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, this HOUSE is UNIQUE because...
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!
ROOMS ON THIRD FLOOR
This advert is for a DOUBLE ROOM with a comfortable KING SIZE bed. This is a spacious room as the photos show, on the top floor of the house for some privacy.
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.
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.
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 information on GETTING HERE, see the 'Directions section below.
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."
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Great room. Lovely spot. Within walking distance of the city centre, and also serviced by public transport. Couldn't have asked for a better host. Thanks for the weekend Rich!
Beautiful house, so comfortable and welcoming for a group of 4 of us working in Belfast. The perfect oasis in our travels. Huge thank you to Richard for being so friendly and helpful.
We stayed for four nights with Richard. The house is very lovely in quiet street, the rooms are comfortable and it is not too far from the City Centre.There are restaurants and shops in the area.
We had a pleasant stay at Richard's house.
He was a friendly and welcoming host.
I had a very good time staying at Richard's house. The house looks exactly the way it is depicted in the listing's photos. Richard is precisely the kind of host that I like -- he is welcoming and accessible, but he gives his guests space and doesn't fuss over them. I stayed at Richard's for 10 days and really enjoyed meeting many of the other guests who came and went during my stay. When it turned out we were headed to Derry-Londonderry on the same day, he even offered to give me a lift there in his sportscar, but alas my bag was half an inch too big to fit.
we had a fantastic time at richards! not only was it a beautiful house, richard was such a nice, funny and interesting guy. as well as being super helpful when it came to things to do in belfast. as a traveller its interesting and lovely to share stories of travelling and adventures as richard has been to plenty of places around the world. i would recommend staying if you want a comfortable bed, a clean and lovely room/house to stay in and if you want a bit of character in your host!
We had a lovely stay in Richard's beautiful home. Great facilities, a comfy bed and a quiet yet convenient location. Perfect to come back to after exploring the city or surrounding countryside. Richard was an affable and knowledgeable host and provided us with some excellent eating tips. Thanks again Richard.
To start with I would like to state the obvious as it will enlighten rather well the following comments on our stay:
Richard is a care free single man in a family house with only one bathroom.
After a long journey we got to Richard’s house without difficulty, only to find out that even after having confirmed twice our arrival time he wasn’t there to greet us. Thank god his very kind neighbour welcomed us, for well over an hour with tea and biscuits.
Once in the house he was very confused as to exactly what room we had booked, suggested we take his room for 2nights and move to the smaller room for the last night... We finally settled in the room we had booked and paid for and had to make the bed.
On that same evening a French couple arrived late and I had to let them in and show them to their room and the following two couples were left the key.
Through our 3 nights, stayed in the house the above mentioned French couple, two Australian girls that moved straight into our room, (even though it was very obvious that it was occupied) another French couple with their teenage son, a American gentleman from California and finally a family of 4 oriental that had booked the whole house. Within these 3 days we saw very little of Richard (as he had let out his room as well) and certainly no one to clean out the house and keep it tidy and fresh. I will leave it to your imagination as to the state of the bathroom when used by so many people and not looked after. Yuck comes to mind. As to the rest of the house we found it dusty, untidy, etc, etc. We know Richard is starting up his own business and understand that his house is a very easy way for him to make a quick buck with people that are most unlikely to come back. We did suggest to him on various occasions to hire a cleaning lady and it is my own personal feeling that he would rather pocket the money rather than bother.
Finally, on a humorous side, we were advised not to expect from him any continental and definitely not any English breakfast, but that we were welcomed to all the leftover cereals in the kitchen cupboard, jolly good: but where is the milk (and the coffee or tea...)
Needless to say more, VERY disappointing stay; at best a very expensive youth hostel for bachelors. Extremely surprised to see so many positive reviews, though I will agree with most of them saying that he is a nice fellow, but we did not come to Belfast to marry the guy. Stay clear from this house. Quel dommage.
We had a great weekend staying in Richard's lovely house, which is in East Belfast, close to some great places to eat, and a short bus/taxi into the city centre.
We were 3 couples, and had our own double rooms. Richard is a great host.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.