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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   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 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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North Wales
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having recently stayed at the lovelady, not much to love. Nice try, Peter you clearly believe in what you do, but just didn't do it for us. Old property with all the expected tatty bits. Spend a bit of money and sort it out. Gardens could be a bit tidier as there were several areas left with debris not cleared... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed on a one night deal with bed and breakfast and the seven course taster menu.....The hotel was small relaxed with character, the service was friendly , the room for which we upgraded was very good, clean with a wonderful comfy bed room 2. The food in this hotel is outstanding the taster menu was faultless beautiful 7 courses... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here 2 nights, with my husband, son, daughter-in-law, and 2 dogs. The food was absolutely delicious, both the evening meal and breakfast. The beds were very comfortable however the pillows were not very plump. My only major criticism is the very low water pressure - the shower flow was tedious. More seating outside would be welcome. The area... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to this hotel on a special deal and for what we paid got extremely good value. Had we paid the full price I would have expected much more in relation to the quality of the bedroom. The hotel is a mixed bag in that downstairs is aging but pleasant and comfortable. Our room at least was in need... More

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south tyneside england
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent a recent night here to try the seven course taster meal with wine which Peter the owner talked us through each glass that was nice. Sam works really hard she checked us in when we arrived with a lovely welcome and she later showed us to our dinner table she also kept us in drinks... More

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Birkenhead
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having had a wonderful DB&B stay with my son in April I returned with my husband this week and was not disappointed. The welcome from the staff was warm and friendly and it is always lovely to be remembered, so thank you Gayle. Hayley served us dinner and breakfast again this stay and as last time she was truly wonderful.... More

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were welcomed at the door by a nice young lady, Sam who later in the evening was part of the restaurant team. We were shown to our upgraded room 2, which was light, clean and pleasent. The bathroom was well appointed yet pretty small, but we acknowledge we were in an old building. We went to take a drink... More

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petermartinhaynes, Owner at Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel, responded to this review

First we have to thank you for the kind comments about our staff. As you say they really make a difference. Your personal comments however we do find offensive. Comments about the size of my waist are, quite frankly, totally inappropriate as are comments about the garden and patio areas. Our gardener too will be mortified that you feel his... More

Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A Charming and wonderful place set in the middle of nowhere. We booked after seeing an offer on travelzoo, We were warmly greeted, asked to fill in a customer card, shown round the ground floor where the bar, restaurant and sitting rooms are. We were then shown to our room (no 2). Lovely room with Fabulous views. Amazingly quiet and... More

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petermartinhaynes, Guest Relations Manager at Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for not only your kind comments but your understanding of what we are trying to accomplish in these most difficult times. More

Heswall
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I have just returned from a 2 night stay at this hotel on a Travelzoo offer and wish someone would give it some TLC. The outside of the hotel needs quite a bit of maintenance and the gardens which are overgrown could be lovely. Once inside the staff were very helpful and friendly, we were shown to... More

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petermartinhaynes, Owner at Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about your stay. With regard to the gardens we are surprised that you haven't noticed the effort we have put in to restoring the garden. Our gardener will be most upset. Please understand that we have just come out of one of the worst recessions. More

Liverpool
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed as part of a Travelzoo one night offer for the 7 course gourmet evening, we could only stay one night and it was a Saturday so we ended up paying a supplement for the Saturday and a further supplement to upgrade from the superior room to a luxury room (as no superior rooms were available on the Saturday... More

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Address: Lovelady Lane, Alston CA9 3LF , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Alston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel 3*
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