Visitors to Ardtara can experience the drama of the Giant’s Causeway in the knowledge that lavish accommodation awaits them at the end of the day. The hotel’s nine bedrooms reside in a handsome Victorian inspired Country House, built by the linen baron Harry Clark. No two rooms are alike, each one is decorated in different colors and furnishings. But all fit with the style and period of the architecture and are spacious.
All the bedrooms offer high ceilings, modern en-suite bathrooms with high pressure showers, working open fireplaces, king size beds, desks, vanities, and full length mirrors. All the rooms are furnished in period antiques, and feature classic decorative moldings and ornamentation.
Bedrooms also offer all the essential modern and deluxe amenities to ensure supreme comfort including flat screen TVs, direct dial phones, safe deposit boxes, hairdryers, robes, and plush bath towels. Wi-Fi is free and room service is available.
Garden Rooms feature views out over the front lawn and include the Honeymoon Suite with large and airy with bow windows on two sides, a canopied bed and original art work.
Standard Deluxe Rooms include all the same modern amenities and comforts with other views, at lower cost.
The hotel is in the former home of Linen magnate Harry Clarke, scion of one of Northern Ireland’s most prominent families, and who built a successful business during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in what is now a 250 year continuously operating Linen Mill. The heights of the ceilings, the beauty of the moldings, the unique wall hangings with hunting and sylvan scenes, all add to the stately look and feel of the home, where the Clarke family lived for a century. The curving driveway, beautiful lawns, exotic plantings and magnificent trees many of which Harry Clarke brought back with him from his trips abroad, contribute to the splendor of the location where the loudest nighttime sound comes from crickets.
Facilities include our large dining room (seating up to 60), two lounge/reception areas, well-stocked bar and airy sunroom/conservatory.