$113 – 2-night Cumbria escape with breakfast, was $226

Shap Wells Hotel
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Escape to Shap Wells Hotel, which "occupies a wonderful secluded position amid trees and waterfalls" (The AA Hotel Guide 2018) on the edge of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks. A 2-night stay is now $113, saving up to 50% on regular rates, and includes:

  • Two nights' accommodation in a Double or Twin room, with daily full English breakfast, for two

Why We Love It

  • The hotel is in a secluded valley surrounded by fells
  • It's on the eastern border of the Lake District National Park and is five minutes' drive from the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • The popular Lake District towns of Troutbeck, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside are within 45 minutes' drive


According to The AA Hotel Guide 2018, "this hotel occupies a wonderful secluded position amid trees and waterfalls" in the Cumbrian countryside. Visitors have been coming to the area since the 1800s, when they used to take in the fresh air and bathe in the well waters for their health. Today, this hotel is surrounded by peaceful countryside crossed by bridleways, and woodland that's home to red deer and a colony of red squirrels.

The hotel is 20 minutes' drive from Lowther Castle and Gardens. This ruined country house was designed by Robert Smirke, the architect of the British Museum and has gardens that The Daily Telegraph describes as "glorious". Alternatively, indulge in mint cake at Kendal, which is a 25-minute drive away, or head to Grasmere, which is around 50 minutes' drive away and is popular for its gingerbread and gift shops. The village is renowned for its connections with William Wordsworth; we recommend visiting the poet's forme home, Dove Cottage, and the Wordsworth Museum next door. National Trust property Hill Top, the former home of Beatrix Potter, is an hour's drive.

The Birkbeck Restaurant serves à la carte and set-menu dining options, and carvery lunches are served every Wednesday and Sunday from 12:15-2pm. The Art Deco Riverside Lounge and Bar boasts views of the beck and the surrounding fells. You can also unwind in the Salterwath and Fell Bar lounges, or in the hotel foyer with its roaring log fire.

There is a games room with a full-size snooker table, a pool table, and table tennis and darts equipment. You can also use the small gym. Wi-Fi is free.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Breakfast for children is included

Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £7 per night for children aged 3 to 15. Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices..

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Up to 50% off

$56 / night


When You Can Go

17 Sep-20 Dec

Enjoyed This
(491 Member Ratings)
"It’s a totally unique hotel which ouzes Victorian Elegance!"
Oct 11, 2018
Stockport, United Kingdom

Getting There

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Junction 39 of the M6. Penrith railway station is around 20 minutes' drive away. Parking is free.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(491 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Skyland Hotels Ltd (t/a Shap Wells Hotel) over the past 15 months.
3.6 Ambiance
4.0 Location
3.6 Rooms
3.9 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The squirrels
Margaret Oct 12, 2018 Sunderland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It’s a totally unique hotel which ouzes Victorian Elegance!
Other Comments
Watch out for the well over the top bar food and drink prices! Armed with this forewarning, you shouldn’t go wrong.
Brian Oct 11, 2018 Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It's a heritage hotel that's clean and comfortable.
Other Comments
It's in a great location.
Joyce Oct 11, 2018 Southport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere, friendly helpful staff, comfortable rooms, remote and historic location. Off the beaten track location suited us.
Other Comments
There were plenty of visitors leaflets for Lake District attractions. We would have liked to have been provided with information on the building, history and a plan of the grounds / walking routes. Excellent WiFi enables us to find the info online.
ANNA Oct 10, 2018 West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food and the location
Jim Oct 10, 2018 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location was great and the red squirrels were amazing!!
Other Comments
Recently refurbished but we found the decor very dated. Think they could have modernised it more whilst they had the opportunity. We ate in the restaurant the first night but were disappointed the meal was very underwhelming and the wine was rubbish...we were never asked to taste wonder! The waiter was really miserable! Although the rest of the staff were lovely! Breakfast the first day was great! No where near as good the second day but it was a different chef! On the whole for what we paid it was great and we would stay again.
BARBARA Oct 11, 2018 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Our room was just refurbished
Other Comments
Asked for lovely rooms for sisters birthday were fab hotel will be fantastic once all complete defo visit again
Judith Sep 29, 2018 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location and comfortable room.
Other Comments
Thought the eveningmeal menu was lacking in choice especially on our first evening. Second evening was a better menu but slightly disappointing compated to the overall standard of the hotel.
Geoffrey Sep 29, 2018 Driffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location
Other Comments
We were put in the boat house which was away from the main hotel, it was dark and not clean, we did not stay at the hotel, the person who dealt with us on reception was quite rude, we found another hotel that was cleaner and very welcoming
Rae Oct 09, 2018 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Loved the Snooker Room!!
David Sep 30, 2018 Leeds, United Kingdom

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