Temple Country House in Ballymote Ireland
Temple Country House Ballymote Co. Sligo Ireland Bed and Breakfast B&B Lodgings Accommodations
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Owners: Roderick & Helena Perceval

Bedrooms: 6

Address: Temple House, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Telephone: +353-71-9183329

Fax: +353-71-9183808

Activities/Attractions: We are in Yeats Country close to Lough Gill, Parkes Castle and Lissadell House and within easy reach of Bronze Age graves, Dolmens, Stone circles, Ring forts and many other archaeological sites. Connemara, Mayo, South Donegal and Fermanagh are within an easy day’s drive. We are happy to discuss sites & routes with you, they will depend on what you are interested in and how far you would like to drive.

County Sligo has many archaeological sites (5000+ B.C.), riding stables, well known golf courses, magnificent mountain scenery, lakes, waterfalls and miles of beautiful beaches. Local sporting activities include:

  • riding schools and trekking
  • coarse and sea fishing
  • golf
  • hill walking
  • bird watching
  • boating on Temple House Lake
  • game

"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."

"If you fancy a bit of old world atmosphere and don't mind being based out of town, Temple House, nr Ballinacarrow, Ballymote is family-run and well worth investigating."

"Splendid Georgian pile - home to the Perceval family since 1665. Open since the Eighties but recently taken over by the younger generation, Roderick and Helena Perceval, who are bringing this great house forward with style.


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Temple Country House Gardens

General Information: Welcome to Temple Country House ... not an inn nor a hotel but rather a family owned country house on a 1,200 acre estate almost surrounding Temple House Lake in Ballymote, Ireland. The Percevals have lived here since 1665. The present house was redesigned and refurbished in 1864 and retains its old atmosphere with turf and log fires and some canopied beds.

Enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared with produce from local organic suppliers & fruit from our organic walled kitchen garden; lamb from our farm, pike or perch from the lake if you catch it or locally caught wild salmon is a special treat. End the day chatting to the other guests round the fire or in a local pub, enjoying the traditional Irish music sessions and set or ceile dancing. Features include:

  • six centrally heated double rooms
  • all with private bathrooms
  • comfortable sitting room with an open fire
  • meals are thoughtfully prepared, using local organic produce & fruit from our walled garden and farm
  • drawing-room with its furniture and curtains dating from 1864
  • open from 1st April to Nov 30th

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros)

€80-90/person/night


"I have stayed here twice - both times for 1 night. The house is magnificent and the family are very welcoming, friendly & the perfect hosts. Helena is a brilliant cook & the dinners, breakfasts, afternoon tea & little extras on both occasions were exceptional. They let out 6 bedrooms, on my second visit we had 4 of them for a family occasion, and I couldn't think of a better place to have stayed. Definitely book in for the dinner, not only for the great food, but the whole experience of dining in their magnificent dining room with the other guests all at the one table & then afterwards in the sitting room chatting. Being there in winter meant we got to sit around lovely open fires, and we were not cold at all in the bedrooms either. I hope to go back again some day, all I need is an occasion!"

"If you want a real taste of the Ireland of old and to experience genuine Irish hospitality I highly recommend Temple House. Not only is it a magnificent house, full of history, antiques, family portraits and four poster beds, it is also a real family home, and unusual in the fact that it still belongs to the original Perceval family who settled there in the 17th century. We had an absolutely fantastic three days here, roaming the country estate, exploring the castle ruins, rowing on the lake and dining in great style on the absolutely delicious home-cooked (and organically grown) food. Go for the half-acre room if you can - it is the biggest and most elegant bedroom you will ever have seen! And look out for the two donkeys who will welcome you as you drive down the tree-lined drive to the house - Gypsy and Muffin!"