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Ardtara Country House

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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Fair_Foodie Antrim, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
23 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have visited Ardtara on a few occasions and it always is an experience. I love the setting and the décor and the over obsequious staff but this last visit was very disappointing. A six course taster menu and we both thought only two of the courses were nice. I know 2 out of 3 ain't bad but 2 out... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We just stayed for one night at the end of December. It was a very positive experience and we hope to return soon. When we were shown to our room, the gas fire was already lit and the room was cosy and welcoming. The furniture is antique and each room is uniquely decorated. Some furniture is a bit worn around... More 

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derry,northern ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have just returned from a first visit to Ardtara house which was a surprise birthday gift with my wife.As we have been regular visitors to browns restaurants and know that they only deal with excellence we where looking forward to the visit and we were not disappointed.We were met outside by Scott who carried our bags in and then... More 

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