Fodor's Expert Review 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.
- graceful and elegant
- great value
- rooms next to kitchen noisy in morning
- small bathrooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast