We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Temple Sowerby House Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Temple Sowerby House Hotel
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"}}
Add Photo Write a Review

180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 179: English reviews
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I new it would be good as was booked by friends, but what a treat when we got there. A warm welcome and made to feel at home straight away. Very accommodating, waiting for more of our party to arrive for dinner due to Friday traffic. Dinner and breakfast were fantatsic. Fine dining without the fuss, with a superb attention... More 

Helpful?
Thank ARW_121
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much, many of our guests have been recommended by friends and we heartily thank all those who do pass on our details! Very happy you and your party enjoyed their stay so much and we're always prepared to be flexible when people are delayed, as particularly happens on Friday evenings! Thanks again and see you soon. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic room (ours was a superior suite) dinner out of this world, great service and prettiest breakfast I have ever had (pictured, and tasty too). We would definitely stay again if we were in the area.

Helpful?
Thank HughWT
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing - enjoyed having your group staying with us and hopefully we'll see you again next year for another pretty breakfast! More 

London
1 review
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have just spent 3 nights at TSCH and dont think we ve ever eaten better anywhere. Service was excellent and the manager and waiting staff friendly and helpful. Its a lovely old hotel tastefully decorated to a high standard. We slept like logs because the village is so quiet.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank 712franf
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay, especially the food and 'friendly' glasses of wine! Temple Sowerby has been so peaceful since the bypass opened in 2007 and rush now involves nothing worse than a flock of sheep being shepherded down the main road! Come back soon... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Marie and I were heading to Carlisle, and needed to be no more than 45 minutes away from our overnight stop. Decided to give the Temple Sowerby House Hotel a go. This is the sort of place where you forget what is going on in the world, and just relax! We had a lovely front room overlooking the village, that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert H
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

What a delightful review! I think you've summed up the essence of what we strive for here at TSH - comfortable rooms, great food, interesting wines and relaxation! We've passed on your comments to the chef, Dan and also to our assistant Tilly, who was your waitress that evening. Very good of you to take the time to write and... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This hotel was the third we were to visit during a trip through Rutland, County Durham and Cumbria. On arrival we were met by a polite but cool reception from the proprietor and after a brief exchange of pleasantries we were whisked away through two elegantly furnished lounges, past reception, a cosy bar, across a corner of the dining room... More 

Helpful?
Thank Peterpeak
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

WOW, what a stinker….and also, for the most part, either false or totally unfair! I can only refer to the previous review below entitled ‘Dog friendly overnight stop’, written by a couple who stayed in the same room and ate from the same menu just 2 days prior! We well remember these people and to say that they were determined... More 

West Witton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Great place to stay for visiting the Lakes & Pennines. Very relaxing owners and staff couldn't do enough. The food was amazing! Really good to relax in the spa bath after a days hiking. Nice to have china crocker in the room too!

Helpful?
Thank Jeremy S
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Jeremy, very happy you enjoyed your stay at TSH! The spa baths are certainly a bonus, as you say, and give a wonderfully relaxing massage. See you another time soon we hope. More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our first stay in 6 years at this hotel, and it's as good as ever. Handily located within 10 miles of the M6 we broke our journey from Scotland to the South of England at this old favourite. Our elderly Labrador was accommodated with a small surcharge, and we spent a very comfortable night in the old coach house which... More 

Helpful?
Thank OldTiles
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Wow...that's a review and a half! Thank you so much for taking the time to write and we're all delighted you enjoyed your stay again so much. One correction, just for the record is that the buildings are Georgian rather than Elizabethan, built between around 1715 and 1815, with our lovely restaurant added in 2006....so that bit at least is... More 

Level Contributor
56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for three weeks in August with my wife and 14 year-old daughter on our summer holiday. It was perfect in all respects. The owners, Paul and Julie, made us all feel extremely welcome, as did the rest of the staff who were friendly, polite and helpful at all times. The hotel was absolutely spotless and... More 

Helpful?
Thank David M
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

A fine review! It was a pleasure to accommodate you all for your extended holiday and we're so pleased you enjoyed your time here at TSH. It's always a delight to talk about wine and to make recommendations - wine brings so much contentment to life! Your comments are much appreciated and we'll pass them on, of course...our staff always... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Due to location just off the M6 and near to the lakes this hotel is obviously very popular as a stop over for travellers heading north or south which is why we chose it. It is very traditional in feel with the smell of furniture polish greeting you in the immaculate lounge areas. The bedroom was very comfy. You can... More 

Helpful?
Thank winsoc1953
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a kind review. As you mentioned, we are a very convenient stop-off for those going either north or south and as such we like to offer a stay that is as welcoming and relaxing as possible for weary travellers - including comfortable rooms, friendly service and fantastic food! More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
193 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We were fortunate enough to have the whole hotel last week, as we were working nearby, and from the very first dealings I knew we were onto a winner. On arrival we had the warmest of greetings, and were shown to our rooms and also around the hotel. It is in a lovely spot with a beautiful garden. Rooms were... More 

Helpful?
Thank TheFrankster
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and such praise! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much, it was certainly a joy to host you all! Our team works hard to ensure that any guests, whether a group such as yourselves or regular guests, have a stay that is as comfortable and relaxing as possible.... More 

42 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (29)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (13)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Penrith
10.4 km away
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
#6 of 15 in Penrith
898 reviews
7.1 km away
Edenhall Country House Hotel
8.6 km away
Roundthorn Country House
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
16.3 km away
Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel
Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel
#1 of 1 in Pooley Bridge
303 reviews
17.8 km away
Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater
10.1 km away
The George Hotel
The George Hotel
#5 of 15 in Penrith
775 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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 Daniel combine to make the TSH Experience a pure pleasure!Call us direct for best rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Temple Sowerby House Hotel

Address: Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith
Price Range: RM583 - RM813 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Temple Sowerby House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Book Direct Rooms so you can book your Temple Sowerby House Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Temple Sowerby Hotel
Temple Sowerby House Hotel Penrith, Lake District
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Penrith
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Temple Sowerby House Hotel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Temple Sowerby House Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Superior rooms with amazing spa baths”
 of 5 bubbles 496RobertH, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room with spa bath was excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles JeremyS576, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book in advance if you want to bring your dog, as canine accommodation is limited.”
 of 5 bubbles OldTiles, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any room is great here”
 of 5 bubbles TheFrankster, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just tell Julie or Paul what you'd like and they'll give you your best option!”
 of 5 bubbles 232DavidP, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay