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Lovelady Shield, Lovelady Lane, Alston, Cumbria

An elegant Georgian country house and exceptional portfolio of barn conversions standing in 3.5 acres of well-established grounds above the River Nent in the foothills of Alston Moor

The Property

Lovelady Shield sits in a picturesque position in the heart of the North Pennines, just a couple of miles from Alston. Standing on the former site of a 13th Century convent, the property is pleasantly sheltered and enjoys a high degree of privacy being located at the end of a private drive. The main house is currently run as a successful hotel and restaurant with Colleton being constructed for owners accommodation. In addition to this are three substantial barn conversions, one with separate apartment. The property as a whole is suitable for a number of uses (subject to the necessary planning consents).

Local Information

Lovelady Shield sits in a picturesque position in the heart of the North Pennines, just a couple of miles from Alston. Standing on the former site of a 13th Century convent, the property is pleasantly sheltered and enjoys a high degree of privacy being located at the end of a private drive.  The town of Alston lies in the far corner of north east Cumbria, close to the Northumbrian border and standing around 1,000ft above sea level. It is a quaint town with cobbled high street and unusual shops and galleries and surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside, perfect for walking without the crowds of the nearby Lake District.  Locally, there is a good choice of local amenities with supermarket, restaurants, public houses and selection of shops. The town provides both primary and secondary schooling and a range of professional services. Alston Moor has a golf club and other popular local sports include fishing and shooting. For more comprehensive facilities, Carlisle, Penrith and Hexham are extremely accessible and provide excellent shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities.

Approximate Mileages

Alston 2 ½ miles | M6 J40 Penrith 22 miles | Hexham 27 miles | M6 J43 Carlisle 29 miles | Durham 40 miles

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