Gilpin Lake House & Spa

Windermere, Cumbria

Small, luxurious hideaway, a sublime spa hotel with six rooms only and a treatment room that overlooks a private lake


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Every now and then you bump into a hotel that knocks your socks off, and Gilpin Lake House does just that. This is an extraordinary little place – a tiny spa hotel with only six rooms, luxury and intimacy entwined. It sits away from the crowds, lost in the hills, surrounded by acres of peaceful woodland. A swimming pool in the house opens onto a terrace, where you can flop on sun loungers and gaze down on the lake. Elsewhere, beautiful gardens, a rowing boat, and a second hot tub overlooking fells. There’s a treatment room in a cabin that sits above the lake, then a snug boathouse with a deck on the water. As for the house, you’ll find sofas in front of a wood-burner in the sitting room, then lake views, books galore and beautiful art. Spoiling rooms have fabulous beds, sofas and armchairs, beautiful fabrics, bathrooms that don’t hold back. Breakfast is served wherever you want: in your room, on the terrace, in the conservatory. There’s a chauffeur to whizz you up to their sister hotel for dinner (included in the price). Come with friends and take the whole place. Out of this world.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay two nights at weekends, three nights bank holidays & Easter. Children over 7 welcome.
Dinner included; non-residents £70. Sunday lunch, £35. Tasting menu, £90. Afternoon tea from £22.50.


Nightly price
from £495
Price includes dinner for two at Gilpin Hotel, chauffeur included!
6 Twin/doubles
From £495


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