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Hotel Ardtara Country House (Maghera, United Kingdom)


Hotel Ardtara Country House (Maghera, United Kingdom)

About Ardtara Country House

Nestled upon eight wooded acres stands the historic Ardtara Country House. Less than an hour from Belfast, Derry, and three airports, this is an optimal Northern Ireland locale. Nine rooms are offered at Ardtara Country House. Choose from classic and superior styles, offering such luxuries as fireplaces, antique decor, sumptuous bathrobes, large beds and high ceilings. Hotel features comprise free parking and Wi-Fi, room service, laundry service, meeting rooms and an elegant wedding venue with catering options for up to sixty-five guests. Dine between two fireplaces in the hotel's award-winning restaurant. Menus include three courses, a hearty Sunday lunch selection, impressive desserts and a vegetarian tasting menu. Private dining can also be arranged in the conservatory with prior notice. Less than thirty-four minutes' ride reaches Fairhill Shopping Centre, Millennium Riverside Walk, St. Patrick's Church, Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Portglenone Forest and Ballymena Memorial Park.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi(Unavailable)
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking(Unavailable)
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 62  reviews from:
  • LocationExcellent  (8.5 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.4 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (9.1 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.9 / 10)
  • Value for moneyExcellent  (8.5 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Charming, Serene Locale

A peaceful, wooded retreat set upon impressively landscaped grounds within beautifully-restored historic architecture. The decor is chic mixed with lovely antiques. A stately and ornate dining room welcomes you with candlelight, exquisite menus and open fires burning, and a grand piano stands in the entrance hall. The Wi-Fi is offered throughout the premises and guests say the tasting menus are a delight. The bar offers an assortment of whiskeys and an extensive wine list.


Welcoming Staff

This team is outstanding from arrival to departure, always attending to your every need without delay.


Lovely Rooms

Large and cosy with fireplaces, traditional decor, gorgeous countryside views, spacious bathrooms and superb showers - a perfect spot for relaxing fireside with a book over a cup of hot tea in the evening.

Negative Reviews


In Need of a Refurb

Unfortunately, some rooms are disappointing, with dusty fixtures, cobwebs and outdated carpeting. The advertised antiques are not of the quality some might expect and the whole venue overall could use a good scrub and a serious sprucing.


Breakfast Blues

The fruit salad is often just chopped apples and oranges. Although the dishes are supposedly 'made-to-order', some were served cold items.



For the prices charged at this location, one might expect all the amenities to be in working order. However, you may find the shower takes over fifteen minutes to warm up to even lukewarm temperatures, and the televisions may or may not work. Menus are limited with a few odd and pretentious items, and the restaurant atmosphere was seriously lacking for some diners.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Terrace
  2. Hotel bar
  3. Conference rooms
  4. Non-smoking rooms
  5. Restaurant
  6. Laundry service
  7. WiFi in public areas
  8. Room service
  9. Luggage storage
  10. Housekeeping
  11. Free WiFi
  12. Breakfast
  1. Wheelchair accessible
Room amenities
  1. Ironing board
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
  5. Central heating
  6. Electric kettle
  7. Satellite TV
  8. WiFi
  9. Flatscreen TV
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food


8 Gorteade Road , BT46 5SA , Maghera , United Kingdom
Telephone: +4(428)79644490 | Fax: +4(428)79645080 | 

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