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Templehouse Demesne, Ballymote F56 NN50 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Ballymote
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Temple House, in Sligo, is a beautiful manor 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 Country House than B&B or Hotel you are encouraged to immerse yourself in the special and relaxing atmosphere at Temple House. Unwind, enjoy the peace and tranquility of little noise but that of the birds and occasional sheep. The space and light is amazing, the whole setting breathtaking. Have your camera at the ready for memorable moments. A delicious breakfast with homemade granola, rhubarb from the garden, homemade soda-bread, leaf tea, French press coffee and the full Irish of course. Dinner is available Mon-Sat at 7.30pm. As reviews will testify this is an experience not to be missed. It is fine dining but our approach is unstuffy and fun for all.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga room
Free breakfast
Archery
Boating
Highchairs available
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
Banquet room
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Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
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Blackout curtains
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Extra long beds
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Interconnected rooms available
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Nell wrote a review Jun 2022
Sligo, Ireland11 contributions9 helpful votes
Fantastic evening in the wonderful Templehouse. Dinner was beautiful and the setting was incredible. An amazing atmosphere throughout the grounds and house. The host was very entertaining and he gave us a great insight into the history of the house. Will definitely be back soon to enjoy this unique experience.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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"Dinner was beautiful " Many thanks
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Daragh A wrote a review Jun 2022
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Stayed for B&B and also a wedding in Temple House. It was a fantastic experience. The food, room quality, appointment of the house, grounds and castle were incredible. The staff and owners of the house are charming, down to earth and really helpful. Great value for money and a really unique experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
"Great value for money" Daragh, it was a real pleasure.
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Christiane L wrote a review Nov 2021
Zurich, Switzerland8 contributions2 helpful votes
I recently booked a whole weekend house takeover at Temple House, with dinners on both nights and was delighted with the entire weekend. The food and wine list was fabulous even though a set menu for circa 24 people. Roderick and the staff were very friendly and obliging for a group with diverse requests, and also including catering for children. While at the end of October the weather is turning cold, I did not feel cold in the house. The rooms were lovely with nice vintage features and lovely views. We were just over 20 mins from Strandhill beach where we went for a lovely breezy stroll to blow away the cobwebs, and also went to the Eagles flying show just down the road - a bird of prey sanctuary, which was interesting to see.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: I stayed in the Castle room which had a big king bed, en suite and lovely views.
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Responded 21 Nov 2021
Christiane Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet your family.
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EllieDub wrote a review Nov 2021
Dublin9 contributions14 helpful votes
We have just returned from a sublime two days at Temple House. My sister booked the house to celebrate an upcoming birthday and the weekend was perfection from start to finish. The house is amazing - I felt like I was transported into Downtown Abbey. Roderick was a wonderful host - obliging, helpful but subtle and unobtrusive. We had dinner at Temple House on Friday and Saturday and the food and service was excellent. Breakfast was also delicious. The views and the grounds were stunning and even though the weather at times was not ideal, it didn't take away from a wonderful stay. The staff were warm, welcome and helpful and a big thank you to Vicky the chef and Caitlyn (hope I have the correct spelling). Temple House has become my most favourite place in the whole world and already starting to dream up an excuse to stay there again. Excellent in every way.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: I don't think there are any bad rooms. I didn't see all of them, but saw at least five...
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Responded 7 Nov 2021
Thank you so much. It was a fun w/e for us too.
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Tastydogs wrote a review Oct 2021
Brighton, United Kingdom229 contributions381 helpful votes
'We're not a hotel, we're a country house' said the owner when he called to check if there was any food we didn't like (as they serve a no choice feast of an evening) so yes, that's different.Fantastic welcome by the owner- well his family has been practicing for over 350 years from this site (the house itself is only 200 years old). Not unusual to be shown to your room but more so to be shown where the Wellington boots are kept and for a late afternoon arrival that was a good tip as it meant time to get out & stroll the estate before dinner. Super grounds with a lake, river, reeds, forest, a derelict stable block & an old Knights Templer castle ruin all owned by the family. Do make time to do that & do use the wellies. Only house rule 'no sheep sh*t in the bedroom please'. Make sure you have a nose about and see all the niknaks & heavy antique furniture (dressers the size of gun emplacements) in the public rooms much of which came from an ancestor who did well with the East India Company. Have a chat with the lovely staff The room was vast, you could site a medium sized airport in it, and the bathroom almost as big- took a while to find the toilet itself at night what with the curvature of the earth and all that. Very comfortable bed & top notch linen. It's a quiet night deep in the country Downstairs for dinner. Relax & enjoy the company of other guests for pre dinner drinks & join them in the dining room with one long central table that crossed 2 counties. Interesting & ambitous home prepared food by the lady of the house made this a meal to remember. Roderick, the owner will come & regale you with tales from history or tell you about how one family battles to keep a 99 room house together. You get a real sense of time here- any one generation can only do so much. Fantastic. I imagine you would get charged a 50% premium if you mention Downton Abbey even if that's what everyone is thinking Great service. I managed to drop a document before departing (not checking out here). By the time I was found I was well out of the county but how splendid that my document was posted home at a registered rate. A very special night at the end of the season. Unless you are part of a private party I think the next review will not be until 2022. No matter, time is measured by centuries here Top class. Not cheap, but excellent value for money
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joanna N wrote a review Oct 2021
Cheshire, United Kingdom33 contributions29 helpful votes
Beautiful house. Warm and welcoming with lots of history. Magnificent staircase. Felt like we were staying with family for a few days, very easygoing and comfortable. Would definitely recommend and return if we visited the area again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Nov 2021
"Warm and welcoming" Thank you
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SarahRuth610 wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom41 contributions31 helpful votes
We throughly enjoyed our stay in this relaxed and beautiful historic family home. Roderick and his friendly team made us feel at home. How lovely to be able to sit in front of a real fire enjoying tea or a glass of wine. The room was very comfortable. Dinner was a treat, well cooked and presented using locally sourced food (as was breakfast). We enjoyed the peaceful setting and walking round the nearby romantic ruins and lake. Roderick provided great suggestions for local excursions and walks. Thanks for a fabulous stay
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Nov 2021
"Dinner was a treat, well cooked and presented " Always happy to offer ideas for things to do.
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Patricia H wrote a review Sep 2021
County Sligo, Ireland10 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely house but sadly underwhelmed by service. Make sure you're hale & hearty as you will not be offered help with luggage up the 30 steps to the rooms, or out to your car in the morning. Dinner was lovely as chef comes in to make that, but keep your expectations low for breakfast. There were 21 of us (we took the house for the weekend) and, like Petitelou's review, the service was just not reflective of what you pay for the room. No menu choice. Slow service (my guests laughed about Fawlty Towers). It would have taken so little to make it a really great experience but I just felt the owner's heart wasn't in it.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 7 Nov 2021
We hesitate to write when someone is not of a mind to hear a response. As shown by our other reviews we take great pride in making sure that everybody enjoys their experience at Temple House. This guest was looking for champagne on a beer budget. We, all the fantastic team, were obliging to the extreme and feedback on party night was positive. Breakfast is all cooked to order, fresh, so one has to wait. Suitcases were not carried under covid guidance. Simple. Whether it’s beer, champagne or the estate’s crystal-clear well water, everybody is welcome.
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clssdnsc wrote a review Sep 2021
Aberdeen, United Kingdom15 contributions9 helpful votes
We arrived after a few hectic days in Dublin and Galway to have a couple of quiet days in the country. The house is very impressive and the view from our huge bedroom over the ruined castle with the lake in the background was very atmospheric. We enjoyed taking out one of the rowing boats on the lake for a leisurely tour. We ate in both nights and the dinners were prepared with care and delicious, although the portions were very large. The staff looked after us beautifully with charm and personality. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Sep 2021
"The staff looked after us beautifully with charm and personality. Highly recommended." Thank you very much!
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S Thornton wrote a review Aug 2021
Galway, Ireland3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed with our 12 year old daughter for 2 nights in the half acre room. Lovely huge room with a separate bedroom for children. The bed was wonderfully comfortable, everything was clean and the room had charming antique furniture. The bathroom has a great shower but the only thing that would have made it perfect was if there had been a free standing bath (rather than the perfectly adequate but ordinary bathtub) - just a bit of extra luxury. The house is wonderfully interesting and full of historic character. Beautiful grounds with a romantic ruined castle and lovely wooded walks all around. We enjoyed an afternoon rowing on the lake and a pleasant play with the dogs in the grounds on our last morning. Dinner was delicious and a very tasty breakfast too. Our host was friendly and accommodating, highly recommend if you're looking to stay somewhere just a little different. I think it would make a fabulous setting for hosting Regency/ Victorian themed events; if the owners ever decided to host occasional balls or masquerades it would be fabulous!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 5 Sep 2021
You're very kind. If we were to include the roll top bath we'd need a full acre! Come see us again.
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PRICE RANGE
US$208 - US$231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
temple house hotel ballinacarrow
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty SligoBallymote
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Temple House
Which popular attractions are close to Temple House?
Nearby attractions include Eagles Flying (1.5 km), Coolaney Mountain Bike Trails (4.6 km), and Ballymote Castle (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Temple House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Temple House?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Temple House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Temple House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Temple House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bella & Brava Restaurant, Coach House, and The Picnic Basket.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Temple House?
Yes, guests have access to a yoga room during their stay.
Does Temple House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Temple House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ballymote Castle (5.8 km).