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The Boathouse

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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Greencastle, County Donegal
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.
Listing #HL20814
About the Owner
Columb D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2007
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location. Everything here you need for a break away from it all... Looking out at the water and enjoying a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.. Bliss. Pots and pans, cups and plates, champagne flutes or pint glasses...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank anne c
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

A very lovely cottage very good maintained. The landscape is incredible. We seached silence and we found it at the boathouse. We had a perfect week.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Departure750280
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Second visit which didn’t disappoint, but then I didn’t think it would !!! Everything about the property and setting is absolutely fantastic, a hidden gem that I’d prefer not sharing with others 🤣 Perfect for being at one with nature and experiencing the calmer side...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Tara H
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
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.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
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...
    1 Shower
    3 Fulls
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
During the months of July, August, we do not rent for less than a full week, which must start on a Saturday. During latter part of June and early part of September, the same policy may apply depending upon demand.

Price includes oil and electricity costs. A deposit of £50 will be required in advance, and is refundable upon completion of stay provided there is no damage sustained.

For stays of 1 week or less, payment upon arrival will be required. For stays of 2-6 weeks, then weekly payments will required. For stays of 6+ weeks, monthly payments will be worked after the first 4 weeks, which shall be weekly payments.
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About the neighbourhood
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 Antri...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: City of Derry http://www.cityofderryairport.com/: 45.0 km
Railway: Derry: 38.0 km
Ferry: Larne http://www.portoflarne.co.uk/: 110.0 km
From Derry, follow the directions north to Moville, along the west bank of the river Foyle. From Moville, follow the road to Greencastle, and through the village toward Greencastle golf club. Go past the entrance of the golf club for approximately 1.4km, passing 2 mobile home sites on left (one wooden, one regular), and one (regular) hidden on the right. The entrance to the Boathouse is on the right hand side of the road, with metal crafted gates. If you arrive at night, then it is marked by an orange streetlight on the right hand side. There are four other well-spaced houses in the area, but ours is distinctive and easily identified as the converted RNLI boathouse, just 15 metres from the water's edge - you can't miss it!
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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