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Temple Sowerby House Hotel

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Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
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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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful period house with delightful gardens serving fantastic food. Evening meal was incredible, other guests had similar views. Even breakfast was special. Lots of lounges to relax in and very helpful owners. Only stopped one night on our way back from touring Scotland - on paper this should have been the lowest category for food and accommodation but was miles... More 

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Kelbrook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We arrived and was made very welcome by Sarah,she gave us a mini tour of the house and its facilities and showed us to our room,very spacious ,excellent en suite ,and we then had a walk around the lovely gardens,met the mallard duck with its 10 youngsters,and settled in one of the lovely lounges,evening dinner was very very special fine... More 

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

A five-star stay... I need to put the prices up! Only teasing, honestly! Good to know you both enjoyed your stay, and the weather was pretty decent too, which always makes a difference. Mind you, the Eden Valley is blessed - only a quarter of the rainfall that the lakes get and yet we're within a few minutes drive when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My family come here every year for an annual dinner (we rent a local cottage every year for a week). The staff always remember us and make us feel very welcome each time we arrive. We were there earlier this week for our annual visit. The food is always excellent but I felt the chef had really outdone himself this... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review....it's always good to see you all each year and we're pleased you enjoy your visits so much, it's always nice to sit outside in the summer and enjoy the sights and sounds of our garden! The ducklings normally entertain us too, during July and August....and we don't even... More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Based on the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor we chose this hotel as a stopover en-route from Scotland to Heathrow, we were not disappointed, it is a lovely place to stay. The owners were very helpful and friendly, our room in the coach house comfortable, clean and quiet, dinner and breakfast excellent, what more could one ask for? The garden... More 

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

Thank you for such a nice review, and also for recommending us to your friends! Many people find us for the first time by recommendation - it's the best way. We do hope to see you again soon. More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is my third time at this hotel and it always impresses. The classic and comfortable furnishings extend from the reception rooms to the bedrooms. The food is exquisite and the quality of service and presentation is reflected in all areas of the hotel.

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

Thank you for your review...consistency is all-important and we're delighted you're as pleased on your third visit as you were on your first! Hopefully see you for a fourth soon? Many thanks... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We needed somewhere to stay near Penrith on a Saturday night that had a good restaurant and didn't have the 2 night requirement that many of the 'posh' hotels have in the area. This was a real find - very friendly, good room and excellent bathroom (we booked a superior double). We had hoped that the bed would be larger... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and we're so glad you enjoyed your evening at TSH! We have many guests staying for one night only, on their way to or from Scotland, and we're in a very handy spot for a stopover...as you say, many hotels do not offer one night stays at the weekend. We at TSH recognise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We went to TSH for our honeymoon last weekend. What an incredible place. The house is perfectly located in a small village near to the A66. The hosts Paul and Julie were exceptionally warm and welcoming. They have very high standards and the hotel is immaculately clean and tidy. There are a number of beautiful lounges you can relax in... More 

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

Wow! What a review! Thank you so much for your comments....our staff work hard to ensure guests enjoy their stay and it's so rewarding when that is recognised, I will certainly pass on to them your comments, they will be much appreciated. There is so much to do and see in the area that it's difficult to go wrong really....a... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We think this is a little piece of Heaven in the Eden Valley. If you are staying in the Temple Sowerby area this is a must stay hotel. From check in to check out we were treated royally. The owners and staff were superb.

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

Thank you so much for your review - the Eden Valley is a beautiful corner of Cumbria and enables you to explore different landscapes in all directions.....and our own 'Garden in Eden' is a lovely spot to be on a warm Spring day, enjoying a little croquet before a drink on the terrace! Hope you'll be back soon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Temple Sowerby is a superb small, boutique hotel in the Eden Valley, close to both the Lakes and the North Pennines. It is beautifully maintained with a choice of public rooms and comfortable bedrooms. The staff are as friendly and helpful as can be. Ashley's food is out of this world, comparing very favourably with any in top restaurants in... More 

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

Many thanks for your comments, Ashley certainly has a knack for creating food that people really enjoy! More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What can we say my husband took me emple Sowerby House last night for my birthday.From walking through the door to coming out we were made to feel special. The food is fantastic all tastes compliment each other. It's one of our favourite places.

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

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review! We're delighted you enjoyed your birthday treat here at TSH and very happy to be one of your favourite places too! Hope to see you back soon, Paul More 

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