Temple House

Sheep crop the grasses in the parkland around Roderick and Helena Perceval’s classical Georgian mansion overlooking a lake and a ruined 13th-century castle – a working private estate rather than romantic Grand Tour fantasy. More

Contact details

Temple House
Ballinacarrow
Ballymote
Co. Sligo
F56N N50
Ireland
0035 879 976045

Hotel information

Bedrooms

6.

Open

Apr-mid-Nov.

Facilities

morning room, dining room, vestibule, table tennis room, free Wi-Fi, wedding facilities, 1 1/2 -acre garden on 1,000-acre estate, water sports on site.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Mastercard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single EUR110-EUR145, double EUR170-EUR210. Set dinner EUR55.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Sheep crop the grasses in the parkland around Roderick and Helena Perceval’s classical Georgian mansion overlooking a lake and a ruined 13th-century castle – a working private estate rather than romantic Grand Tour fantasy. Guests follow a half-mile drive before entering a vestibule with ‘a stag’s head, a large fossil and shell collection gathered by an antecedent’. After a ‘warm handshake’ they are shown to their bedroom, ascending a grand staircase beneath ancestors in gilt frames. All rooms have park views, antiques, hunting prints and the like. Showers have ‘excellent water pressure’ (a selling point). Evening drinks are served in the morning room, where estate logs burn on cold days. Annual refurbishment keeps things quite smart, but there remains a ‘lived-in feel’ to public rooms. Diners sit down together at a mahogany table laid with silverware, and choose from a short, locally sourced seasonal menu, perhaps thick onion tart and greenhouse rocket; lemon chicken; braised Temple House lamb with rosemary jus. At breakfast, a buffet is set out on the sideboard (stewed rhubarb, fruit compote, home-made muesli, bread and marmalade), while the hosts cook a decent full Irish.

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Temple House
Ballinacarrow
Ballymote
Co. Sligo
F56N N50

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