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The Boathouse Sketrick

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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Killinchy, County Down, Northern Ireland
Listing #HL444100
About the Owner
lindy a
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

How to sum up The Boat house..... "A Hidden Gem".....tucked away......with only the sound off the water lapping and the birds in the trees. We as four women stayed last Saturday and once we arrived we just knew it was gonna be heaven. We squealed...More

Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review. It was just great having you all to stay and I’m glad the weather was kind and you were able to enjoy the lough at it’s best. I hope you will all come back and visit us soon.

Reviewed April 1, 2018

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...More

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Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 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...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

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...More

Thank vandawoolsey
Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 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.

  • 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
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • 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 Queen
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  • Minimum charge: C$34 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: C$340 / stay - Deposit
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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...
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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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