Escape to Lovelady

Do you love the Lake District? So do we but this is an undiscovered part of Cumbria where it meets County Durham and Northumbria in The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This is perfect walking country, whether you want a gentle walk around a tarn or a more challenging walk over the Fells, there is something to suit everyone.

Here you can gaze out on the openness and natural scenery you might have thought had gone forever. With no street lighting the skies are often full of stars. Simply breathtaking.

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Your hosts, Peter and Marie Haynes, have welcomed guests to Lovelady Shield for the last 20 years and their attentive staff are all local people who know and love the area and are keen to share the experience with you.

Lovelady Shield is a 19th century country house with 12 individual bedrooms nestling in a valley 400 metres from the nearest road devoid of traffic noise and boasts an award winning restaurant.

Visitors describe Lovelady Shield as a hidden gem. They value peace, tranquillity and natural beauty.

We like to call them Lovelady People.

Are you a Lovelady Person?

So whether you are celebrating a birthday or a wedding anniversary, looking for a romantic break with that special person in your life, or just want to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life for a few days book your escape to Lovelady Shield

You can choose to stay in the hotel itself or we also have three cottages in converted barns in the grounds offering the choice of 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms.  All of which have been awarded 4 stars Gold Award by Visit England.

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