Temple Sowerby House

In a pretty conservation village, ‘helpful’, ‘hospitable’ hosts Julie and Paul Evans run their relaxed small hotel with ‘enthusiasm and professionalism’. More

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Temple Sowerby House
Temple Sowerby
Cumbria
CA10 1RZ
England
017683 61578
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

12. 2 on ground floor, 4 in coach house (20 yds).

Open

all year except Christmas.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, conference/function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 1½-acre garden (croquet); unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

allowed in Coach House rooms (not unattended), not in public rooms or gardens.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B single £105–£115, double £145–£165, D,B&B single £150–£160, double £220–£240. Set dinner £33–£43. 1-night bookings occasionally refused.

Other information

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a pretty conservation village, ‘helpful’, ‘hospitable’ hosts Julie and Paul Evans run their relaxed small hotel with ‘enthusiasm and professionalism’. The Grade II listed mansion stands in extensive gardens with a croquet lawn and space for raspberries, blueberries and redcurrants to grow wild. Inside, the country house feeling continues in traditionally styled rooms filled with antiques and flower-print fabrics. ‘Our superior room was excellent, with a glorious view over the village green and beyond. The bathroom had a splendid spa bath.’ In the restaurant overlooking the walled garden, Jack Bradley, the new chef, uses seasonal ingredients and home-grown herbs and soft fruit in his ‘tempting’ canapés and ‘high-quality’ monthly menus. ‘The slow-braised blade of beef was expecially fine.’ There are quiet lanes and scenic drives all around; the Evanses have plenty of walking advice to share, and will lend the unprepared a map. Prefer to explore other terroirs? Book in at the popular wine weekends, for a taste of further-away lands. (Alan and Edwina Williams)

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Temple Sowerby House
Temple Sowerby
Cumbria
CA10 1RZ

Guest comments

'Our 4th visit. We had a big room with dressing area and a roomy bathroom with spa bath and separate shower. Very nice. Although facing the road, the room was quiet. The food, generally, was good. The emphasis is on presentation, the dishes are a work of art, but it is over the top. Overall, though, it is a very nice place to stay ' - Peter Anderson - June, 2016
'Our room was excellent, ,with a glorious view. The bar and lounges gave plenty of space for drinks and coffee. Facing the long garden with a great variety of birds, the restaurant operated a seasonal menu. Quality was consistently high. ' - Alan & Edwina Williams - June, 2016
'Paul and Julie Evans continue to look after their guests with enthusiasm and professionalism. From arrival to departure this delightful hotel exudes warmth, both literally with open fires and cosy bedrooms in winter and a lovely garden in summer, and atmospherically, the owners and staff being unfailingly thoughtful and friendly. The long-standing head chef, Ashley Whittaker, never runs out of creative ideas: every course at dinner is a delight to behold and to eat. And this accompanied by a good, honest wine list which does not break the bank. ' - Simon and Mithra Tonking - November, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • Appleby Golf Course

    An 18-hole course, with views over the North Pennines.

  • Ullswater

    The second biggest lake in the Lake District, with steamers stopping at villages along its shore.

  • The Lake District

    The largest of the English National Parks and the second largest in the United Kingdom.