The House at Temple Sowerby

Penrith, Cumbria

The relaxed atmosphere and fell views make this handsome country hotel, between the Lake District and the North York Moors national park, a winner. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The relaxed atmosphere and fell views make this handsome country hotel, between the Lake District and the North York Moors national park, a winner. In a quiet village in the Eden valley, the Georgian-fronted house with its walled garden combines a traditional feel with an unstuffy atmosphere. Owners Andi and Alison Sambrook have ‘a way of making guests feel genuinely welcome’. ‘Comfortable and quiet’ bedrooms are ‘immaculately presented’ with striped and patterned wallpapers, elegant furniture and a contemporary bathroom. Bigger rooms have a spa bath or hydrotherapy shower, as well as extras such as digital radio and coffee machine. Chef Jack Bradley creates dishes of ‘genuinely intriguing and delicious combinations’, such as crab with barbecued apple and nasturtium, or hogget with ragstone cheese and pickled elderflower. The breakfast spread, readers agree, makes up for dinner’s short-choice menu, including own-grown fruit smoothies, local sausages, bacon and air-dried ham. ‘My eggs Benedict were excellent.’ Throughout the hotel there’s a ‘hospitable and contented feeling’. (Simon and Mithra Tonking, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Temple Sowerby
Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 1RZ
England

Telephone

01768 361578

Bedrooms

12. 2 on ground floor, 4 in coach house.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, conference/function facilities, in-room TV (Freeview), 1½-acre walled garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

‘carefully chosen’ music in restaurant in the evening.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in coach house rooms and garden (not unattended).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £130–£190. Set dinner £35–£45.

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