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The Boathouse Sketrick – Home 444100 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Boathouse Sketrick – Home 444100

Excellent Excellent – based on 19 reviews

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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:

Inside:

• 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.

Outside

• Delightful decked area to the front with barbecue area, comfortable seating and panoramic views.

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:

Inside:

• 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.

Outside

• Delightful decked area to the front with barbecue area, comfortable seating and panoramic views.

• Additional private front garden to the front with direct access to the sea

• There are fields behind the house with lovely walks and scenic views of Strangford Lough, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The facilities in the house include Wi-Fi, Sky and a large flat screen television.

Departure - We ask our guests to please vacate the property by 11 am on the morning of departure.

Arrivals - We are delighted to welcome our guests at 4pm on the day of arrival.

Payment of the deposit - Please note that payment of the deposit confirms you have read and agree to the terms set out at the bottom of this description.

Activities - There is plenty to do:

• For the visiting yachtsman there is a deep water mooring in front of the house, available by prior arrangement.

• Strangford Lough Yacht Club, which welcomes temporary members, is within walking distance. See club website for sailing courses.

• Kayaks and Canoes can be rented locally. For children explore Delamont Country Park and Adventure Playground.

• There is riding, walking and golf at Mahee Golf Course, fifteen minutes away by car.

• The world famous links course, Royal County Down is a forty five minute drive away. Many other fine golf clubs are within 40 minutes including Royal Belfast, Malone, Ardglass, Lisburn, Clandeboye Shandon Park. A day out to Royal Portrush and Portstewart is easily managed with time to get back for dinner locally. A perfect venue for a golfing holiday.

• Spend a day at Castle Ward and Mount Stewart, two of Northern Ireland's finest National Trust properties or enjoy a visit to the Mourne Mountains.

• Eat delicious seafood or enjoy a drink at Daft Eddies Restaurant and Pub, a five minute stroll around the Island. Try Balloo House, The School House and The Poachers Pocket for fine dining or bistro food within a five to ten minute drive.

Payment of the Deposit - Payment of the Deposit is confirmation that our guests have read and agree to the following:

Number of persons in the property - The number of persons staying in the property must not exceed the number stipulated in the booking confirmation.

Parties and Groups - We are not able to have parties in the house. No more than four additional guests at any time.

Parking - Maximum parking space for four cars.

Reviews - Please note that the reviews and the activity log on the Holiday Lettings site up to October 2016 refer to our earlier offer, the Main House and not the Cottage which is a new project. We do not wish to mislead our guests so comments about the accommodation are not relevant but any comments about the location and the views are important as both properties are adjacent. We have retained these earlier reviews for our guests to evaluate the superb aspect of the Cottage.

Location description from owner

Northern Ireland region


Strangford Lough in County Down is the largest sea lough within the United Kingdom and Ireland. Strangford Lough and Lecale areas have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for their magnificent drumlin topography, exposed coast and sheltered bays. From the broad, shallow flats of the north end to the fast flowing deep channel where the Lough's waters meet the Irish Sea, is a distance of over 32 kilometres.

The Lough's variety of habitats gives rise to exceptionally rich and varied marine life. Over 2000 marine animal and plant species have been found. Recognition has been given to the importance of the flora and fauna of Strangford Lough with national, European and international designations including: Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area, Ramsar site, Areas of Special Scientific Interest and Marine Nature Reserve.

Strangford Lough is surrounded by picturesque towns, villages, historic sites and visitor attractions and offers plenty of activities for the local people and visitors to enjoy both on and off the water. Here are just some:

Castle Espie - Wildfowl and Wetlands
Castle Ward Estate and House - Fascinating Home and Grounds - Open to the Public
Delamont Country Park - Childrens play area and superb walks in magnificent surroundings
Down County Museum
Exploris - Explore All types of Marine and Sea Life.
Mount Stewart House and Gardens
Quoile Countryside Centre
Scrabo Country Park
The Somme Heritage Centre
The Saint Patrick Centre

Please see www.strangfordlough.org for a more detailed description of the area, activities and festivals.

Killinchy

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 back to 1863. In the 19th century flour-milling and distilling industries developed.

- Downpatrick - the ancient city of Down. There are many sites to visit in this town and its surrounds. Downpatrick is home to Down County Museum, Down Cathedral and adjacent to it the final resting place of St Patrick along with St Brigid and St Colmcille. Downpatrick Race course is home of the Ulster National and plays host to a series of meetings throughout the year.

- Strangford got its name form the Vikings (strang-fjord) over 1000 years ago. It is a small, picturesque village. There is a tower house near the harbour. Have lunch in one of the fine pubs or restaurants and then slip over to Portaferry by ferry nd wend your way back round the Ards Peninsula passing through charming Greyabbey and Newtownards.

- Portaferry - lies at the tip of the Ards Peninsula. Take a charming ten minute ferry journey from Strangford on the opposite side of the Lough and visit the Market House in the square, built in 1754 and the Exploris aquarium which shows the underwater marine life of Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea. Walk down to the marina after a delicious seafood lunch in the Portaferry Hotel or in one of the towns other excellent restaurants and bars.

Don't forget Belfast with its superb shops, restaurants, nightlife and the famous Titanic Quarter is a short drive away for those who want to experience city life.




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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

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

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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

Lindy A
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated::
20 Feb 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This House has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 May 2013. Located in County Down, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £500 to £700.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Feb 2017.

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