Win a stay at Ian Orr’s Victorian Boutique Hotel

Did you see our Chef Patron Ian Orr on Saturday Kitchen?

You could experience Ardtara charm at his Victorian boutique hotel in the heart of Northern Ireland.

Ardtara Country House Hotel

Ardtara Country House Hotel Bedroom

Ardtara Country House Hotel is nestled in ten wooded acres and the nineteenth century country house has been lovingly restored to provide guests with an authentic experience.

Ardtara was built as a family home by Harry Jackson Clark during the reign of Queen Victoria and now accommodates visitors in the comfort and style of a bygone era – with all the modern conveniences.  The nine individually designed guest rooms are exquisitely decorated, each with cosy working fireplaces, the best of modern king size beds, en-suite bathrooms with high pressure showers and mood-enhancing owner-collected antiques.

Ardtara Country House Hotel is conveniently located in Upperlands, within 30 minutes of all the scenic attractions of the North Antrim coast and Giant’s Causeway.

Ardtara Country House Hotel has won numerous awards over the years, most recently it has been awarded for customer service excellence by Restaurants Association of Ireland and named AA Guest Accommodation of the Year Northern Ireland 2017.

Fine Dining Finesse


The Clark Room is in keeping with the 19th Century heritage with its stunning panelled walls depicting hunting scenes and featuring the original gun cabinet, now used to display glassware.

The experience of dining in a country house is very unique, guests are greeted on arrival with a warm welcome and seated in the lounge, by the open fire, where they are served drinks and are invited to browse the menu before being seated in the Clark Room to dine.  View our menus here

Browns Bonds Hill Group

Ian Orr, the multi award winning Chef Patron of Browns Bonds Hill Group, makes his BBC One Saturday Kitchen debut on Saturday 5 August at 10.00am.

Ardtara Country House Hotel is the jewel in the Browns Bonds Hill Group.  Chef Ian Orr opened the first restaurant in the group, Browns Bonds Hill, with his business partner Marcus Roulston, in 2009.  The restaurant has twice been named Best Restaurant in Ulster by Restaurants Association of Ireland, in 2013 and 2016, and has won the coveted title of Best Restaurant in Derry~Londonderry from Restaurants Association of Ireland for eight consecutive years (2009-2017).  Browns Bonds Hill was named ‘Best Food Tourism Experience in Northern Ireland’ at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2017.  It is across the River Foyle from its sister restaurant Browns in Town which has been awarded for customer service excellence by Restaurants Association of Ireland. The Browns Bonds Hill Group portfolio also includes Browns on the Green, the only restaurant in Letterkenny named in the Michelin Guide, and Barnhill Bar & Grill in Letterkenny, bespoke outside catering is also offered by Browns Anywhere.

Package Breaks at Ardtara Country House Hotel

Afternoon Tea at Ardtara Country House Hotel

Ardtara Country House Hotel offers a range of package breaks and special offers throughout the year; from Game of Thrones breaks and Gastronomic breaks to Seamus Heaney packages. Bed and breakfast overnight stays start from only £49.50 per person sharing.  By joining our mailing list, you will receive exclusive offers and first refusal to our special wine dinners and foodie events.

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Ardtara Country House Hotel

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