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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Lovelady Lane, Alston CA9 3LF , England
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Ranked #5 of 12 Alston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Scott3435 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights at this lovely hotel. Food is excellent and beautifully presented. Staff are a credit to the hotel. We stayed at this lovely Country House Hotel 3 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, hence why we returned last week for 4 nights. A visit is a must. A warm welcome always on a arrival.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On our second morning we found that the light in our en-suite wasn't working so we went to find someone to report it to. To say we were taken aback by the attitude of the staff member would be an understatement. She asked us what we wanted her to do about it and proceeded to tell us that she didn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When we arrived the building clearly looked in need of a some TLC but that didn't bother us from the outside. We hoped the inside would be of a better standard. The downstairs guest area certainly was an improvement, but our upgraded room although lovely had some peeling wallpaper, the windows were were broken - both the the frames and... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at this lovely hotel. The 7 course dinner was delicious as was the breakfast. The choice was wonderful! Very friendly staff. We stayed in room number 1 which ticked all the right boxes! All in all a delightful place to stay.

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Lundin Links, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was my birthday on Saturday and we wanted to get away for the weekend. We found this wonderful hotel and restaurant in a newsletter and decided to give it a go. My wife and I had an wonderful experience, the room was excellent, the food was superb, the wine was memorable, but most importantly the staff we fantastic. This... More 

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Amlwch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful,quaint experience.Beautiful food and wine.Could have done with a bit more on the plate All pleasant and comfortable.Also enjoyed exquisite food at the Overwater Restaurant Nenthead, care of Julie Hance.Thanks Julie,you made our holiday.We love you. Chris and Cath.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If we had been driving around looking for somewhere to stay we would not even have considered stopping here! The dilapidated sign on the road is enough to put you off and the rubbish collection at the entrance to the car park could be disguised a little! The fabric of the building needs some TLC. Once inside it is a... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Potentially one of the best places to stay. The setting is idyllic, a wonderful large Georgian House in an underated but picturesque area. The tatty roadside sign, potholed access road and the large skip of recycled cardboard is not the most ideal welcome to what is a fantastic place to stay. We had a great room overlooking the lawn, The... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions not very good! Road sign in desperate need of replacing. Hotel a little tired and needing some repairs (windows etc) but very clean and tidy. Rooms and en suites were ok but again could do with a spruce up. It was obviously a period building and the furniture and decor seemed all to be in keeping. But windows... More 

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dundee
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20 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little concerned on arrival as the sign at the drive entrance was broken and in desperate need of repair, the driveway wasn't much better. When we entered the hotel everything changed, We were given a warm and friendly reception, there was a real fire in the lounge. The hotel furnishings and service was all first class. The... More 

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