Georgian Style and Gourmet Dining in Cumbria

Lovelady Shield Country House • Cumbria, United Kingdom

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Escape Kit

  • Two-Night Stay for Two People in Classic Room
  • Daily Full English Breakfast
  • Seven-Course Gourmet Dinner in Two AA-Rosette Award-Winning Restaurant on First Night

When thirteenth-century nuns founded a convent near Alston, they didn't suspect the town would one day provide the backdrop for a TV adaptation of the story of literature's most famous needy soul, Oliver Twist. Escapees looking to avoid the workhouse don't need to pick a pocket with a two-night break on the former nunnery site—now the elegant Georgian Lovelady Shield Country House—for £169 (up to a £363 value).

Steal away with a partner in your comfortable Classic room, and enjoy views of the charming three-acre garden, the River Nent, and the foothills of Alston Moor.

When your stomach starts to grumble like Fagin, there's a seven-course gourmet dinner at the two AA-Rosette-winning restaurant to look forward to. Tuck into dishes that blend the best of British with continental influences: enjoy the likes of pan-fried scallops with black pudding fritters, a roast rack of lamb with rosemary jus, and a chocolate and chestnut marquise with honey glazed figs. Breakfast—if you have room—ensures you won't find a day's sightseeing too gruelling.

The pretty market town of Alston (one of the highest in the country, 1,000 feet above sea level) is studded with craft, gift, and antique shops, or if you want to go further afield the hotel staff consider you a friend, and will provide you with the necessary nous for a driving tour through the lovely villages and stunning scenery of the North Pennines, or a circular tour of the Lake District.

This escape is for two people staying two nights, with availability for all seven days of the week. Got a question? Contact our Travel Concierge at, with the name of the hotel as the subject.

  • "Chef Barrie Garton has been manning the stoves for more than a decade and he works to an ever-changing repertoire that might be typified by Orkney crab mousse with cucumber and chive salad."



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    Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel, Lovelady Lane Alston Cumbria, CA9 3LX
    01434 381203 | get directions

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the fine print

  • 1 voucher is valid for 2 people and must be used over consecutive nights
  • Limit 1 per purchaser, additional as gifts
  • Limit 1 voucher per reservation
  • Reservations required and subject to availability - stay must be completed by June 30, 2013
  • Voucher not valid during Easter and all bank holidays
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 48 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Deal based on double occupancy in Superior Room
  • Children allowed
  • Upgrades available; subject to availability
  • Voucher includes Daily Breakfast and Seven-Course Gourmet Dinner in Two AA-Rosette Award-Winning Restaurant on First Night
  • Please contact merchant directly, within 30 days of voucher-issue, for information on any special assistance required including disabled access - if the merchant's arrangements are not adequate for your requirements, LivingSocial will be happy to issue a refund under our standard cancellation policy
  • Please contact 01434 381203 prior to purchase for further information if required
  • Deal price inclusive of VAT
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON June 30, 2013 • Enjoy By June 30, 2013