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Lovelady Shield Cottages

Lovelady Shield: Discover the Charm of Cumbrian Cottages

Discover comfort and elegance with our self-catering cottages near Alston, Cumbria, at Lovelady Shield. Whether you're looking for the classic, cosy beauty of a country house hotel, or the comfort and privacy of country cottages, our place offers the perfect mix of heritage, scenic beauty, and modern amenities for a memorable stay. Lovelady Shield offers five charming and comfortable cottages, each reflecting the tranquil and picturesque beauty of the region.

Nestled in the heart of Cumbria, these cottages provide a peaceful escape where guests can enjoy the beautiful nature and traditional charm of Cumbrian cottages. At Lovelady Shield, our cottages offer an immersive experience into the heart of Cumbria. They stand as serene retreats, harmoniously blending tradition with modern comforts. These cottages serve as an ideal starting point for exploring the charming villages, engaging in outdoor activities, and discovering the rolling landscapes, majestic mountains, calm lakes, and lush greenery that make this area so captivating.

Our cottages at Lovelady Shield capture the spirit of rural Cumbria, situated on the Cumbrian, Northumberland border. They are ideal for guests who are keen to explore the Cumbria, North Pennines or even the Lake District and outdoor wonders, or simply wish to relax in the tranquillity of Alston's natural beauty. Staying in our cottages offers a special and real experience of Cumbria and serves as an ideal base for visiting the Lake District, making each visit memorable.

We welcome your dogs in our cottages, ensuring they are ideal as dog-friendly cottages in Cumbria for guests who want to enjoy their stay with their beloved animals.

Cottage Amenities for a Perfect Stay

Our cottages are equipped with a wide range of amenities to provide you with a seamless stay. They include:

Fully equipped kitchens with microwaves, stoves, fridges

Convenient ironing facilities

Entertainment with TV and Wifi

Comfortable sleeping arrangements with crisp linen

Spacious bathrooms with baths

Our Unique Cottages in Cumbria

Lovelady Shield Cottages are 5 individually unique properties nestled in a small hamlet in the scenic countryside of the Northern Pennines, known for its outstanding natural beauty. The cottages surround a beautiful cobbled courtyard with stunning views of the River Nent and the surrounding countryside

Poppythorn at Lovelady Shield

This deceptively spacious cottage is situated above Cobblestones cottage. It boasts a large fully equipped kitchen, ideal for group get-togethers. Two double bedrooms with king beds, one on the ground floor, the other on the first floor. The master bedroom boasts a large en suite with a shower, and the main bathroom with a bath. A sofa bed can be made up in the lounge, and a single sofa bed in the games room, bringing the total accommodation capacity to up to 7 guests. The lounge has a log burner, and an open galleried landing providing an ideal reading corner. The large private garden boasts a hot tub with views of the open countryside, a fish pond with its cascading water, and an outdoor seating area, all providing an ideal backdrop for entertaining or just relaxing. Perfect for a larger group.

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Colleton at Lovelady Shield

This beautiful spacious cottage is all on ground level. With four bedrooms, the master bedroom with a super king bed that can also be split into twin beds, two double bedrooms with king-size beds, and a single room with a single bed, comfortably sleeping up to 8. The main bathroom with a bath and a walk-in shower, and a second bathroom with a shower. The large well-equipped kitchen and dining area is ideal for entertaining. The sun lounge offers views of the hotel gardens and the open countryside, and the lounge offers an impressive open fire. A sofa bed in the lounge. The private outdoor space boasts a hot tub and outdoor dining area, ideal for entertaining.

Clifton at Lovelady Shield

One of our larger properties, Clifton is a 3-bed barn conversion, designed to comfortably sleep up to 6 guests. With its impressive high ceilings, exposed beams, and glass-panelled staircase, this cottage is a modern, spacious property. It comprises three bedrooms, the master bedroom with a super king bed and en suite shower room, two further double rooms, one with a king bed, and the other with a double bed. The main bathroom with a shower over the bath, and a ground-floor toilet. The well-equipped kitchen and open-plan dining provides an ideal space for entertaining. The lounge boasts a log-burning stove. Ideal for a larger group.

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Cobblestones at Lovelady Shield

A cosy but spacious ground-floor cottage. It comprises two bedrooms, one large room with a king bed and a twin room, effectively accommodating up to 4 guests. Both bedrooms have direct access through beautiful arched doorways to the communal courtyard. A shower over the bath, open-plan kitchen, dining, and lounge. Ideal for small groups or solo travellers.

Shieling at Lovelady Shield

One of our small cosy properties, which sleeps up to 4. This cottage is on the ground floor, ideal for smaller groups or solo travellers. It comprises two bedrooms, one with a super king bed that can be split into 2 single beds and a king bed. The bathroom has a shower over the bath. The open-plan living area with kitchen, dining, and lounge guarantees a comfortable stay.

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Experience the Local Charm with our Cottages in Alston, Cumbria

Located just 3 miles from Alston, the highest market town in England, is a perfect mix of peaceful country living and easy access to town life. In Alston, you can wander through the beautiful market area, enjoy traditional pubs and shops, and try local foods.

The town, known for its cobbled streets and historic buildings, is in the stunning North Pennines. Here, you're close to lovely villages, beautiful countryside, and activities like walking or cycling. Alston, a high town surrounded by moors, has a rich history in mining and is great for exploring the great outdoors.

Special Features of Our Cottages

Dog-Friendly: We welcome your furry friends in our cottages.

Parking Facilities: Ample space with a limit of two vehicles per cottage.

Alcohol-Free Environment: Fostering a serene and healthy atmosphere.

Special Requirements: We cater to your unique needs – contact us prior to booking.

Firewood Basket: Supplied for a cosy experience, with more available on request.

Please note, only Colleton and Poppythorn have private outdoor areas.

Lovelady Shield Cottages: Your Premier Choice Among Cumbria Cottages

Our cottages offer both comfort and convenience, perfect for exploring the unique landscapes of the North Pennines and Cumbria. As one of the best choices among Cumbria and North Pennines cottages, staying at Lovelady Shield offers you easy access to a variety of activities and attractions. Enjoy cycling, hiking, walking, bird watching, explore historical sites, and visit lively market towns, all conveniently accessible from your comfortable base in Cumbria.

At Lovelady Shield Cottages, you can enjoy the amazing and varied landscapes of Cumbria and the North Pennines and make memories that last forever.