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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
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Temple Sowerby House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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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Aberdeenshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I sold our house in Scotland and want to move to Cornwall so off we went on a house hunting trip. Decided to drive but 900 odd miles a bit much to do in a day so two nightstops planned on the southbound leg, and two on the return. Using Tripadvisor we decided first stop would be The... More

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

OK, several points here...but first, thank you for comparing me to Basil Fawlty, my role model, and don't forget.....his guests didn't find him funny either! We are lucky to have great reviews from many happy guests. We know the rooms are not enormous BUT they are extremely comfortable and well-equipped. Real 'country houses' cannot create the large rooms of grand,... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this hotel as a mid way stop between home and our intended destination in Scotland and from the moment we walked in till the minute we left everything was outstanding. To be greeted by name as you walk in, shown to your room and have everything explained effortlessly made us feel very welcome (especially as we'd had a... More

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

Relaxation, wonderful food and hospitality, that's what we aim for at TSH, so we're delighted you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, from start to finish! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. Hope you had a wonderful time in Scotland and we look forward to welcoming you back to TSH in the future....maybe for a... More

York, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is convenient for visiting Lake Ullswater, Penrith and as others have said a convenient stop on the way to Scotland. It is approx. 10 mins drive from M6. It is in a lovely village which since it was bypassed is quiet. We had a room over the front entrance which was spacious with a good bathroom. The property... More

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

As always, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay at TSH and thank you so much for reviewing. We'll pass on your comments to our staff. The garden's been well used this summer...not always the case! Even now, our indian summer is encouraging croquet on the lawn and drinks on the terrace, let's hope it lasts a lot longer yet! More

Bristol Plastic Surgery
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great stop before or after going to Scotland. A rambling country house with an excellent chef and delightful staff. We will stay there again. Dinner was beautifully cooked and an explosion of flavours. The wine list was very well chosen. Definitely recommended!

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

I thought you may have made a mistake in your review....some would say that we have a delightful house with rambling staff!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay at TSH....it does make the journey up to Scotland more enjoyable to have a relaxing overnight stop, as many others have found. It's always a... More

England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Conveniently positioned just 5 miles off the M6, and a few hundred metres off the marvellous A66 route from Scotch Corner to Penrith, this was a real find. The Eden Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty, nestling between the Lake District and the Pennines, and Temple Sowerby is a quiet little village, with fine views, especially to the... More

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

Great food, interesting wines, lovely old house....you've summed up TSH perfectly!! Well, it's what we aspire to anyway, so it's very good to receive such wonderful reviews! Consistency is the key and we hope to provide that - it's very important to us that guests always receive the same high standard of hospitality. Thank you so much for your review... More

Kendal, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a lovely hotel in a pretty, quiet village with easy access to lots of interesting places. Everything is comfortable, immaculate and charming. The staff are delightful, genuinely friendly and quick to anticipate your every need. Nothing was too much trouble. Dinner and breakfast were excellent and beautifully presented, and there is a well tended, peaceful garden to enjoy... More

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

What a lovely review! Our staff will really appreciate your comments, as we do to - it's always nice when hard work pays off and their efforts are noticed, and commented upon. Very pleased you enjoyed TSH and we hope to welcome you back soon. More

uk
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
48 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had an overnight stay on our way to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - wish we could have stayed longer. The welcome was first class as was the service throughout. Our bedroom was very comfortable and spotless, had everything you needed for a great stay. The evening meal in the restaurant was also first class - excellent ingredients and... More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words! We have many guests stopping off on their way to far-off parts of Scotland - it is a nice way of breaking the journey and, as you say, Ash's food is always worth making a short diversion for! Hope to see you again another time... More

Leighton Buzzard
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We made an overnight stay at Temple Sowerby House following a visit to the Potfest in the Park near Penrith. The welcome was as warm as the weather and very quickly we were shown around and escorted to our attractive and comfortable room. I was delighted with the modern spa-shower and in no time we were seated on the little... More

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

Delighted you enjoyed your short stay during the July heatwave! So good to feel the sun again...it seems to be years since we had a decent spell like that! Just one correction to make....the lamb dish to which you refer was not, in fact, with goat's cheese. It is a dish of rump of lamb with onion textures and a... More

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We discovered this fantastic hotel quite by chance when looking for a stopover on the way to stay with friends in Glenlivet, Scotland. Everything was perfect, in fact just as you would put on you wish list. From the delicious food, cloth table napkins, walled garden, super room and pretty Wedgewood china it ticked all the boxes. Only problem I... More

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

Thank you so much for your 'fantastic' review! We have many guests who stay with us on the way to and from Scotland - we're a very handy stopping-off point, being half way from the south of England to the highlands of Scotland! Make TSH a part of your holiday - makes the journey worthwhile! More

Wantage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Travelling up to Scotland from Oxfordshire we chose Penrith as our stop over and chose the Temple Sowerby House Hotel and we're not disappointed. Lovely setting, excellent rooms and fantastic quisine. Would recommend to anyone and will use again.

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

Many thanks for your review and for recommending TSH to others. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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Additional Information about Temple Sowerby House Hotel

Address: Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Temple Sowerby House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Temple Sowerby Hotel
Temple Sowerby House Hotel Penrith, UK - Lake District

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