Here, along the silky blue ribbon of Lake Windermere, resides the beautifully tranquil Gilpin Hotel, and you know you’re onto a good thing when you learn you’re following in the mighty footsteps of The Hairy Bikers, who recently were there filming an episode of ‘ Go North’. The restaurant is Michelin starred and has four AA Rosettes to its name, and no wonder, Chef Hrishikesh Desais food is spectacular, combining fresh, local produce and classic methods which delivers wonderful textures,flavours combined with a modern British style but with an added unique touch. The beating heart of this hotel is the fabulous, warm and welcoming staff, truly love and laughter fills the rafters. Speaking of love, why not stay for a romantic weekend here with your loved one? Twenty eight rooms and six garden suites offer couples luxurious relaxation and sets the scene perfectly for magical moments to remember.