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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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Port Macquarie, Australia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
85 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 hotel reviews
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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

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
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: Main Street, Shap CA10 3LX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Shap
Number of rooms: 4

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