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Temple Sowerby House Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
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Ranked #1 of 13 hotels in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Geoff P Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a delightful couple of days in this delightful hotel. The friendly welcome, the fantastic cuisine, superb dining area and immaculate gardens all combined to make this a short stay to remember and recommend without reservation to anyone who enjoys the Lakes and is looking for a venue that will not disappoint. Thanks to everyone who looked after us.... More

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Leeds
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lovely weekend at TSH, the staff were friendly and very welcoming from the moment we arrived. Food was fantastic, and the wine list was amazing. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Hopefully we will be back soon.

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Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, personal, charming, friendly hotel with great character. From the initial welcome we were made to feel that nothing was too difficult. Food is outstanding with a good choice and beautifully presented. Would definitely recommend for a a short break. Good location to explore the Lakes.

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

We're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to review. The Lakes are lovely of course, but the Eden Valley has just been named Britain's Loveliest Valley! There are lots of opportunitiies to explore, returning to Ash's wonderful menus! Hope to see you again soon... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Temple Sowerby House. As for our previous two visits, the hotel and its restaurant was excellent in all respects.The hotel is well situated for access to the Eastern Lake District, Haweswater in particular. The food is consistently outstanding and imaginative. The restaurant has two AA rosettes, we consider it worthy of three. Portions are... More

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you! Consistency is very important to us and so it's good to know you've enjoyed all your visits....you must try our wine tasting weekends, they're great fun - a little knowledge and plenty of wine! Thank you for taking the time to review and we hope you'll be back soon. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at TSH many times in over twelve years and enjoyed every minute; superb food always with many innovative touches from an excellent chef; "friendly" features bring a smile to our faces every time; Paul and Julie are excellent hosts and attentive to all our needs. Hope to be back soon.

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your time in writing a review and thank you for your comments - it's always nice to welcome back regular guests who have enjoyed TSH over the years. Glad to know we're still 'on the ball'! See you soon... More

Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Well ! What can I say ! This "friendly", quintessentially English hotel is as near to perfection as you can get. The owners and their staff pay attention to every detail. We had a faultless 4 night stay. There are subtle little touches that make this boutique hotel extra special: beautiful linen, toiletries and towels; fine china tableware; a roaring... More

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Well, you can certainly come back! What a great review - thank you so much for taking the time to write and we're all so pleased you enjoyed your stay at TSH. It did help that we arranged some decent weather for you, of course, and at no extra charge! We shall post your review on our staff noticeboard -... More

ST HELENS
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for two nights along with fourteen other people to celebrate my friends 60th birthday.We were welcomed on arrival and showed to our room (no.9) which was very nice with a window overlooking the walled garden and a lovely bathroom with a spa bath. The hotel is spotless throughout and very comfortable but the main reason... More

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Well, this was a fun party and a good time was had by all I think! Ash really enjoys letting his imagination loose with Indian food - lots of great flavours and spices to use. It was a nice contrast on Sunday to serve a more traditional menu. Thank you so much for all your kind comments which we will... More

Altrincham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The menu was very much to our liking and the cooking and presentation were of a high standard. Our room had a good view and we were given sheets and blankets at our request instead of a duvet. The service was excellent and the Valentines evening was most enjoyable.

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it's much appreciated and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Valentines was certainly a good night and everyone loved Ash's new menu! More

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Had a fantastic weekend here, place itself was fabulous and the food was amazing. Am looking forward to my next visit. Well worth staying at the great hotel . Had a very relaxing time and is in a great location, had some lovely day trips out and got to see lots.

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. As always,we're delighted you enjoyed your first stay with us and we hope to welcome you back soon. I have passed on your comments to our chef, Ashley. More

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

This was my third attempt at finding a good hotel local to Penrith and third time lucky! The hotel is maintained to a high standard. Both the service and attention to detail were very good without appearing 'artificial'. The room was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast an absolute winner. Look forward to returning.

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

We're delighted you've found us! Many thanks for your review and we hope you will become one of our many regulars here at TSH - see you again soon! More

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Additional Information about Temple Sowerby House Hotel

Also Known As:
Temple Sowerby Hotel
Temple Sowerby House Hotel Penrith, UK - Lake District
Address: Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 hotels in Penrith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Temple Sowerby House Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Temple Sowerby House is set in the lovely village of the same name in the heart of Cumbria's Eden Valley - a true hidden gem to be discovered!Wonderful landscapes, castles, the River Eden itself make exploring a rewarding experience. Ullswater, England's most beautiful lake is just a 15 minute drive away and Temple Sowerby is a good base for touring the Northern Lake District.Cosy rooms, a lovely walled garden and delightful food from Head Chef Ashley Whittaker combine to make the TSH Experience a pure pleasure! ... more   less 
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