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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are a connoisseur of good food and fine wine - then this is definitely the place for you! We would wholly recommend the seven course taster menu with wine flight - it was faultless and the hotel prides itself on sourcing local food. The breakfast was delightful. Everything brought to you and freshly cooked. The evening bistro menu...

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Middleton
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed 2 nights, dined on a 7 course taster menu on the first evening & on a 4 course taster menu on the second. Absolutely delicious food, well thought out menus, accompanied by such gorgeous wines! Breakfast choice was huge and tasty. Our room, 15, was small but cosy, warm without being stuffy and very clean. Tea, coffee and...

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Redcar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for Valentines weekend and had a wonderful time. The location was ideal - isolated and peaceful - and the covering of snow that fell a real bonus. It was bitterly cold outside but the welcome couldn't have been warmer - the lady who checked us in was very friendly and showed us to our...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The journey through the Cumbrian countryside to get Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel is very scenic especially if you enjoy rural landscapes so take your time winding your way to the hotel or better still make a day of it! Unfortunately we missed the hotel’s less than prominent sign and continued driving until we reached Alston before asking someone for...

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Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We turned up to what we thought was going to be a luxury hotel stay, my husband and I were really looking forward to a night away. We drove 2 hours to be here from North Yorkshire and packed our books and laptops so we could enjoy our getaway. When we turned up we were greeted by overflowing, smelly bins....

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

Dear Jessieplops, We were so sad to read your thoughts and of your experience. First we are not sure of your comments about overflowing bins. As it is mid winter our bins are certainly not overflowing. You may be taking issue with our recycling cage which is outside of the property which is due for collection. We make no apology...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i spent 2 nights B+B with a 3 course meal on 1 night (Bistro menu not the main taster),i was about to leave an excellent review however after reading the owners (Peter) comments re "customers on deals" comparing them with economy class travellers we now feel rather offended,The hotel is old and tired but it is to...

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

Dear Raymond L We read your review and as far as we can see you enjoyed your stay and were going to rate your stay as excellent. For that we thank you. This is then marred by our replying to a reviewer complaining of not being upgraded. We repeat our view that if you pay for a certain room, as...

Brownhills, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A surprise weekend away arranged by my husband as an anniversary getaway (not from him, he came too!) The place initially reminded me of a house of a friend I was a guest at many years ago. A very warm welcome and comfortable room (Room 1) marred only by the fact the toilet didn't fill once used but rather dribbled...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel nice and quaint although needs a better signpost couldn't find hotel off road but phoned the lovely Caroline who guided us to hotel stayed in room 8 lovely views of mountains and river.Food was beautiful I had fish and chips Mrs had steak burger other guests had the taster menu which looked fab.Lovely selection of wine which we...

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Windermere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got a deal on this hotel with mighty deals which was excellent value and included 2 nights bed and breakfast and dinner on the 1st night. Food on both nights and at breakfasts was amazing we absolutely loved it Room was lovely, very very clean and bed was soooo comfy we had 2 excellent nights sleep! Service was good, the...

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must have stayed here at least 5 times. Yes needing some tlc, but this does not spoil or takeaway the beautiful setting, brilliant staff, relaxing atmosphere and fantastic food. The food was sublime and you could taste and see how much pride and effort the chef puts into bringing the taste buds alive. Heating noises are a problem, but hey...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel

Address: Lovelady Lane, Alston CA9 3LX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Alston
Price Range: $97 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Lovelady Shield Country Alston
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“There are only 12 rooms - all individually decorated and differing in size/price”
 of 5 bubbles 969marief, yesterday | Read review
“Ask for rooms with garden or farmland views.”
 of 5 bubbles toonwanderer, 1 week ago | Read review
“Definatley do not pay extra for the luxury/deluxe rooms”
 of 5 bubbles sand53x, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“only stayed for food”
 of 5 bubbles StuLinda, Jan 10, 2017 | Read review
“Look out for a deal on a stay with a meal. Rooms are large and all are quietly located.”
 of 5 bubbles janetj609, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
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