About This Listing
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.
Smoking outside only - there's a covered garden space with seating.
Respect is an explicit and implicit 'value' of the house and is demonstrated in how people are treated and behave. Principles of equality, diversity and the promotion of 'Good Relations' are core values.
There are no spare computers/mobile phones/televisions in the house so please bring your own laptop etc to access information etc.
Although this is a B&B, I am happy to provide additional services at a cost which reflects only the real cost (e.g. use of washing machine etc.) Guests may not use the washing machine without permission. There is no clothes dryer and clothes are dried in the yard which is covered. Wet clothes may not be hung up to dry inside the house. Wet outdoor garments - shoes/boots/coats/umbrellas need to be placed in the yard. Slippers are provided in the hallway for guests and outdoor shoes should not be worn in the house please.
The dining room/kitchen area is available only for breakfast and is closed at 11a.m. For guests who are staying more than 3 nights, arrangements may be made to use the kitchen and guests must leave the kitchen as they find it including washing and putting their dishes away, cleaning the stove and any spillages on the floor. Coffee and tea making facilities are available in each room and no dishes should leave the dining/kitchen area. Meals may not be eaten in bedrooms.
The house is not set up to accommodate young children.
The 'living room' which is not pictured on the website is strictly private.
My stay at Bridget's was excellent. She has a very warm personality and is very knowledgable about the city, the country and gives great advice in general. The accomodation is clean, calm and ideally situated next to a bus stop which takes you into the centre in 10 minutes.
I could only recommend staying here if anyone would consider going to Belfast.
If you don't mind a nice 30 minute walk to the University, at least when it's not raining, Brigid's room is a very convenient place when you have to attend a conference or lectures (or otherwise there is always the bus stop just around the corner). When I arrived, totally soaked because of a sudden heavy rainstorm, Brigid was so kind to offer me a cup of tea and a hot-water bottle, which made me feel really comfortable, and gave me an instant "warm up". Brigid's generosity and hospitality added up to a further successful stay in Belfast (and I went back home on a sunny afternoon...:)!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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About the Host, Brigid
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!