'Loved the combination of history, comfort, and delicious food. Breakfast was good but dinner was superb: an interesting seafood crumble, tender beef and a fantastic roulade. After dinner we sat by the fire in the morning room with the other guests. This is a family home (albeit a much larger one than most of us live in) and a working farm, not a ritzy hotel, and the atmosphere feels real. We tromped around the grounds in "wellies" trying to get close to the sheep ,and played with the dogs but didn't have time to take one of the row boats out on the lake. We were not driving and used Margaret and Seamus' taxi service nearby to take us where we wanted to go. They were great! 'Hope to return someday.
- 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