Spacious Single in Victorian Home

House - Private room · Sunbury Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5NU, United Kingdom
Richard

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.

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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, the 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!

ROOMS

This advert is for Single Room which sleeps ONE person.

The room is fully decorated, spacious, yet cosy as you can see from the photos.

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 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.

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 futher information on how to get 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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $926 /month
Security Deposit: $176
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Cancellation: Flexible
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  • The reservation was canceled 61 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Richard is a great host! His house is in a safe, quiet area. I recommend it!!

    October 2013
  • Richards home is lovely and the beds are comfortable. His kitchen and living room were open and comfortable. Best of all is the location: there is a green way for walking or running behind his house. A shopping street with all appropriate stores is a block away. And if you like to walk, city center is 30 minutes away. As you walk towards the bridge, look down each of the side streets and you will be treated to a mural-ized history of the neighborhood.

    August 2013
  • Richard's place is lovely, and he is a gracious host. He's very funny, helpful and kind. I had access to the entire common areas including the kitchen, and he helped me get my bearings. I recommend this place as a great option for Belfast travellers.

    July 2013
  • Richard is a wonderful host. Friendly, caring, kind, and hospitable. His place is marvelous and clean. Highly recommended.

    July 2013
  • Richard was a delightful host. Friendly, helpful and quite interesting. His home was very clean and the photos were accurate. He was an entertaining conversationalist and very knowledgeable about the Belfast area. His kitchen was well stocked and he was game to try my cooking twice! I was very comfortable with him.

    June 2013
  • Richard was a charming host, and his lovely house was very comfortable, and in a delightful part of Belfast that I hadn't visited before. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

    April 2013
  • A big home with a great style ! I was in Northern Ireland for 2 days to celebrate my birthday and the St Patricks day with my boyfriend, and 4 friends of mine. The house was clean and perfect for 6 person. Richard was kind and very hefull. I recommend.

    March 2013
  • Had a good stay at Richard's place !. Nice comfortable room and friendly host.

    March 2013
  • Richard was an excellent host - he gave some great tips and tried to help me out with my thesis research as much as possible, and really tried to ensure that I had an enjoyable and productive time. The house it self is great too, really cute and comfortable. I'd definitely stay here again!

    February 2013
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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.
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