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Georgian Mansion in 1200 acres, farm, woods, lake
|This is not a hotel, or a standard bed & breakfast, but an historic home offering unique and elegant country house accommodation.
Temple House is a classical Georgian mansion set in an estate of 1,000 acres, overlooking a 13th century lakeside castle of the Knights Templar. The Perceval family home since 1665, the present house was redesigned in 1864 and retains its old-world atmosphere, furnishings and some canopied beds. This is not a hotel, or a standard bed & breakfast, but an historic home offering unique and elegant country house accommodation.
You will find on-site boating, coarse fishing, birdwatching and walking opportunities. There are terraced gardens and miles of woodland walks. Within easy reach are beautiful beaches, archaeological sites, riding schools, trout lakes and four championship golf courses. Traditional music and dancing sessions are often held nearby.
Co Sligo is a county of extraordinary beauty and vivid contrast in its lakes and forests, mountains and rivers. The lakes of Sligo, with their still waters and wooded islands, are spectacular and form a striking contrast to the county's rugged uplands. Sligo’s scenic Atlantic coast has some well-known surfing beaches, including Strandhill, Rosses Point and Enniscrone, also popular for their golf courses. Sligo, with a heritage going back 6,000 years, is an attractive town with good bars and restaurants, theatres, art galleries and delicatessens.
Temple House is an ideal stopover between the west and north and a great base for exploring Sligo, Mayo or South Donegal.
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