor Hot Tubs
Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
Salt Snug
Indoor Sauna
Complimentary Chauffeur to Gilpin Hotel

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Barney Cunliffe

NEAREST AIRPORT
Manchester (MAN)

NEAREST RAIL STATIONS

Windermere and Oxenholme

Sightseeing

HILL TOP: Beatrix Potter’s 17-century farmhouse is full of her favorite things; each room has a photo that make reference to a "tale". She purchased Hill Top from the proceeds of her first book, Tales of Peter Rabbit. Hill Top and the surrounding area inspired many or her books.

DOVE COTTAGE: the home of William Wordsworth, one of the greatest poets of the English language. This cottage is from the 1800s and not much has changed since that time. The poet moved in with his sister in 1799 and it is said that here they had eight years of "plain living, but high thinking."

SIZERGH CASTLE & GARDENS: A part of the National Trust, Sizergh is a beautiful medieval house on a 1,600-acre estate graced with water features and wildlife walks. The house contains centuries-old portraits and furniture.

LEVENS HALL AND GARDENS: Displaying original oak paneling, magnificent Spanish leather wall coverings, ornate plasterwork and fine furniture, Levens Hall is one of the finest stately homes in south Cumbria. There are 10 beautiful acres of gardens to explore that include beech hedges, a willow maze and a famous topiary garden.

HOLKER HALL & GARDENS: The beautiful ancestral home of Lord and Lady Cavendish, dating back to the 16th century, the hall is situated on 25 acres of gardens that are part woodland and part formal gardens. Beyond is a 200-acre parkland planted in the 18th century to designs by the then Lord Cavendish.

Other activities in the area include chauffeur-driven Land Rover tours of the Lake District, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and boat cruising on Lake Windermere. Some of the most beautiful walking and hiking in England is in the Lake District. Please ask the concierge at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House about these opportunities.

Commuting Distances

Manchester Airport (MAN) – 88 mi, 2 hrs (car), taxi approx £150, one way
Oxenholme Train Station to Manchester Airport (MAN) – 1 hr 50 min (Goes directly into the MAN airport terminal).
Windermere Train Station
– 2.6 mi, taxi approx £10–£20, one-way
Oxenholme Train Station – 10 mi, taxi approx £30–£40, one way
  (Book the "quick train" from London to Oxenholme, with no changing trains, 2 hrs, 50 min.)
London
 – 6.0 hrs (car)
Glasgow – 3.0 hrs (car)
Edinburgh – 3.5 hrs (car)
Liverpool – 2.0 hrs (car)
Lucknam Park — 5.0 hrs (car)
Hambleton Hall – 4.0 hrs (car)

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