A Home from Home. Why stay in a hotel room or cold apartment when you can have a comfy Victorian home which has plenty of character and is part of the Titanic story.
Situated in one of the best areas of Belfast, this accommodation is perfect for:
- Business Professionals coming to Belfast/Northern Ireland,
- Travellers coming to special events
- Families looking for a flavour of the local culture.
Also, this HOUSE is UNIQUE because...
This house is part of the Titanic legacy - it was the home of Artie Frost's family, who perished on the Titanic in 1912. Artie was one of the eight members of the Guarantee Group, an elite group (including Thomas Andrews) from Harland & Wolf that were onboard to maintain the ship during its maiden voyage.
Artie would have made the journey to work from the house to the Docks to work on the largest man made object in the world - you can retrace his steps!
More information can be found on this in National Geographic:
This is a spacious three storey Victorian house adjacent to famous Cyprus Avenue, probably the most beautiful tree lined Avenue in Belfast.
Being a Victorian house built in 1895, the house is full of character with ornate cornice, has lovely wooden floorboards and comfortable sofas and beds and is very clean and easy to heat. It is bright and airy and a warm and friendly place to stay while in Belfast.
The house is full of all mod cons you would expect, including Wifi.
Guests will have the use of the kitchen, and an open fire (on request). The kitchen is generally fully stocked with tea, coffee, biscuits and cereal which guests are welcome to.
All towels will be provided so you can travel light and save on excess luggage!
If you have a CAR there is plenty of ON & OFF STREET PARKING. If you are coming by BIKE I have a secure ground anchor at the side of the house.
There are FOUR rooms available spread over two floors in the house.
This makes it a perfect home away from home for:
- THREE couples to spend the weekend instead of in a hotel
- couples with up to 6 kids
- groups of up to 8 friends coming to gigs/events/conferences
Belfast is buzzing. The accommodation is convenient to so many places of interest. Within a two mile radius you can visit The Odyssey Arena, Belfast Waterfont Hall, The Titanic Quarter, Belfast City Hall, Queens University, Belfast Opera House, or go on an open top bus tour to see the famous Belfast Murals and the stories behind them.
I live just off "Cyprus Avenue" which the famous singer Van Morrison sang about – Van ‘s childhood was spent literally around the corner and there is now a Van Morrison trail where you can retrace the lyrics to his songs. He still walks around the area undercover - so come and see for yourself his inspiration and you never know, you may bump into him! – check out the 1970’s clips on You Tube!
CS Lewis, the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, lived within a two minute walk - you can visit his birthplace, his school, and 'Little Lea', the inspiration for the Lion the Witch & The Wardrobe. So this area is packed with history.
George Best, who became British Sportsman of the Century and runner up to Muhammad Ali in the World category of the BBC's all-time greats was born locally and his restiing place is nearby Roselawn Cemetary.
Rory McIlroy was born and has a home locally, so this area also has sporting pedigree and so many good golf courses - you are soplied for choice.
The accommodation is also within walking distance of shops (Tescos & M&S), independent cinemas such as The Strand, coffee shops, restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries and the Cathedral Quarter which is the most vibrant cultural quarter in Belfast, with rich architecture, vibrant nightlife and unique attractions, and if you would like to go to one of Belfast’s great restaurants, I’ll happily give you some advice.
There is excellent bus links (4A bus) into the city centre and it is only a 15 minute walk to the artistic Cathedral Quarter. Alternatively taxis cost approx. £6 into the city centre and take 5 minutes.
Belfast is also great base for exploring Belfast and the Antrim coast (including the Giant's Causeway), but also further South (90 mins by car from Dublin airport). I have plenty of off street parking if you are hiring a car.
Londonderry/Derry is a vibrant, historic walled city is undergoing a renaissance. It was voted fourth in Lonely Planets must see world cities. This year it is the UK City of Culture 2013 - (website hidden)
which means it will host a wealth of cultural events. This is only just over an hour's drive away or you could take the train from Belfast, which Michael Palin described as one of the world's great train journeys.
For further advice on GETTING HERE see the Directions Section below.
Other Things to Note
Guests are advised to have their own personal policy of insurance in case of accidents, personal injury or loss or damage to property. No responsibility is accepted by the host for any losses, damage or personal injury sustained by any uninsured guest during their stay. By making your booking, you agree to these terms and conditions.
There will also be cereals, biscuits and tea/coffee left out for guests to use as and when they wish.
Please do not smoke in the house - you can smoke in the back garden instead.
I have an elderly neighbour, so please keep the noise down after 11pm. There are plenty of great bars and nightclubs in Belfast to party!
Thanks in advance, R.
Richard has provide is a great place to live and everything in the house is so good and we had a wonderful time in Belfast.
Overall I was happy with the accommodation as it was very convenient for where we were working. We were disappointed the house hadn’t been cleaned before we arrived but I understand that was an unusual situation and not policy.
The shower and house in general were cold, but we lit a fire in the living room fireplace which was lovely and made the house very cosy.
We had a great stay in Belfast last weekend. Our only regret is that we did not make enough time to stay longer!
Richard’s home is exactly as described, and the information provided to us by our host made everything easy. The house is cosy, warm, and in a great neighbourhood. There were five us for an overnight trip, but there was plenty of space to comfortably fit more people.
The location was ideal, as it is a short taxi journey into the city centre. It was also easy to find off of the motorway and it was a surprisingly quick journey up from Dublin by car. There was ample (and free) parking, and the check in time was flexible which suited our needs perfectly.
This is my first time using airbnb.ie and I would recommend both it and this accommodation to anyone. I will stay here again next time I visit Belfast if available.
We had a great stay at Richards house, we watched a game of rugby with him and had some lunch. Then he left and we had a quiet stay in his lovely house. Cab's to the centr are pretty cheap 7 pound one way. So that was a plus.
We could not have been happier with our stay in Belfast, thanks to Richard's hospitality! The home is located in an absolutely lovely part of town, and after travelling all around Ireland, it was so luxurious to have such a relaxing and safe place to stay! While we only had 4 people in our party, there was plenty of room for more. The house was very clean and cozy, and we felt right at home! We were able to use the kitchen to cook a delicious home-cooked dinner, which added to the whole experience. Cannot say enough good things about the hospitality of both Richard and Ballyhackamore as a town!
We rented the whole house for 8 people and it was the perfect size. Richard made us feel very welcome and answered any questions we had. The location was also great - the area was nice and it was just a short taxi ride into the city centre. I would definitely recommend the house to others.
Richard kindly met us at 9pm and was very friendly. In the days before our trip he answered all my questions about really quickly.
Whilst we were there, we had some difficultly getting the shower hot, but Richard was always available to talk through and always tried to be as helpful as possible.
The house was fine for us, but if you're a clean freak then the house wasn't spotless.
There were 5 of us staying in the house, and it cost us about £8 to get a people carrier taxi into town.
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Hi I'm Richard,
I am a friendly open minded, well travelled (I have backpacked around the world twice) who enjoys meeting new people and sharing experiences.
Northern Ireland is a great place and I look forward to giving guests some insider tips on how to get the best from your stay.