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Property: You don't always need a degree to spot great business potential

Do you fancy something a little different? Maybe you long to make an investment but worry that you won’t see your initial outlay returned, never mind make any kind of profit.

This property “Harpers” at 121 University Street in Belfast oozes potential for savvy investors. 

It is an already established bed and breakfast business and its location within the ever-growing and vibrant Queen’s University quarter means that it enjoys a prime spot in an area guaranteed to stay in demand with students, tourists and professionals. 

The building originates from the late 1800s and is thought to have been commissioned by a local church to provide accommodation for its clergy. Not surprising, given its age and history, the building enjoys timeless appeal and bucket loads of character. 

It is set over four floors with an internal space of some 3,000 sq ft and six ensuite bedrooms. On the ground floor, the accommodation has been enhanced to provide a magnificent dining area that was designed to provide dining facilities to customers but also an onsite cáfe/restaurant. Just off from the dining room is a WC (with disabled access) and a service area. On through to the rear of the property you will find the main kitchen, a cook’s kitchen and a laundry room. Externally there is a boiler house and yard to the rear along with a small paved garden to the front allowing for additional privacy for diners and valuable outside space in the city.

As the property was completely refurbished in 2014, its new owner will have little to do by way of adapting it into the type of property they want - whether that’s for private or public use as a business investment. 

During the refurbishment process Harpers retained its many period features including traditional ironmongery, corniced ceilings, fireplaces and a grand staircase. 

For more information, go online at or call 028 9095 8888 today.

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