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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I didn't stay at the actual hotel I stayed at the Clifton cottage. Had breakfast at the actual hotel. So lets break it down... Reception: well there wasn't one lol. All you needed to do was knock on the door office and they will help you if you need it. The Restaurant: This was a very pleasant place to be.... More 

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Cumbria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a one night stay for our wedding anniversary which include bed and breakfast, an eight course Taster Menu evening meal and an opportunity to sample several wines. A warm welcome on arrival and shown to a cosy bedroom with a huge and comfortable bed. Our multi course evening meal can only be described as faultless and the wines presented... More 

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Lake District, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from a stay here. Didn't feel like a hotel, more that you were staying in someone's home. Which in my book is hard to achieve and brilliant when it is. The food on the other hand was definitely not home cooking. , it was amazing and more than worthy of its numerous accolades. The mine host was a... More 

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Lincolnshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions was that it needed some TLC, the outside is obviously due to a repaint. But the TLC inside is everything you could want and more. All the staff were good, especially Lola. The bed was soft but supportive and we had a fantastic two night stay. Cosy lounges and bar area make this a great place for a... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is situated in a lovely rural setting, surrounded by rolling hills with a river running by it. My partner and I enjoyed all the meals we had, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts. All staff were friendly and attentive. However, at 06.00 we were woken by very loud noises coming from the one radiator in our room. it lasted... More 

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

Dear Colin 023, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you felt we did not take your complaint seriously. Actually we did. You complained that the radiator was not working. This was because you turned it off and it stuck on the off position which we corrected as soon as you reported it. You did complain about a noise... More 

Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had 3 nights in one of the self-catering units. A very nice barn conversion with 3 good bedrooms + modern kitchen and very comfortable lounge. Heating/water and logs not working on our arrival but was soon sorted by the stressed receptionist and the very helpful maintenance man. Absolutely lovely location. Breakfast was included making it a very good B... More 

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

Dear Barbara 3 Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your stay was not as you would want it to be although reading the review, other than the exterior everything else seemed to shine through except, perhaps, the cost of wine. Let us deal with that one. Unlike many properties our list has been acclaimed for many awards,... More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great location with stunning views. Lovely clean, warm rooms and the best food I'd ever had. Had the 4 course tasting menu which was superb. The breakfast menu was extensive and local produce was used

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Thank 922alimary
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Our 2 night stay in this beautiful and characterful hotel was amazing The room (15) was delightful, clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly, polite and helpful but for us the highlight of our stay was the 5 course taster menu taken on the first night, it was possibly one of the best meals we've ever had. The breakfast menu was... More 

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

Dear Snail45, Thank you for your kind words. They are really special to us and it gives us a warm feeling to know we sometimes get it right. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Rochdale, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

So, my wife and I stayed here recently as we had gotten a free night through swapping some insurance. First impressions was one of amazement at the beauty of the country house. Check in was quick and easy and we got shown to our room. We settled in by watching a dvd which was provided by the lovely lady (by... More 

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

Dear olz2911 Thank you for your comments. Sadly one of our chefs managed to put a nail through a water pipe! This had a major impact on the water levels but the tanks managed ...just about until we were able to get a full repair the next day. Please accept our apologies. Maybe you can return again and go back... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Two night stay in this lovely country house.Fantastic setting. Staff were very helpful and would try to fulfill any request you have. The food is excellent with good choice,will definetaly add this to my stay list when next in Alston

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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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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Additional Information about Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel

Address: Lovelady Lane, Alston CA9 3LX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Alston
Price Range: $158 - $309 (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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“Avoid room 10.”
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“Value for money depends on the offer available.”
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“Room overlooking the garden and river is great”
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“Room 6 Lovely view and on fist floor”
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“I would highly recommend room no 7”
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