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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Alston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sunderland, England
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“lovely return visit”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Once again everything was lovely, in fact the setting and everything here just seems to get better and better each time we come- the food is superb, dinner was excellent and breakfast superb, the gardens are peaceful to sit in and stroll around and for walkers there are plenty of challenges near to hand, go left to visit Nanthead or go right to walk into Alston along by the river.

Room Tip: can strongly recommend the luxury doubles which overlook the river.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Spent an overnight in this lovely hotel, the owners have kept it like a big house, you immediately feel at home. The staff are all friendly, and some comedians amongst them make it special. The food cannot be praised enough, it was perfect in every way. The intimate dining room added to the lovely atmosphere. The hotel is in 3 acres of ground, next to the river Tees, lovely walks from the hotel in fact the whole experience was perfect - even the weather in March was perfect !!!

Room Tip: Not many rooms, ours No.10 overlooked the garden and river, spacious and lovely room
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2012

We stayed at this hotel last night with the travel zoo offer and had a lovely peaceful night away from the city. The room was beautiful and spacious and we especially enjoyed the sofa to relax on. We have stayed at hoteks before that comment if you arrive before check in time but we were greeted very warmly and made to feel at home instantly.beautiful meal with perfectly matching wines.really enjoyed hearing about the wines also. The lady in the bar and restaurant was fabulous and we thank her for making our night so lovely.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2012

We have just returned from a TravelZoo voucher trip for one nights accomodation and a tasting
meal with wine. The hotel is situated in a lovely part of the Pennine Moors with a stream running beside it. The included evening meal was excellent as were the selected accompanying wines. Breakfast was comprehensive and well presented. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone wanting a relaxed break with fine dining.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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304 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We had a nice room comfortble bed ,I would like to thank the staff for making our stay so good,
Taster menu was excellent top marks for the chef the wines were great had wines i would not have ordered and enjoyed them,Breakfast didn't disappoint top quality food,My diet lost out but was worth it.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Lovely country house hotel. Taster menu was amazing and the breakfast was superb.
Staff very friendly and attentive host.
Would recommend the cocktails too!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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North West UK
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Lovely country house hotel in a remote and peaceful location. Hotel and room spotlessly clean and comfortable. Decor a little dated if you are bothered by such things. Taster menu is worth trying. Smart and cosy lonuge areas with real fires give this hotel a romantic feel. Its a bit pricey all things considered but would stay there again on a special offer.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel

Property: Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel
Address: Lovelady Lane, Alston CA9 3LX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Alston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Alston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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