Hotel review: Beech Hill Country House Hotel, Derry, Northern Ireland

When we were planning our trip to Derry we wanted to stay a few days outside the city. Not too far from family but somewhere that offered a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Beech Hill Country House soon appeared on our radar. When we mentioned we were staying here, it got rave reviews. People had been to weddings and events here and told us we were in for a treat. And they were right!

Located around a 10 minute drive from the centre of Derry, Beach Hill is an Georgian country house set within wooded countryside. It's no wonder it's a popular venue for weddings and celebrities choose to call it home when they visit. The friendly famous Irish charm was apparent when we checked in and were led to our room, leaving us thinking that nothing would be too much trouble.

Our room was spacious, comfortable and tucked away at the back with a gorgeous view of the grounds. It was the perfect place to come back to after a long day sightseeing. The decor isn't the most fashionable but it keeps in with the cosy ambience of the hotel. Too modern and it would look out of place. It's that old-school charm that makes the hotel so appealing.

Breakfast the next day was a feast. We went downstairs to an incredible spread of pastries, cereals, cheeses, fruits, breads and meats - and eyes bigger than our bellies! We piled up our plates before taking a seat, only for a waitress to come over and ask what we would like for our cooked breakfast. I wished I hadn't been so greedy with the pastries now... My boyfriend went for the full Ulster Fry and I opted for the veggie version because who can turn down potato waffles? Not me!

Beech Hill Country House Hotel is a fantastic option if you find yourself in Derry. It's far enough out of the city - only about £4 in a cab! - yet close enough to not feel too cut off. The staff couldn't be more helpful during our stay and really helped to make it enjoyable. The rooms were a great place to relax and rest our weary heads - the bed was so big we couldn't even touch each other! It's somewhere I'll definitely be back to next time I'm visiting as I'd like to try out the afternoon tea.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like the perfect picture of country chic, while still being close enough to the city! Definitely one to bookmark if I ever go back to Northern Ireland.

    - Elodie x


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