Temple House Sligo

Temple House, Ballymote, County Sligo
From: €300 nightlyGuests 8Rooms 4Bathroom 2
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Temple House, Ballymote, County Sligo

Temple House Sligo: Sligo

Temple House Luxury Manor
Half a mile of avenue wanders through parkland, its green grass maintained in perfect order with the assistance of sixteen hundred sheep and their lambs.

Fine old trees provide the flock with a measure of shade on hot days and, in all directions, there is a screen formed by the natural woods that cover more than half the area of this impressive estate.

Temple House, a luxury Guest House inn Sligo, is a classical Georgian 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 enjoys the authentic and unpretentious country house atmosphere.

This is not just a boutique hotel, or just a bed & breakfast B&B , but an historic home offering unique and luxury country house accommodation, plus a self catering cottage that sleeps 8. This is also a wonderful place for a wedding party or get together – it is unusual, intimate and special.

The Gardener's Cottage
Staying at Temple House is a wonderful experience. There is a charming self catering cottage, for holiday home rental vacations, set amidst the idyllic surroundings of Temple House estate.

It is a haven whether you are enjoying the activities in the area or if you prefer somewhere to wind down a little. It sleeps up to 8.

You will find on-site boating, coarse fishing, birdwatching and miles of walking opportunities across the estate.

Within easy reach are beautiful beaches, surfing, archaeological sites, riding schools, trout lakes and four championship golf courses. Traditional music and dancing sessions are often held nearby.

The cottage is a haven whether you are enjoying the activities in the area or if you prefer somewhere to wind down a little.

Free WiFi
4 bedrooms: 1 King, 1 Double, 2 Twin
2 bathrooms
Comfortable and spacious rooms
Fully fitted kitchen
Hair Drier
Central heating throughout is enhanced by a stove in the sitting room that also boasts satellite TV
Linen supplied
Available for weekly or 2 nights+ lettings
Enclosed garden


  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Shower
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“The rooms are majestic, the full Irish breakfast fit for kings, the wine a delight and Roderick & Helena marvellous hosts.”
“This place was more expensive than other local options, but we loved the unique things they offered.”
“The rooms are lovely, the setting inside the house (not to mention outside) is breathtaking. The grounds are a delight to wander around in, there are boats at the lake one could take for a row or a fishing expedition. We stayed two nights and barely grazed the surface—we hope to go back.”
“The moment I saw photographs of Temple House I knew I had to book a stay there”
“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.”
LoneStarFam Austin, Texas
July 2016
Of all the places we've been and all the places we'll go, Temple House is one place we'll never forget - a unique combination of house, room and grounds to explore- all hosted by an extremely personable owner.

We're a family of 3 who stayed 1 night. We were greeted by Temple House owner Roderick Perceval and the other house masters (a group of 5 of the most enthusiastic, but well-behaved dogs) as soon as we got out of our car. Roderick gave us the lay of the land and showed us to our room known as the 'half-acre.' The room was actually two rooms with an outstanding en-suite - perfect for our family of three. Always a huge plus for our teenager to have his own room while on vacation. The main suite was absolutely huge - you could literally have a catch in the room - and wonderfully appointed with period furniture. Huge light-inviting picture windows overlooked sheep-filled pastureland.

The entire estate is an attraction in and of itself. 1000 acres that include the huge Temple House itself, adjacent castle house ruins, a lake to explore by row boat, a giant ruined walled garden with wild rose bushes and crab apple trees, and a big old ruin of a centuries-old stable house - and that's all we could see in the 3 short sun-filled hours we had to roam the estate. Particularly memorable of our Temple House adventure was the unexpected company of three of the Perceval dogs - two black labs and a very water-friendly spaniel(?) joined us for the entire afternoon - it was almost like they were showing us their own favorite places around the estate - no map required. Even when our son went his own way to explore for a while, the smaller of the two labs went with him while the other two dogs stayed with my wife and I - the larger lab always with a fetching stick at the ready...

Because this was the only night during our Ireland trip we had to see Benbulben, we had dinner up in Mullaghmore (just a bit north of Sligo) at a wonderful seaside restaurant called Eithnas - all very convenient to Temple House.

The next morning, a delicious made-to-order breakfast was served up in the company of two friends traveling on holiday from Philly. After checking out, just a 5 minute drive away, we headed over to 'Eagles Flying' for an amazing show of birds of prey.

If/when we are fortunate enough to be back in Ireland, we will go out of our way to be sure we can spend more than a just one night at Temple House!

GTH46 Ok
July 2016
I went to Temple House about fifteen years ago, and always wanted to go back. It was as lovely as I remembered. The views are amazing, with the lake and sheep grazing in the meadows, and the two castle ruins in the background.

Roderick and Helena are delightful hosts, friendly, full of great stories about the estate
which has been in Roderick's family for generations.

The bedrooms are huge, the baths have been updated, and the food is wonderful.
The walks around the estate with the family dogs, make you truly feel like you have
come home. We cannot wait to go back in the fall or winter!
Devi M Fullerton, California
July 2016
Temple House is an amazing piece of living history. Our hosts, the Percevals, and their staff were gracious and helpful. The breakfasts are delicious. It was delightful to meet and interact with other guests. Temple House also offers dinners and ours was wonderful. We enjoyed an excellent meal and conversation with the other guests.

We had connecting rooms that provided much needed space for our family. Our room was extremely spacious and comfortable with a modern bathroom. The garden is lovely and the ruins added to our adventure. Truly a lovely home and an experience to be remembered.
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  • Property Features
  • From: €300 nightly
  • Charming self catering cottage
  • Set amidst the idyllic surroundings
  • On-site boating, coarse fishing, birdwatching
  • Easy reach are beautiful beaches
  • 4 bedrooms: 1 King, 1 Double, 2 Twin


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