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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 #4 of 12 Alston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a very relaxing over night stop at Lovelady Shield recently having purchased a voucher from Travel Zoo for Bed and Breakfast and a 7 course tasting menu at dinner. We found our room was very comfortable and had a great night sleep in a very comfortable bed. Perhaps the room furnishings were starting to look a bit tired... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights and it is a lovely hotel except for the fact that the hotel is falling apart, leaking gutters, faulty radiators, noisy water pumps, pot holes on the entrance road etc etc. We would have overlooked some of the "character" of this hotel except for one member of staff who served us for breakfast on... More

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

Dear Grahams123, Grumps sometimes wonders whether you realise just how much harm your 'off the cuff' black humour does to the morale of those who are on the receiving end of it. Our staff always try to go the extra mile to ensure that we meet the expectations of all our guests. We are sorry on this occasion you were... More

Chorley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for two nights for our wedding anniversary. We booked via an offer which we found on travelzoo. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were pleasantly pleased with the remote location and beautiful surroundings. We were greeted at the front door by a very friendly member of staff and shown up to our room. The... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading reviews I was expecting great things.... The hotel is a bit scruffy outside, tired and the planters at the entrance were full of dead brown weeds, a few winter primula would have cost little and made such a difference. once inside its welcoming with a nice roaring fire, we were taken to our room number 2, a lovely... More

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

Dear Rufus and Mimi, We do need to respond to your review. First, we make no apologies for the fact that we are a quiet hotel in a peaceful setting. This is what so many guests want. They want the contrast of being away from busy city centres. If you want cities, go to cities if you want countryside and... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic welcome on arrival to this beautiful country house hotel from Gayle, a local lady who made our stay exceptional. Our room had fantastic views both from the front over the river and from the side overlooking the gardens. Everything was spotless although somewhat showing some tiredness e.g. Once beautiful drapes somewhat threadbare, however this didn't spoil anything. The... More

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UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Lovelady for a long weekend, the hotel is located in a picturesque area in Cumbria, set in beautiful countryside. Our room was spacious and clean, the bed was extremely comfortable and the bed linen was of a high quality, top marks! The room also had a small lounge area, plasma TV and ipod docking station. The view from... More

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with a friend using the amazon deal. The hotel is very cosy, which does feel like being invited into someone's home. We couldn't book a superior room as they were fully booked, so we had a standard double. This was better than expected and with a lovely view. We had the gourmet meal which was lovely. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this stay through wowcher....on arrival we didn't receive our glass of wine like it was stated on the paperwork, also we asked twice through email and over the phone for the vouchers re 30% off our main evening meal but didn't receive that. The room was dated and not what was expected from the room we thought we... More

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Lancashire UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on an off peak inclusive one night deal. The hotel is entirely charming. It is well off the beaten track, but that is part of the attraction. Lovely views and a fast running stream at the foot. Lovelady Shield is furnished in traditional country house style - that is, without pretention and with the emphasis on comfort, particularly... More

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Sunderland, England
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
69 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each of our visits have been a welcome treat and an escape from our normal rushed routine, and our most recent one was equally pleasing, as others have said, the staff here are second to none and the food and wine are superb quality - the view from our room of the garden and surrounding countryside was magnificent, yes the... More

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Also Known As:
Lovelady Shield Country Hotel
Lovelady Shield Country Alston
Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel Alston, Cumbria
Address: Lovelady Lane, Alston CA9 3LF , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Alston
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Alston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel 3*
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