Penrith

£79 – 2-night Cumbria escape with breakfast, was £158

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 £79, 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

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

Overview

According to The AA Hotel Guide 2018, Shap Wells 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, the hotel is surrounded by peaceful countryside crossed by bridleways, and woodland that's home to red deer and a colony of red squirrels.

Lowther Castle and Gardens is 20 minutes' drive away. 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 in 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 former 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 12pm-2.30pm. 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, which has a 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. Pets can stay in selected rooms for £10 per night (please enquire on booking). 

Amenities

General

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

Services

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

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

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

Policies

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

£40 / night

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When You Can Go

17 Sep-20 Dec

85%
Enjoyed This
(453 Member Ratings)
"Staff were amazing liz who was cleaning the downstairs bar area was a true gem her knowledge of the surrounding area as she has worked at shap for the past twlve years was incredible. due to her knowledge we saw alot more of the local surrounding area than we first were going to.Pauline in the breakfast waitress was amazing knowledge of the hotel and area and history was fantasic.truly amazing. Hotel is quirky and some fabulous interesting interia , well worth a visit . if you want ordanairy and run of the mill dont visit."
ra hall
02. Sep 2018
Swansea, UK

Getting There

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

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

85%
Enjoyed This
(453 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
Staff were amazing liz who was cleaning the downstairs bar area was a true gem her knowledge of the surrounding area as she has worked at shap for the past twlve years was incredible. due to her knowledge we saw alot more of the local surrounding area than we first were going to.Pauline in the breakfast waitress was amazing knowledge of the hotel and area and history was fantasic.truly amazing. Hotel is quirky and some fabulous interesting interia , well worth a visit . if you want ordanairy and run of the mill dont visit.
Other Comments
Great location with some amazing staff Please mention Liz cleaner and Pauling breakfast waitress.Assett to the hotel due to their freindlyness and knowledge of the area.
ra hall 02. Sep 2018 Swansea, UK
Other Comments
The hotel was in a great location and was very good Well located Just off the motorwayAnd very easy to find
David 02. Sep 2018 Cumnock, UK
Enjoyed Most
We paid very little to have a two night stay in a large room with an exceptionally comfortable bed, a sofa, table and chairs, desk, and bathroom with a bath and overhead shower. Breakfast was included - I'm vegetarian and the self service buffet breakfast enabled me to choose exactly what, and how much, I wanted. All the staff we encountered were polite, welcoming and professional. There were 3 coach parties staying at the hotel while we were there and we didn't find this a problem at all. We didn't eat in the restaurant either evening as when we're away we prefer to try to find a local pub/restaurant with several vegetarian options (which we did in nearby Orton).
Other Comments
This is a hotel with a long history. It isn't sleek and modern, but that is what gives it its charm. If you want to explore the local area there are plenty of walks from the doorstep - but the paths are not always obvious - we made good use of the ordnance survey iPhone maps and spent 6 hours walking through the hills without meeting another soul. We'll definitely stay here again.
Kevin 01. Sep 2018 Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK
Enjoyed Most
Nice walks and surroundings.
Other Comments
Rooms a bit run down. But clean.
Beverley 01. Sep 2018 Warrington, UK
Enjoyed Most
The staff.
Other Comments
Food was only OK BUT the bar prices are too high!
Mike 01. Sep 2018 Ainsworth, UK
Other Comments
The rooms had damp was badly in need of renovation. The bathroom tiles were black and the rooms needed a good clean
Barbara 01. Sep 2018 St Helens, UK
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was plentiful
Other Comments
The decor is a bit dated but it is clean, with spacious rooms. Staff were polite and helpful. And the price was excellent.
Nicky 31. Aug 2018 High Wycombe, UK
Enjoyed Most
thw Location, very peaceful
Other Comments
The smell that was enveloping as soon as you left your room. Wet dog or damp comes to mind. Breakfast was swimming in oil.
Angela 31. Aug 2018 Hull, UK
Enjoyed Most
Peace
Peter & Jan 31. Aug 2018 WIRRAL, UK
Enjoyed Most
Peaceful atmosphere entertainment great
Beverley 30. Aug 2018 Chorley, UK

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