Victorian Home with Titanic History

House - Entire home/apt · Sunbury Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5NU, United Kingdom

A Home from Home. Why stay in a cold apartment when you can have a comfy Victorian home with some character and is part of the Titanic story.

The Space

Situated in one of the best areas of Belfast, this accommodation is perfect for:
- Vacationers,
- 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, 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:
http://(email hidden)/channel/titanic-100-years/galleries/titanic-the-guarantee-group-gallery/#anthony-wood-frost-44656

ACCOMMODATION

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 shared 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.

ROOMS

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

LOCATION

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.

The Bus Tour actually passes the house – I live on Cyprus Avenue which Van Morrison wrote about – Van ‘s childhood was spent literally around the corner and 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.

GETTING AROUND

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.

N.B.
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."

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $29 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit: $432
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Richard was a great host who showed us the ropes before leaving us to settle in. We only stayed one night with our two boys and they slept so well in the comfy beds that we did too.
    The house is well situated for trips into the city or to the Titanic Area with all of its amenities.
    Well recommended.

    March 2014
  • Richard's home was lovely. We felt like we were staying at the house of a relative - the place was very homey. There were 4 of us and we were very comfortable in the 4 bedrooms. It's on a quiet street but also very close to public transportation, and a quick 5-10 minute drive into Belfast city center.

    March 2014
  • Richard was an excellent host with very prompt and clear communication regarding our stay. The house was very pretty, clean and located in a beautiful neighbourhood only a short taxi journey from the city centre. I would recommend Richard as a host for anyone travelling to Belfast.

    March 2014
  • After some initial confusion about our arrival time, we had a lovely stay in Richard's house. The house was charming and comfortable for our family (myself, my husband, and our 2 young children). We had everything we needed for our first visit to Belfast--comfortable beds, a fully-stocked kitchen, WiFi, and a private drive to park our car in. The house is close to the city center, but not quite walking distance. We drove in one day and parked in a garage in the city center, then we could walk to everything we wanted to see from there. The neighborhood is quiet and well-kept, a pleasant place for a holiday. I would highly recommend staying here!

    March 2014
  • Three friends just spent the weekend in Richard's lovely home. Located on a very quiet street, the house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Thanks Richard, we recommend this house as a great place to stay while visiting Belfast.

    February 2014
  • We had a great stay at the House. The location is near to the city centre. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable for our large group for 6 people. Though i haven't met Richard. Richard is very responsive and answered the enquiry very quickly. He also got us some fresh flower to welcome us. Thanks Richard for all the arrangement.

    February 2014
  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    January 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 23 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    January 2014
  • My partners family rented Richards whole house over the Christmas period. Having recently has twins we were looking for somewhere big that we could celebrate their first Christmas together as a family. Richards place was ideal as it was spacious and welcoming.

    Richard himself is great, he was very accommodating, left us some great info on the house and surrounding area, and was very trusting leaving his whole house to us.

    We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend Richard and his house!

    December 2013
  • This was my first Air BnB experience. Richard's place is in a lovely location. The street is very pretty. His house is lovely, warm and welcoming with 2 doubles and 2 singles which was ideal for our group.There's just the one bathroom which was perfect for our group because we all know one another well but it might be worth considering in other circumstances. The kitchen is well equipped and everything is where you'd expect to find it! There are shops within a 2 minute drive and taxis to the city cost about £5. We were heading to Mandela Hall which is on the other side of the city but we were glad to be staying in Richard's because it's in a quieter residential area

    December 2013
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