Beech Hill Country House Hotel is gloriously set in 32-acres of woodland, lakes and tranquil well-tended gardens, is famed for its warm welcomes and fine food. Despite its rural location this imposing Georgian building stands just 2-miles from the walled centre of Londonderry. Also within easy reach are the Giants Causeway, the wild and dramatic scenery of County Donegal and the gentle, wonderfully scenic Sperrin Mountains.
The house dates back to 1729 and was built by Captain Thomas Skipton, whose family settled here from England in the 17th Century. Beech Hill's unique architecture is fascinating, influenced by French and Italian designs. Its attractive bow windows, distinctive porch and beautifully landscaped gardens give Beech Hill a sylvan look.
In the best traditions of the grand, Irish country house it offers the finest hospitality served up with style and sophistication a picture of living in a gentler, more elegant age. The authentic atmosphere of the Beech Hill Country House is greatly enhanced by its wonderfully proportioned rooms and elegant furnishings. Sink into a comfortable sofa in the Gallery lounge or perhaps take a traditional afternoon tea, curl up and read a book or just admire your surroundings.
The restaurant is open throughout the day for everything from that greatest of culinary delights, a breakfast with a great country house tradition, the Ulster Fry, through to delicious light lunches and sumptuous evening meals. The wonderful food is further complimented by an extensive wine list, carefully selected to cater to every taste and occasion. The service is everything you could hope to expect from a country house of this caliber. Enjoy Traditional afternoon tea in the Gallery Lounge and curl up beside the fire, to include sandwiches,specialty Teas or fresh ground coffee, homemade petit fours, and our famous homemade bread selection.
The country house atmosphere is reflected in the hotel's 27 delightful bedrooms, all tastefully and individually furnished to the highest standards of decor and comfort, displaying all the interesting and individual details of the house. As you would expect each room comes with full en suite facilities, television, hair dryer, trouser press, direct dial phone, tea and coffee making facilities. The superb executive suite is designed with special occasions and visiting VIPs in mind. Furnished with antiques from the Beech Hill's glorious past it offers comfort, privacy and attractive views over the garden. The romance of the house is best depicted in the lovely honeymoon suite, which naturally has a canopied four poster bed and is the ideal place to get away from it all.
Beech Hill also boasts a leisure suite with sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym together with health and beauty treatments. And it this all sounds too lazy, there is ample opportunity for horse-riding, fishing, sailing and even flying at the local flying club. For golfers the hotel also offers 9 holes "on the house" at the Ballyshaskey Golf Course just a short walk through the wooded grounds of Beech Hill.