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The Hermitage

Main Street, Shap CA10 3LX, England
The Hermitage
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything about this place was excellent. The warm welcome. Arriving mid morning by the Sherpa van (due to me being unwell) the Host was very comforting, allowing me to go straight to our room & rest. I sadly missed the trek from Glen Ridding but was able to continue the next day after a wonderful breakfast and a packed lunch.... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Similar to Paul R review below - I also arrived from Patterdale - soaked through due to some very inclement November weather. Jean was perfect hostess managing the drying process of all my gear. The Hermitage is a charming property, the room was warm and comfortable with ensuite bath and radox provided to soak away any aches and pains. Breakfast... More 

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Fishburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After hiking from Patterdale to Shap and because of the earlier evenings, we were to arrive later than expected.When we got to the B&B we were made to feel so welcome by Jean . Jean asked us into the hallway despite our appearence after a days hiking and took our wet and muddy clothes to be dried.Jeans very pleasant and... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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88 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Stunning old 17th century house with plenty of charm. Jean was welcoming and showed us to our twin room and we shared an ensuite with her. Yes the floor is uneven and the doors low but there is a certain charm to this property. Lighting is low and the twin beds quite small, old and squeaky. Two bedside lamps would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our first bath! What a relief to finally soak our aching muscles and feet after days on the Coast to Coast walk! And a huge room in which to spread out our luggage and get ourselves sorted before the next day's hike. We walked into Shap from the southern end to stop for a meal at the recommended Greyhound pub... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Jean has been running this place for 47 years apparently and she has got it spot on. On a blistering hot day ( Unusual I know ) she welcomed us with an iced cold squash - perfect ! Lovely old 17th century house with all sorts of quirky features, including a beautiful stained glass window which she will give you... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Arrived at The Hermitage after a bad days walking lost on Kidsey followed by 4 hour trek from start of Hawes Water. Jean was a diamond hostess. This is a beautiful 17th C house in charming gardens. Beautifully furnished bedroom and bathroom followed by an attentive lovely breakfast. Ask packhorse to place you here!

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Brisbane
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had booked into the Hermitage on our Coast to Coast walk and we were delighted after a long day's walk to arrive at this beautiful 17th century house set in a magnificent garden. Jean has lived in Shap in for many years and her house is full of wonderful memorabilia and magnificent period pieces. The rooms were comfortable and... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We arrived after a long, hot walk to be welcomed by Jean who very kindly gave us iced water with a dash of elderflower. This was a lovely gesture and we appreciated it. The house is wonderful and full of interesting antiques and curios - the garden is delightful too. Our room was very comfortable and well thought out and... More 

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England
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I had read the reviews before booking but nothing prepared us for the treats we had in store! The Hermitage is like walking back into a bygone era- from the amazing 17th century house full of antiques, family memorabilia and beautiful old furniture to the superb manicured garden and finally to the warm welcome from Jean. We had a double... More 

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