£79 – 2-night Cumbria escape with breakfast, was £158
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
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).
- Infant cots / cribs
- Gym / fitness center
- 100% smoke-free
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- 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..
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.
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.
When You Can Go
17 Sep-20 Dec
(453 Member Ratings)
Getting ThereParking is free. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Junction 39 of the M6. Penrith railway station is around 20 minutes' drive away.
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(453 Member Ratings)