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The Hermitage

Main Street, Shap CA10 3LX, England
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The Hermitage
Ranked #2 of 2 Shap B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The delightful Joan at The Hermitage must never tire of the stunned look on her guests faces when she opens the door to them for the first time! At the end of the main entrance hallway is a beautiful large stained glass window, the light coming through which, illuminates the whole hallway, giving an almost religious experience! The Hermitage is... More

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Adelaide, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It was a real treat to stay at The Hermitage with its beautifully decorated rooms, absolutely full of history. Our spacious room was at the front with its huge bathroom down a few steps. Clean and quiet and well located for Coast to Coast walkers as it is on the way into Shap if walking from the west. An excellent... More

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Berkshire, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The Hermitage is not a typical B & B. The building dates back to the 17th century and includes lots of the owner's antiques. There is a large lounge available for residents, and you feel you are in a private home rather than a B & B. The bedrooms are quirky - lots of uneven floors reflecting the age of... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
73 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This really is a fabulous old house and one has to accept creacking and unleaven floors in a place of this age. Our landlady was out on urgent family business but we were told to just let ourselves in and make ourselves at home which we did. Nice tea tray and big bath which was superb after a long walk.... More

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Porpoise Spit Oz
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

After a tiring walk from Patterdale to Shap we were glad to find The Hermitage one of the first properties we came to. It is a beautiful old home full of character, set in a well tended garden. Jean was kind enough to dry out our wet clothing and boots whilst I had a hot bath. Our room was large,... More

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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We have recently finished the Pennine Way and we have just had the pleasure of completing our last coast to coast into Shap, this was by far one of the best places that we have found on our travels. Arriving wet and weary Sunday night after a 19 mile walk, Jean met us at the door and took all our... More

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Albury, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We came here very tired after a few big days on the C2C. Jeans welcome was warm and efficient. The property has wonderful character and the radix bath was just what was needed to revive dropping spirits and tender feet. Breakfast was also a memorable one.

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Address: Main Street, Shap CA10 3LX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Shap

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