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Temple Sowerby and the local area

Our self catering holiday let is set in the beautiful village of Temple Sowerby which is located between Penrith and Appleby and has a reputation as the “Queen of Westmorland Village”, we see it as the “Cotswolds of the North”. It is set around a beautiful village green and gets its name from the Knights Templar, who once owned Sowerby Manor. It is a historic small village with a plentiful supply of sandstone farms and mansion houses and is one of a few Westmorland villages retaining a maypole. It also has a great pub and a very good café. Our village community is an active one, diverse in age and in the type of annual events it hosts. There is a thriving primary school and the historic church of St James built in 1754 sits centrally upon the green. The village and community alike offer a beautiful place of interest, set in a great and accessible location, always extending a warm and friendly welcome.

There are also some great walks from and around Temple Sowerby where you can see some of the local wildlife. I have included some of the pictures I have taken with just my phone in the below whilst out walking the dog. Unfortunately the local otters are too quick and wary of the dog! I'll keep trying though.

Getting around

Getting around the local area and the wider county generally requires some mode of transport depending on how far afield you wish to go. A car or motorcycle or bicycles are advantageous but local buses do run daily but infrequently. We offer a taxi service, and work with other taxi companies in the area so getting around when you need to is never too much of a challenge.

Penrith and junction 40 of the M6 are ten minutes away by car and Penrith is also on the West Coast line. Temple Sowerby is also very close to the historic Settle to Carlisle railway.

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