A Relaxing & Indulgent Easter Escape
If you dream of peace and relaxation, or just a complete break from the norm, Ardtara Country House promises total escapism. Whether you want to stroll around the grounds, indulge in the finest food, explore the nearby fashion boutiques, or just lounge in our exquisite individually decorated bedrooms at Ardtara, where there is no chance of being disturbed.
A Stunning Victorian Country House
Ardtara Country House, an elegantly restored Victorian Country House is set in beautiful wooded groundss down a tree-lined lane, in the quaint village of Upperlands just outside Maghera. Ardtara sits close to the geographical centre of Northern Ireland and on land which was once the hub of the Irish Linen Industry – rich in history, every room has a story to captivate you.
A Spectacular History
The 123-year-old Ardtara Country House Hotel, was built as a family home by linen baron, Harry Jackson Clark, for his bride-to-be, Alice, in 1895. After he died, Ardtara remained unoccupied until a local family bought and restored the house. In 2014, Ardtara was taken over by the restaurateurs behind the Browns Bonds Hill Group, who renovated and restored the house, turning it into a truly unique property. The country house hotel has stunning individually decorated bedrooms in the heart of Mid-Ulster surrounded by a private forest. With a plethora of original Victorian features, the house is uniquely designed in-keeping with its 19th century heritage, but with all the modern conveniences you would expect.
A Gastronomic Delight
Our head chef changes the dinner menu daily, showcasing the best on offer, including fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in our gardens.
Dinner Menu – 4 courses £39.95
Served 5pm – 9pm (8pm Sunday)
Easter Sunday Lunch – 3 courses £32.50
Served 12.30pm – 3.30pm.
Afternoon Tea – £21.95
Served 12.30pm – 3.30pm (not available on Sunday)
Lounge Menu – Enjoy a more casual bite to eat at Ardtara, from fresh baked scones to our local fish of the day, our chefs champion the seasonality and provenance of the finest ingredients from the region.
Modern Style Meets Old World Charm
Our individually decorated bedrooms ooze with charm, almost all of the bedrooms have an original fireplace with a working fire, and as Ardtara is tucked away among rolling fields on the edge of the village, a tranquil night’s sleep is sure to follow. The king size beds have orthopaedic mattresses and are dressed with crisp white cotton bedlinen. All of our bedrooms feature bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, flat screen tv, telephone, free WiFi, and a Nespresso coffee machine. We even leave some homemade biscuits in your room. Each elegant en suite bathroom features a high pressure shower while many are clad in Italian marble or have their original wooden floors. And the bathrooms are made complete with soft fluffy towels and complimentary bath products. Ironing and laundry facilities are available on request.
Complete Escapism, not too far away from the Great Sights & Attractions of Northern Ireland
Whether you are a shopper, country sports enthusiast, golfer or countryside explorer, Ardtara is within a 15 to 60-minute drive of many top Northern Ireland attractions. These include the Giant’s Causeway; The Walled City of Derry, Royal Portrush Golf Club; Belfast’s number one visitor destination, the Titanic Belfast; Game of Thrones’ Dark Hedges; Seamus Heaney’s HomePlace and Lough Neagh.
If you’d like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact our team
Telephone: 028 7964 4490