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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the places we've been and all the places we'll go, Temple House is one place we'll never forget - a unique combination of house, room and grounds to explore- all hosted by an extremely personable owner. We're a family of 3 who stayed 1 night. We were greeted by Temple House owner Roderick Perceval and the other house... More 

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

"a unique combination of house, room and grounds to explore" Thank you. Your thoughtful review has renewed our enthusiasm. More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a 2 night luxury break with 3 course meal 1. No menu so no choice of food 2. 1000 acres of land equate to long drive in and sheep field. Forest walk which was meant to take 45 mins took 1 hour 30 minutes as we got lost, no signage and inadequate maps instructions. Also unkept so trampled through... More 

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

You booked a 2 night stay at a ‘Country Manor’ through a third party website. You then turn up looking for a ‘Hotel’. Quite simply we are not a hotel and you clearly did not appreciate that. We don’t run a restaurant – we don’t offer a choice at dinner. We do cook everything very fresh and with great care.... More 

Ok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Temple House about fifteen years ago, and always wanted to go back. It was as lovely as I remembered. The views are amazing, with the lake and sheep grazing in the meadows, and the two castle ruins in the background. Roderick and Helena are delightful hosts, friendly, full of great stories about the estate which has been... More 

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you. More 

Fullerton, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Temple House is an amazing piece of living history. Our hosts, the Percevals, and their staff were gracious and helpful. The breakfasts are delicious. It was delightful to meet and interact with other guests. Temple House also offers dinners and ours was wonderful. We enjoyed an excellent meal and conversation with the other guests. We had connecting rooms that provided... More 

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templar1864, Owner at Temple House, responded to this review

Devi Thank you very much. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and family. More 

Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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... More 

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Kanturk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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... More 

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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." More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 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... More 

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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! More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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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, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Templehouse Demesne
Price Range: $83 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Temple House Hotel Ballinacarrow
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