Temple House

Stay at Temple House

If you are looking for somewhere to stay this Summer then look no further than Co Sligo! Stay at Temple House in Ballymote, Co Sligo and explore the best of the Irish countryside along the Wild Atlantic Way! Temple House is set in the centre of a beautiful 1000 acre west of Ireland estate and was remodelled in 1864.

Location:

Temple House

The House overlooks the 13th century castle of the Knights Templar, who owned this land in medieval times. The Perceval family have lived here since 1665. The present house was built in 1864 by the owner’s forebear, having returned from China with a rich wife and an enormous fortune. As a result he trebled the size of his home. Whilst the house is of enormous proportions, it has the lovely sense of intimacy and warmth of a family home.

The House:

Roderick & Helena are welcoming hosts taking great pride in the character of their home and the special nature of Temple House Estate. Temple House is a vast classical house in the Georgian style. Temple House still retains its authentic decoration and furniture with delicate Chinese porcelain intermingled with solid County Sligo squires and their ladies. The main reception rooms are large, bright and comfortable. The bedrooms, several have canopied beds are particularly pleasant, with superb views. One of the bedrooms is so large that it has a well deserved reputation as ‘the half-acre’.

 

Temple House will reopen to welcome guests from mid April 2022. Click here to check availability!

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Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers

Are you looking for that perfect gift to say thank you? Maybe even someone you love is getting married and you want to wish them well. Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers are the perfect gift for any occasion.

With a Hidden Ireland Gift Voucher you, or a friend, can choose from over 30 Irish Country Houses, B&Bs or Gate Houses and Lodges. A hidden Ireland experience includes luxury accommodation, fine foods and wines, cosy fires and great company.

A leisurely stroll before dinner to take in some of the breath-taking scenery before returning to a warm welcome and some amazing aromas coming from the kitchen. Enjoy a great night’s sleep! Then in the morning enjoy a fantastic selection for breakfast to set you up for the day ahead!

Dinner at ClonalisBoat House at BallynatrayBreakfast at Kiltariff Hall

Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers are available in a variety of values, so you can choose the right one for you.

All you need to do is choose the amount you want the voucher for and how you would like to deliver it and we are happy to look after the rest for you! Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers can be used in any Hidden Ireland property.  From our Country House Hotels to our Self-catering cottages & Gate Lodges.

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Christmas Competition

Christmas time at Hidden Ireland

Have you ever wondered what it would be like around Christmas time at Hidden Ireland?

We took a little look at what could be expected if we stayed at Roundwood House around Christmas time. The thoughts of a brisk walk in the morning and taking in the magical surroundings sometimes with a little snow! Back to the library and settle down with a good book and maybe even a little glass of mulled wine. Let your toes toast happy at the roaring fire. From the library head for the drawing room where you can meet some of the other guests or have a chat with Hannah & Paddy complete with coffee and homemade biscuits.

Roundwood House

This could be you this year or even next year! At Hidden Ireland we have a Gift Voucher Competition running at the minute! Get you name into the draw and you could easily be warming your toes at the Roundwood Library fire this Christmas time.

 

To win a €500 Hidden Ireland Gift Voucher all you need to do is purchase one of our Hidden Ireland Vouchers before Tuesday 21st December 2021, and your name will automatically be entered into the draw to win.

Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers are an ideal stocking filler for Christmas, Anniversary or Birthday present. All our Gift Vouchers are valid for 5 years and we can email or post them directly to you or the recipient! Happy shopping from the comfort of your own house!

Hidden Ireland will announce the winner on Wednesday 22nd December 2021. Do not delay; get your name in that draw now!

Click here to buy your Hidden Ireland Gift Voucher.

 

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Hidden Ireland Christmas Competition

The Hidden Ireland Christmas Competition is back! Take in the aromas of cinnamon, baked ham and Christmas Pudding. The Christmas tree is up and we are all ready to celebrate. If like us you are rapidly getting in the Christmas spirit this year we have a fantastic opportunity for you to share that Christmas spirit! Hidden Ireland is delighted to offer a fantastic competition to start the Christmas season!

To be in with a chance to win a €500 Hidden Ireland Gift Voucher all you need to do is purchase one of our Hidden Ireland Vouchers before Tuesday 21st December 2021, and your name will automatically be entered into the draw to win.

Just imagine…on arrival at the house of your choice being welcomed and invited to relax and unwind, simply because the house will be your home during your stay. Take a stroll through the gardens and enjoy some of the most breath-taking scenery that each house has to offer. Sit and relax in the library by the open fire and get lost in a good book. Enjoy the peace and quiet and erase all memories of the nine to five for the duration of your stay! Just visit our website and choose which house you would like to stay in.

Hidden Ireland vouchers are an ideal stocking filler for Christmas, Anniversary or Birthday present. All our Gift Vouchers are valid for 5 years and we can email or post them directly to you or the recipient! Happy shopping from the comfort of your own house!

Hidden Ireland will announce the winner on Wednesday 22nd December 2021. Do not delay; get your name in that draw now!

Click here to buy your Hidden Ireland Gift Voucher.

 

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Black Friday Sale 2021

Black Friday Sale 2021

Here at Hidden Ireland we believe in great value! This year we have an amazing offer for anyone who purchases a Hidden Ireland Gift Voucher!
Black Friday is only one day! Here at Hidden Ireland we are making this offer available for 5 days! From the 25th November until the 30th November 2021 anyone who buys a €100 gift voucher, Hidden Ireland will gift you back €10
With a Hidden Ireland Hotel Gift Voucher you, or your recipients, can choose from over 30 top quality, luxury, Country Houses, Manor Houses, B&Bs, Gate Houses and Lodges. All our houses are Award-Winning Properties throughout Ireland boasting all the best that Irish hospitality can give! Pamper someone special with a voucher for a stay at one of our idyllic properties! Click here to see a map of all our properties. Relax and enjoy some time away in luxury accommodation where you set the pace of your stay from a waterfront stay in Clifden or Castletownshend to a breath taking stay in Co Down or Co Louth.
Remember, the Hidden Ireland Black Friday Sale for 2021 is not just one day! The Black Friday Sale starts on Thursday 25th November 2021 for 5 days and finishes on the 30th November 2021.
To avail of this amazing offer this Black Friday click here to get your Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers.
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Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers

Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers

Are you looking for that perfect gift to say thank you? Maybe even someone you love is getting married and you want to wish them well. Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers are the perfect gift for any occasion.

With a Hidden Ireland Gift Voucher you, or a friend, can choose from over 30 Irish Country Houses, B&Bs or Gate Houses and Lodges. A hidden Ireland experience includes luxury accommodation, fine foods and wines, cosy fires and great company.

A leisurely stroll before dinner to take in some of the breath-taking scenery before returning to a warm welcome and some amazing aromas coming from the kitchen. Enjoy a great night’s sleep! Then in the morning enjoy a fantastic selection for breakfast to set you up for the day ahead!

Dinner at ClonalisBoat House at BallynatrayBreakfast at Kiltariff Hall

Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers are available in a variety of values, so you can choose the right one for you.

All you need to do is choose the amount you want the voucher for and how you would like to deliver it and we are happy to look after the rest for you! Hidden Ireland Gift Vouchers can be used in any Hidden Ireland property.  From our Country House Hotels to our Self-catering cottages & Gate Lodges.

Click here to buy your Hidden Ireland Gift Voucher

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

César Award for The Quay House in Clifden

Congratulations to Paddy & Julia Foyle from The Quay House in Clifden, Co Galway who collected their César Award from the Good Hotel Guide in London last week. Well deserved award for two amazing hosts and their wonderful home in Co Galway. Perched on the edge of Clifden Harbour, The Quay House is just minutes from the centre of this vibrant, engaging town. Dating from 1820, it is Clifden’s oldest house, originally built for the harbour master.

Paddy & Julia Foyle

The owners, Paddy and Julia and their family, operate a luxurious town house in what is still very much their own family home. The decoration of the main reception rooms displays their eclectic collection of pictures and objects, which reflects their wide-ranging interests and tastes, and their close attention to detail. The bedrooms are also individually decorated and furnished.

Newest Member of Hidden Ireland – The Castle-Castletownshend

We are delighted to welcome The Castle-Castletownshend and its owner, Sharon Poulter to Hidden Ireland.

Built by the Townshend family, the house gradually expanded with the towers being added in the 1800’s. Now 11 generations on and rejuvenated in 2016, The Castle offers both an authentic historic home, with its wood panelled walls, family portraits and museum like ornaments, and all the expected modern facilities.

A warm welcome awaits you at The Castle, Castletownshend so you can relax and unwind in this peaceful setting. Every bedroom is individually named and decorated so each having it’s own charm, the balcony in “Army”, the large four poster bed in “Archbishops”, and the double bath in “Chavenage”, all making a unique and memorable stay.

Breakfast is served each day in the Dining Room on the East side, perfect for the morning light to enjoy the fresh buffet table and order a hot cooked to order Irish breakfast. Eight of our unique rooms boast King size beds which help you to enjoy the luxury of the accommodation offered at the Castle-Castletownshend.

Castletownshend is an unspoilt village set on a steep hill running all the way down to The Castle at the bottom, past the “Two Trees” in the middle of the road. The village has an air of days gone by with its old phone box, petrol pump and listed green water pumps. The village has much to offer with Mary Ann’s Bar & Restaurant just 2min walk from The Castle, serving award winning food all day throughout the year. Lil McCarthy’s pub at the top of the village is open for late drinks and hosts music throughout the summer months. The small village shop offers news papers, basics and the local gossip! In an area full of history, visit the Church to see Harry Clarke stained glass windows, check opening times for the Edith Somerville museum and gardens. Walk to the “Three fingers” or Knockdrum fort for amazing views of the Castlehaven area.

Justin, Sharon & Lassie

Skibbereen market town (farmers market on a Saturday) is just a 10 min drive away, with a selection of cafes, restaurants and bars. Visit the art gallery or the Heritage centre to learn all about the famine or to trace your family roots.

Why not let Sharon and her team look after you in The Castle, Castletownshend where you will most definitely experience a warm welcome.

Statement from Hidden Ireland regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hidden Ireland Statement

 

Dear Friends and Future Guests,

All Hidden Ireland houses are currently closed due to the Covid-19 crisis.

According to the government roadmap to ease Covid-19 restrictions and reopen Ireland’s economy and society, Hidden Ireland houses, along with all accommodation providers, are still awaiting a date on which we can start to welcome guests into our homes once more, as long as social distancing guidelines can be adhered to.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us here at the Hidden Ireland Office on +00 353 98 66650 or by emailing info@hiddenireland.com

We thank you for your continued support and we all look forward to welcoming you back to a Hidden Ireland House as soon as it is safe to do so.

Best wishes,

Hannah Flynn

Chairperson,
Hidden Ireland

Spreading the word about our best-kept hospitality secrets!

Roundwood House, Mountrath, Co Laois

 

Hidden Ireland Houses share an ethos of hospitality, tradition and history and they are open for business: for holiday visits, for corporate affairs, for weddings, for house rental or bed and breakfast overnight accommodation.

When you chose to stay in a Hidden Ireland property you will find that they have a selection of enchanting bedrooms, gorgeously carpeted drawing rooms and galleried stairways, antlered halls hung with ancestral portraits, heritage china and glass on tables which can sit from 12 to 30 people in settings where an epergne (an ornamental centrepiece) is just another detail in the serving of excellent food.

Every roof shelters modern kitchens, sophisticated bathrooms and central heating. Restored outbuildings revive stable yards there are walled gardens, rare turf barns and acres of woodland, moor and river bank. These properties are mostly country houses of middle size (and some smaller than that) which still breathe the cultural context of Lady Gregory and Sir Hugh Lane, of Elizabeth Bowen and Molly Keane, of the landed Protestant and Catholic gentry who sometimes could afford to employ the best architects, sculptors, stuccadores and decorators in Ireland, and did so. Why not check out this article in the Irish Times by Mary Leland who stopped by and spoke to our Chairperson, Hannah Flynn from Roundwood House and other members of Hidden Ireland.

Click [here](https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/interiors/spreading-the-word-about-our-best-kept-hospitality-secrets-1.3110445 “Irish Times”) to read this article!

At Home in Ireland by Mary Leland available [here](https://www.bookdepository.com/At-Home-in-Ireland/9781855942233 “Book Depository”)