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

Summer Two Night Foodie Offer

Enjoy 2 nights of accommodation at our 19th-century manor house, cooked to order and continental breakfast with a four-course dinner in our Michelin-recommended restaurant on one evening and our casual bar menu (two courses) on the other evening.

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

from £217.50
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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.

For reservations call 02879644490, email or book online 

from £147
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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, 2 course dinner included and breakfast cooked to order in the morning.
The package also includes a bottle of house wine OR welcome tea/coffee and homemade scones on arrival (please let us know which you prefer, you can simply add a note to your booking).

From £124.50pps

from £124.5
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Tasting Dinner (Includes Overnight stay & Breakfast)

Our chef cooks up a wonderful 6 course-tasting menu featuring some of Ardtara's most iconic dishes, reflecting our finest local produce. Overnight stay and full cooked-to-order breakfast (and continental). Includes wines and drinks to accompany each course. 

For further details and to reserve your table/accommodation call 02879644490, email or book online.

from £187
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Spring/Summer Two Night Escape (Dinner B&B)

Relax and unwind in the idyllic surroundings of Ardtara with a two night stay, 4 course dinner each evening and enjoy a choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts each morning. 

Stroll around our garden and woodland by day and by night enjoy our cosy open fires throughout the house (including most of our bedrooms) for an added touch of ambiance before sampling our diverse and seasonal menu in our award winning restaurant.

We are best able to guarantee our guests’ chosen time for dinner with a week’s notice. Thank you

For reservations call 02879644490, email or book directly online. 

from £249.5
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Summer Wine and Dine

Get away for a night this summer and relax at our 19th-century manor house with an overnight stay and cooked to order and continental breakfast, also included is a 2-course dinner & wine paired with each course.

The perfect one-night escape.


from £115
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Gourmet Package

Calling all foodies. This is the package for you!
Experience the award winning cuisine that Ardtara has become famous for.

2 night stay

Breakfast cooked to order each morning

Our delicious 6 course tasting menu in our Michelin recommended restaurant on 1 night 

Afternoon tea

*Please let us know in advance your preferred day to have afternoon tea 

from £268.50
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Seamus Heaney Homeplace Package

Enjoy a one night stay at Ardtara with 4 course evening dinner in our award winning restaurant and a choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts the following morning. Also 2 tickets for admission to the Seamus Heaney homeplace in Bellaghy.

Package available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday.

For reservations call 02879644490, email or book directly online.

from £157
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Overnight dinner & cocktails package

Relax at Ardtara
The package includes:
Overnight stay,
Two-course evening meal for two in our restaurant
and a cocktail each of your choice
Breakfast cooked to order and continental,

from £145
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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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