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Reviewed 18 November 2006

After driving to another 'country house hotel' listed in The Bridgestone Guide 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland and finding it closed we drove to Temple House in a very dispirited mood. Half expecting that owner to be away as well, we instead were welcomed as we drove in by very enthusiastic dogs who were closely followed by their...

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Boston, MA, USA
Reviewed 12 September 2006

We stayed at the Temple House for two nights as part of a trip celebrating my father-in-law's 70th birthday; he's Irish and had never been to the "Mother Land!" Our time in Ireland was amazing but one of the most memorable parts of the trip was our two night stay at Temple House. As soon as you turn off the...

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Washington DC
Reviewed 9 July 2006

We traveled throughout Ireland, and Temple House was the most unique experience we had. It is like you are staying at an old friend's house, if your old friend happens to be an aristocrat. In the US, it is the kind of property that you could tour but not touch anything. But here, we were greeted by Helena Perceval (one...

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 August 2005

We stayed for two nights at Temple House over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The experience is so unique, as it feels like you have been welcomed into somebody's house, as opposed to the anonymity of hotel or B & B accommodation. The house is magical, the grounds beautiful, the food glorious. The service cannot be classified as 'service' as...

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Reviewed 7 July 2005

Just could not let my 2 cents go by after reading the review about the bathrooms. This IS a place for families. When we stayed with our 2 girls 14 & 11 years old they learned more about life and history than any place else in Ireland. The Perceval's are the nicest, most caring and splendid people you will ever...

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Derry, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 September 2004

I have stayed here twice. The first time was July 2001 & the second was November 2003 - both times for 1 night. The house is magnificent, but parts are a bit run down & needs some work to restore it to its original grandeur, but do not let this take away from the experience. The hosts, Debs & Sandy,...

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Reviewed 26 August 2004

Ignore all the negative comments of the previous review - if you want TVs and minibars in your room, stay at the Holiday Inn, but if you want a real taste of the Ireland of old and to experience genuine Irish hospitality I highly recommend Temple House. Not only is it a magnificent house, full of history, antiques, family portraits...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 August 2004

Not a bad place but it needs work. The rooms are very large but old. The bathrooms were just too small and old. The owners are friendly and try hard but the house needs an influx of capital. While it is quite lovely, and the grounds are also very beautiful, it justs needs a lot of work. This is not...

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In response to "Think Twice" We were interested to read the comments about the bathrooms - we shared Mr Green's view which is why we have redone the bathrooms in readiness for the 2005 season. I also think that he makes it clear that we are not a hotel and nor do we wish to be! Temple House is a...

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St. Albans, Vermont
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Reviewed 1 August 2004

If you would like to pretend you are landed gentry and step back in time (with modern comforts), plan to stay at Temple House in Ballymote, Co.Sligo, Ireland. Temple House is a Georgian mansion situated on 1000 acres of sheep farm and woodland. The owners, the Percevals, have lived on the site since 1665. Near the main house is Temple...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Temple House, in Sligo, is a classical Georgian mansion set in a private estate of over 1,000 acres, overlooking a 13th-century lakeside castle of the Knights Templar. The Perceval family home since 1665, the present manor was redesigned in 1864 and exudes the authentic and unpretentious country house atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Temple House

Address: Templehouse Demesne, Ballymote, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Ballymote > Templehouse Demesne
Price Range: €140 - €199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Temple House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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Temple House Hotel Ballinacarrow
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