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Manama, Bahrain
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...

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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...

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Kanturk, Ireland
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...

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London, Canada
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...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Cathy Thanks for your kind words. "Temple House is lovingly cared for by the family that owns it and it shows."

London
Reviewed 10 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...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

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!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Mystical location.Pastures of sheep, lovely lake, ancient ruins, beautiful woods, huge historical home with period furniture, central heating, updated bathroom, wonderful host and lovely meal. WISH WE HAD STAYED LONGER!

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

We look forward to your next trip. May there be many more highlights throughout Ireland. Thank you.

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Well - this place is a MUST if you are planning to visit Ballymote in County Sligo. Temple House is enormous !!! Roderick Purceval was so handsome and kind and he genuinely makes you feel right at home immediately upon arrival. It's his family home since the 1600's and there are large paintings of his ancestors hanging all over the...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

"hospitality at its finest" Thank you very much Lisa. Come for dinner next time. Mon-Sat. The castle ruin vie would be one of our 'Lakeview rooms'.

Washington Grove, Maryland
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Wonderful overnight stay with the Percevals. Getting up early in the morning and walking the grounds before a lovely breakfast was the essence of the manor house experience. We pulled on boots at the front door and wandered amid the three castle ruins just down the lawn, startling the sheep. They raised a chorus. It is living history to wander...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

thanks Nick We appreciate your kind comments. Come see us again soon.

Isle of Man
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Amazing mansion dating back centuries. Huge rooms and staircase with bathrooms to match. Treated like one of the family although there were 13 of us for dinner Roderick knew all our names. Good honesty bar for pre and postprandial drinks, including a drop of something rather special. Very comfortable rooms full of antique furniture with lovely views over the lake....

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Malcolm Thank you very much. It was fun having you. Next time you'll have to make time for a row!

Paris, France
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We arrived to meet Rodrick Perceval, the owner and proprietor of this amazing property, which has been in his family for centuries. The Temple House is a very, very special place, and a special stay, to be remembered. The entire house is a history lesson of his French and English ancestry, tracing back to the 1600s. The house is in...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you! You describe things rather well. "You feel like you're living in the 18th and 19th century, with all the amenities and conveniences of the 21st century." Please note that we are in the Hidden Ireland group of private historic houses.

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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 

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Address: Templehouse Demesne, Ballymote, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Ballymote > Templehouse Demesne
Price Range: $163 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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