Gorgeous Guest Houses in Northern Ireland
Published June 12, 2019
From coastal retreats to secluded farmhouses and stately homes, Northern Ireland offers visitors a choice of stunning accommodation to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Our 4* and 5* Guest Houses and country houses offer guests the perfect place to stay. To help you plan your luxury short break, we’ve put together a selection of what’s on offer.
Ardtara Country House
Finn Lough, Fermanagh
This luxury resort in County Fermanagh offers a choice of accommodation packages, from the lakeside lodges and the Guest House to the unique Bubble Domes (contact premises directly to book) where you can sleep under the stars. With a forest spa and high quality restaurant on-site this is truly a get away from it all break.
The 2 hour Forest Spa Trail offers a unique spa experience, with various elements dotted along the shore - beginning with a salt room with a heated pool, to enjoying a relaxing soak in a lakeside hot-tub with breath taking views and ending in the relaxation room – enjoying a herbal tea beside the wood fire looking out at the panoramic views. The restaurant offers high quality fresh produce grown in the on-site polytunnel or sourced from local providers.
The Cuan, Strangford
This 4* Guest House is situated in a quaint, coastal location on the shores of Strangford Lough. Famous for their excellent home cooked food which includes an extensive selection of seafood and other local produce. The Cuan has a deep connection with the TV show Game of Thrones®, having been the cast’s accommodation during filming of seasons 1 and 2 due to its close proximity to one of the many filming locations, Castle Ward which doubled as Winterfell in the show.
For the Thronies there are a number of Game of Thrones® packages available, including their famous banquet where you can dress up as a member of House Stark and feast like a King. Overnight packages and experience packages are also available.
Rayanne House, Belfast
Found on the outskirts of Belfast, Rayanne House is a 5* Victorian guesthouse and restaurant offering spectacular views over Belfast Lough. It’s the perfect base to explore the vibrant city of Belfast and the surrounding area.
The restaurant is internationally renowned for its ‘Titanic Menu’ – a nine course recreation of the dinner served on the RMS Titanic to her 1st class passengers in 1912.
The Gregory, Belfast
Located south of the city, The Gregory Belfast is a spacious, elegant house with 11 modernised en-suite bedrooms with top quality hospitality and delicious breakfasts served.
Blackwell House, Scarva
A hidden gem in the County Down countryside, Blackwell House provides the perfect base to unwind and relax in luxury. This 5* Guest House offers 3 beautifully decorated ensuite bedrooms, each with its own unique style and sumptuous decor.
Proprietors Joyce and Steve provide the warmest of welcomes and first class hospitality. Expect to see fresh eggs on the menu from Joyce’s own free range hens, along with quality meats and vegetables from local farmers.
Newforge House, Magheralin
John and Lou Mather’s 5* Georgian country house offers beautiful gardens, original 18th century features and an award-winning dining experience.
Guests can enjoy local and seasonal produce with homegrown fruit and vegetables featuring on the dinner menu. A small orchard provides fruit for desserts, chutneys and preserves, and eggs are freshly laid by the resident chickens.
Situated in Craigavon, Newforge House is the perfect base to visit the 4* FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio in nearby Banbridge, or take a pottery class at 5* Mount Ida Pottery. For those looking to venture further afield, Belfast is only a 30 minute drive away.
Laurel Villa Townhouse, Magherafelt
If you’re looking for somewhere a little different with great character, then the 4* Laurel Villa Townhouse is the place for you. The family run Guest House boasts many period details and furnishings combined with contemporary comforts and ambience.
The Guest House has a strong link to Northern Ireland’s Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney, with many of his works displayed throughout the property. Discover Heaney Country on a bespoke 5* tour with proprietor Eugene Kielt and find out more about the people, places and countryside that inspired Ireland’s greatest poet.
Ardtara Country House
This award winning 4* country house, now owned by the Browns Restaurant Group, has 9 elegant bedrooms that are each individually styled. Offering everything from deluxe king size beds to relaxing views across the extensive eight acres of grounds, each ensuite room retains its grand original fireplace and all rooms are furnished with antiques.
Visitors will be delighted with the selection of food on offer in the award winning restaurant as Chef Patron, Ian Orr, is renowned for his dedication to fresh seasonal produce and support of local suppliers. Located in Upperlands, Ardtara Country House is conveniently located to a number of attractions along the Causeway Coastal Route.
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