Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, an AA 5 Red Star, Relais & Châteaux hotel near Windermere in the beautiful Lake District. Gilpin is dedicated to nourishment, recuperation, and relaxation, and is made up of two hotels on two separate estates, just over a mile away from each other. GILPIN HOTEL Set in 21 acres of country gardens, moors and woodland, Gilpin Hotel has a Michelin starred restaurant, a casual pan Asian restaurant, a Champagne Bar, lounge and terraces, a relaxing Spa Space as well as resident llamas, alpacas, and micro pigs. All bedrooms have incredible Lakeland views, leading onto the beautiful hotel gardens. GILPIN LAKE HOUSE Just over a mile away from Gilpin Hotel, within 100 acres of breathtaking grounds and situated on the bank of Knipe Tarn, Gilpin Lake House is a true sanctuary far away from the crowds, but just a stone’s throw from the breath-taking lakes and fells. With a lounge, shared swimming pool and hot tub and spa treatment rooms, it has the feel of a country house with all the services of a hotel. (Please note that only Lake House guests have access to the spa facilities at the Gilpin Lake House.)

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
1 double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1

This property has told us they’re taking some steps towards sustainability that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Low score for Bowness-on-Windermere
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  • Mo
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    1.The room and bathroom were excellent, tasteful quality decor, super clean, good adjustable lighting, good bed etc. 2.Helpful,friendly staff 3.Food super, breakfast,Source and Spice Source-food was innovative and tasty, the best for a...
  • Abigail
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We stayed in the beautiful Lake house retreat. It was very peaceful and comfortable and the service was good. Loved the hot tubs outside surrounded by nature.
  • M
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The hotel is exceptional and also the staff the room was very spacious and the bed so comfortable cocktails delicious

Hotel surroundings

2 restaurants on site

  • SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel (Michelin starred)
    • Open for
  • Gilpin Spice (2 AA Rosettes Restaurant)
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner

Facilities of Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • WiFi available in all areas
  • 2 restaurants
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and charges are applicable.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • Czech
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian

House rules

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 00:00


From 06:30 to 10:30



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 7 years are welcome.

Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 7 and older are allowed)


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

The Property has a firm policy of no children under 7 years of age.

Please inform Gilpin Hotel & Lake House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

  • The prices at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is 1.7 miles from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Gilpin Hotel & Lake House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Massage
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Spa facilities

  • Check-in at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Room options at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Gilpin Hotel & Lake House has 2 restaurants:

    • Gilpin Spice (2 AA Rosettes Restaurant)
    • SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel (Michelin starred)