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This Georgian country house hotel is set on three acres of gardens on the banks of the River Nent, near Alston village. Lovelady Shield provides accommodation in elegant rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs, DVD players and iPod docks as well as tea and coffee making facilities, while cottages add kitchens and living rooms with fireplaces. The hotel's award-winning restaurant boasts two AA Rosettes and a TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence. The team of chefs is led by Tom Orton, offering formal dishes and a choice of four- or seven-course tasting menus featuring meals prepared with locally-sourced seasonal produce.