Top 50 Boutique Hotels

Unique Experience Award 2022

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

The Lake District, Cumbria

From spas to llamas, this hotel has it

Unique Experience Award 2022

Nestled in the heart of Windermere you’ll find Gilpin Hotel & Lake House; a stunning boutique stay oozing style and comfort.

With the website claiming ‘Lots of luxury, zero pretentiousness’.

This year’s Unique Experience winner boasts two restaurants, the Michelin starred HRiSHi and the casual pan Asian Gilpin Spice, a Champagne Bar, lounge, spa treatment area, and even their very own resident llamas and alpacas.

Twenty two of their 30 rooms include their own hot tubs, some also with a private ensuite spa.

The Lake House is just a mile down the road and is set within 100 acres of private grounds with access to its own private lake. The Lake House has its own spa, boathouse, hot tubs and swimming pool.

Book a unique break in one of the spa lodges which each have stunning views of the surrounding mountains and tranquil woodlands with a stream to the east. Your package includes champagne on arrival and a place on the ‘Spa Suite Trail’, a bespoke sensory experience designed to gently stimulate and revive the senses and to top it all off, a tasting menu with matched wines at the Michelin starred HRiSHi restaurant.

Plenty of thought has gone into the well-designed rooms and lodges with plenty of activities on offer for you to have a truly unique experience.