We recently chatted to Carrie-Anne of The Mellon Country Inn about their fantastic, New York-inspired accommodation in County Tyrone.
Carrie-Anne, what is the Mellon Country Inn, and whereabouts is it situated?
The Mellon Country Inn is a family-owned and family-run 3 star hotel in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains in the west of Co. Tyrone.
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How did it come about? What’s the story behind it?
The Irish-American Mahoney family from Augher, Co. Tyrone purchased the property in 2016 and completed an extensive refurbishment, with their grand re-opening on St Patrick’s Day in 2017. The Mellon Country Inn has been a mainstay on the A5 main road between Omagh and Derry/Londonderry for decades, beginning its life originally as Paddy Brown’s Bar. It’s now an 18-room hotel with Conferencing facilities, a Ballroom, and a Bar and Restaurant on site.
What does it offer for those exploring Northern Ireland?
Our biggest asset is our location – we are central to Donegal, Tyrone, Derry/Londonderry and Fermanagh. Perfect for travellers and daytrippers alike!
We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and hospitality.
What local attractions are nearby?
Ulster American Folk Park (5 minutes away); Strule Arts Centre in Omagh; Harry Avery’s Castle in Newtownstewart; Bessie Bell and Mary Gray mountains nearby – lots of walking trails; Gortin Glens Forest Park with its play park, deer and ducks, 5 mile scenic drive, and mountain biking trail.
Is it pet-friendly?
Dogs are welcome for a drink at the Bar, but not to stay overnight.
What amenities does it provide?
Spacious and comfortable rooms with views of the Sperrin Mountains and Strule River, free parking, onsite Bar and Restaurant.
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What’s your favourite thing about it?
Personal service and the craic in the Bar on a Saturday night!
Why should people choose to book it as their accommodation?
Its central location to many tourist attractions; 25 minutes from the Irish border; Irish-American hospitality; excellent value accommodation packages.
Find out more about The Mellon Country Inn here.
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