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The Hermitage

Main Street, Shap CA10 3LX, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

arrived there late. Jean met us and was most concerned about us not getting any dinner. We told her we had a booking at The Greyhound. We had some in our party who were exhausted and she was worried because it was another mile down the road. Not only did she phone the pub and asked them to wait for... More 

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Samoens, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We loved our stay at The Hermitage. Lovely warm welcome, fabulous decor and a charming, comfortable room with a lovely bath (much needed after walking 18+ miles). Breakfast the next morning -- 8am on the dot -- was fabulous. Local oats in my porridge that kept me going tor miles, a full english for my other half. Cheery good-byes and... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a lovely stay at The Hermitage. We were on the C2C and had just completed the gruelling trek from Patterdale to Shap. We were exhausted when we arrived and at first felt a little put off by the host's brusque welcome and rules but she soon redeemed herself when she kindly gave us a lift to the pub... More 

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Carrickfergus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our third stay in 8 years and only seems to improve. Arrived on 17 July 2015 early and found Jean to be out shopping. However, one son, Joshua, sorted our rooms out and were made comfortable in minutes. Slept very well in an en suite room on the south east front corner of the house. The other couple were in... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

After walking 16 hard miles from Patterdale to Shap on the C2C we arrived exhausted at The Hermitage to be greeted by the landlady with a very brusque - ''don't take your boots off, I have made a mistake with a double booking and you can't stay here''! This was followed up with the least sincere apology we have ever... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Stayed here during our Coast to Coast trip. This guest house was originally linked to Shap Abbey and is just steeped with character and history. We were made very welcome when we arrived even though we were tired and grumpy after a very tough day over the mountains from Patterdale. Lovely breakfast and would definitely go back here.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had a very nice stay at the Hermitage, we arrived a bit early from our walk and Jean was kind enough to allow us to check in early. We had a large room with bath and it was all so tidy and comfortable. All of her linens and towels were fluffy and fresh, there was nice tea and coffee... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Absolutely wonderful stay in one of the most beautiful houses I've ever been to. Alot of the original features are still intact which is very charming. All of the rooms have bath tubs which is a welcome surprise at the end of a long days walk. Breakfast was great.

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Nottinghamshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Stayed here on C2C. After a 20 mile walk we were exhausted and so pleased to find warm welcoming rooms with lovely baths. The house is gorgeous, although the bed was on a bit of a tilt due to the uneven floors but a small price to pay for such a wonderful room. We had to walk a mile to... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

That Shap is not a really charming town is quite well known but The Hermitage makes up for it. Situated in an old grand house this B&B is something special. Amazing old fashioned decor and large rooms and bathrooms with wooden floors give it a special vibe. The cooked breakfast was really excellent!

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