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Acorn Bank

Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1SP, England
+44 17683 61893
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Pleasantly simple

Old empty house with a feeling of time standing still, lovely small gardens with more apple tree... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
David J
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great afternoon

Had a great lunch and afternoon at Acorn Bank with family. The gardens are lovely regardless of the... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1SP, England
+44 17683 61893
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Old empty house with a feeling of time standing still, lovely small gardens with more apple tree varieties shapes and colours than you can ever imagine. Cafe was a real gem, small with a limited menu but what good quality food. Good service with a...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch and afternoon at Acorn Bank with family. The gardens are lovely regardless of the weather and, as always, a great cup of coffee and tea was had in the cafe. The house is beautifully maintained and it's well worth a visit.

Thank MPod18
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Visited here unintentionally, having passed a National Trust sign, and being members thought we would explore - quite frankly a disappointment - the house isn't worth the bother, the apple orchard is OK at best and the mill is an interesting aside. The best part...More

Thank DaisySorbet
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

As NT members we often look to stop at an NT property when we are travelling across the UK. In this instance we stopped here on our way up to Scotland having just crossed the Pennines on the A66. The property is only a short...More

3  Thank Dave P
Reviewed 28 August 2017

always a good day out with the NT. We have been here on Apple Day before but this was the first time to have a proper look round the property. A shame parts of it are quite dilapidated but interesting to see how its use...More

Thank Samantha W
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this property as part of our National Trust membership and it is rather unusual in the sense that it is still being renovated on the large. The house has a vast history and this is well explained by the knowledgeable and friendly tour...More

2  Thank Bucketlist R
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

There is a variety of different things to see here such as a woodland walk, the house and the mill. The house was beautiful but it was quite odd on the inside. Some rooms were completely baron whilst another room had what seemed to be...More

2  Thank vicky4134
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A lovely place to visit - with an attractive red sandstone house at the centre surrounded by colourful flower beds and displays, one of the best and most informative herb gardens I've seen anywhere, some delightful orchards (like the poetry hung on the trees...), a...More

1  Thank amdgriggs
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We all loved the walk through woods, quite steep but pleasant. There are about 8 tiny fairy houses to find in the wood and they are really quite cute. Some with stairs, sofas and ladders. It means the children really look amongst the trees in...More

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is an "empty room" house property - the building is intact but the furnishings, if any, are not a main focus of the visit. The gardens are worth a look especially the herb garden - beware - some of the plants may be poisonous!....More

Thank LightAleCavalier
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29 September 2017|
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Response from christine k | Reviewed this property |
They do ask you to keep dogs on a lead in some areas. but dogs are welcome