Temple House

Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Bed & Breakfast


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

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

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.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
12pm
Closed
December - March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner by arrangement, from €50 (Mon-Sat). Wine from €24. High tea for under 10s at 6pm.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €170
Surcharges
Singles €110.
4 Doubles
From €170
1 Twin
From €190
1 Family room for 4
From €190

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from 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.