About this listing
There is one attractive double room with a double bed available for guests. Guests will also have access to their own bath/shower room. The price is the same, including breakfast whether there is one or two guests. There is no single supplement.
Our house is a semi detached in a lovely park in the leafy suburbs of Belfast, two minutes walk from the bus stop and a 15 minute bus ride to the centre of town. It has lounge, family room open plan onto large kitchen dining area, with patio doors leading onto secluded garden and deck area. We have a bathroom with over bath shower, plus a downstairs shower room and utility room.
Guests have their own private bedroom which has a double bed with use of one of the lounge areas with television, and exclusive use of a bathroom.. Bed and contintental breakfast is included in the cost, and guests are welcome to use the kitchen area for snacks and making coffee etc as required. Id be delighted to advise about the cultural and historic aspects of the city, which is buzzing with life, music, theatre, and great restaurants.
The neighbourhood is lovely, quiet, with some local shops and garage nearby. We are a 15 minute bus or car drive to town, or if you prefer, its a 30 minute walk.
Belfast is nestled below Cave Hill and the Black mountain. It is a 20 minute drive to the nearest beach, close to the wonderful Antrim coastline, and an ideal spot from which to tour further afield and savour all the beautiful sights the province has to offer. Whatever your interests are they will be well catered for - whether its shopping, gastronomy, theatre, music, hillwalking, history, golf, outdoor pursuits, or just taking it easy and strolling around our beautiful parks, galleries, museums and city centre.
There are fast travel connections between Belfast, Dublin, Galway, Cork and Donegal for those wishing to move on to tour in the rest of Ireland.
You will find my home welcoming, a warm and friendly place to lay your head and relax after a days travel, work, shopping and enjoying the craic with the locals. It is without a doubt one of the friendliest places on earth, and folk will always go out of their way to be helpful .
Come and see for yourself.
Guests can access the patio and garden areas.
Interaction with Guests
I enjoy chatting to guests and advising them on what to see and do in the area, depending on their interests.
I do not intrude as guests are here to travel, sightsee, and relax.
Its proximity to the city centre and train/ bus routes. It is a quiet area, well served with shops, pubs, parks, and restaurants all within easy reach on foot
Guests can make themselves at home, and can use the kitchen for snacks and coffee making etc. A continental breakfast is provided, please wash dishes after.. You are asked to enter and leave the property quietly in the evenings as the family work and need their sleep. No smoking permitted on the premises, although guests are free to smoke in the garden.
About the Host, Cathy
I have lived in the city for ten+ years and love it. I manage a theatre training company. I have been a university lecturer and drama teacher and am now a health and social care professional working for a large Health Trust in N.Ireland.
I have travelled extensively and enjoy meeting new folk and learning about other places and cultures.
I speak fluent French and can pass myself ( just about!) in Spanish.
I am passionate about the Arts and Theatre in particular and have a large social circle and many other interests.
I have fallen in love with every place i've visited for one reason or another, and am currently very taken by Galicia in Northern Spain. I am fascinated by all things Indian and that's my next big travel destination.
I love reading and cooking to help relax, and enjoy walking and hanging out over long lunches and dinners with my family and friends.
My motto would be 'judge not....'
I couldn't live without my family and friends.
Belfast is a great city and there is much to enjoy with festivals in the area almost every month of the year. We have great theatre, music and traditional music festivals with something to suit everyone.
My house is so close to town and yet also in the suburbs - a great space to relax after a hard day or evening's enjoyment.