About This Listing
Period house dating from the 17 th century. Probably among the oldest Georgian houses Ireland. Very original with most of the character of the period when it was built. City Centre location, 2 min walk =Jameson distillery, 7 min=Guinness factory.
This house is very old and one of the first Georgian house built in Dublin (1675). This house is unique, it has preserved order inside and outside the house because it has period plaster features in the ceiling on the ground floor, first floor, second floor and on top of the walls throughout the house, it has high ceiling, single glaze, Georgian, huge windows, the rooms are big, the Local council wants to preserve the house for its original period features and want to preserve absolutely everything about the house even things we may think would be better with modern materials. This house was in derelict condition 3 years ago, I have saved the house and spent a huge amount of money to present it in the condition it is to airbnb guests :
- New, very large main bathroom with great water pressure, big golden bath and great power showers with unlimited hot water on gas.
- New plumbing system offering unlimited hot water on gas 24 hours and in huge quantity ( 500 litres of very warm water tank), a pump has been installed to offer very powerful showers and a great pressure for drawing the water in the golden bath in the main bathroom in minutes.
- Gas central heating with new efficient gas boiler, costing on average around 25 euros/ night for a group of 10 guests. This is only an estimation, it could be a bit less or a bit more depending on hours used and on number of guests.
Warning : this house is huge with high ceiling and no isolation and big Georgian windows, GAS CENTRAL HEATING IS A MUST in the winter months and is necessary to warm the house 2 hours before your arrival to make your stay nice and pleasant.
Estimation of cost : 25 euros / night in the winter, half of that in the summer months.
- 16 kw Wood- burner in the kitchen/dining/ living area which makes the place very warm and homely. we provide wood at cost price ( 5.50 euros/ bag of wood). It makes the living/dining/ kitchen area very warm and creates a great atmosphere in the house for our guests. I offer to have it lighted 2 hours before our guests arrival.
- Central location ( 10 minutes walk to o'connell street: heart of Dublin) ; 15 minutes walk to temple bar; 5 minutes walk to the Guinness factory, 15 minutes walk to the huge Phoenix park (707 hectares) with the wild dears, the president house, the American ambassador house, the zoo....
- Convenient big place for big groups, we can welcome up to 15,17 guests on a sharing basis.
All the beds are new and the mattresses are very confortable, linen is new, fresh and clean, towels provided.
The house is far from BEING PERFECT, BE WARNED. Nothing in the house is straight, nothing about the house is straightforward, the windows are from that time, every decision requires a specialist architect, this house is unique, full of characters. This house has been our house for the past 5 years, we have lived there very happily and love the fact that this house is a real life museum where our walls could tell you genuine stories of welcoming Irish people, farmers since as early as the 1700. I am now very happy opening our doors to AIRBNB GUESTS WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE who desire to experience a unique, different type of accommodation, who understand the challenges arising from being in an old building( no isolation, big volumes, high ceilings ) and APPRECIATE being in an old house with genuine history and character.
So far, to my surprise, my house has pleased many guests and have been enjoying the house greatly, I was not expecting all those bookings, the photos are accurate, when I will finish wallpapering the hallway, I will hire an airbnb photographer. it is not in my interest to hide anything or to have the wrong photos, all photos are accurate and real.
So that everyone knows, all is missing renovating now is a bit of painting, I would like to find a gorgeous wallpaper for the hallway and I am on my way to Milano in 2 weeks for it!
I really want to create a unique, beautiful, clean, safe and comfortable home for my guests. I am very grateful with the business that my guests bring and really enjoy meeting everyone. I want to give everyone a personal touch and intention. it is my very desire to make their stay a unique experience in Dublin and at North king street.
Guests have full access to the first, second and third floor, exclusive use for group of guests. There is no sharing of anything.
Non-smoking policy for the entire house.
smoking is fine in the small courtyard at the back.
the house has no direct neighbours on both side and the neighbours at the back are far away.
We are very close to the old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield. It is well worth a look. The house is very close to Smithfield square where there is also a very popular pub called the Cobblestone which has traditional Ceile Irish music every day from 4pm.
The house is very well located as it is only 10 minutes walk to O'connell street, the heart of Dublin
Around the corner, on Manor Street, there is a very nice Gastro Pub called Mulligans which does very good gourmet food 7 days a week.
We have just put a new plumbing system in the house which has 500 litres of hot water 24 hours on gas. there is great pressure for the 2 showers and there is a big golden bath.
The nightly rate does not include the cost of gas ( reading is done on arrival and on departure so we can work out the real cost of gas. The house has a central heating system on gas as well for the cooler months.
we provide wood at cost price (5.50 euro/ bag) in the living/dining/kitchen area, there is a wooden stove which is very powerfull in term of heating, It is very easy to light it and in no time it delivers great heat without mentioning that it creates a lovely, country feeling to the house which is quite nice considering that you are in the middle of the capital city of Dublin, so now very few places have this feature.
We have tried to turn huge volumes, high ceilings drawbacks into a great sense of space and warmth.
We can of course help you to light your stoves if you wish.
The house is very close to one of my favourite spot in Dublin which is the phoenix park with all the wild dears, you can hire bikes there, there is a cricket club, they also play Polo, people run, Families love it too.
So from the house, you can walk everywhere in dublin enjoying all the services of the city, yet able to relax and enjoy staying in a big old house, experiencing some of the old days of living.
It is very accessible for the city. It is about 10 minutes walk to o'connell street, the center of the house. There is also a Tram Stop about 4 to 5 minutes away which has trams going to the city every few minutes..
Other Things to Note
I am very happy to welcome guests who have a genuine interest in experiencing a different type of accommodation, understand and appreciate the challenges of old, historic,protected house.
Minimum booking of 8 Guests per night
Strict non-smoking for the entire house
Smoking is fine in the courtyard at the back of the house.
Nicole was very kind and welcoming, and went out of her way to make us happy as her guests. We were greeted by a lovely open fire and a smile. The house is very well located. Yes, it's rough around the edges but I prefer this to a sterile hotel. Nicole and her partner's focus on an historically accurate renovation is also worthy of support.
Wowzers, what a fabulous place! We stayed here for a graduation party that was taking place at Croke Park. The centre was close enough to walk & the LUAS was only a few minutes away. The house was 'shabby-chic', looking a bit derelict from the outside but, once up the stairs - oh my goodness! It's unique and absolutely stunning! It was the perfect place for us to meet and to celebrate. We spent most of our time together around the enormous kitchen table where there's everything you need (including a local supermarket) to prepare your own meals and a fridge that can accommodate copious quantities of bubbly. And there's even a dishwasher. The bedrooms were extremely comfortable, even if the lavatorial arrangements were somewhat interesting! Nicole was the perfect host. Definitely recommended. With bells on. Stay here!
Hi Beni. I really enjoyed meeting you and your friends for your very special event. I am delighted that you all had a great time together and that you loved the house. Thank you so very much for everything. I really appreciated your visit. I wish you the best of luck .
It would be a real treat to host you again,
It's great to have stayed somewhere where the hostess is clearly so passionate about the building and its history as well as its comfort and style.
The house is steeped in character and myself and my 8 friends were delighted with it - when we inevitably go to Dublin again, we will ensure that we stay here instead of in some beige hotel rooms. The whole place is spacious and well-equipped with comfortable beds and fireplaces throughout, and its central location meant getting around was very simple. Nicole was enthusiastic and thorough in her guidance when we arrived; a great hostess and an excellent house which I would wholeheartedly recommend.
This is a very unique place to stay! The outside looks derelict but inside the bedrooms and main living/kitchen area are all of a good standard. Some people have mentioned the house being cold and hard to heat but we found it very warm indeed with no need to use the woodburner in the main room. We even turned the heating down.
Nicole is a very welcoming host with a plethora of knowledge and information about the house to share and pointers if you haven't been to Dublin before. Her suggestion that we ate at Mulligans around the corner was perfect. Super great place.
The only thing to mention is if you are a fussy over bathrooms. The giant bathroom is off the main bedroom (both lovely) and is separately by hanging fabric curtains. So one couple get the best deal! There are three bedrooms upstairs but one has a shower and toilet in it - so unless you're a very relaxed(!) group you'll want to use this exclusively as a bathroom and lose the bed space.
Overall a great stay and as always so much better than staying a boring hotel!
I have had great pleasure meeting Zoe and her friends. They were fantastic and very easy to communicate with. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any host.
Thank you so very much for staying at the house.
You are very welcome anytime,
Nicole was very welcoming and very helpful about the area and the house showing us areas where we could visit. The house was in a great location, but like the description said this is a unique house and is still in the process of being renovated.
Thank you so very much for your visit to Dublin and for your stay at the accommodation:):):)
You were very nice and very easy to communicate with. It was a real pleasure having you for your special event:):):)I am very happy that you found the location of the house very convenient for your party.
Yes, this house is circa 1675 and is one of the oldest Georgian house in Ireland and as such from knocking them down literally back in 2000 to wanting to preserve them with a protection order in 2001, the county council is realising that those type of houses are our heritage, have and represent real testimony of our past culture, history and how people used to live.
This house has great volumes, original plaster work in ceilings, walls, original staircase, original 360 years plus single glass in the Georgian windows, this house was nearly in derelict condition 4 years ago with nothing but black walls and floors and had no kitchen, bathrooms, doors, no plumbing system, no central heating ....a lot of money and efforts has been put in to get to where we are now, it is a life project,and of course thanks to all of our Guests visits and support, I am putting it all back in saving this house, I am passionate and determined to take care of this genuine piece of history and unique building and fully accept all its challenges while respecting its integrity and entity.
I am not pretending in making a new house, don't and cannot do that, rather we are all making sure that we can adapt, observe and appreciate its uniqness, the details... craftsmanship, preserve and enjoy this old " beauty". This accommodation has only one main bathroom( huge) and another one on the third floor, that's might be very limited to most people in today's age but we are not allowed to change that, it is the rules of conservation, we are not allowed to divide the original big rooms and destroy the original plaster covings, we cannot dig into the walls or interfere with them even if they look imperfect to our eyes, it has to stay in its original state.
For sure, those Georgian houses are not going to be made again.
This accommodation has great volumes,is in the heart of the capital city of Dublin and has a great central location where you can explore all Dublin on foot.
I also delighted to be able to welcome big groups.
I decided to open my doors to airbnb Guests as I hope that I can offer my Guests something different, NOT PERFECTION, but maybe a brief experience, a discovery in what it was to live in a old house...of course combining with new modern comfort too with great powerful showers, new central heating system... New beds...
Thank you very much Sophie for your visit and feedback, all has been taking on board,
Très bon accueil de Nicole pour cette grande maison bien placée dans Dublin.
Conforme à la description et idéale pour les grands groupes (à noter pour les grands gabarits que les 4 lits doubles sont des 140cm).
Pièce principale très correcte, avec poêle à bois et cuisine parfaitement équipée.
2 pubs à moins de 20m, et plusieurs restaurants qui semblaient très bien sur Smithfield.
Merci pour tout Emilien, ca a ete un vrai plaisir de vous accueillir tous sur Dublin!!!! Merci pour votre gentillesse. J'ai bien note votre Remarque et je pense mettre une petite bibliotheque entre la grande chambre et la salle de bain principale tres prochainement.
Je suis tres contente que vous avez tous passé un agreable week- end ensemble Sure Dublin.
You are all very welcome anytime!!!!
I booked this house for a hen weekend for 10 people. Nicole was a fantastic host, willing to help out at any opportunity. Her knowledge of the house is impressive and her drive to improve the house is incredible. A wonderful lady!
Upon arriving I was initially worried about the look of the house as outside it appears a bit grim but once inside any worries disappeared. The interior is lovely with a real sense of uniqueness. The appliances are all modern and worked well. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils - more than enough to cover a big group. The bedrooms were beautifully decorated and the beds are so comfortable and warm you do not want to get up in the morning. The living room has a beautiful fire place with complimentary wooden logs! A large tv and comfortable sofa complete the room.
The location of the house is quite interesting. It is near to the Cobblestones pub (a great little place) and not far from the main attractions of Dublin (a few stops on the Luas). The Jameson's Distillery is a 5 minute walk and there are restaurants/cafes and a supermarket nearby. The area itself was not very busy or loud.
In the end a fabulous weekend was had and I would highly recommend Nicole and her wonderful house to all!
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About the Host, Nicole
I am so happy to be able to welcome guests from the world over and to be able to welcome big groups in the heart of Dublin city center:):), the house is old, circa 1675, far from being perfect but has so much to offer in term of genuine history, offering a different type of accommodation with old tick walls, high ceilings, big volumes, log fire...
I am an easy-going person, love meeting people from different horizon and
Will do my maximum to make sure that your stay together and in Dublin is great:):):):)
I am also very happy to re-organise the space more efficiently on a sharing basis to make it possible for bigger groups,
I am looking forward to meeting you in Dublin:):):)