Gilpin Hotel

Crook Rd., Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3NE, England

Hidden among 22 acres of grounds with meandering paths leading to sleek, spacious lodges, this rambling country-house hotel pampers you in a low-key way. The family-run lodging, in a converted 1901 house with two modern wings, has plush but understated public rooms furnished with comfy sofas and warmed by log fires. Bedrooms embody contemporary rustic chic, and most have sitting areas. Garden suites and the nearby Gilpin Lake House have a more contemporary style, with patios and hot tubs in the former and a pool and spa in the latter. The superb restaurant (reservations essential for nonguests; dinner included in the room price) serves imaginative modern dishes, and guests get to use a nearby health club.

PROS

  • plenty of pampering
  • notable food
  • a policy of no weddings or conferences

CONS

  • a little out of the way
  • expensive rates
  • no children under seven

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Service
Sophisticated
Countryside
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 015394-88818

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms, 12 suites
Rate Includes: Some meals

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