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The Boathouse Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

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.

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

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.

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.

Location description from owner

The County Donegal region

The Boathouse is an ideal base from which to explore the Inishowen Peninsula generally, including the ruins of the 14th century castle built in 1305 by Richard de Burgh ("Red Earl of Ulster"). The Greencastle maritime Museum features among its treasures many items from shipwrecks of the Spanish Armada which were recovered from the waters of nearby Kinnego Bay (ideal for sub-aqua enthusiasts). Other places of interest include Culdaff (fantastic beaches), the Famine Village at Doagh Island, Ballyliffin and its internationally famous 18-hole golf courses, Malin town and Malin Head beyond (Ireland's most northerly point), Buncrana and Inch Island (look out for the sign that reads "Inch, 1 mile" ;-)An absolute must see for visitors is the 3000 year old Grainan of Aileach ring fort, ancient seat of the Kings of Ulster. From its walls are spectacular views of Lough Swilly (deep enough to hold the entire British fleet during World War II) toward Buncrana and the Lake of Shadows, and also to County Tyrone and County Derry and city. The ring fort is the inspiration for the Church of St Agnes, which was recently awarded the prestigious architectural title of "European Church of the Century".County Donegal presents an getaway from the hustle-bustle of the modern world. With natural landscapes, and the often changing weather, Donegal really envelops you in its charm. With mountains, lakes, and an incredible coastline with world-class beaches, there will be many many hours of enjoyment just drinking in the scenery. Check out the Inishowen 100km drive - this will show you parts of Irish culture and scenery that you will be challenged to find anywhere else.

Greencastle

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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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.015 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • 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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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Columb D
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
26 Jul 2016
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom

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 27 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £430.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Jul 2016.

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“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.

“Idyllic setting, unique cottage, total relaxation.”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2012

We have stayed at the Boathouse with our 2 dogs on several occasions and found it to be one of the most relaxing breaks we've ever had. Columb and his mum are excellent hosts, the cottage is spotlessly clean and has everything you need. As it says in the advert it really is 15ft from the beach, step out of the patio doors, a few steps across the grass and you're there. I can't recommend it highly enough.

“Unique, homely and cosy”

Reviewed 4 Apr 2012

Great few days in the boathouse. Perfect for us. 4 adults and 2 children (age 7 & 9). Kids were able to play on beach in front of boathouse while we tidied breakfast things away, made packed lunch or prepared the evening meal. No nagging and the kids never once said they were bored!! Lovely open fire and good central heating - rooms got hot quickly, especially the birds nest room. Bedrooms were a nice size and beds were comfy, Nice hot shower, large cubicle ;) The beach is perfect and we saw the seals on the rocks on our first night. Nearby, the beach at Kinnagoe Bay was like paradise. We would all go back tomorrow!!!

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