Ardtara is an elegantly restored 19th century manor house hotel set in eight wooded acres and located in the centre of the ring of Belfast, the Giant's Causeway and the city of Derry. Most scenic attractions north of Belfast and along the Giants Causeway coast, as the Royal Portrush/Portstewart links golf are all within a 10-60 minutes' drive of Ardtara. The little village of Maghera lays only 5km to the south.</p> <div>
Ardtara has nine spacious bedrooms with high ceilings, en-suite bathrooms with tub and high pressure shower, deluxe king size beds, a desk, vanity, and full length mirrors, owner-collected antiques and original working fireplaces. They fit the style and period of the architecture. The large windows enable restful views over the extensive lawn surrounded by mature woods. They also offer all modern amenities including flat screen TVs, direct dial phones, Free WiFi, safe deposit boxes, hairdryers, robes and plush bath towels. Room service is available at all times.</div> <div> </div> <div>
The Ardtara Restaurant prides itself on its cuisine, which will captivate your senses with authentic local and European dishes. Local produce like Irish Sea Bass, local vegetables and potatoes, home baked breads, Ditty's biscuits and a range of Irish, Welsh and other cheeses, are all reflected in the menu. Its wine list offers classic wines and today's standards. Tables are situated well apart so that every guest is guaranteed privacy and seclusion.</div> <div> </div> <div>
The Bar at Ardtara is a spacious room with a grand bow window looking across the tennis court and offers a good selection of whiskeys and other drinks. Local brews are featured and can be enjoyed in front of the open fire. The Country House also features two lounges, elegantly and comfortably furnished to put your mind and body at ease.</div> <div> </div> <div>
The hotel is in the former home of Linen magnate Harry Clarke, scion of one of Northern Ireland's most prominent families, who built a successful business during the late 19th and early 20th centuries next door to Ardtara, in what is now a 250 year continuously operating Linen Mill. The heights of the ceilings, the beauty of the mouldings, the unique wall hangings with hunting and sylvan scenes, all add to the stately look and feel of the home, where the Clarke family lived for a century. The curving driveway, beautiful lawns, exotic plantings and magnificent trees many of which Harry Clarke brought back with him from his trips abroad, contribute to the splendour of the location. The Country House was previously even named "Most Romantic Hotel of the Year" by the Automobile Association. </div>
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