Welcome to Temple Sowerby House Hotel and Restaurant near Penrith. Acclaimed as one of the finest establishments in the Eden Valley, we offer a comfortable and well-appointed range of guest rooms plus exceptional cuisine, based on locally sourced food. Our award-winning 2AA rosette restaurant looks out onto the walled garden and croquet lawn. Situated midway between Penrith and Appleby, our relaxing country house overlooks the Pennine Fells and quiet village green. Temple Sowerby House dates back to 1727 and wonderful period features are retained both in the guest accommodation and the elegant reception rooms. Standing in two acres of beautiful grounds, our charming hotel provides the perfect accommodation for couples or families with older children visiting Cumbria.
Our range of accommodation includes of a choice of Superior double and twin bedrooms and our three elegant rooms at the front of the house are particularly characterful with high, Georgian ceilings. All have contemporary bathrooms including some with an air-spa bath, or choose a room with feature walk-in shower with body jets and cloud burst overhead. Bath robes are provided in the Superior guest rooms. Our Classic double and twin rooms are also individually styled and feature original oak beams plus modern bathrooms. We have two ground floor rooms available in the Coach House - one double and one twin - and parking can be found close by for your convenience. Amenities in your guest room include luxury Molton Brown toiletries, secure WiFi, digital TV, hospitality tray, telephone and hair dryer. To make your stay extra special, champagne on ice, fresh flowers or a box of locally made chocolates can be provided. Some of our accommodation in the Coach House is dog friendly by prior arrangement. We do not offer family rooms and only children over twelve years old are accepted.
Enjoy dining in our two AA rosette restaurant during your stay with its range of local and seasonal produce, some from our own garden. In the summer, enjoy a pre-dinner drink on the terrace or relax in the comfortable lounges in front of a blazing log fire in the winter. Ingredients for our dishes include lamb from the local fells, game from neighbouring estates, regionally produced cheeses and meats from nearby farms around Penrith and the Eden Valley. We use our range of quality ingredients to create traditional British and French cuisine with a twist and offer an interesting range of wines to complement your meal.
Temple Sowerby House is an ideal touring base from which to explore the Northern Lakes, Pennines or the Eden Valley itself, with its wonderful landscapes, castles and riverside walks. Additionally, the House lends itself to exclusive-use events such as weddings and family parties, when guests can enjoy their own private Country House Party. Look out for special feature weekends including our popular Wine Weekends throughout the year.