Ardtara Country House – The BEST Place for a Short Break in Northern Ireland
A short break at Ardtara Country House is the perfect way to relax and unwind in idyllic and peaceful surroundings. If you dream of peace and relaxation, or want to spend quality time with your nearest & dearest, Ardtara Country House promises total escapism. Whether you want to stroll around the grounds, indulge in the finest food, explore the nearby country lanes and walks, or just lounge in our exquisite individually decorated bedrooms at Ardtara, where there is no chance of being disturbed.
We are thrilled that we will be able to open our doors to you from 10 July
Our Pledge to Keep Guests Safe at Ardtara Country House
Ardtara Country House prides itself on its award-winning hospitality, attention to detail and the ability to make guests feel at home. We are confident that keeping everyone safe does not preclude an amazing experience.
We are currently planning the best way to welcome our guests and provide the renowned Ardtara experience whilst prioritising the health and safety of both our staff and guests. Everything we do will adhere to government guidelines with a touch of Ardtara charm. The special touches that our guests have become accustomed to will still be there, but perhaps provided in another imaginative way. The same friendly staff will be looking after your every need but standing a little further away from you.
We thank all of our guests for their understanding and support.
A Stunning Victorian Country House
Ardtara Country House, an elegantly restored Victorian Country House is set in beautiful wooded grounds 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. Ardtara is available for private hire, or if you don’t need all nine rooms, we can offer you a wing with multiple rooms for your small group/extended family – please get in touch for full details.
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 £41.95
Served 5pm – 9pm (8pm Sunday)
Sunday Lunch – 3 courses £32.50
Served 12.30pm – 3.30pm.
Afternoon Tea – £24.95
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.
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 Collection, 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.
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.