GILPIN HOTEL & LAKE HOUSE thegilpin.co.uk
Nestled amid the Lake District's ice-dappled lakes and snowy mountains, Gilpin feels like a magical Scandinavian wonderland sprinkled with steamy lakeside cedar hot tubs and hideaway log cabins. All 25 hotel bedrooms boast Lakeland views, six with their own cedarwood tubs, and five intimate Spa Lodges feature their own ensuite spa (rainmaker showers and steam rooms inside, hydrotherapy hot tubs and saunas outside). One mile away, hunkered down in the endlessly romantic landscape lies Gilpin Lake House, a sanctuary where just 12 guests enjoy 100 acres of private grounds, complete with a lake, boat house, hot tubs, saunas, and swimming pool. At the hotel's Jetty Spa, the Swedish style spa treatment room is raised three metres into the tree canopy for a connection to nature like no other and one of the most captivating forest and lake views in the land.