How delightfully unexpected to find this lavish Victorian mansion so close to the Derry city center. Troy Hall was built in 1897, complete with the Gothic Revival flourishes that were so popular in the period. Turrets give the redbrick exterior an almost fairytale look, while the sweeping back lawn is a remnant of what was once a huge estate. The building suffered terribly over the years, until the current owners restored it to its current beautiful condition. Spacious guest rooms are individually designed but share a country-house-style chic, furnished with handmade wood or wrought-iron beds and occasional antiques. Family rooms sleep up to five. Excellent breakfasts are served in the well-restored dining room. Central Derry is about 5 minutes by car or cab, and a bus stop is nearby.