Temple House | Bed & Breakfast in Co. Sligo | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Temple House - Bed & Breakfast in Co. Sligo

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Templehouse Demesne Ballinacarrow, Ballymote, F56 NN50, Co. Sligo
Connacht, Irlanda

Roderick & Helena Perceval

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+353 3879 976045(mobile)

Genuine Irish grandeur, ancestors gazing down, a relaxed young 400 year-old family and a huge sheep-grazed park: fabulous for house-parties

The gardens rolling down to the lake past some very special trees and the ruins of three earlier Temple Houses – medieval, Tudor, Jacobean – announce rich history. The present house, built in 1864 by the 'Chinaman' ancestor (he made fortunes out east), reveals grandeurs galore in the most welcoming family atmosphere you can imagine, aristocratic relations gazing down on the monumental hall, tall morning-room windows sporting gorgeous pink velvet against cream furnishings. After that echoing hall where a hundred could waltz, the 'Half-Acre' bedroom confirms the scale: 50 more could shimmy among the antique beds. Other rooms - some have had the Helena touch - exude serenity; bathrooms have been revamped and retiled. Roderick and Helena, natural, unpretentious people, full of enthusiasm for house, farm and estate wear their treasures lightly. The 1,200 acres are shared with sheep and the lake is full of pike; boats and kit are for borrowing, so wander where you will. Meet fellow guests over drinks or dinner – or bring your own house party.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Roderick & Helena Perceval:

Puntos de interés sobre la región de
Roderick & Helena Perceval:

  • Eagles Flying. The Irish Raptor Centre is just 2 mins from the gate with shows at 11am and 3pm each day. Fantastic for all the family.
  • Carrowmore. Megalithic Cemetery (20 mins). A very good interpretive centre.
  • Carrowkeel. Megalithic Tombs ((25 mins). unspoilt tombs perched on Bricklieve Mts. You can drive to within 5 mins walk for wonderful views over 5 counties.
  • Strandhill (25 mins) : World class Surfing and surfing schools. VOYA seaweed baths.
  • Lough Gill & Parkes Castle (15 mins): picturesque lake with W B Yeats' Lake Isle of Innisfree, and 15th century restored plantation castle
  • GOLF: Sligo/Rosses Point (35 mins), Strandhill (25 mins), Enniscrone (45 mins). All fine championship links courses.
Puntos de interés

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  • 4 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin
  • , 1 Family room for 4
Precio:(i) 170 a260 por noche

Singles €110.

Información de las reservas:


Dinner by arrangement, from €50 (Mon-Sat). Wine from €24. High tea for under 10s at 6pm.


December - March.


Templehouse Demesne Ballinacarrow, Ballymote, F56 NN50, Co. Sligo

B&B 4 Double rooms
Precio: (i) 170 a 210 por noche
B&B 1 Twin room
Precio: (i) 190 a 190 por noche
B&B 1 Family room, sleeping 4
Precio: (i) 190 a 260 por noche

Roderick & Helena Perceval

Visit website

+353 3879 976045(mobile)