A bright and cosy room with a superb sea view in a mature neighbourhood adjacent to great walks and near good restaurants. A sitting area for your use is beside your room - a large private twin-room with en suite bathroom. It would be perfect for couples, solo adventurers, and business travellers. Guests are welcome to enjoy the garden. Prices per night single: £65 July - August; £60 September - October and April - June; £55 November - March. £15 extra for second guest.
Though only a short walk from Bangor town centre, our home is set in a spacious, mature garden in a quiet residential area at the end of a secluded lane. Your room overlooks the garden and boasts a superb view through a wide triple window of the North Down coast and across Belfast Lough to the Antrim Hills, with glimpses of the Scottish island of Arran on a clear day. It features two very comfy, double-sprung beds, ample drawer and hanging space, a TV with Sky, iron and board, and facilities for tea/coffee making. The large en suite bathroom has a generous bath with overhead shower and hand-spray. (A second twin bedroom may be available for older children where all guests are content to use the en suite bathroom off the main guest bedroom. £15 per child.) Guests are welcome to sit and read or work in the sunlit, airy landing which has a table for your lap-top and WiFi access. Breakfast is served in the elegant ground floor dining room which again overlooks the garden and sea beyond.
Toegang voor gasten
In addition to the guest room, landing, dining room and downstairs WC, guests are welcome to explore the garden, which has a patio where smoking is allowed, and lawns surrounded by shrubbery. We request that guests don't enter the kitchen, our sitting room and other rooms upstairs.
Interactie met gasten
If requested, we can assist with luggage and/or pick-up and delivery to and from Bangor Train or Bus Station or from Belfast City Airport. If this is required, please request when booking.
See also: Translink website for Public Transport Timetable
Belfast City Airport is on the outskirts of Belfast around 3 miles from its centre. It is on the A2 only 10 miles from Bangor - a 20 minute drive. The International Airport, Aldergrove is 24 miles and 40-45 minutes drive from Bangor.
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
A few recent (2012) reviews about Belfast (a mere 13 miles away!) which may help to dispel any lingering worries about visiting it:
Get here early and enjoy it before the rest of the world arrives - Lonely Planet (2012)
What’s Belfast like today? Well, it’s packed with history, culture, exciting events, great food, super shopping… you might even spot a ship or two. You’ll also find some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Have a look around and learn more about the city we’re so proud of.
Belfast named in top 5 of the UKs best city break destination - Trip Advisor's Traveller's Choice Awards (2014)
Belfast named as one of the top 21 places to go to 2012 Fodor's (2012)
Chief editor Pierre Josse said “I’ve always been very fond of Northern Ireland and have found the people there as friendly as any I’ve ever met.- Le Guide du Routard (2012)
Once lumped with Beirut, Baghdad and Bosnia as one of the four 'B's' for travellers to avoid, Belfast has pulled off a remarkable transformation - Lonely Planet (2012)
Belfast named one of its Best of the World Must-See Places for 2012, describing the city as "a capital that is redefining itself in the eyes of the world" - National Geographic Traveler (Nov 2012)
Belfast, UK’s Best Value City - Tripadvisor's Cost Comparison Index (July 2011)
Belfast ranked in the Top 10 UK nightlife destinations - Tripadvisor Reviews (Jan-Sept 2011)
Smallest city ever to host MTV EMA and only the 4th UK city to host the MTV European Music Award - MTV (2011)
Bangor is a good location from which to tour the east side of Northern Ireland, though even the west is only 2 hours drive away. Popular local tourist attractions include:
* the Titanic Belfast exhibition which describes industrial Belfast in 1912 and how the many industries contributed to the building of the Titanic, how it was built, its fateful maiden voyage and the discovery of its wreckage on the Atlantic seabed;
* Belfast City Hall;
* The Ulster Museum and adjacent Botanic Gardens;
*Ulster Folk and Transport Museum;
* Mountstewart house and world-famous gardens;
* Strangford Lough, with numerous historic monuments (including Grey Abbey, Nendrum monastic site, Kilclief and Sketrick Castles, etc.) lovely scenery and abundant wildlife;
* Castle Ward House and gardens (location for Game of Thrones Westeros);
* Downpatrick area including Saul Church (location of St Patrick's first church), St Patrick's Centre, Down Cathedral and St Patrick's grave, and St Patrick's Holy Wells at Struell.
Those wishing to go further afield can follow:
* the Causeway Coastal Route which passes Carrickfergus Castle, The Gobbins Cliff Path, the Antrim Coast Road, Carrick-a-rede ropebridge, Bushmills distillery, the Giant's Causway and Dunluce Castle; or
* the Mourne Coastal Route, taking you down the outer Ards Peninsula, across the Strangford Ferry, past Ardglass fishing village, Dundrum with its fine hill-top castle to Newcastle and the Mourne Mountains, Kilkeel, Rostrevor, Narrow Water Castle and Warren Point.
Quiet time after 11 p.m.
We have five grown children who all live in GB. We have lived in this home since 1980. Norine trained in Social Work before spending a few years in Counselling/Advice work. Bob worked for environmental conservation and is a keen gardener. We are both retired 'empty-nesters' and have enjoyed staying at Airbnbs when visiting our children. We now look forward to welcoming guests ourselves. Our home overlooks Belfast Lough and is a convenient location from which to visit the area's cultural and historical sites.