About This Listing
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.
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, the 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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Please leave the house reasonably clean - I really don't want to have to spend half the day tidying up afters and I'm sure you don't want to incur the cleaning fee of £30 -
unless of course you sign up for it! ;-)
Thanks in advance,
Richard is a brilliant host and his house is just lovely! I felt very comfortable and the location is quiet but still close enough to the city centre. Richard always found the time to chat with me and advise me about things to do in the area. I would visit again at any time!
Richard welcomed me with a smile and a cup of tea. We sat in the kitchen, in Irish fashion, and talked for a good hour about all sorts of things, including the fascinating history of the house and its connection with shipbuilding and the Titanic. Richard provided a printout of instructions on how everything worked together with local information about buses etc.
My single room was very comfortable and the bathroom was well appointed with both bath and shower. Richard also offered me the use of the garden if I wished.
The house was very quiet, and in a fantastic location just off the most beautiful street in Belfast, Cyprus Avenue. I walked up and down it several times a day, but didn't bump into Van Morrison! There is a bus just around the corner which gets to the centre of Belfast in 10 minutes. The same bus going the other way takes you to Ballyhackamore where there are some very good restaurants and pubs. I usually walked there (via Cyprus Avenue) in the evening, which only took 15 minutes.
Richard is a very laid back and charming host and I told him I would be back.
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Richard is a great host! His house is in a safe, quiet area. I recommend it!!
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.
Richard is a wonderful host. Friendly, caring, kind, and hospitable. His place is marvelous and clean. Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Richard
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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