For almost 400 years, a fine country house has stood on high ground at Ardmore, on the road to Derry. Today, Beech Hill is a privately owned hotel in a sylvan setting, surrounded by 32 acres of wonderful parkland and landscaped gardens, with ponds and waterfalls, affording occasional glimpses of an abundant wildlife. Gentle life within the sturdy walls of this fine country house is what Beech Hill is all about, offering exceptionally high standards of accommodation, with many fine antiques, superb cuisine, attentive service and a most dependable wine list. The Leisure Suite is complete with sauna, steam, jacuzzi and weight room, together with health, relaxation and beauty treatments.
Each of the 27 comfortable bedrooms at Beech Hill Country House are individually and tastefully furnished to an extremely high standard. All contain many distinctive features and a full range of modern facilities. Guestrooms are beautifully furnished and contain everything you would expect to find in a hotel of this high standard.
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Hotel amenities and services also include Steam Room, Hot Tub and Exercise Equipment, which are available to all guests.
The Ardmore Restaurant
Beech Hill’s Ardmore Restaurant has recently been voted ‘Best Hotel Restaurant in County Derry’. At home and abroad it has long been renowned for its imaginative and superbly presented dishes, using only the finest and freshest of ingredients, mostly from nearby farms and fishermen. Vegetables and herbs are grown in the hotel’s own garden and gathered daily.
Many international celebrities (from the Clintons to Will Ferrell!) have dined here, while enjoying relaxing views over the ornamental lakes and gardens. Locals come regularly for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, often taking a stroll through Beech Hill’s picturesque grounds before they leave.
The Ardmore Restaurant has won many honours, including an AA Rosette. It features in Georgina Campbell’s Good Food Guide, John and Sally McKenna’s Best in Ireland Bridgestone Guide, and is a member of North West Organics. Beech Hill’s chefs are always happy to cater for special dietary needs, with advance notice.
On the Map: Derry City is located close to the northern coast in Northern Ireland. Derry is accessed via the N15/N13 from Donegal (to the southwest) and the A6 from Belfast (to the southeast).
The story of Derry is a long and tumultuous one. Set on a hill on the banks of the Foyle estuary, strategically close to the open sea, it came under siege and attack for over a thousand years. You can walk along the great 17th-century walls, about a mile round and 18 feet thick, which withstood several sieges and even today are unbroken and complete, with old cannon still pointing their black noses over the ramparts. The great siege lasted for 105 days. Today, there’s an atmosphere of optimism in Derry and the city buzzes with life. It’s an artistic city, with theatres, galleries and other cultural centres and a number of annual festivals. Its people, with their gentle accent, are very welcoming.