If you participate in one of JBU’s Ireland summer or semester programs, then you’ll get to stay in the beautiful Lakeside Manor, which will become your base as you study and travel throughout Ireland.
You couldn’t find a more peaceful spot to stay during your time in Ireland. Lakeside Manor is beautifully situated on three acres overlooking Willis Lake. Located in the quiet and much sought after residential suburbs of south Belfast, the home sits back from the main road, creating a secluded environment.
If that sounds like too much seclusion, never fear—Belfast is near! Lakeside Manor is only four miles away from Belfast City Centre. There is a bus stop a short walk from Lakeside Manor, and buses pass through roughly six times an hour. Finaghy railway halt is about a mile away. Furthermore, Lakeside is 16 miles from Belfast International Airport.
Think you’ll be hungry? Think again. There are convenience stores half a mile away at Erinvale. If you need to shop, Finaghy is a mile away and boasts a range of local shops, banks, a library, and a health centre.
For all your spiritual needs, there are a number of evangelical churches within a radius of 2 to 3 miles. Almost all of these churches are accessible by public transportation. Furthermore, Belfast Bible College is a little over two miles away.
For beautiful countryside, you don’t have to go very far. The boundary of Lagan Valley Regional Park is within a quarter mile. The Regional Park also gives easy access to the Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park and Barnett’s Demesne, all within a mile of Lakeside. These parks offer many opportunities for jogging and walking. The Lagan “towpath” is an ideal cycling route and quiet footpath linking Belfast and Lisburn City Centres.
Inside Lakeside Manor, the facilities are extensive enough to meet everyone’s needs. Lakeside has a large lounge with piano, which can be used as a lecture room. There is also a sun-lounge adjoining a dining room. Adjacent to the dining room, the kitchen is equipped with dual-fuel cookers and a separate utility area. Also on the ground floor is a quiet interview room (shown as office on the plan), a medical room (shown as bedroom 3), and a small store.
Five bedrooms are located on the ground floor, nine on the middle level, and three on the upper level where the office (shown as staff room) is also located. All bedrooms have sinks with hot and cold water. A laundry with two washing machines and two tumble driers is on the middle floor. The upper floor makes an ideal staff residence. An elevator serves the middle level, but this can be decommissioned if desired. The home comes fully equipped as a residential home for college students including furniture, bedding, kitchen utensils and crockery and even a ride-on lawn mower.
If you’re interested in more information about Lakeside Manor, contact the International Office and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. We hope that Lakeside Manor meets all your needs while you are in Ireland!
Lakeside, 157 Finaghy Road South, Belfast, BT10 0DA
Forms and Information
For More Information, Contact:
Melissa Dea Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University