Ardtara Country House - Short Break Northern Ireland

Ardtara: The Jewel of Northern Ireland Named Top Small Hotel in the UK

Ardtara – The Epitome of Excellence – Named No.3 Small Hotel in the UK and 18th in Europe

We’re thrilled to announce that Ardtara Country House, nestled in the charming Upperlands near Maghera, has been recognised as the number three best small hotel in the UK and the 18th best in Europe! This incredible achievement comes as a result of Tripadvisor’s analysis of over 1.5 million property reviews worldwide.


Ardtara Country House, Short breaks, Ireland
Luxurious from inception, the Victorian property was built by one of Northern Ireland’s wealthy linen barons and is in a picturesque setting amid woodlands and lakes.

At Ardtara Country House, we take great pride in providing our guests with a truly exceptional experience. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll be immersed in the warm hospitality and charm that our dedicated team is known for. Our picturesque location, surrounded by stunning landscapes, adds to the allure of your stay.


With elegant and comfortable accommodations, exquisite dining options featuring locally sourced ingredients, and a range of amenities to ensure your utmost comfort, Ardtara Country House offers a truly memorable retreat.


Ardtara Country House bedroom
Individually decorated bedrooms with all the modern conveniences you would expect

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a special celebration, or a relaxing escape, our award-winning Victorian country house is the perfect choice. Explore the beauty of the surrounding area, indulge in gourmet delights, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.


We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our valued guests for their wonderful reviews and continued support. We’re truly honoured to be recognised among the best small hotels in the UK and Europe.


Plan your unforgettable stay at Ardtara Country House and experience the magic for yourself. Book now and discover why we’ve earned such prestigious accolades!


Fine Dining at Ardtara Country House
There is that unmistakable buzz that comes from having a full-service restaurant on site, with extensive wine list and cocktail menu.

Ardtara is part of the multi award-winning Browns Bonds Hill Collection, a bespoke restaurant collection that includes Browns Bonds Hill, who secured ‘Best Restaurant’ in the county at the awards evening for the tenth time. The collection also includes Browns in Town, located in Derry/Londonderry, and Eighteen Ninety Four, a fine dining restaurant overlooking Portstewart Strand.


If you’d like to book a stay at Ardtara, take a look at our offers HERE,,