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The Boathouse Sketrick

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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Killinchy, County Down, Northern Ireland
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...
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Listing #HL444100
About the Owner
lindy a
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a scenic break before September madness ensued, and we were not disappointed by The Boathouse. This gorgeous cottage has beautiful views and Sketrick is an immensely peaceful location, I would even argue that the photos shown on Tripadvisor for this charming...More

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Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed all Sketrick has to offer and I hope that we see you again when you come back to Ireland.

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the Boathouse on Sketrick Island. Lindy was incredibly lovely to deal with. The setting is absolutely picturesque and completely quiet. Had the view of the water in the front, and cows grazing in the field in the back. House...More

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Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We really enjoyed meeting you and I’m so glad you were able to see the Island at it’s best. We hope you will stay with us again.

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Stayed a few nights and unfortunately we had to clean cobwebs and spiders away which were everywhere hoover floor and wash all plates cups cutlery etc. before we could use them, bit sad as it could be a wonderful place if it was just given...More

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Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

I am sorry that I did not meet you for your stay. I always try to meet my guests but on this occasion I was away briefly. Prior to your stay I employed a cleaning company who, I have subsequently heard, sent in two young...More

Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We are unable to have parties or gatherings but are delighted to recommend suitable local venues to get together with family and friends
Bathrooms
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    1 Queen
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Fees
  • Minimum charge: R 382 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 3 821 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
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...
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Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Railway: Queens Central Belfast: 25.0 km
Ferry: Belfast : 25.0 km
The Boathouse Sketrick is easily accessible from Belfast being just 40 minutes from the Port and George Best City Airport and one hour From Belfast International airport. It is a two hour drive from Dublin Airport. If you are coming from the South by rail, the Enterprise from Dublin , a two hour trip, is a very pleasant way to travel or if you are driving up why not stop at Kildare Village on the way for designer retail shopping at great prices. There is also a bus - Dublin Airport Express Coach Service operates to Dublin Airport, with a journey time of approximately 2 hours. By Road from Dublin.Starting out from Dublin Airport, the M1 Motorway is well signposted for Belfast; this is a toll road and there is one Toll Plaza approximately 31 km from Dublin Airport. Continue on this Motorway... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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