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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Chiefy67 England
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked this with a good deal from Travelzoo for a birthday treat. The location was beautiful with a lovely river running through the grounds. The 4 poster bed room was spacious and clean with great views out of the windows. Overall the house was very individual and clearly comes with great history. We were booked in for the 7 course... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are a bit perplexed by your reference about eccentricity but perhaps Grumps was about! More

goole
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just returned from the lovelady shield hotel and cannot praise it highly enough, we travelled on a travel zoo voucher for 2 nights bed and breakfast and the 7 course taster menu with wine on the first night. We were in a superior room which although like most other hotels in the uk needs updating a bit it... More

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

Dear Reviewers, We cannot allow time to pass on such a lovely and fair review. We look forward to your return visit. Thank you so much. Mr and Mrs Grumps More

Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friend and I stayed at Lovelady Shield last Thurs & Fri night. I have to say to those people that have reviewed that the hotel is shabby, what on earth did you expect when you booked into a hotel that was built in the 1800's? We booked this type of hotel personally because we wanted a hotel with character,... More

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

Dear Reviewers, Thank you for such feedback and it begins to correct previous negative comments. We can only wonder what people want sometimes. You have revived old Grumps and for that we are truly grateful. More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We also booked with the Travel Zoo voucher, for a one night, 7 course taster menu with wine and breakfast for £129 for two. We paid £20 to upgrade our room and £40 for the extra night B&B. On first arrival our first first impression was the place looked a bit tired but once inside the place is lovely. It... More

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Lancashire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have today returned from a 2 night break at Lovelady Shield. We were a tad wary after we had booked judging by some of the reviews on here. We need not have worried. We were made to feel really welcome. All staff were friendly, informative and really nice. The food was fantastic. Breakfast on the first morning filled us... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very disappointed at our one night stay in what was supposedly a high class, quality country house hotel. Our room at the rear of the hotel was very tired and shabby. It had a depressing outlook on to a grimey flat roof with big air flue, not quite the countryside view we were expecting. The room was very... More

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

Grumps here and we are very sad to receive your comments. First, this is a house built in 1836 and it does take a bit of upkeep. Secondly we are in the middle of rural England. And you must expect that you will get insects at night. If you leave your room lights on and windows open you are inviting... More

Caistor, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Lovelady Shield on a voucher, to enable us to experience the 7 course tasting meal accompanied by wine to complement the dishes. As with previous reviews the hotel is Shabby Chic, more Shabby than Chic !! In its day it must have been a very wonderful residence, but time has taken its toll on the building and... More

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night at one of their 8 course taster evenings. The Hotel is just like being in someone's home. It's a little shabby around the edges. Our room was a nice size again could do with a bit of TLC. I believe the hotel is up for sale. We were asked to be in the bar... More

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. You are right that generally we do not usually have children under 7 years old in the dinner service but on this occasion we did allow a baby in arms as we felt the parents were responsible and the baby was asleep. We hope it... More

Basingstoke
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Lovelady Shield for 2 nights in June on a voucher offer. Our room was OK, overlooking the front of the hotel: it was good to have 2 armchairs in the room although, as they were both directly under the wall-mounted TV, we had to move them to watch TV! Judging by other reviews, we were lucky... More

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

Dear Wherenowbasing, Sorry that you felt our food was tasteless, something others would find surprising. Our chefs do season our courses and are upset that you feel otherwise. As to the entrance we are getting a bit tired of picky guests who feel they ought to complain that we are being responsible owners who feel recycling is more important than... More

Preston, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on a Groupon deal for two nights this month. We were allocated room 8 which was OK but was three flights up with no lift and overlooked a flat roof on one side and the river at the front. Beds were comfy and the bedroom itself was fine with flat screed telly, DVD player, CD Player and Ipod... 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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Lovelady Shield Country Alston
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