The Merchant's House

16 Queen St., Derry, BT48 7EQ, Northern Ireland

Number 16 Queen Street was originally a Victorian merchant's family home built to Georgian proportions, then a rectory and bank, before Joan Pyne turned it into the city's grandest B&B—garnet-color walls, elaborate plasterwork, and a fireplace make the parlor warm and welcoming. The cellars have been renovated to include three en suite modern bedrooms. Don't miss out on the homemade Seville orange marmalade. Joan also owns a similar but smaller building three minutes' walk away called the Saddler's House. Charming and cozy, this Victorian jewel of a home (who can resist its picture-gallery red living room?) is packed with antiques and family portraits. Self-catering is also available at delightfully renovated Georgian town houses on Pump Street and London Street.

PROS

  • graceful and elegant
  • great value

CONS

  • rooms next to kitchen noisy in morning
  • small bathrooms

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Quiet
Central
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 028-7126–9691

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms in Merchant's House; 7 rooms with shared bath in Saddler's House
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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