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Ardtara Country House

Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
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8 Gorteade Road, Upperlands BT46 5SA, Northern Ireland
Ardtara Country House
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Upperlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great visit from the moment we arrived we were made so welcome. Beautiful dinner is a relaxing surrounding. Comfortable room and a great chance to wind down after a busy week. Friendly accommodating staff who obviously enjoy their job. Thank you.

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Maghera, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have always loved the Ardtara, this was our first visit since the new owners took over. Was so glad to see Valerie still there. Her welcome and attention are such an asset to the whole place. The food was superb and represented excellent value for money. The young lad who was our waiter displayed a professionalism beyond his years.... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here on the Spring Break (1 night b&b + dinner) last week. The room was excellent, large and well appointed, the bed very comfortable. The house is beautifully maintained and tastefully decorated. We were the only people eating at dinner (!) but the food and service were top class. Breakfast was good but I would... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Arrived at Ardtara (last visit 18 years previous) to a most charming welcome from Nicola, so personable, so nice, She asked would we like a drink from the bar or tea or coffee, we decided to take Tea in the drawing room, surrounded by beautiful antiques and a wonderful bookcase with awesome books . Back to the bedroom, the Room... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed at Ardtara for one night during a whirlwind tour of Northern Ireland with American friends, who were delighted with this establishment's combination of old world elegance and charm with contemporary facilities. The house is discretely set back among trees, on the edge of the hamlet of Upperlands, just north of Maghera. We were warmly welcomed and served by... More 

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nireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Amazing, amazing amazing, work in progress with rooms but fantastic location from derry and belfast. Food was as i expected perfect, so was breakfast. I love the grounds and i can see what they are doing here, great little gem hideaway folks.

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co.antrim
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Just back from an overnight stay at Ardtara House. My wife and I and 2 friends arrived here a few years ago on valentines night and had an ok meal. Have always wanted to stay so booked in ourselves and the same 2 friends. The welcome from valerie is like visiting a good friend.She then introduced us to scott who... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Took a detour from Derry to Belfast to have Sunday lunch in Ardtara and we were not disappointed,what a find. The food and dining experience was just wonderful. The staff were very attentive and made our visit special. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

There is a reason why Ardtara gets great reviews it is a class act from start to finish. Valerie Ferson and her team made us feeling like valued guests from the minute we arrived until we departed. Despite a power cut due to a fallen tree which was totally out of their control the level of service did not slip.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My partner and I decided to spend the night here after hearing that it had been taken over by browns and the head chef was Eddie atwell, knowing Eddie and the amazing food he produces it was the right choice, everything about the place is stunning and the staff are very helpful and friendly. We had the tasting menu and... More 

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