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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

AA rating

About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 86%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 216 reviews

This thoughtfully designed garden residence pleases on many levels

AA Inspector

At a glance

3 Rosette restaurant
Breakfast Award
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Civil weddings

This smart Victorian residence is set in delightful gardens leading to the fells, and is just a short drive from the lake. The individually designed bedrooms are stylish, and a number benefit from private terraces. All are spacious and thoughtfully equipped, and each has a private sitting room. In addition there are luxury garden suites that lead onto private gardens with cedarwood hot tubs. The welcoming atmosphere is notable and the attractive day rooms are perfect for relaxation. Eating in any of the quartet of dining rooms is a must, while Gilpin Spice restaurant is located within the grounds and well worth a visit. The Lake House situated a mile from the main hotel offers an additional six suites, spa and stunning lakeside views.


  • En-suite rooms: 31
  • Family rooms: 1
  • Ground-floor rooms: 12
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £225
  • Double room, minimum price: £285

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 40


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • No children under: 7 years


  • Croquet
  • Other leisure facilities: Spa treatments, private spa facilities for Lake House guests
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 420
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 12
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 160


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 120

Getting here

M6 junction 36, A590, A591 to roundabout north of Kendal, onto B5284, hotel 5 miles on right.

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Nearest motorway junction

M6 junction 36
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