Lakeside Manor

JBU's home away from home...Lakeside Manor

Lakeside Manor

lakesideIf you participate in one of JBU’s Ireland summer or semester programs, then you’ll get to live in the beautiful Lakeside Manor.

Bird's eye view

You couldn’t find a more peaceful spot; Lakeside Manor is beautifully situated on four 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 peaceful environment.

Lakeside Manor is only four miles away from Belfast City Centre.  With a bus stop across the street from Lakeside Manor, in just 20 minutes you can be on the bus and in the city!  City buses pass through roughly four times an hour. 

There is a convenience store nearby at Erinvale and in Finaghy, a mile away, a range of local shops, banks, a library, and a health centre are available.

For beautiful countryside, you don’t have to go very far. The boundary of Lagan Valley Regional Park is within a quarter mile from Lakeside Manor. 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 walking path.

Inside Lakeside Manor, the facilities are extensive enough to meet everyone’s needs. Lakeside has a large library which is also used as a lecture room. There is a sun-room with comfy couches and a big-screen tv.  The dining room provides space at the table for everyone. Adjacent to the dining room, the kitchen is equipped with dual-fuel cookers and loads of yummy biscuits & tea. Also on the ground floor is a small classroom for up to 12 students, and the C.S. Lewis room that is a small space for quiet study and reflection.


Staff accommodations are located on the ground floor.  Students reside on the middle floor in nine unique bedrooms with a different number of beds in each room.  All bedrooms boast beautiful views and bonuses with a sink and mirror as well. The laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble driers is accessible to all for use.