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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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  • 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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
43 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Wow, that's a rave review! Ash is delighted you all enjoyed his food so much - he certainly has the knack of creating dishes that our guests really enjoy, rather than pandering to the whims of inspectors! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, much appreciated... More

Kent, England
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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

Many thanks for your kind comments and we were delighted to help with the surprise! I've passed your comments on to our chef, Ash and the housekeeping staff too, whose attemtion to detail is much admired! Regarding the 'road noise' at the back, it really is very unusual to hear it - conditions have to be just right...or wrong even!!... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
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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
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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

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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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