Situated in one of the best areas of Belfast only 10 mins from city centre and city airport.
Near city centre so you don't need a car but if you arrive by car
there is private driveway and parking at front of house.
The whole 3 bedroom house is yours for your stay.
Free Wi Fi
Completely private enclosed, south facing rear garden for all day sunshine.
Northern Ireland Tourist Board Certified.
CS Lewis Square, Visitor Centre, Belfast Bike Hire and cycle network all only 2 mins walk
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
- Some pets can be accommodated upon request but there is a small extra cleaning charge
There are 3 bedrooms in the house.
This makes it a perfect home away from home for:
- couples to spend the weekend instead of in a hotel
- groups of friends coming to gigs/events/conferences
Situated in a lovely tree lined avenue this charming cottage type semi- detached house feels as if it is in the heart of the countryside yet only minutes from the hustle and bustle of a modern vibrant city.
Belfast is now an award winning city. Readers of the Guardian and Observer newspapers voted Belfast as ‘Best UK City’ in their annual travel awards which recognise excellence in the tourism industry.
The accommodation is convenient to so many places of interest. Within a two mile radius you can visit Stormont Castle, The SSE 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.
Just around the corner is "Cyprus Avenue" which the famous singer Van Morrison sang about and performed a concert there last year– Van ‘s childhood was spent in the area 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!
The author CS Lewis creator of Narnia was also born in East Belfast and there are several tours that will show you parts of East Belfast that inspired the series of books. Every year there is also the CS Lewis Festival.
Talking of festivals we have the yearly East Belfast Arts Festival, The Wilgar Family Festival and the Woodstock Blues Festival all within walking distance of the accommodation.
There are many excellent restaurants in East Belfast-Marco Pierre White at the Park Avenue, Slims Kitchen, Graze, Bennets, IL Perata and Neill's Hill to name just a few.
The sea-side is never far away and just a short bus or train journey will take you to the picturesque little town of Holywood and the very well known restaurant the Dirty Duck overlooking the Belfast lough and a little futher on the seaside town of Bangor with its charming marina.
The atmospheric Ards Peninsula is just under 30 minutes by car. Visit the breathtaking house and gardens of Mount Stewart and a little further on the quaint town of Portaferry with its historic ferry crossing over to Strangford and Castle Ward. The Peninsula has a large artist community with excellent galleries and studios you can visit.
There are excellent bus links into the city centre and it is only a 20 minute walk to the artistic Cathedral Quarter with its art galleries, theatre and bohemian restaurants. Alternatively taxis cost approx. £6 into the city centre and take 5 minutes.
Right on our doorstep is the Comber Greenway on which you can cycle into city centre or into the countryside to Comber. We have 2 adult bicycles and 1 child's bicycle available to guests on request.
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). We 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 - (URL 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.
The house is very convenient to Belfast City Airport.
Other Things to Note
Completely private south facing rear garden. Patio and decked area.
Interaction with guests
We are happy to help and advise guests throughout your stay.
No parties or events. This is a quiet residential area so please respect our neighbours.
There is parking for one/two cars in my driveway. If you park on the street, please avoid parking across any of my neighbours' driveways.
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 am a Visual Artist and I work in a beautiful old theatre (The Grand Opera House) in the centre of Belfast. I have one daughter, Valentina and she is 9 years old. She attends the Belfast Circus School and a Dance Academy so I know her destiny lies in performing. I'm married to George who is a photographer and a keen cyclist. He has a gallery and studio in the city centre. We run a small Art Tour business taking tourists and locals around galleries and artists studios which I love to do as I studied at the College of Art in Belfast. I also arrange and sometimes teach workshops and practical art sessions for visitors.
Being a qualified Tour Guide means you can often find me giving tours in the Belfast City Hall as well as the theatre.
As a family we are all very chilled out people but very respectful of other peoples beliefs, views and personal space.