FROM HOUSE TO HOTEL
The hotel has risen like a phoenix from the fire. Purchased in 1966 by Sir William Hastings, it was originally a large period house and home to the McMaster family. The 10 bedroom home was quickly converted into a hotel, in order to secure a liquor license – hugely important, as it was the only place to get a drink in the area, for several miles.
Somewhat typically, this move proved hugely successful. After several major renovations and extensions, the hotel now boasts 110 luxurious bedrooms, 15 private conference and banqueting suites, a fitness room and choice of two restaurants.
The spacious grounds and ample car parking also make it one of Northern Ireland’s first choices for conference and exhibition business.