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naperville, illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed at temple House several years ago but the wonderful memories linger on in my mind. It is an experience like no other. The outdoor walks around the grounds and lake were breath -taking. the sheep herding was so interesting and the relaxing stay in the castle as I like to call it was the best. The food was... More 

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

thank you. come and see us again. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Temple house is a fascinating place to visit giving you the chance to stay at the sort of house you usually visit on a tour. You're made to feel very welcome, Roderick is so friendly and dinner all around the same table is very special. I loved the dogs accompanying you on walks around the grounds and the good wifi... More 

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1 Thank Sarah H
templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you very much. It was fun having you. More 

Spokane, Washington
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We've been to Ireland several times and always stayed at ordinary B&Bs. This time we thought we would treat ourselves to two nights of something different, and what a treat it was. Lovely bedroom and bathroom, excellent mattress, darling lambs playing in the meadow, charming hosts and fellow guests, the best scrambled eggs I've ever eaten, a very good dinner... More 

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

thank you so much for taking the time to write. We appreciate it very much. More 

Jupiter, Florida
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Roderick and Helena Perceval are the most gracious hosts!! You feel welcome in their home, and WHAT a home it is!! This is an absolutely beautiful country estate on 1000 acres including lake, sheep, and even family dogs, to soothe yourself when feeling “homesick” and away from your own.  The guest rooms upstairs are enormous!! You feel like you... More 

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you staying. And thank you too for your recent referral. More 

Wrexham
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

My visit to Temple House was so wonderful, with a great host more than happy to tell tales of the house, its occupants and the local area, fantastic food (many thanks for accomodating my allergies) and an all round relaxing experience. The 4 course evening meal being a set menu was such a treat and so wonderfully cooked with no... More 

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Where did the cooker go? Come see us again. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We had high expectations of Temple House before arriving based on online reviews. However, the reality far exceeded those expectations. After 10 days of staying in conventional hotels throughout Ireland, our jaws dropped as we drove down the long driveway surrounded by grazing sheep and views of castle ruins on the premises of an 18th-century manor house. It was like... More 

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1 Thank rigoleur
templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. It is worth noting that dinner is only 45 euro each (it might be misleading on your review). We believe that 4 courses of good Irish produce cooked with passion and care by our French cook remains good value. Hope to see you again. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Temple House from 23 till 25 May 2013. Coming from the Currarevagh in Oughterard where we just before had a fantastic time, we were slightly worried that no place could exceed our last days' experience. From the moment we entered the estate, I could not believe my eyes... Left and right from the... More 

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

OMG it's trip advisor! Thank you. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Cincinnati
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

If you get a chance to stay here, don't miss it. We stayed 3 nights this week. Everything about Temple House is excellent. The owners, Roderick and Helena are warm, gracious hosts that make you feel right at home in their home. Our room overlooked the lake and 12th century Knights of Templar castle ruins. This a grand country estate... More 

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. It spurs us on! Send your friends! More 

Garden Grove, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

I don’t even know where to begin in reviewing our stay at the “Temple House.” My friend and I spent 10 days traveling through parts of Ireland and our stay here was the highlight of our trip! One enters the estate by driving down a long driveway that takes you through a green pasture filled with hundreds of grazing sheep... More 

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write so much. The eagles are indeed fantastic. More 

Banchory, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Just returned home from a week-long trip to Ireland, with the last 2 nights spent at Temple House - what a treat! A glorious house in a spectacular setting, brim-full of history and tales from Ireland and far beyond. For such an old and large house, it is extremely comfortable and warm, with the best bed and shower that we... More 

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thank you. thank you. it is always a pleasure. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Temple House

Address: Templehouse Demesne, Ballymote, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Ballymote > Templehouse Demesne
Price Range: $179 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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