Perfect for QUB Academic/Researcher

House - Private room · Ardmore Avenue, Belfast, BT7 3HD, United Kingdom
Brigid
Your host, Brigid
8 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Find your home away from home in Belfast's best neighbourhood which is within walking distance of Queens University, yet far away enough for you to have peace and quiet - not surrounded by students. You'll have the perfect base to explore Belfast and Northern Ireland in a charming Victorian house where old-fashioned features mix with modern comfort and luxury.

The house is also certified with the Northern Irish Tourist Board, meeting strict statutory requirements as a provider in NI.

Set over three floors, the house is spacious, bright, inviting, carefully decorated throughout and offers plenty of reading material (including maps and guides) clean white linens, towels and toiletries. You'll have free access to the dining room, kitchen and covered garden on the ground floor. Upstairs, you'll find the modern bathroom and the bedrooms.

The bedroom has a comfy single bed, and is bright, welcoming and cosy. The room has a desk, central heating, electric blankets, internet access/wifi, coffee & tea making provisions, slippers and housecoat.

The house is located on a very quiet residential street in the heart of Belfast's Ormeau Road - a safe, family-friendly and diverse area where you can find lots of young professional people, great little restaurants and cafes, contemporary bars and traditional pubs. Only 15 min walk into the very centre of the city and 10min walk to nearby Ormeau Park/QUB. Virtually outside the door is the city centre bus stop which will also take you to take to the Botanic Gardens/ Queen's University/Ulster Museum in 10 minutes.

Guests who book to stay for more than 4 days may use the kitchen to prepare meals and will be provided with kitchen storage space.

I'm a Belfast native and have lived abroad and travelled the globe. I love welcoming people to the city and to my home and look forward to making your trip special. I have worked in Universities, Colleges, City Councils, Private, Voluntary and Community Sectors and have a life time of Equality/Management/Personal Development/Community Relations Training and community development involvement. I am happy to provide city tours outlining the history of the Conflict, and visits to explore the cultural and artistic legacy of the City.

Please inquire about optional extra rooms in the house (I have 4 bedrooms) as the Airbnb reservation system shows bookings for only one room.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $175
Cleaning Fee: $18
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • I felt very blessed to stay with Brigid in Belfast while I was at a 3 day conference in Queen's. She was so warm and welcoming that even though I arrived stressed, I soon relaxed and very much enjoyed her great company and sharing stories, soup and even wine! The house is around the corner from a bus stop and even though I took taxis to Queens as I was in a hurry, it is within 15 or 20 minutes walking distance depending on footwear, fitness and weather :-) The house is very cosy and charming and reflective of the colourful, kind and caring character of the hostess. Looking forward to returning!

    February 2014
  • I was very lucky to spend a few nights in Brigid's home. Staying in Brigid's is like going to your favourite Aunties house. From the moment I arrived I was made feel so welcome. Her home is beautiful & so comfortable. It is within a 30 minute walk of the city centre so it's perfect for city activities. Brigid herself is a lovely warm fun person who is also a mindful of information about Belfast & it's history. If you're going to belfast stay here. I hope to be lucky to come visit again.

    September 2013
  • Brigid's house is very homely and comfy. Her welcome is warm and friendly and before you know where you are, you're sitting with a cup of tea in your hands, feeling like you've been there forever.
    The house is on a quiet road with transport and shops a few metres away and an easy bus ride into central Belfast.
    Brigid's knowledge of Belfast and it's history is comprehensive which is great if you want some background knowledge.
    Happy I stayed with Brigid and would do so again if I returned to Belfast.

    September 2013
  • Brigid is an amazing host, chatty , friendly, helpful, very cultured, and open minded person, was such a nice place to stay in, so cosy, warm, I felt like home, in few words the house of my dreams, I would recommend the place and wouldn´t hesitate to rent again.

    August 2013
    Brigid
    Response from Brigid:

    Thank you Vilma for your lovely review. I do hope you will return and maybe I will see you in Italy......who knows. Keep me posted of your adventures and moves abroad. Keep well and happy as ever. brigid

    August 2013
  • Excellent host, very hospitable. Thank you for letting us stay, all the best!! Yuting

    August 2013
  • Staying Brigid made my stay.
    I can only warmly recomend the stay at this lovely bnb.
    Brigid went out of her way to make the stay comfortable, from bath robes to buying gluten free breadso I could partake I the breakfast.
    Her company was very pleasant as well, chatting up a storm around any subject of the moment.
    I would gladly visit this place again.
    Cheers.
    Sonny

    August 2013
    Brigid
    Response from Brigid:

    thank you sonny. remember to keep in touch so i can follow the trajectory of your glorious career!!! best wishes, brigid

    August 2013
  • Staying at Brigid's was a blast !
    The house is clean and cosy, my room was just perfect and there is a bus stop just around the corner with buses running every 10 to 15 minutes that take you downtown easily .
    Brigid is a perfect host,enthusiastic,helpful and a wonderful person and I will definitively be back with my family and friends.
    Grazie Brigid.
    Ciao
    Teresa

    July 2013
    Brigid
    Response from Brigid:

    thanks teresa. keep in touch and look forward to meeting the rest of the family one of these days.......if we could just keep that wonderful weather going!!! all the best for now. brigid

    July 2013
  • Brigid is a very gracious host, and loves to help her guests connect to her city. The area is very nice and safe and is within good distance to grocery stores, atms, and restaurants.

    All of her guests were great too, as she does an excellent job of choosing visitors.

    I would stay with Brigid again! She became a great friend while I was there.

    July 2013
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St. Gemma's Girls High School, Queens University Belfast, University of Manchester, London School of Economics
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I'm a native of Belfast and have also lived in both England and the U.S. I love traveling and done so extensively- over the past year, I have visited Italy, Russia, Spain and Germany. My professional background covers community development, further education and peace-building. I have been Chair of several community organisations and recently put together Belfast's first women's history tour. In my free time, I love reading (especially related to history and art), good food and good conversation. Over the years, I've seen Belfast transform and I especially love welcoming visitors to the city which is rich in history and great for the craic (Irish for fun and humour). I'm always happy to give tours and information on the social and historical nature of the area as well as traditional music and the surrounding countryside. Look forward to meeting you!
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