Newforge House

In a swaddle of green grounds unravelling towards the River Lagan, John and Louise Mathers are the ‘personable, totally customer-centred’ hosts of this ‘remarkable’ guest house. More

Contact details

Newforge House
58 Newforge Road
Magheralin
Co. Armagh
BT67 0QL
Ireland
028 9261 1255

Hotel information

Bedrooms

6

Open

Feb–Dec.

Facilities

drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 2-acre gardens (vegetable garden, wild flower meadow, orchard, woodland) in 50 acres of pastureland, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in dining room.

Children

under-1s and over-10s welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Diners, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £125–£195, D,B&B from £210. À la carte £44.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a swaddle of green grounds unravelling towards the River Lagan, John and Louise Mathers are the ‘personable, totally customer-centred’ hosts of this ‘remarkable’ guest house. Come into the ‘gracious’ entrance hall of the restored Georgian house: paintings of Irish scenes hang on the walls; the lounge is an ‘intimate, comfortable room’, with seating arranged around the fireplace. Elegant bedrooms are furnished with family antiques. ‘My third-floor room overlooked the front lawn. Everything had been tastefully put together: a chaise longue, a slender wardrobe, a chest of drawers with polished brass handles. A helpful information folder included a comprehensive list of local activities.’ Flowers decorate the lawn-facing dining room, where the host cooks a three-course dinner five days a week, with much food locally sourced. (Light suppers are available the rest of the week.) ‘Home-baked soda bread accompanied a delicious pea and mint soup. A rib-eye steak was perfectly cooked; an elderflower panna cotta exquisite.’ In the morning, perhaps after Henry, the resident cockerel, sounds the call, breakfast is ‘simply superb’. (RG)

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Newforge House
58 Newforge Road
Magheralin
Co. Armagh
BT67 0QL

Guest comments

'A wonderful overnight stay. John Mathers is a remarkable man, blessed with considerable people skills. Star quality with totally committed customer service. ' - Robert Gower - June, 2016
'One of the best small hotels that we have stayed in. The hosptality, the rooms, the meals. ' - Yolanda Burrows-Hueppi - September, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • Lurgan Park

    The second largest public park in Ireland.

  • Edenmore Golf Club

    An 18-hole course in a countryside setting.

  • Armagh

    A small city, where St Patrick established his principal church.