Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

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

Set amidst 10 wooded acres, Ardtara is an elegant 19th-century mansion in the heart of Northern Ireland. 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.

With an emphasis on using seasonal local produce and fruit and vegetables from the gardens, Ardtara'a award-winning restaurant serves exquisite dinners, a casual lounge menu, sumptuous afternoon teas and a superb Sunday lunch.

This charming house features a plethora of original Victorian features including working fireplaces in the bedrooms, which are uniquely designed, in keeping with the style of the house, but with all modern conveniences and comforts.

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

Relax and unwind in the idyllic and peaceful surroundings of Ardtara with an overnight stay, 3 course evening dinner in our Michelin recommended restaurant and a choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts the following morning is included.

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

Over the past 20 years, Ardtara has hosted 'romantic couples', 'golfing heroes', 'Nobel prize winners', 'Olympic champions', 'Hollywood celebrities', as well as thousands of loyal locals. 

For reservations call 02879644490, email or book directly online.

from £99.50
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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 3 course dinner is available in our Michelin recommended Restaurant from 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

Early Bird 3 Courses from £27.50pp or A La Carte Dinner 3 Courses from £41.95pp

For reservations call 02879644490, email or book directly online

from £59.50
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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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