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The Boathouse Sketrick glorious seaside home on the shores of Strangford Lough

45 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 d...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. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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1 - 5 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow, that view! Waking up in the morning and having a coffee in bed looking out at the Lough on our first morning was absolutely blissful. It was a gorgeous morning too, and we were both mesmerised by seeing seals and rowers out the window!...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank TheBrakesy
Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick glorious seaside home on the shores of Strangford Lough, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a wonderful review. We loved having you to stay and hope you will come back again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful house and completely perfect for a relaxing weekend with friends. The location is perfect, the house is cosy and spotless and the host is lovely. Definitely recommend.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank cmccarey795
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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

Date of stay: September 2018
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Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick glorious seaside home on the shores of Strangford Lough, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

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

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank sd508
Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick glorious seaside home on the shores of Strangford Lough, 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.

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

Date of stay: August 2018
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Henry A, VR Owner at The Boathouse Sketrick glorious seaside home on the shores of Strangford Lough, 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

About the Owner
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Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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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 back to 1863...
How to get there
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 ...
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