Gilpin Hotel and The Lake House
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SUMPTUOUS SECLUSION awaits at Gilpin Hotel and the Lake House, invitingly set in the Lake District National Park just two miles from the shore of Lake Windermere.
Gilpin Hotel and The Lake House ooze luxury. This high-end boutique bolthole (a member of Relais & Chateau) offers a warm welcome from the moment you step through the door, to be greeted by a roaring fire and sink-into-me armchairs in the supremely comfortable lounge.
For a thoroughly spoiling stay, you'll want a Garden Suite with its own outdoor hot tub. These garden-facing havens are decorated in mouth-watering tones of chocolate, espresso and bursts of lime, accented with silks from Bangkok and handpainted wallpaper from Knowles and Christou. Patio doors lead out to the garden terrace and your own sunken cedarwood hot tub.
Lake House luxury
Ready to seriously splash out? Then opt for a stay at The Lake House – a collection of six open-plan suites in a former hunting lodge about a mile from Gilpin Hotel. Breakfast is served in the sunny conservatory and a chauffeur takes guests to the main hotel for dinner at night. Lake House residents have private use of their own private spa with a heated indoor pool, sauna and outdoor hot tub.
Do make time to explore The Lake House’s private 100 acres of woodland or glide across the waters of Knipe Tarn in summer in an original restored Victorian rowing boat. Come winter, simply snuggle up by the log fire or browse through one of the selection of magazines or books in the lounge.
Dinner is served in the four dining rooms that make up Gilpin Hotel's much acclaimed restaurant. Each has its own distinct style, whether splendid Georgian or fresh and floral. Head Chef Daniel Grigg's menus feature local Lake District produce and west coast seafood, while sommelier Ziggy oversees a wine cellar stocked with labels from over a dozen different countries.
Spot-on service from the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House team help make this superbly relaxing Lake District retreat a real winner.
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Gilpin Hotel and The Lake House was reviewed by Room for Romance