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Rated from 2 to 4, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, silver stars are awarded to highly recommended hotels.

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Stylish hotel and spa in attractive grounds

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At a glance

3 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible

Standing in 163 acres of private woodland and sweeping lawns beside the River Maine, this 19th-century mansion offers spacious, comfortable bedrooms. The many eating and drinking options include a welcoming cocktail and gin bar and the elegant River Room Restaurant, as well as The Bar & Grill at Gillies, a lively and atmospheric locals' bar, and the family-friendly Fratelli Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar. Also on the estate is an equestrian centre and a conference hall.

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  • En-suite rooms: 122
  • Family rooms: 17
  • Ground-floor rooms: 8
  • Self-catering available
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 400


  • Accessible bedrooms: 6
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities
  • Drying facility
  • Ironing facilities


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Outdoor swimming pool, heated
  • Hard tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Number of holes: 9
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Private fishing
  • Other leisure facilities: Clay pigeon shooting, archery, horseriding (all can be arranged off site)
  • Weekly entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 210
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 500
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 170
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 30


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 300

Getting here

1 mile from Ballymena on A42, between Galgorm and Cullybackey.

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