£92 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Boathouse – Home 20814 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.015 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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 ( 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, with its two cathedrals, city walls (best intact walls in Europe, never breached), theatres, museums and nightlife.

Further details

Since the house has been looked after and lovingly restored, we prefer to rent to guests whom will leave it in the manner they would like to find it.

We do not permit smoking in the Boathouse. This is primarily because we let the Boathouse to many guests, and most do not smoke, and we do not want the stale smell of smoke to greet new guests when they arrive. We hope this consideration for others does not cause you much inconvenience.

Further details indoors

The house is designed to help you make the most of your holiday time, focusing on relaxing and taking in the natural scenery. The living and kitchen/dining areas are free-flowing and mostly open plan, and combined with a cathedral ceiling with exposed oak beams (from which the boat used to hang), allows for a relaxing experience.

Further details outdoors

On a half acre site, with garden laid to lawn left, right, front, back, there is plenty of room to explore. The living area features patio doors that look directly onto the Lough Foyle, and across to the Greencastle Golf Course. The other houses in the area are placed well back from the Boathouse, and don't impose. With a private road, the area is well secluded.

Plenty of parking space, suitable for 3 or 4 vehicles.

At low tide, you can walk directly from the patio doors, onto the beach, and around to the strands across, or even to Cockle Island (a very small island!) just outside.

Keep an eye out for 'Sammy the Seal' and his friends, who like to sunbathe on the rocks just in front of the house.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Private garden
  • Sea view
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Dogs are welcome but MUST sleep on their own bedding not beds or sofas. Own towels must be used for drying no 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 anchangeover on a Sunday. If there are guests leaving on a Sunday then the next available arrival is a Monday only.


About the owner

Columb D.
Average reply time:
3 hours 24 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
19 Oct 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Feb 2007. Located in Greencastle, it has 68 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £516.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Oct 2019.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
68 reviews

Very Good

“Great weekend venue”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2019

Perfect, peaceful getaway venue with my dogs. Cosy when the coal fire is on (bring your own). Well equipped. The binoculars were great to make use of. Coastal scenery in this neck of the woods is fab.

“The perfect weekend”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2019

What an amazing time we had at the boat house. My daughter and her friends (age 7, 7 & 10) cried when we had to leave, they came up with a plan they were going to hide so we would never find them and they could stay there forever. The cottage itself is so cosy and the whole layout of the building just perfect with the open plan kitchen living room separated by the coal fire chimney breast. The 3 bedrooms are a good size with 3 very comfortable double beds. As a family who loves the outdoors and the importance of children being outdoors this was the perfect setting for us. We could just open the French doors and step outside into a wonderful place for children to explore without having to supervise their every movement, giving them time to have their own adventures. They skipped stones, climbed rocks, bird watching (binoculars provided) explored the beach when the tide went out and with lots of space round the house to just play. One of the most exciting moments was when Sammy the seal appeared the first evening and chilled out on his rock. They just couldn't believe how close to the house he was. While we were there we looked online to book again before my husband starts working every weekend for the summer season in Portrush. Unfortunately it was all booked up, so will just have to wait until September to go back. We live in Portrush and look over to Inishowen every day now we can look over there and remember the amazing weekend we had staying in the Boathouse.

Owner's reply: Thank you. So glad you had a lovely time. You’re welcome back anytime and thanks for leaving the house so clean and tidy.

“Great weekend at the Boat House”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2018

The Boat House has an idyllic setting if being close to the beach & very peaceful surroundings is important to your vacation. Our late teens to twenty something big kids loved it! The accommodation was well equipped and excellently clean. The house was cosy not long after we put the central heating on. Lovely fire equipped with fire lighters & fuel too. We had everything we needed & would recommend it without any hesitation...even though we would like it to remain Greencastle's best kept secret! We'll definitely be booking again!

Owner's reply: Thank you. Glad you liked the Boathouse.

“Boathouse Holiday”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2017

Very relaxing two weeks! Eating breakfast each morning to the view across the sea to Sweet Nelly's Bay. Once tide receded, we walked across and explored all the beaches. Would recommend eating in The Golf Clubhouse. Their menu is varied and well priced. Very friendly Staff as well.Also, would highly recommend The Boathouse Restaurant in Redcastle. The Boathouse has a well equipped kitchen, a comfortable settee and chairs but the upstairs bedroom needs somewhere to hang clothes. The location is perfect for sightseeing along the Wild Atlantic Way. We did all of it over the two weeks, despite the weather. Would definitely recommend The Boathouse.

Owner's reply: Thanks Shirley. Glad you had a good time and enjoyed the house.

“Idyllic setting within friendly village”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2016

Our family of four plus dog really enjoyed our stay at the Boathouse. Highlights include shore side walks, amazing views and friendly services at local attractions and cafes.

Owner's reply: Thank you Jenny.


Reviewed 18 Oct 2016

I had a great time in the Boathouse. Beautiful setting,very peaceful with stunning views. Lovely house with friendly and very helpful neighbours. I am planning to go back soon as I liked it so much.

Owner's reply: Thank you. We appreciate how well you took care at the Boathouse and look forward to seeing you again. Best regards.

“Just what was required peaceful tranquil perfect location .”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2016

Just home from a few days at the boathouse totally perfect in every way can not say enough about the location and the view,house was great very clean tidy and cosy everything needed was at hand and with a nice homely touch. We would certainly go back again. Maureen Hyslop

“The perfect holiday home in the perfect location”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2012

Family went in August 12 . The Boathouse overlooks a small bay . Their are three bedrooms one upstairs and two downstairs ,kitchen which has all appliances and a sitting room . The boathouse is about 3km from the village of Green castle and 1 km from Shroove Lighthouse which has a beautiful beach beside it . Kinnegoe Bay, Another beautiful beach is about 7 km away . Really enjoyed the stay and would definitely go back.

“Amazing would go back today”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2012

Just back from a long weekend in the boathouse, the sun made it feel like being abroad. I went with my father, sister, brother in law , my brother (13)and nephew's (9 years & 6 months) and we had a great time. The 2 older kids had a ball and loved being able to go off on adventures and were never bored once. The beds are so comfortable I would love to have one like that at home.Waking up to the sea on your door step was a great experience, cant recommend this highly enough.

“A very nice house with 'character' beautifully located, a pleasure to stay.”

Reviewed 27 May 2012

This is a very nice place to stay, the boathouse history gives the place a special character and positions it on a fantastic place, with great view on the bay and its birds and seals when sitting in the living room. For those that appreciate such a setting, the small disadvantages of an older building are of minor importance. The region is great for walks and drives. In early May, the bay in front of the house was very quiet, a thing that we highly appreciate. During the summer season, nearby caravan parks will probably make it somewhat less quiet. The house is well equipped, but furniture and decorations probably make it less suitable for families with a wild bunch of children.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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If Columb (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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