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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel

Type:Country House Hotel

Nenthead Road, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3LF

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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel


Lovelady Shield. The name conjures up an image of the peace and tranquillity that you will certainly find in this gracious country house hotel. Set beside a river in a wooded valley high in the Pennines, just 2 1/4 miles from Alston (England's highest market town), this quiet retreat is an ideal situation for exploring the border country, the Lake District, Hadrian's Wall and the Yorkshire Dales. Only 35 minutes from the Penrith exit of the M6, via the dramatic A686 - one of the world's top drives - it is a very pleasant stopover.

The owners, Mr & Mrs Haynes, together with their friendly staff, are maintaining the hotel's tradition of warm hospitality and service.

The rooms in the extension have every comfort and amenity: DVD/CD players, power showers in the bathrooms and squishy duvets.

Chef Barrie Garton produces imaginative and beautifully presented meals and has been awarded AA for his cooking. Service in the pretty dining room is discreet and attentive. The hotel is well furnished and welcoming, with log fires. There are two self-catering cottages in the grounds. A very peaceful spot.

Lovelady Shield is open all year.

Rooms: 12


Road Directions

Lovelady Shield is situated on the A689 Alston to Nenthead road, 2.5 miles from Alston on the junction with the B6294.



  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Packed lunch available
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve evening meal
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Children welcome from any age
  • Accept children all ages
  • Cot Available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Separate guests lounge
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • Smoking Areas Available

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding / pony trekking
  • Fishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour Television all rooms
  • DVD player all rooms
  • Hairdryer all rooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone all rooms
  • Television available

Target Markets

  • Christmas/New Year Programme

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted



  • Other Accommodation Awards Signpost 2017

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