Drenagh sits within an old 1,000 acre estate, surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland, and overlooked by magnificent Binevenagh in the fertile valley of the River Roe.
Drenagh is the stunning location for The Orangery which features a coffee shop and a beautiful artisan shop selling locally made arts, crafts and food.
The present gardens at Drenagh were mostly laid out in the 1830’s and 40’s but the original gardens date back to around 1640. Extensive restoration is taking place to transform The Walled Garden, The Italian Garden, The Glen, The Heather House, The Bog Garden, The English Garden, Old Cottage Wood, The Conifer Arboretum and The River Walks.
The Orangery has been created out of two old greenhouses, one that exclusively grew violets for Lady Margaret McCausland, the present owner’s grandmother, the other was the tomato house. The current design makes the most of the views over The Walled Garden. And on warm sunny days there is outdoor seating where you will be able to savour the colours of the plants, the buzzing of the bees, the birds singing and the delicate scents of herbs, flowers and cut grass.
The Orangery coffee shop serves simple but delicious refreshments, such as their soup of the day made from ingredients grown in the gardens as well as homebaked scones and sweet treats.
The Orangery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and on Sundays from 12pm to 4pm.
Afternoon tea at The Orangery, with delicious cakes, scones, sandwiches, and plenty of tea or coffee, is the perfect way to catch up with friends and family.
The Orangery also hosts regular food experiences throughout the year.