Ardtara Country House
8 Gorteade Road
Photo by Nancy D. Brown
Where to Stay on Northern Ireland's Causeway Coastal RouteNorthern Ireland offers history, culture, regional food and stunning scenery along the Causeway Coastal Route. Combine that together with a lovely stay in a historic manor house and you have the beginnings of a beautiful relationship; at minimum, it’s a brilliant way to explore this part of the country.
My husband and I used Ireland’s Blue Book, an exclusive collection of Irish country houses, historic hotels and restaurants, to book our stay.
We settled in at Ardtara Country House in County Londonderry / Derry, for two nights while we dared to step on Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, climbed the Giant’s Causeway and discovered some Game of Thrones filming sites.
We were blessed to have fantastic weather on our March visit, but if the weather Gods don’t shine on you, that’s when you turn indoors for food and romance.
Ardtara house offers afternoon tea, dinner by the fire & a lovely Sunday lunch. If you have time, drive in to Derry - Londonderry, walk across the Peace bridge and discover the walled city. Make a dinner reservation at Browns Bond Hill restaurant and return back to Ardtara for a wee spot of tea or an evening drink of Bushmills Irish whiskey before drifting off to bed while you count sheep.