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Lovelady Shield Hotel and Cottages: A sample of a Georgian Country House Hotel


Enjoy English hospitality in a charming Georgian Country House Hotel and well equipped cottages located in a beautiful three-acre property along the banks of the River Nent. As one of the best Hotels in Alston, Lovelady Shield Hotel and Cottages stand proudly on grounds which have deep roots and history. Renovating, restoring, and maintaining the hotel and cottages is a privilege. 

Na'ím Anís Paymán: Visionary Entrepreneur and Hospitality Innovator


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About Na'ím Anís Paymán

Na'ím Anís Paymán is a dynamic entrepreneur and the founder of Paymán Investments, a leading provider of serviced accommodation across the United Kingdom. His journey into the hospitality industry began after completing his studies in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. Driven by a passion for real estate and hospitality, Na'im launched his first venture in 2015 with a mission to elevate the standard of short-term accommodations for business travellers, academics, and tourists.

Lovelady Shield Hotel and Cottages - Best of Georgian Country House Hotels

One of Na'ím's notable projects is the restoration of Lovelady Shield Hotel and Cottages. This Georgian gem, nestled on the banks of the River Nent in the heart of the North Pennines, has been lovingly refurbished to its former glory. Na'im was captivated by the property's historical charm and the serene beauty of the surrounding area, prompting a significant investment to bring the hotel back to life after being closed for four years. His dedication to preserving the heritage and enhancing the guest experience is evident in every detail of the renovation.

Breathing Life into Cultural Heritage

At the heart of Paymán Investments’s values is the revival of historical and cultural sites. Lovelady Shield Hotel, situated on the road between Alston and Nenthead, exemplifies this mission. The Georgian country house property, along with its associated self-catering cottages, had closed its doors in 2019, awaiting a custodian to resurrect its former glory. With no buyers on the horizon, it was Na'ím Anís Paymán’s insightful acquisition and a substantial investment of around half a million in initial refurbishments that breathed new life into this heritage site. The endeavour was not merely a commercial pursuit but a mission to restore the charm of the Georgian property while infusing modern and comfortable facilities​​.

A Commitment to Excellence

Na'ím's approach to hospitality is grounded in professionalism, compassion, and innovation. Lovelady Shield Hotel and Cottages is known for its responsive 24/7 customer support and a dedicated team that ensures every guest's needs are met. Na'ím's commitment to excellence extends to the wellbeing of his employees, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.

Ethical and Sustainable Practices

Beyond business, Na'ím is dedicated to ethical and sustainable hospitality. Lovelady Shield Hotel operates as an alcohol-free establishment to promote a healthy and responsible lifestyle. This decision underscores Na'ím's broader commitment to societal well-being and community engagement​​.

Community Engagement

The local community holds a significant place in the operational blueprint of Lovelady Shield Hotel. Engaging with the community, understanding their needs, and contributing to local development are considered paramount. The hotel, under Naim's stewardship, envisions becoming a catalyst for local growth, both socially and economically.

Future Trajectory

Looking ahead, Lovelady Shield Hotel is on a promising trajectory. The endeavour to restore and repurpose historical and cultural buildings resonates with a broader vision of fostering social and cultural hubs. Under the strategic vision of Na'im Paymán, the hotel heralds a chapter of rejuvenation and excellence in hospitality.

Contact Na'im Anís Paymán

To learn more about Na'ím Anís Paymán and his ventures, visit his official website. For direct enquiries, you can reach out via the contact details provided on his website.
As we have been restoring and renovating the hotel and cottages, we have uncovered interesting features revealing a fascinating past. We invite you to visit Lovelady Shield Hotel and Cottages and immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the area as you enjoy fresh country air. Discover the rich history, intriguing heritage, and glorious landscapes that make Lovelady Shield a superb destination for your next holiday, weekend away, or celebration.