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Review of The Boathouse

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Very good
54 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
Fireplace
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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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Greencastle, County Donegal

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Very good - based on 54 reviews
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Amy F
1 review
“Miss”
Reviewed 25 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My fiancé and I had a lovely relaxing weekend at the boathouse a couple of weeks ago! The house itself is full of character and beautifully decorated. Right beside the sea,this little place offered privacy and serenity! I would definitely recommend for anyone wishing to enjoy some peace and quiet and enjoy the sound of the waves! Thank you.

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chatnchew...
Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Enjoyable”
Reviewed 10 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We stayed for two nights at the Boathouse and had a very comfortable stay. It has a beautiful location set a few steps from the shore, though there are more neighbouring properties around than what we expected, however that was not a problem for enjoying a break away and privacy. The fire was set upon arrival. We would recommend that if staying in the winter months, then extra coal should be bought because the coal fire is needed to keep the house warmer. We bought 20kg of coal at the local convenience store next to Kealy's in Greencastle for under 11 euro. We enjoyed some lovely walks around the coast and drive to Moville coastal walk. There are restaurants, bars and shops within a 5 minute drive from the Boathouse. The house itself had all cooking appliances to make our stay as homely as possible. There is a modern shower room and three bedrooms in a spacious home.

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Liked best: The location and homeliness
Liked least: Very hard to heat and keep warm in winter months
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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NoonahB
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14 reviews
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“Beautiful location”
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Had a lovely stay here. Very peaceful location and nice touch by the owners to have a fire ready to light to keep us cosy. Unfortunately didn't see the seal, but would recommend this cottage to anyone seeking a quiet relaxed holiday. We hope to return one day .

Travelling group: Extended Family
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David H
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A wonderful cottage by the bay”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The Boathouse is in an absolutely perfect location: directly by the water with it's own beach, sufficiently distant from the other houses so it doesn't feel crowded and it even has it's own gray heron in the morning :-)

There's a wonderful cast-iron bench for sitting outside, the only thing we missed was a table of some sort for having tea and scones in the afternoon.

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Lisa L
New Hampshire
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12 reviews
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“Well Exceeded Expectations - A Dream Vacation”
Reviewed 21 August 2015 for a stay in September 2013

Booking online can be daunting. Will the house be anything like the photographs.
In this case, we were awe struck at the beauty of the surroundings and the incredibly well appointed cottage. We can't wait to go back.

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Liked best: It was perfect in every way.
Liked least: That we couldn't stay longer!
Travelling group: Friends
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