'One of the five Best Places to Stay in Northern Ireland'

The National Geographic Traveler Magazine (2010) READ

News Flash: Ardtara Country House is delighted to announce that it has been acquired by the renowned Browns Restaurant Group, based in Derry/Londonderry.

The multi-awarded Chef/Patron of the Group, Ian Orr, is now overseeing all things food-and-beverage at Ardtara. This is a truly exciting prospect as you can glean from this 2013 Joris Minne review in the Belfast Telegraph (click here).

For more information and reservations, call 028 7964 4490. (A few New Year’s Eve tables still available).

Ardtara is an elegantly restored 19th century mansion situated at the centre of Northern Ireland.

Ardtara is an elegantly restored 19th century manor house situated at the centre of Northern Ireland adjoining the scenic Sperrin Mountains region and within 45 minutes of the North Antrim Coast, the Giant’s Causeway, the city of Derry/Londonderry and Belfast. 

In fact, every scenic attraction in Northern Ireland north of Belfast, plus all airports and Royal Portrush/Portstewart links golf are all within 10-60 minutes of Ardtara (source: Google Maps).

What the Experts Are Saying

Ardtara is honoured to be included in The National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s “Best Places to Stay in Britain and Ireland” 2010 and was previously named “Most Romantic Hotel of the Year” by the Automobile Association. Ardtara has also been named as a Fodor’s “Choice” selection, has Three Stars for accommodation from the AA (the highest available for a country house hotel), and is a member of Ireland’s prestigious “Blue Book” hotel association.

Once the home to the Clark family, world famous linen makers of Co. L’Derry, Ardtara has nine spacious bedrooms which feature high ceilings, en-suite bathrooms, deluxe king size beds, owner-collected antiques and original working fireplaces.

Guests enjoy award winning Irish cuisine in our restaurant utilizing the best in local produce complemented by a fine selection of wines from three continents.

Free Wi-Fi and a GPS satnav pre-programmed to get you to and from the best tourist attractions is available. All in all, we want you to know that you will be most welcome at Ardtara and that we will do our utmost to make your visit restful, delightful and memorable.

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Ardtara is close to Derry, the Causeway Coast, while being accessible to Belfast and a number of heritage locations.