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The Boathouse

Entrance to the Boathouse
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47 reviews
Entrance to the Boathouse
View from along the beach
Bird's nest bedroom upstairs
Early morning rising sun...
The bay outside...
The Boathouse, from across the bay...
Evening view
From the pier in nearby Moville...
Beach outside
Beach view
Shroove lighthouse
Looking from entrance to bay
Bird's eye view...
Boathouse entrance
Living room area (different suite of furniture now though!)
View from upstairs bedroom into kitchen
View into living from from upstairs bedroom
upstairs bedroom
upstairs bedroom
view up to upstairs bedroom from kitchen
View inside front door showing original roof structure
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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.
About the Owner, Columb D
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2007
Overall rating: 4.6 / 5.0
Based on 54 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL20814
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Very good - based on 47 reviews
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Corinna S
1 review
Reviewed 15 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

The house is very spacious ideal for a family or a couple of friends. A cosy fire in the evening and a stunning view over the Lough. A good aria for walking. The neighbors are very friendly and helpful. The pub 'Kealy's Bar', not to mix up with 'Kealy's Seafood Bar', in Greencastle is very nice and serves wonderful sandwiches.

1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

This house was absolutely fantastic. Everything was great in the house, all was in perfect condition and very clean. My only problem would be the bathroom. It is in need of being updated. The views were amazing, especially of the sea and golf course situated across from the house, and the golf course serves great home made food. The house...

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Joseph F
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Booked a few days in this lovley house by the sea with my wife and kids and I have to say we all really really loved it and enjoyed our night sitting by the lovley fire . And the views where amazing

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  • 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
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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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
  • 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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