Awards for Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

VisitEngland 5 Star Country House Hotel

All the national assessing bodies (VisitEngland*, VisitScotland, Visit Wales and the AA) now assess hotels and guest accommodation (including B&Bs) to the same criteria and award one to five stars. The star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official marque of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

VisitEngland Gold Award

Gold and silver awards are given to hotels and guest accommodation that provide exceptional quality in all areas but in particular in service and hospitality.

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AA 5 Red Star Country House Hotel

From large luxury hotels to snug country inns, the Top Hotels are our best hotels in the country. They are selected from each of the star-rating levels for their exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service.

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VisitEngland Breakfast Award

The VisitEngland Breakfast Award recognises those hotels and B&Bs that offer their guests a quality and choice of breakfast, service and hospitality that exceeds what would be expected at their star rating.

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Sawday's

Each accommodation property picked by Sawday's has been inspected by an informed, friendly team before being accepted into the collection. Sawday's seeks interesting, quirky, beautiful properties and owners who give a genuine welcome. Special importance is placed on local and organic food, and on places and people that support their local economy.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

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Our inspectors set the highest standards and expect every one of our luxury hotels in the UK to live up to them. We demand fine cuisine, using the best fresh produce. Bedrooms should be furnished with style and have all the comforts you need away from home. The hotel should be located in an interesting area, with plenty of opportunity for sport and leisure. Above all hotels should be welcoming, places you want to return to again and again.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.