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“Think twice” 2 of 5 stars
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Temple House
Templehouse Demesne, Ireland   |  
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“Think twice”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2004

Not a bad place but it needs work. The rooms are very large but old. The bathrooms were just too small and old. The owners are friendly and try hard but the house needs an influx of capital. While it is quite lovely, and the grounds are also very beautiful, it justs needs a lot of work. This is not the place to take the family... no TV, no radio, and you can only see the sheep so many times before that gets old. If however you like older, historic-type places.. then perhaps this is for you. However I would suggest Markree Castle which is just down the road and 100 times better.

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, owners at Temple House, responded to this review, March 28, 2005
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We were interested to read the comments about the bathrooms - we shared Mr Green's view which is why we have redone the bathrooms in readiness for the 2005 season. I also think that he makes it clear that we are not a hotel and nor do we wish to be! Temple House is a family home and a rather special one.

We believe that a stay at Temple House should be a unique experience and we look forward to welcoming many more people to this part of the world!
- Roderick & Helena Perceval

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2004

If you would like to pretend you are landed gentry and step back in time (with modern comforts), plan to stay at Temple House in Ballymote, Co.Sligo, Ireland. Temple House is a Georgian mansion situated on 1000 acres of sheep farm and woodland. The owners, the Percevals, have lived on the site since 1665. Near the main house is Temple Lake and the ruins of a 12th century castle built by the Knights Templar.

We recently stayed 3 glorious nights at Temple House. The rooms are luxurious, the food sensational, the owners welcoming, the service gracious, the grounds serenely bucolic. Roderick Perceval, the son, has recently taken over the running of the estate, and we found him to be a charming host. Temple House only has 6 rooms to let, so the number of guests is small. We ate meals together at the enormous dining room table, with drinks and coffee afterward in the drawing room, and many hours of pleasant conversation with other visitors. The Percevals make you feel like family or friends, rather than paying guests.
Anyone planning to visit the Sligo area and Yeats country should seriously consider making Temple House home base. Their website is ----------

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Address: Templehouse Demesne, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Templehouse Demesne
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Templehouse Demesne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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 hotel atmosphere. ... more   less 
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