Temple House (5*) is a classical Georgian mansion set in a private estate of over 1,000 acres, overlooking a 13th century lakeside castle of the Knights Templar. The present manor was redesigned in 1864 and enjoys the authentic and unpretentious country house atmosphere. There are 6 fine warm guest rooms at Temple House all with recently revamped private bathroom offering lots of high pressure hot water. Meals are thoughtfully prepared and can be described as country house style, with a modern Irish twist. You will find on-site boating, coarse fishing, bird watching, terraced gardens and miles of woodland walks.
Temple House (5*) features half a mile of avenues wandering 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 woods that cover more than half the area of the impressive demesne. Sit back in the morning room in front of an open fire and watch the sun go down on the lake shore. Each night you can join the party at the magnificently huge mahogany dining table.
Each room at the Temple House tells a story of its own. The Standard room has a recently revamped bathroom and features a comfortable bed, and peace and quiet. As you look out the window you will see either the castle, lake, parkland, sheep or woodland.
Meals are thoughtfully prepared and can be described as country house style, with a modern Irish twist, cooked by a Frenchman! Ingredients are grown on the estate, sourced locally or from specialist producers. Homemade breads, scones and the full Irish breakfast will be sure to set you up well for the rest of the day. In the evening it is customary to gather in the morning room for a pre-dinner drink before discovering what is on the menu that night. Guests dine together at a vast mahogany table and the atmosphere is that of a friendly house party.
Temple House Lake is about 200 acres in size, 1 mile long and pear shaped. It has a limestone substrate with many springs of fresh water. There are rowing boats for your enjoyment in the boathouse so you can go fishing or just appreciate being on the water. Kayaking is also available for the guests.
Temple House estate is pleased to host the Carrowmore Archery Club. For those not interested in shooting at something, you can always take a stroll around the estate. There are various kinds of birds that you may see during your walk, such as a grey heron, kingfisher, and a barn owl. The bewick swan and stock dove are birds that are occasionally seen at Temple House. You may also be lucky enough to see animals like the red squirrel, stoat, mink, pine martin, badger, otter, fox and the Temple House beasty cat.
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