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The Boathouse

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
The Boathouse is located on the shore of Lough Foyle, a short distance across from Sweet Nellies Bay and the friendly Greencastle 18 hole golf course (http://www.greencastlegolfclub.com/) where everyone receives a warm welcome. Greencastle fishing village is 4km, Moville town is 9km, and the historic City of Derry is only 35km (just over 40mins drive, http://www.derryvisitor.com) with its two cathedrals, city walls (best intact walls in Europe, never breached), theatres, museums and nightlife....The Boathouse is located on the shore of Lough Foyle, a short distance across from Sweet Nellies Bay and the friendly Greencastle 18 hole golf course (http://www.greencastlegolfclub.com/) where everyone receives a warm welcome. Greencastle fishing village is 4km, Moville town is 9km, and the historic City of Derry is only 35km (just over 40mins drive, http://www.derryvisitor.com) with its two cathedrals, city walls (best intact walls in Europe, never breached), theatres, museums and nightlife.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dogs are welcome but MUST sleep on their own bedding not beds or sofas. Own towels must be used for drying dogs not those provided with the house. All faeces must be collected and disposed of in bin double bagged. Only guests advised to owner prior to arrival are permitted to stay. No part ties permitted in consideration of neighbours. Please note that we do not do a changeover on a Sunday. If there are guests leaving on a Sunday then the next available arrival is a Monday only.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Columb D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2007
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Reviewed September 16, 2020

My Husband, Son, Daughter and Son-in-law stayed here for 3 nights 11-14 September and it was just wonderful, the setting was idyllic and the property itself was great with a lovely open fireplace and well equipped kitchen. Beds were more than comfortable and nice clean...More

Date of stay: September 2020
2  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed September 12, 2019

A very peace-filled location, with a lovely view over the lough. The sea is only steps away. The beds were supremely comfortable and the kitchen top class for equipment. Great log fire, and coals and logs there when we arrived. The central heating is first...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank Scenic42776901050
Reviewed September 6, 2019

The boathouse was a beautiful retreat away from busy life, right on the water's edge, quaint with a very well equipped kitchen, very clean and comfortable beds and white fluffy towels supplied.

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank joanneh546
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

Just home today from a week at the boat house. A comfortable, well equipped house In the most beautiful surroundings. There are homes quite nearby but the position of the house makes it feel very private. It was lovely to be able to walk across...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed August 13, 2019

Great location, beach on doorstep, our dog loved this. Boathouse could do though with some modernization to make it a more comfortable stay. Great view and everyone came back more relaxed except the dog who was exhausted which must say something.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Roam538586
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

a beautiful renovated boathouse. Perfectly peaceful location. House very well equipped and comfortable. Local people very friendly. Have booked again for August and are looking forward to a return visit.

Date of stay: June 2019
1  Thank MetaQuee
ColumbDuffy, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay - thank you again!

Reviewed July 13, 2019

If your thinking of booking this place? Then do it!!! The wee house is in an amazing location. Golf course 5 minute walk, straight out your door and into the water, the wee bay that the house is in, is very safe for swimming and...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank ronnied570
ColumbDuffy, VR Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Thank you - lovely to have you stay :-)

Reviewed May 9, 2019

The beautiful Boat House. Perfect location, beautiful, comfortable accommodation. Peaceful, quiet and perfect for my girl Maisie. We loved it here and hope to back soon. Miss you already Boat House.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank maisie1965
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

We first visited the boathouse 11yrs ago & just loved how peaceful & tranquil it was & we always said that once we had kids we would love to return as it is quite magical how everything is such a slower pace of life &...More

Date of stay: April 2019
1  Thank Tillyros
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: March 2019
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Greencastle ( with an 18-hole golf course), has an excellent bathing beach. On a rock overlooking the entrance to Lough Foyle are the ruins of the castle after which the place is named. Built in 1305 by the 'Red Earl' of Ulster, Richard de Burgh, it was captured eleven years later by the forces of Edward Bruce. Noted for its fishing industry Greencastle is building a reputation as a sea-food mecca. The area provides easy reach to about 7 golf courses with 1 hour travel, and to numerous historical sights. Of particular interest is Grainin of Aileach (3000 year old ring fort!), Historic City of Derry, Bishops Palace and Mussenden Temple (which you can see from the rocks near the Boathouse), Giant's Causeway (take the ferry from Greencastle to Magilligan), Portrush and the Antrim coast.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Boathouse

The Boathouse is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

The Boathouse has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Boathouse has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at The Boathouse must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.