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“Lord of the manor for a day” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Temple House
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Manama, Bahrain
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123 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lord of the manor for a day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you dreamt of 'lording' it up you might consider this venue. The house is the family seat of the Percival family and has a lot of history. We had a few problems with our booking but Roderick the landlord was more than accommodating in assisting us. Set in 400 acres and a good pike lake no TV presents itself a quiet spot to rest awhile from your busy life beyond its walls. Food is simple but adequate with a reasonable selection of wines. Bedrooms are what you'd expect in a house of the size...huge!

Room Tip: Rooms aren't numbered but our room was huge all rooms are well presented
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  • Stayed July 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Enchanting experience. Felt like we spent the night set in an 1800's castle - romantic, charming, hospitable, authentic and memorable. This one of a kind bed and breakfast mirrors the set of Downton Abbey with sweeping views of the Irish countryside, a field of a thousand sheep, overlooking an elegant lake with eagles souring above. We spent the evening snuggled in the sitting room under a crackling fire and a glass of cognac. Highly recommend this for one of the most unique things you can experience in Ireland.

Stayed July 2016, travelled with family
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Kanturk, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I know Roderick and his gracious wife Helena and had been meaning to visit - I had to make the time as they are one of the leading Hidden Ireland houses. Plus, and perhaps more importantly, they are fun. As an American with historic ties to the Perceval's this place will put a lump in your throat as you drive up to the house. The infrastructure and work they have done to keep this important part of history alive is exemplary. My house is built on a limestone slab and Temple House has so many gorgeous (and giant) family portraits, my house would sink. Also, they have been pressed for years and years to do weddings, apparently. You should see the new ballroom - good Lord!

Room Tip: You can play badminton in their room The Half Acre....2 on 2....just be quiet
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  • Stayed June 2016, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, Canada
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20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Read about Temple house manor in a guide book which described it as the best place to stay in Ireland and decided to give it a try. Truly a wise decision! No other place we stayed quite measured up!
Temple House is lovingly cared for by the family that owns it and it shows. You feel like you are stepping back into a genteel manor house in the last century. Rooms are spacious and decorated with antiques. Wonderful ruined castle on the grounds to explore and even rows boats to take out if you wish. They offer a lovely dinner in the evening served at a large dining table that encourages conversation with other guests. Dinner is extra and a bit pricey at 45 euros each but worth it for at least one evening. Definitely worth a visit!

Stayed June 2016, travelled with friends
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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review, 20 June 2016
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Thanks for your kind words.
"Temple House is lovingly cared for by the family that owns it and it shows."
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We flew into Knock to stay at Temple House as we would like to have our wedding reception there. There is a good reason why this beautiful establishment won the country house of the year award this year. It's well deserved from the welcome we received from the owner and host Roderick to the amazing bedrooms and the grounds. I like to run and got up early to explore the area. I was not disappointed. The land, lake and the ruins belonging to the anscestors are a sight to behold. I normally run in London with the music turned up to drown out the noise, but here, I turned off the music after the first song as I realised I wanted to enjoy the peace in the natural and beautiful environment. I came back and had a shower which for a beautiful old home the plumbing works a treat. For Breakfast I had homemade granola with temple house farm's rhubarb. Even though I was full I was persuaded to try the brown bread and a cooked breakfast. The owner Roderick is very hands on and spent time with us to offer advice on all the resources available in the area to ensure our wedding day will be amazing. I love the fact our reception will be more like a country house party in this amazing and beautiful house. I can't wait for next year!

Stayed June 2016, travelled as a couple
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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review, 12 June 2016
Geraldine and Andy
" the peace in the natural and beautiful environment"
It was great to meet you and we look fwd to your next visit!
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Property: Temple House
Address: Templehouse Demesne, Ballymote, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Ballymote > Templehouse Demesne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Templehouse Demesne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Temple House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
Also Known As:
Temple House Hotel Ballinacarrow

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