Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

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

Ardtara is an elegantly restored 19th century mansion,situated at the centre of Northern Ireland within 45 minutes of the North Antrim Coast, the Giant’s Causeway, Derry/Londonderry and Belfast.

In fact, every scenic attraction in Northern Ireland north of Belfast, plus all airports and Royal Portrush links golf are all within 60 minutes.

Ardtara is honoured to be included in National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s ‘Best Places to Stay in Britain and Ireland’ and has been named ‘Most Romantic Hotel of the Year’ by the AA.

Ardtara offers en-suite bedrooms with king beds, owner-collected antiques and original working fireplaces, within the privacy of eight wooded acres.

Recent Awards:

"Best Hotel Restaurant in Ulster 2015"

"Best Emerging Cuisine in Ulster 2015"

(Irish Restaurants Association).

The AA's Four Star Gold Award & 2 AA Rosettes for the Restaurant

Proprietors: 

Roulston & Orr Families

Directions:

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.


Click here for Garmin Sat Nav directions

Special Offers

Summer Two Night Getaway Dinner B&B

Enjoy a two night stay at Ardtara this summer, relax in our lounges and enjoy a stroll in the garden. Package includes 3 course evening dinner on both evenings in our award winning restaurant and a choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts the following morning. 

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 Country House has hosted 'romantic couples', 'golfing heroes', 'Nobel prize winners', 'Olympic  champions', 'Hollywood celebrities', as well as thousands of loyal locals. 

AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017, Best Hotel Restaurant 2015 by the Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Michelin Guide, a member of the prestigious "Ireland's Blue Book"




from £195.00
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One Night Getaway Dinner B&B

Relax and unwind in the idyllic and peaceful surroundings of Ardtara Country House with an overnight stay, 3 course evening dinner in our award winning 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 Country House 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 info@ardtara.com or book directly online.

Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Customer Service Ulster, 2017
AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017
2 AA Rosette Restaurant
Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland,Best Hotel Restaurant 2015
Michelin Guide and a member of the prestigious “Ireland’s Blue Book”.


from £99.50
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Seamus Heaney Homeplace Package

Enjoy a one night midweek stay at Ardtara Country House with 3 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.

Available on wednesday or thursday evenings.

For reservations call 02879644490, email info@ardtara.com or book directly online.

Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Customer Service Ulster, 2017
AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017
2 AA Rosette Restaurant
Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland,Best Hotel Restaurant 2015
Michelin Guide and a member of the prestigious “Ireland’s Blue Book”.

from £106.50
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Game of Thrones Stay Over with B&B

*GAME OF THRONES SPECIAL OFFER”

*This offer is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with HBO or anyone associated with Game of Thrones

Get Game of Thrones filming site map with Sat-Nav settings from £69.50 pps per night, package inlcudes overnight accommodation and a choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts the following morning.

Ardtara is right in the middle of GoT film sites in Co. Antrim & Co. L’Derry. Combine a day or two of fabulous exploring with Ardtara’s award-winning cuisine.

For reservations call 02879644490, email info@ardtara.com or book directly online.

Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Customer Service Ulster, 2017
AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017
2 AA Rosette Restaurant
Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland,Best Hotel Restaurant 2015
Michelin Guide and a member of the prestigious “Ireland’s Blue Book”.

 

from £69.50
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Overnight Stay B&B

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

Note 3 course dinner is available in our Award Winning Restaurant from Wednesday to Saturday 5pm-9pm, and Sunday lunch from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and dinner from 5.00pm to 8.00pm (for reservations call 02879644490 or email info@ardtara.com).

Early Bird 3 Courses from £24.95pp or A La Carte Dinner 3 Courses from £39.95pp

For reservations call 02879644490, email info@ardtara.com or book directly online

Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Customer Service Ulster, 2017
AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017
2 AA Rosette Restaurant
Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland,Best Hotel Restaurant 2015
Michelin Guide and a member of the prestigious “Ireland’s Blue Book”.

from £69.50
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Festive Supper Club with Music + B&B

Ardtara's next Supper Club is on Friday 30th November 2018 with John Burns and Billy Mc Combe

Supper followed by ‘Second Chance’ playing a selection of classic hits from the golden era of music of the 50s and 60s – bring your dancing shoes and get ready for a foot stomping, hand clapping, rocking good night.

Supper and overnight accommodation inlcuding a choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts the following morning : From £94.50 per person including tickets to the show and supper.

For further information and to purchase tickets, tel 028 7964 4490, email info@ardtara.com or book here online

Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Customer Service Ulster, 2017
AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017
2 AA Rosette Restaurant
Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland,Best Hotel Restaurant 2015
Michelin Guide and a member of the prestigious “Ireland’s Blue Book”.





from £94.50
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Italian Cookery Demo with Ian Orr (Includes B&B)

Our Italian Cookery Demonstration with Chef Patron Ian Orr at Ardtara Country House is on Thursday 26th July at 7pm.

Pick up lots of hints and tips from one of Ireland's leading chefs, and learn how to recreate these beautiful dishes at home. The Demonstration is followed by a fabulous 3 Course Meal and afterwards stay the night in one of our beautiful rooms (Double or Twin beds available) all rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms and most have original working fireplaces. A choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts the following morning is included in the package.

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

Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Customer Service Ulster, 2017
AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017
2 AA Rosette Restaurant
Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland,Best Hotel Restaurant 2015
Michelin Guide and a member of the prestigious “Ireland’s Blue Book”.

from £105
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French Wine Dinner (Includes B&B)

Our French Wine Dinner is on Friday 7th September 2018 at 7.30pm.
A sumptuous 5 course tasting menu, each course paired with wine, includes Prosecco on arrival. Complete your experience by staying overnight in one of our beautifully restored en-suite bedrooms at Ardtara Country House Hotel and have full Irish breakfast the following morning.  Wine Dinner only £79.95 per person / Wine Dinner, B&B package from £159.00pp.  

For reservations call 02879644490, email info@ardtara.com or book directly online. 

Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Customer Service Ulster, 2017
AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017
2 AA Rosette Restaurant
Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland,Best Hotel Restaurant 2015
Michelin Guide and a member of the prestigious “Ireland’s Blue Book”.

from £159
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Desserts Cookery Demo with Ian Orr (Includes Dinner, B&B)

The Desserts Cookery Demonstration with Chef Patron Ian Orr at Ardtara Country House is on Thursday 27th September at 7pm.

Pick up lots of hints and tips from one of Ireland's leading chefs, and learn how to recreate popular desserts at home. The Demonstration is followed by a fabulous 3 Course Meal and afterwards stay the night in one of our beautiful rooms (Double or Twin beds available) all rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms and most have original working fireplaces. A choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts the following morning is included in the package.

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


Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Customer Service Ulster, 2017
AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017
2 AA Rosette Restaurant
Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland,Best Hotel Restaurant 2015
Michelin Guide and a member of the prestigious “Ireland’s Blue Book”.

from £105
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Champagne Dinner (Includes Overnight stay & Breakfast)

For an elegant evening out, come along to our fabulous Champagne Dinner on Friday October 19th 2018. Enjoy Champagne on arrival and a five course tasting menu perfectly paired with a range of Champagnes; a wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and Champagne lovers. Then stay the night in one of our beautiful rooms (Double or Twin beds available) all rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms and most have original working fireplaces. A choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts the following morning is included in the package.

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

Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Customer Service Ulster, 2017
AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017
2 AA Rosette Restaurant
Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland,Best Hotel Restaurant 2015
Michelin Guide and a member of the prestigious “Ireland’s Blue Book”.


from £155
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A Perfect Christmas Cookery Demo with Ian Orr (Includes Dinner, B&B)

The 'Perfect Christmas' Cooking Demonstration with Chef Patron Ian Orr at Ardtara Country House is on Thursday 29th November at 7pm.

Pick up lots of hints and tips from one of Ireland's leading chefs, and learn how to cook the perfect Christmas dinner at home. The Demonstration is followed by a fabulous 3 Course Meal and afterwards stay the night in one of our beautiful rooms (Double or Twin beds available) all rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms and most have original working fireplaces. A choice of freshly cooked Breakfasts the following morning is included in the package.

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


Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Customer Service Ulster, 2017
AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017
2 AA Rosette Restaurant
Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland,Best Hotel Restaurant 2015
Michelin Guide and a member of the prestigious “Ireland’s Blue Book”.

from £94.50
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A Victorian Christmas Stayover and Dinner

A Victorian Christmas with Overnight Stay & Dinner on Thursday 6th December


For reservations call 02879644490, email info@ardtara.com or book directly online.

Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland, Best Customer Service Ulster, 2017
AA Awarded Guest Accommodation of the Year 2016/2017
2 AA Rosette Restaurant
Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland,Best Hotel Restaurant 2015
Michelin Guide and a member of the prestigious “Ireland’s Blue Book”.

from £109.50
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New Year's Eve Overnight Stay and Gala Dinner

Ring in the New Year at Ardtara and have a relaxing break in this fully restored Victorian Country House with glowing fires throughout. 

Package includes:

*One Evening stay 
*A selection of freshly cooked to order Breakfast the following morning 
*Prosecco and Canape reception on New Year's Eve followed by a 6 course Tasting Menu and champagne at midnight 
*Pianist throughout the evening and Piper at Midnight 


Please note the following terms and conditions apply, we require a £100 deposit to secure your reservation and the remaining balance is due by December 1st 2018; our standard hotel cancellation policy does not apply; New Year’s Eve reservations are non-refundable and not date-transferable.

 

from £187.50
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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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