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Banchory, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 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...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

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

Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 3 April 2013

One of my favourite places ever to stay, every time I go back it feels like going home, and as soon as I leave I'm trying to think of a good reason to get back there soon! Roderick and Helena are warm and generous hosts, the food is amazing, the rooms are beautiful and every one of them has such...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you. The sheep have all been let out of the shed now and thankfully the sun shines so the lambs are happy! See you again we hope.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 March 2013

My husband and spent a few nights at Temple House late last summer and had a wonderful time. Roderick Perceval is a great host/ owner who went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable etc. We also enjoyed the meals in the dining room which were very well prepared. The Manor House grounds are beautiful with thousands...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We have just opened for the new season and this is just what we need!

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 22 March 2013

One of our favorite places to stay in Ireland. We have been back 3 times. It is definitely a destination in itself. Roderick is a wonderful host. They often have wonderful special events. I would love to return for one. We have been there as a couple, with family, and again with friends. All were exceptional stays.

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thanks v much. Positive feedback is what we like - it spurs us on to ensure that all our guests have a great time.

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 6 February 2013

Just once in your life, you must visit Temple House. You cannot call it a hotel and you cannot call it a bed and breakfast. It is something totally different than anything you will ever experience. The mansion itself takes you back many centuries and the house itself is a great exploration site, especially after Roderick tells his ghost stories...

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RoderickIRL, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Ghost stories are always fun - but they are just stories! Hope to see you again.

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2012 via mobile

Stayed there for one night but would live to go back and spend more time there...my host roderick made me feel very welcome on arrival and I thoroughly my time there the food was superb, the fact that we all sat together for dinner was lovely. It was like going back in time. Look forward to going back !!!:)

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RoderickIRL, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We do our best! We are currently repainting the front hall - there is always something to do here.

Lancaster, PA
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We stayed at the Temple House for 2 nights in mid September and it was one of the highlights of our two week visit to Ireland. While we have stayed in many beautiful old "houses", none have made us feel that we had stepped back in time like Temple House. The history is amazing and wandering through the house and...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot to us. We look fwd to welcoming your friends!

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We highly recommend Temple House for a unique, indulgent experience. The Percevals are warm, gracious hosts, and together with Guillaume (the French chef), they provide a delightful respite from the rigors of an extended journey. We enjoyed their Grandparents' "half-acre room," with Grandfather's attached sleeping room (he snored), and a luxurious en suite bathroom. After drinks in the Drawing Room,...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We are so pleased to that enjoyed your stay. Hope the rest of your trip was as memorable.

Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 17 September 2012

We spent three days based at Temple House on a recent cycling trip with friends and can't wait to return. Wonderful rooms, view, hospitality. We tremendously enjoyed our stay. We had the corner room at the top of the stairs with a lovely view of the garden and the lake. Roderick is a wonderful host, food was excellent. Morning room...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed the trip.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 September 2012

We just returned from several weeks in Ireland including an extended 5-night stay at Temple House. Your host Roderick Perceval is a delightful and knowledgeable host. The home itself is a beautiful period home with a fascinating history dating from the 12th century. For those who want the full Irish country experience, this is the place. No mention of Temple...

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Food is indeed an important part of the experience here.

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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: ₹ 8,772 - ₹ 14,049 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Temple House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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