This beautiful and historic house is 10 minutes walk from the vast majority of Dublin's major tourist attractions and places of business. Whatever your interests and needs are, you're perfectly positioned to see the entire city. Enjoy a comfortable bed, an exquisite drawing room, and a cosy garden.
Built in 1838 and recently refurbished with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, our home is located in the heart of Dublin, approximately a ten minute walk to the City centre (Grafton street). We have easy access to excellent public transport. Our family of four would love to welcome you to Dublin and do all we can to help you to experience one of Europe’s most historic and exciting cities.
Guests are welcome to make full use of the house and meals can be offered for a modest fee. Alternatively there are loads of good quality and good value restaurants in the area. We would be around to recommend the best sights, the best places to go for food, drinks, and entertainment. Furthermore, with an Irish historian living in the house, anyone interested is welcome to discuss the finer points of Irish history with one of its leading writers.
Your room is part of the original structure and at the back of the house so no noise comes in from the street. There are antique shutters to keep the light out and heat in and we are happy to provide hot water bottles, more blankets, or anything else which is necessary on request. The fireplace in the room is currently not functional but there is a wood-burning stove downstairs and an operational fireplace upstairs which guests are welcome to use too.
Guests will be able to come and go as they please. They are welcome to relax in the upstairs drawing room, the garden at the back, the kitchen, and the dining room at their leisure. Guests are welcome to make tea, coffee, and snacks in the kitchen (although we would request that you do not cook). Whenever possible guests will have their own bathroom. There is a separate bathroom for family use.
The area in which we live is really vibrant with great cafés, restaurants, pubs, and shopping right on our doorstep. We are also close to Dublin’s leading music venues, Whelans, which holds great concerts throughout the year and with Temple Bar (which has traditional Irish music every night) only about 15 minutes away, you’ll never be at a loss for what to do. If you’d prefer theatre or classical music, the national concert hall along with the Abbey and Gate theatres are within walking distance and as far as culture goes we've got the Chester Beatty, Dublin Castle, the National Library, Gallery and Museum as well as St Stephen's Green only about ten minutes walk away.
There is great public transport from anyone coming from far afield or looking to visit the more out-of-the-way tourist attractions: we are 3 minutes walk from the LUAS tramline, 2 minutes from the nearest bus stop, 10 minutes from the nearest airport shuttle bus stop (Trinity College/Dawson Street), and there is no time of the day or night when a Dublin taxi is more than 5 minutes away from us. If you want to see Dublin by bicycle (an experience which we would highly recommend), there are 3 bike shops and easy access to the Dublin rent-a-bike scheme. If you’d rather drive, Hertz rent-a-car is within walking distance and the new Dublin rent-a-car scheme (GoCar) has a pick-up point a block away.
On occasion another room in the house will be rented out in addition to your room, if you would like to know whether that room would be rented out or not during your stay, please enquire.
Jamie and his family were incredibly friendly and welcoming, as well as being very accommodating. They were very helpful when my flight was delayed for two days due to bad weather and I needed to stay a few extra days to find an apartment. The location of the home is great, and it makes it easy to get to anywhere in Dublin. I would recommend Jamie as a host to anyone.
Super cute house, conveniently located close to city center. Jamie's a great host. superb experience overall. Thanks for the tea, and the definitely very comfortable bed! :)