Perceval House in Sligo 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 family has owned the home since 1665, but the present house was redesigned in 1864 and retains its old-world atmosphere and furnishings while enjoying the best of modern comforts.
This is not a hotel, or a bed and breakfast, but an historic home offering unique, luxury country house accommodation. Guests will find on-site boating, coarse fishing, birdwatching, terraced gardens and miles of woodland walks. Within easy reach are beautiful beaches, eagles flying, archaeological sites, riding schools, trout lakes and four championship golf courses. Traditional music and dancing sessions are often held nearby.
Weekly prices: €7000Short breaks: From €2000
Additional amenities include: game room, golf course nearby, lots to do: outdoor pursuit & activities, indoor games, ideal for teens, honeymoon/romantic retreat, heating, all bedrooms en-suite, walking/hiking paths, lots to see: outstanding landscapes, caretaker/owner lives on site, fishing, rural location, cot(s), high chair(s), ideal for kids, stag/hen parties allowed, ideal for celebrations / party house, lots to visit: tourist towns & villages.
Plane: 3-3.5 hrs from Shannon, Dublin, and Belfast. 35 mins to Sligo or Knock Airport.
Train: Ballymote train station on the Sligo-Dublin line is a 6 minute taxi ride away.
The house is ideally placed for visiting the numerous attractions in Co Sligo and centrally located for those wishing to travel a little further afield. It makes an ideal stopover between the west and north and a great base for exploring Sligo, Mayo or South Donegal.
The wealth of activities and places to see in the region ensure there is something to please all age groups and interests. The owners can arrange Clay Pigeon, Archery, Eagles flying and more.
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. It is also popular for its golf courses. Sligo, with a heritage going back 6,000 years, is an attractive town with good bars and restaurants, theatres and art galleries.
There are miles of walks through the EU Special Area of Conservation surrounding the lake with rare wet woodlands. Many trees covered in stags horn and other lichens, honey suckle, thickets of wild raspberries or banks of red or white alpine strawberries in season. Further afield, explore the ancient, naturally sown, Scots pine forests with bilberries, mountain ash, wood anemones & acres of blue bells and rhododendron etc. Guests can wander through the colourful bogs looking for plants that eat flies or rub their hands through the seeds of bog myrtle for a wonderful natural scent.