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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The reviews for this hotel are a mixed bunch but we took the opportunity to visit for ourselves and form our own opinion. Any potholes in the drive previously mentioned had been repaired. Set in a lovely rural location the hotel still retained most of its characteristics from being a private country mannor which the owners strive to retain, well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner surprised me with a weekend away for my Birthday to this lovely place. We arrived late due to M6 traffic so did not appreciate the beautiful setting until the next morning in the day light. We stayed in room 6 with our cocker spaniel who was delighted to receive a little doggy welcome pack in the room which... More 

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Thank Anthony L
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw an offer on line & i rang the hotel & booked it direct . The staff are very friendly & helpful.We had the tasting dinner on the first night & it was delicious & all courses with accompanying Italian wines which are my favourites. The wines complemented each course perfectly & it was one of the most enjoyable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading all of the delightful reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided upon a visit for my Partners birthday. Upon arrival, along a boneshaking, pot holed drive, we were eventually greeted by a lovely lady. She was completely stressed out and admitted that even She hated being there! Once we were shown to our room, up 4 flights of stairs, we... More 

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

We, of course, have to respond to this quite inflammatory review. First it is true that the exterior is due a repaint this year. Unfortunately the recession and recently Storm Desmond made us delay the commencement. The interior reflects a country house hotel. You should have the feeling of coming into a home first and a hotel second. This means... More 

Linton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reviews that state the hotel is tired are correct. They are in the process of redecorating some of the bedrooms. The taster menu was delicious and the wine flight complemented the meal, although I would prefer red wine or port with the cheese. I would recommend this hotel for the food and location.

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Thank Stephanie W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like lots of other reviewers we had a special deal for one night's stay with gourmet tasting menu. I was a it sceptical to be honest but was very pleasantly surprised. The hotel was full and we stayed instead in the 2 bedroom apartment. This was very well appointed. The evening meal was fantastic - some of the best food... More 

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Thank mrsd33
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the two bedroom apartment for one night and wished we could have stayed longer. Set in gorgeous countryside, the hotel was very welcoming and the apartment was beautifully clean, modern and comfortable. Breakfast is not to be missed. Highly recommend.

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Thank WhitstableAnna
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a deal on this hotel which included the Seven course tasting menu with wines and a two night stay including their deservedly award winning breakfast. As a couple always on yhr look out for somewhere new to eat and enjoying the grew British countryside, we could not have had a better stay! A gastronomical experience, which a healthy... More 

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Thank Julie P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch as we were in the area. This hotel has special memories for us as we spent the first two nights of our married life there, 34 years ago. There was a quirkiness to the hotel but in a good way. We had a most delicious lunch including the most impressive ploughman's we've ever seen and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this as a late deal and after reading some of the reviews were a little unsure of what to expect. Amazing, gorgeous little hideaway with superb staff and a fantastic atmosphere. My partner and I loved every thing about this place, the food which was included in the deal was fantastic, especially the breakfast!! They even made me... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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: $162 - $330 (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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