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“Wonderful relaxing rest” 5 of 5 stars
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Main Street, Shap CA10 3LX, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Shap B&B and Inns
Albury, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful relaxing rest”
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.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Barrowford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Amazing place

Wonderful warm welcome from Jean
Secure storage for our bikes

Hot bath , comfy bed, big warm towels

This place is full of character and it is a delight to stay there

The breakfast was outstanding
Home made sausage and the home made marmalade is a must

Perfect location near the chippy and pubs

Room Tip: Or room was at the front of the house which overlooked the amazing garden
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rothbury, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

This was my second stay at The Hermitage whilst on the C2C. You know the place will be good when you see how nice the gardens are kept as you arrive. We got a friendly welcome and our wet things were taken straight away to dry. It's a lovely house and the rooms are big with comfortable beds. The quality of the breakfast is second to none

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Central to the village, we stopped as part of the C2C walk. Very friendly welcome from the landlady who provided one of the most memorable breakfast feasts I have ever had - provided on a large platter including wonderful sausages and bacon with all the trimmings. We had the large bedroom with comfy twin beds and en suite bathroom. No complaints whatsoever.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Lovely slightly quirky property. Large comfortable room . En suite bathroom with bath and selection of products including radox.  If you want to leave early in the morning , then let the landlady know as she likes to stagger the breakfast times. Lovely rear garden which is freely available for use by guests. 

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My husband borrowed a mobile and phoned Jean from Shap Abbey to tell her that my ankle was terribly sprained and there was no way we could be at the Hermitage for a 7 p.m. dinner. After a very pleasant conversation, we continued on but before long, she came to our rescue in her car and drove us back to the Hermitage. Dinner had to be at a local pub as her schedule had changed but had we had our own phone, she could have contacted us.
We found the Hermitage to be clean, welcoming, full of character and run by a woman who is truly passionate about what she does.
Yes, it is on the pricier side but so very well worth it after a very long day on the C2C and when you see what Jean and Joshua do to make this a worthwhile and relaxing stay. If you are looking for a cheap and cheerful youth hostel experience where you can whip up some oatmeal in the shared kitchen before you set off, don't stay here.
If you want to experience the kind of bed and breakfast the is run how it should be, this is your place.
Oh, and yes, in agreement with all other reviews, breakfast is stunning! Abundant and delicious.
We will be back there when we re-commence the C2C,
(Katy and David Gillett written on their son's account)

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We arrived here after a long walk on our C2C journey and were expecting quite a lot as the most expensive place we had booked along our route! On arrival after ringing the bell twice and knocking, Jean eventually came to the door and said "you should have just come in!" Well, I for one would not expect to do that at anyone's house unless I knew them well!
We were immediately told to take our boots off which was fine but there are ways to say things! (We felt like we had walked into a headmistresses home!) We were shown to our room (2 singles and a day bed) although we had booked a double but told we had been put in there as it was above the aga and would be warmer! The en-suite was large (and cold) and only had a curtain between it and the bedroom. Breakfast was good, no complaints here. All in all, yes it was ok, not the most welcoming and definately overpriced!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Main Street, Shap CA10 3LX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Shap
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Shap
Number of rooms: 4

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