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View from main bedroom
The Glen, moored in front of the house
Trasnagh -  the island in front of the house. Picnic here after a boat trip.
View from the deck
The Kitchen
View from the Sitting Room
The Main Bedroom
View from Main Bedroom
The Garden with dry stone wall
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
View from the Main Bedroom
The Bathroom
View from Main Bedroom
The Second Bedroom
View from second Bedroom
The Sitting Room
The Sitting Room
More of the Sitting Room
View from the Sitting Room
Looking onto the Deck
Fireplace
View from the Sitting Room onto the Deck
The Kitchen
The Deck
The kitchen
The kitchen
A good place to sit
Some flat stones on the deck
The Beach
A wee seat
The Beach in front of the house
Aerial view of The Boathouse
The Boathouse from the Lough
The Boathouse
The Boathouse
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Killinchy, County Down, Northern Ireland

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ballylee2...
Letterkenny, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Magical”
Reviewed April 1, 2018 for a stay in March 2018
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We decided to stay at the boathouse on our usual Easter break. The aim was to explore Co Down. Everything was very close so the location halfway between Mount Stewart and Castle Ward was ideal. From the moment we arrived, it was relaxing and I have to say magical. My wife and I could do nothing but smile. The view stretching across Strangford Lough, the stresses of work evaporate. Even at night it is great, watching the Lough in the moonlight. The children had great time skimming stone across the water.
5min walk will talk you to Daft Eddies for a great meal.
Less than 10min drive will get you to Balloo House, and Poachers Pocket- top class restaurants. Salty dog in Bangor is really worth a visit. We even got to Dundrum, for Mourne seafood bar.
The boathouse is something special and the measure of how good,is that we did not want to leave.

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Management Response
2 Apr 2018
Thank you both for such a lovely review. I am so glad that you found so many places that make this area very special. It was lovely to see the children enjoying the treats at the waters edge and I hope you will all come back very soon .
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vandawool...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stunning views from an immaculate and beautifully furnished boathouse”
Reviewed January 8, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Very relaxing stay with stunning mesmerising view in all weathers across Strangford Lough yet still only half an hour from Belfast and the infamous stunning Daft Eddy's bar/restaurant a short shore-walk away, and Lindy was a very relaxed accommodating host who lives nearby. I've stayed in countless holiday lets, and this was immaculate and a luxurious home from home. On a practical note, 'Centra' supermarket in Killinchy is only short drive away for amenities.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jan 2018
What lovely comments thank you! We loved having you to stay and I hope we see you again very soon. Glad you mentioned Centra - itt's recently refurbished and a great addition.
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Luxtravel...
Hampshire, UK
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“Lovely home, beautiful views..loved our stay!”
Reviewed December 29, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

Really loved the location and views of this lovely house! We stayed for 4 nights and found the Boathouse cosy, warm and comfortable. Everything we needed was there...

Waking to see the sunrise in the distance was magical, and all from the comfort of your bed! We never tired of the views from both the bedroom and living room. Watching the local wildlife, even on a rainy day was fascinating.

Everything is so peaceful and quiet there, yet within a 10 min walk we were at the local restaurant Daft Eddies, where we dined on Christmas Eve.

wpuld love to experience the Boathouse in the Summer, so I am sure we will be back one day.

Thanks Lindy for all the advice and answering all my questions.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jan 2018
Thank you for staying with us and I am so glad you enjoyed Christmas here on the Island. I hope you will come back in the summer and hopefully we might be able to go boating!
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tandrwils...
Collingwood, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Strangford Lough shore”
Reviewed October 31, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

The location on the shore of Strangford Lough is perfect. It is an easy walk to Daft Eddy's for coffee in the morning or dinner at night. Within an easy drive there are a number of excellent restaurants and there are also several National Trust properties with spectacular walks.
We had a great week visiting family in the area.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jan 2018
Thank you for your very kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the local restaurants and our pub here on the island. I hope you'll come back again soon.
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Barbara A...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Couldn't have Begun Our Ireland Vacation in a Better Place!”
Reviewed October 19, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

After several grueling work weeks leading up to our 10-day trip to Ireland, we were fortunate to begin our vacation at the lovely Boathouse Sketrick. This charming two-bedroom converted boathouse sits just up from the western shore of Strangford Loch and a small island of mostly single family homes. Both its living room and master bedroom sport almost full window walls overlooking the Loch. The kitchen is very nicely appointed with a VERY state-of-the-art (translated: need training and a possible engineering degree!) stove, lovely cabinets and a long wooden table around which to gather, perfect for solving all the world's problems. Upstairs bedrooms maximized the slanted ceilings with creative shelving and closet space and the bathroom was updated and fully functional. We had four adults in our party and the space was more than adequate. In addition, the cottage is only a few minutes walk from Daft Eddy's, a very nice, full service pub and restaurant. We dined there twice and enjoyed both meals very much. I would HIGHLY recommend this property and hope to have a chance to stay here again myself.

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Management Response
23 Oct 2017
Barbara thank you for your lovely review and kind comments. You were delightful guests and I hope you will be back to visit us again
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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 21, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

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Management Response
23 Oct 2017
Lovely guests and very kind comments. Thank you and come back soon
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

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Management Response
23 Oct 2017
Great guests and we loved having you to stay with us. I hope you will come back again soon
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