This modern Country House Hotel is set in the peaceful Roe Valley Country Park, just outside the Co. Londonderry town of Limavady. This three-mile linear stretch of river and mature woodland, together with the brooding Binevenagh Mountain plateau, provides a dramatic picture postcard backdrop. A one and a half hour drive North West of Belfast via the dramatic Glenshane Pass leads you to this countryside stunner.
The Resort’s 118 bedrooms include five sumptuous, individually-designed suites and fifteen fabulously capacious family rooms. We seriously recommend you splurge on a boutique-style suite to fully experience that luxurious touch. With free wifi and iPod docks, you’ve got one seriously sophisticated boudoir beauty.
The Roe Spa menu boasts Elemis facials, wraps and massages, exotic scrubs and rasul mud treatments and delicious bathing ceremonies – go alone or take a pal or paramour for double the fun. Top and tail your spa-time at the Aqua Meditation Chamber and Relaxation Suite. Then take a dip in the indoor pool with steam room, sauna and jacuzzi.
Roe Park's first teebox is merely a lob-wedge shot away from the Hotel. This is the most comfortable start imaginable for a golfer needing stress-free fun on the fairways. The downhill par four opener, and the other early holes close to the outskirts of Limavady, help to ease the player into the swing, adequately prepared to cope with some tricky tests up ahead on this undulating par-70 parkland test. Various packages can be obtained, linking the Hotel with the golfing arm of the compact unit - where the professional is Shaun Devenney.
One of the many attractive holes is the uphill short sixth. Club selection to this elevated green is a persistent puzzle. Another tantalising hole is the par four 15th. Along with the straightened rising fairway to a new expanded par four 14th green, the 15th - across a drain and near a re-designed pond, can be reached off the teebox by big hitters. The slightest error, however, and the gamble could result in high bogey numbers. The complex has a total of 21 holes. The course normally undergoes a reshuffle during winter months, when reduced to 16 holes. Five holes at the start are given a rest during poor weather. Three standby holes, two par four's and a par three in a field behind the short ninth, come into play.
As the name suggests, Greens restaurant offers great food with that course-side view. Local produce is to the fore (pun intended) and it’s a good spot for a bit of mingling with the locals who are equally enamoured of its fine dining menu which includes Game Terrine, Lemon and Thyme Roasted Chicken and Chocolate Truffle Torte. The Coach House, set in a restored 18th century yes, you’ve guessed it, coach house, offers a more informal brasserie-style dining option.
The North West location means daytrips to Derry, Donegal and the Giant’s Causeway are all within easy driving distance. Park your car on the nearby award-winning Benone Strand – a seven mile stretch of Blue Flag sandy beach. Or take the Bishops Road to the summit of Binevenagh and back down to the precariously perched Mussenden Temple. What a sight!