Half a mile of avenue wanders through parkland, its green grass maintained in perfect order with the assistance of sixteen hundred 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 Guest House inn Sligo, is a classical 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 country house atmosphere.
This is not just a boutique hotel, or just a bed & breakfast B&B , but an historic home offering luxury country house accommodation, plus a self catering cottage that sleeps 8. This is also a wonderful place for a wedding party or get together – it is unusual, intimate and special.
You will find on-site boating, pike fishing, birdwatching, terraced gardens and miles of woodland walks. Within easy reach are beautiful beaches, eagles flying, archaeological sites, horse riding, trout fishing and four championship golf courses. Traditional Irish music and dancing sessions are often held nearby, click for more things to do.
“Temple House has been home to the same family for ten generations, and that continuity brings an amazing sense of calm to the house.”
Tom Sykes | Daily Mail – 6 April 2016
Temple House is an ideal place to stay on the Wild Atlantic Way and a great base for exploring Sligo, Leitrim, Fermanagh, Mayo or South Donegal.
Country House Weddings in Ireland
Are you bored of the usual wedding venues in Ireland? You’ve been to lots of great hotel weddings but you’d like something that bit different. Well, this is it.
Perhaps it is because it has been the family home since 1665 that makes the atmosphere here so romantic and special for weddings. Temple House boasts rooms of enormous proportions and grandeur and yet there is a real sense of intimacy here too.