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37 Rugby Road, Belfast, BT7 1PT

Offers Over £575,000
  • status Sale
  • bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
  • receptions 2 Receptions
  • style Townhouse
  • Price Offers Over £575,000
  • Style Townhouse
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Receptions 2
  • Heating OFCH
  • EPC Rating E42 /D56 - Download
  • Status Sale
Kirby O'Connor - Assoc RICS GOC Estate Agents Office: 028 9066 2366 DDI: 02890662366
Kirby O'Connor


An attractive, characterful Victorian terrace property over three floors and a mezzanine floor, peacefully set in a tree lined road, with private mature gardens backing onto Botanic park and gardens. A secluded oasis of peace and tranquillity in the heart of the city. The terrace has a strong and vibrant community of residents, mainly lecturers, artists, historians and professional people. The house boasts an interesting history and is privileged to have a blue plaque erected by the Ulster History Circle on the exterior wall commemorating Clara Ewald, an acclaimed portrait painter who resided at the house after she and her family left Germany in 1938. Her son, Paul Peter Ewald was a renowned crystallographer ,mathematical physicist and a professor at Queens University Belfast who later moved to Brooklyn, New York where he achieved much international acclaim for pioneering work in the study of crystal structuring by mean of X-Ray scattering and nuclear structures. Accommodation is light filled and well presented, comprising of a dual reception space on the ground floor, bathed in natural light. This is complemented by a delightful west facing reception room on the mezzanine floor overlooking the gardens. This is an atmospheric and rare property. Four bedrooms and an attic room on the upper floors will offer flexible, expansive accommodation. Bathroom on the mezzanine floor and shower room and wc on the ground floor.


  • Substantial period Victorian terrace residence with easy access to the Botanic Gardens and Queens University Belfast.
  • Built 1896 boasting historical past with blue Plaque for ex-resident artist Clara Ewald on wall.
  • Private gardens in lawn to rear bordering the Botanic gardens with space for garage.
  • Tranquil and convenient setting close to the Belfast City Centre.
  • Currently Three Reception Rooms & Four Bedrooms plus Attic Room
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Many original Victorian features with sliding sash windows, marble & slate fireplaces , ceiling cornicing and corbels, domed cupola and wide mahogany doors and staircase .
  • Rugby Road is a magical tree lined road, close to Botanic Avenue, Stranmillis Village & Ulster Museum and art gallery and the Queens University campus .
  • Off street parking to rear and residents on street parking

Room Details


    Carpeted (Old Bleach ), cornicing and ceiling corbels
  • DRAWING ROOM: 27' 6" X 14' 10" (8.38m X 4.52m)

    Drawing room with archway entrance to dining area comprising a dual aspect reception space. Cornices throughout with ceiling roses and corbels. Open fire place with slate mantle piece, original tiled surround and matching hearth and canopy. Carpeted and excellent natural lighting. 
  • KITCHEN: 18' 0" X 12' 6" (5.49m X 3.81m)

    Terracotta tiled flooring, low level recently installed cream units with laminate work surfaces, Zanussi oven, Bosch extractor fan and ceramic hob. A 1.5 stainless steel sink with splashback tiling. Opens up to a enclosed tiled courtyard.
  • DRAWING ROOM: 21' 9" X 15' 4" (6.63m X 4.67m)

    Ceiling rose and cornicing. Marble mantel fireplace, cast iron canopy and surround. Excellent natural lighting.
  • LOUNGE: 16' 4" X 12' 0" (4.98m X 3.66m)

    Cornicing, large Georgian style sash windows overlooking the Botanical Gardens with feature dome atrium window.
  • BEDROOM (1): 13' 6" X 12' 0" (4.11m X 3.66m)

    Cornicing, picture rail. Large window overlooking Botanical Gardens.

    Cast-iron bath with rain shower, W/C, wash hand basin and  part tiled walls. Tiled flooring and hot cupboard.
  • BEDROOM (2): 15' 4" X 12' 0" (4.67m X 3.66m)

    Cornicing, cast-iron fireplace with slate mantel. Recessed cupboard shelving.
  • BEDROOM (3): 11' 4" X 6' 9" (3.45m X 2.06m)

  • BEDROOM (4): 12' 9" X 12' 0" (3.89m X 3.66m)

    Cornicing, cast-iron fireplace slate surround , recessed cupboard with shelving.

    Accessed via a narrow staircase. Wooden flooring, velux window.

    Courtyard off the kitchen. Space for garage concreted, secure garden in lawn with herbaceous borders.


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Rugby Road runs behind Botanic and QUB.

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Advice on Stamp Duty

Advice on Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty Land Tax is a percentage paid on the purchase of a home or non-residential property to the Inland Revenue.  You usually pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on increasing portions of the property price above £125,000 when you buy residential property, eg a house or flat.

There are different rules if you’re buying your first home and the purchase price is £500,000 or less.

Use the SDLT calculator to work out how much tax you’ll pay.

Rates if you’re buying your first home

You can claim a discount (relief) so you don’t pay any tax up to £300,000 and 5% on the portion from £300,001 to £500,000.

You’re eligible if:

·you, and anyone else you’re buying with, are first-time buyers

·you complete your purchase on or after 22 November 2017

If the price is over £500,000, you follow the rules for people who’ve bought a home before.

Rates if you’ve bought a home before

Freehold sales and transfers

You can also use this table to work out the SDLT for the purchase price of a lease (the ‘lease premium’).

Property or lease premium or transfer value                                              SDLT rate

Up to £125,000                                                                                                Zero
The next £125,000 (the portion from £125,001 to £250,000)                       2%
The next £675,000 (the portion from £250,001 to £925,000)                       5%
The next £575,000 (the portion from £925,001 to £1.5 million)                    10%
The remaining amount (the portion above £1.5 million)                              12%


If you buy a house for £275,000, the SDLT you owe is calculated as follows:

  • 0% on the first £125,000 = £0
  • 2% on the next £125,000 = £2,500
  • 5% on the final £25,000 = £1,250
  • Total SDLT = £3,750

New leasehold sales and transfers

When you buy a new residential leasehold property you pay SDLT on the purchase price of the lease (the ‘lease premium’) using the rates above.
If the total rent over the life the lease (known as the ‘net present value’) is more than £125,000, you also pay SDLT of 1% on the portion over £125,000 - unless you buy an existing (‘assigned’) lease.

You can work out how much SDLT you’ll pay for your new residential lease using HMRC’s:

Higher rates for additional properties

You’ll usually have to pay 3% on top of the normal SDLT rates if buying a new residential property means you’ll own more than one.

Use the SDLT calculator to work out how much tax you’ll pay.  You may not have to pay the higher rates if you exchanged contracts before 26
November 2015. 

If you’re replacing your main residence

You won’t pay the extra 3% SDLT if the property you’re buying is replacing your main residence and that has already been sold.  If there’s a delay selling your main residence and it hasn’t been sold on the day you complete your new purchase:

  • you’ll have to pay higher rates because you own 2 properties
  • you may be able to get a refund if you sell your previous main home within 36 months
  • There are special rules if you own property with someone else or already own a property outside England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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