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Temple Sowerby House Hotel

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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here as three families enjoying a few days away in different hotels. This was one of them. Our rooms were comfortable and quiet (in the Coach House) and the hotel itself is very clean and well-maintained with comfortable sitting rooms and a beautiful walled garden at the back. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. However the hotel... More

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Kent, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My bride of 26 years had no idea what I was up to and thought we were popping in for tea. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were treated beautifully. My wife was most impressed. The room (8) was lovely; the flowers (ordered in specially) were just right and the food was simply stunning. I... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Revisited Temple Sowerby House Hotel whilst on a short break with friends after several years away. If anything the Hotel is better than remembered. It is a (relatively) small very well run establishment offering food and accommodation of the highest order. Attention to detail is everything and the owners and staff are extremely pleasant and helpful. If you are looking... More

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

It's always good to see returning guests and many thanks for your review. Nice to know that you enjoyed your stay just as much as previously...consistency is the key in the hotel business and we constantly strive to achieve it! We'll pass on your comments to all our staff and hope to see you back soon. Thank you again! More

Gainsborough, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Just returned from another fantastic break at Temple Sowerby House. This hotel is truly exceptional. The food it to die for, the rooms clean with everything you need including Molton Brown bathroom products and a spa bath, just what is needed after a day's walking. The owners, Paul & Julie are so professional and friendly, nothing is too much trouble.... More

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

Well, what a review! It's always rewarding when guests return to TSH and enjoy themselves just as much as the previous times. Consistency is the most difficult thing to achieve and we owe a debt to all our staff, who strive with us to maintain standards and provide that consistent level of service and hospitality. You're right that there is... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Booked this hotel as a gift for my husbands 50th birthday, after having read the excellent reviews. After a 2 hour drive, we were met by Julie, who greeted us in an unfriendly & abrupt manner by saying that the car was parked in the wrong place & that we were 1 hour early. She could have suggested a drink... More

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

Well of course there are two sides to every story and certainly, in this case, the facts are rather different to those presented! However, we do not feel it is right to 'get personal' and so will refrain from commenting on that. Suffice to say that sometimes a poor review reflects more on the writer than the hotel! At least... More

Walsall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We booked this as a Secret Escapes Spring getaway. We concur with other reviews - this hotel is a hidden gem, gentile, set in delightful grounds. We received a friendly reception, including a tour of the hotel & gardens. Their breakfasts are good but their dinners excel, thanks to their chef (who we dubbed ATM - Ashley The Magnificent). We... More

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

Many thanks for your comments and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, when 'Ash the Magnificent' will have another superb menu to present! He changes the menu monthly to keep it as fresh as possible and take advantage of new seasonal produce, particularly from the garden. Herbs, elderflowers... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Four delightful days in the Lake District at TSHH was the icing on the cake. A warm reception and tour of the main function rooms followed by tea and biscuits served in One.of the comfortable and well furnished lounges. Our room was on the first floor,(no.1)with a comfortable bed , and additional settee together with all appropriate furniture. The ensuite... More

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

Thank you so much for your time in writing a review...and such a nice one too! Your comments about the staff, in particular, are most welcome and we have passed them on. Looking after guests is a true skill and we encourage a sense of hospitality in our staff and it's good to know it's appreciated. More

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were on our way to Scotland and stopped here and were very glad we did! It is a lovely hotel and we were made to feel very welcomed. Sometimes a country house hotel like this can be very stuffy and you wonder if they really want guests, but none of that here. Paul and Julie made us feel as... More

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

Thank you so much for a lovely review! We have many people who stop at TSH for a stopover en route to Scotland, we're in the perfect spot and they can continue their journey in the morning refreshed and well-fed & watered! Hope to see you again soon. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Our first time here, a very civilised experience. Having been welcomed by the owners on our arrival we were shown to a really nice room with a sofa and an extremely good walk in shower: the restaurant / breakfast room has a huge set of bay windows looking onto the superbly kept garden with some cute ducklings in residence and... More

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

Delighted you're already thinking of returning! We have many guests who come again and again, but it's always a pleasure when new guests come and enjoy themselves too and, hopefully, become regulars over time. The restaurant is certainly well-designed, with great views of our walled garden, wherever you sit. The ducklings are an added bonus during the summer - they're... More

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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*
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Temple Sowerby House Hotel Penrith, UK - Lake District

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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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