WELCOME TO TEMPLE HOUSE ESTATE

Luxury Country House in County Sligo

Temple House has been home to the Perceval family for over 350 years. Nestled in the idyllic surroundings of a 1,000 acre private Sligo estate we are delighted to welcome guests from near and far.

Half a mile of avenue meandering through mature parkland brings you to Temple House, its lush green grass maintained in perfect order with the assistance of sheep and their lambs. Fine old trees provide the flock with a measure of shade on hot days and, in all directions, there is a screen formed by the natural woods that cover more than half the area of this impressive estate.

Temple House, a luxury Country House in County Sligo, is a beautiful Georgian manor 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 enjoys the authentic and unpretentious luxury country house atmosphere.

More Country House than B&B or hotel, Temple House is a historic home offering luxury country house accommodation (up to 20), plus a self-catering cottage that sleeps 8. It is a wonderful place to stay for bed and breakfast, a private event, a wedding party, or get together – it is unusual, intimate, and special.

We Offer

  • Country house accommodation
  • Authentic country house – hotel
  • Bed and breakfast, B&B
  • Fine dining
  • Dinner for non-residents by reservation
  • Historic house tours for groups by arrangement
  • Lunches for groups by reservation
  • House parties
  • Weddings
  • Seminars and meetings
  • Other get-togethers.

Your Wedding
Intimate weddings, big and small, are fun here.

Are looking for an unusual or slightly alternative wedding venue? You’ve been to lots of great hotel weddings but you’d like something that bit different. Well, this is it; an authentic Country House.

Perhaps it is because it has been the family home since 1665 that makes the atmosphere here so romantic and special.

We're getting pretty good at personal video tours. So if you can't or prefer not to travel we would be delighted to take you around in person, on the phone. Of course, you can come in person too!

The Estate
Gardens
The Italianate terraced gardens were laid out in 1863. The plans showed the Spanish chestnut tree outlined with an arrow to the blank dairy wall nearby; ‘For conservatory when the tree falls’. We are still waiting! If you go exploring you might find the Rose Garden and Rockery amongst the Rhodies too.

There is a wall where we grow some vegetables for our kitchen – you can enjoy the results. It is beautifully sheltered with old varieties of apple trees, plums, pears, and figs.

We preserve most of the 600 acres of old woods and the bogs in their natural state; they are an extension of the gardens for us. There are acres of bluebells, rhododendrons, ferns, heathers or lichens, and many different fungi, depending on the season.

Farm
The farm is stocked with 1,600 sheep, which we work with border collies and an ATV. We do not grow any crops – the climate is not suitable. The sheep are bred for their meat or breeding and the wool, which we clip once a year, just about covers the cost of shearing. Lambing starts around the middle of March when one hopes there will be sufficient grass growth. We always endeavour to farm in an environmentally friendly manner.

There are miles of walks through our EU Special Area of Conservation surrounding the lake with rare wet woodlands, with many trees covered in stags horn and other lichens, honeysuckle, thickets of wild raspberries, or banks of red or white alpine strawberries in season. Further afield explore our ancient naturally sown Scots pine forests with bilberries, mountain ash, wood anemones & acres of bluebells, and rhododendron. Wander through the colourful bogs looking for plants that eat flies or rub your hands through the seeds of bog myrtle for a wonderful natural scent.

Temple House Lake is about 200 acres in size, 1 mile long, and pear-shaped, it has a limestone substrate with many springs of freshwater. There are four boats on the lake which you may use to go fishing or to visit the crannogs and promontory fort.

We provide maps to show the paths, tracks, roads & many other sites of interest in the country estate

CONTACT US
Email: stay@templehouse.ie

Phone: +353 87 9976045

Address: Templehouse Demesne, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, F56 NN50 Ireland

 

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Templehouse Demesne, Co. Sligo, Ireland

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