Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

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

Hidden among 22 acres of grounds with meandering paths leading to sleek, spacious lodges, this rambling country house provides the ultimate in pampering. 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 opening onto the gardens. Six of the rooms have cedarwood hot tubs; five have their own private spas. The superb Michelin-starred Hrishi restaurant serves imaginative Modern British cuisine with a twist, and at the more laid-back Gilpin Spice you can dine on pan-Asian-fusion dishes such as marinated sea bream with Kaffir lime or twice-marinated sirloin with green pawpaw.

PROS

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

CONS

  • a little out of the way
  • expensive rates
  • might be too posh for some

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Service
Sophisticated
Countryside
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 015394-88818

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms, 5 lodges
Rate Includes: All-inclusive, No children under 7

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