Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

8 Gorteade Road, Upperlands, BT46 5SA , Co. Derry
Tel: +44 28 796 44490 Fax: +44 28 796 45080 Email: Website:

Nestling amongst traditional Victorian gardens, millponds and woodland in the heart of Northern Ireland is Ardtara, an elegant 19th-century mansion, once a family home to the Cork linen barons and now one of Ireland's finest restaurants.

Just 15 minutes from Seamus Heaney HomePlace and within 45 minutes of both Belfast & Derry, the Giant’s Causeway, the Antrim coast, Royal Portrush Golf Club and many Game of Thrones filming locations, it’s the perfect base from which to explore the local area and Northern Ireland.

While the house is peaceful and secluded, there is that unmistakeable buzz that comes from having a full-service restaurant on site, with extensive wine list and cocktail menu also serving a daily bar/lounge menu.

The recently renovated bedrooms respect the era of the house, whilst offering all the modern conveniences along with genuine warmth and hospitality.

Recent Awards:

Best Guest Accommodation in Northern Ireland 2016/17 (AA)

Romantic Hotel of the Year 2017. 

Recommended in the Michelin Guide 2019


Roulston & Orr Families


  • Take M2/M22/A6 north toward Derry/Londonderry.
  • 7 miles past the Castledawson roundabout, take A29 through Maghera. Continue on A29 towards Coleraine for three miles out of Maghera to the right turn on to B75. Proceed one mile into Upperlands. Ardtara sign is on the left towards the end of the village.

Special Offers

One Night Getaway Dinner B&B

Overnight accommodation at our 19th century manor house, cooked to order and continental breakfast with a four course meal in our michelin recommended restaurant during your stay.

(Please note that this package does not include dinner for any children on the booking).

For reservations call 02879644490, email or book online 

from £147
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Best available rate B&B (Pre pay)

Relax and unwind in the idyllic and peaceful surroundings of Ardtara Country House with an overnight stay,  and a choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts the following morning is included.

Advance Purchase offer

Please note this is a pre-paid offer, non-refundable and not date transferable. Full payment is taken at the time of booking and any amendments needing made to the reservation must be done within 24 hrs.

from £77.5
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Overnight Stay B&B

Enjoy an overnight stay at Ardtara and a choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts the following morning. 

Note - Dinner is available in our Michelin recommended Restaurant Wednesday to Saturday 5pm-9pm, and Sunday lunch from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and Sunday dinner from 5.00pm to 8.00pm (for reservations call 02879644490 or email

A La Carte Dinner 3 Courses from £49.95pp

For reservations call 02879644490, email or book directly online

from £112
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Luxury Break

Overnight accommodation at our 19th century manor house
Welcome tea/coffee and homemade scones on arrival
Breakfast cooked to order in the morning
Two course evening dinner in our Michelin recommended restaurant 

From £124.50pps


from £124.5
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Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Historic Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. Below is a full list of our houses and restaurants and the map above shows each of their locations.

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