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The Boathouse Sketrick glorious seaside home on the shores of Strangford Lough

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Killinchy, County Down, Northern Ireland
The Boathouse is a charming seaside cottage situated on the shores of Strangford Lough on picturesque Sketrick Island. Newly refurbished throughout, the Boathouse has direct access to the beach and is set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Boathouse is an idyllic place to spend a holiday in great comfort. Perfect for sailors, golfers or families just wanting a seaside break in a superb setting.

Important Note: Please see my comments about earlier reviews and activity rates at the end of this section.

Fast Facts:
• Panoramic Sea Views and delightful uninterrupted rural views to the rear from the second bedroom
• Sleeps four comfortably
• The property is on two floors
Large comfortable sitting room with fireplace and integral coal effect fire
Separate designer kitchen.

• Delightful decked area...
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Listing #HL444100
About the Owner
lindy a
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Wow, that view! Waking up in the morning and having a coffee in bed looking out at the Lough on our first morning was absolutely blissful. It was a gorgeous morning too, and we were both mesmerised by seeing seals and rowers out the window!...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank TheBrakesy
Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick glorious seaside home on the shores of Strangford Lough, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a wonderful review. We loved having you to stay and hope you will come back again soon.

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful house and completely perfect for a relaxing weekend with friends. The location is perfect, the house is cosy and spotless and the host is lovely. Definitely recommend.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank cmccarey795
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a scenic break before September madness ensued, and we were not disappointed by The Boathouse. This gorgeous cottage has beautiful views and Sketrick is an immensely peaceful location, I would even argue that the photos shown on Tripadvisor for this charming...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank BackPacker438373
Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick glorious seaside home on the shores of Strangford Lough, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you for your very kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed all Sketrick has to offer and I hope that we see you again when you come back to Ireland.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We are unable to have parties or gatherings but are delighted to recommend suitable local venues to get together with family and friends
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    1 King
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Damage Deposit: C$338 / stay - Deposit
  • Minimum charge: C$34 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Tourism, recreation, agriculture and commercial fishing are the main industries. Environmental management and scientific research are also important. The Queen's University Marine Research Station in Portaferry brings students and lecturers from all over the world and much of the work has a basis in the Lough's extraordinary marine life and tidal currents. The area is also noted for having a very large proportion of artists and craft people.

Strangford Lough is surrounded by quaint towns and villages with excellent restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops. Local towns include:

- Comber - a plantation town and home of Thomas Andrews the designer of the Titanic. The town owes its development to the Industrial Revolution. The town's oldest industry is the spinning mill, which dates...
Car recommended
How to get there
Railway: Queens Central Belfast: 25.0 km
Ferry: Belfast : 25.0 km
The Boathouse Sketrick is easily accessible from Belfast being just 40 minutes from the Port and George Best City Airport and one hour From Belfast International airport. It is a two hour drive from Dublin Airport. If you are coming from the South by rail, the Enterprise from Dublin , a two hour trip, is a very pleasant way to travel or if you are driving up why not stop at Kildare Village on the way for designer retail shopping at great prices. There is also a bus - Dublin Airport Express Coach Service operates to Dublin Airport, with a journey time of approximately 2 hours. By Road from Dublin.Starting out from Dublin Airport, the M1 Motorway is well signposted for Belfast; this is a toll road and there is one Toll Plaza approximately 31 km from Dublin Airport. Continue on this Motorway... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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