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“A beautiful house with a stunning location”
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45 reviews
View from main bedroom
The Glen, moored in front of the house
Trasnagh -  the island in front of the house. Picnic here after a boat trip.
View from the deck
The Kitchen
View from the Sitting Room
The Main Bedroom
View from Main Bedroom
The Garden with dry stone wall
Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
View from the Main Bedroom
The Bathroom
View from Main Bedroom
The Second Bedroom
View from second Bedroom
The Sitting Room
The Sitting Room
More of the Sitting Room
View from the Sitting Room
Looking onto the Deck
Fireplace
View from the Sitting Room onto the Deck
The Kitchen
The Deck
The kitchen
The kitchen
A good place to sit
Some flat stones on the deck
The Beach
A wee seat
The Beach in front of the house
Aerial view of The Boathouse
The Boathouse from the Lough
The Boathouse
The Boathouse
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Killinchy, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Excellent - based on 45 reviews
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emyrecs
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A beautiful house with a stunning location”
Reviewed 11 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

I visited The Boathouse with my family for a weekend break.
We all agreed it was such a relaxing experience.The house was absolutely gorgeous and really luxurious at the same time feeling very homely.
The views from the house are beautiful.
We were made to feel really welcome by Henry and Lindy.
Hopefully we'll be back soon.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
12 Feb 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. We very much enjoyed having you and your family and hope that you will come back to visit us soon
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JCunningh...
Calgary
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 28 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This property lived up to advance billing in every way!

It is beautifully decorated, very comfortable, spacious yet still cozy. Stunning views over the water, with little sail boats in view.

Location was ideal for us because we were visiting family members in the area. There are beautiful walks around the property. One of the walks leads to a great pub and restaurant called Daft Eddys.

The kitchen is one of the highlights. It is a great family gathering spot with a large table, a couple of comfy seats, and a fireplace. We especially enjoyed the Aga stove, in which we made delicious scones.

We used the outdoor fireplace one night and found it created a lovely environment on a cool evening.

The owners, Lindy and Henry, were terrific hosts. They were very responsive to any needs we had and even had a few little goodies waiting for us in the kitchen when we arrived.

Would recommend without hesitation!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
29 Aug 2014
We really enjoyed having you all to stay and thank you for your kind remarks. We love to make guests from near and far away feel welcome here in Northern Ireland and hope you will come back again soon.
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markandal...
Nailsworth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Large impressive house in a stunning location”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Impressive property, ideal for large gatherings. The circumstances behind our visit was driven by a family bereavement, but the space, location and sincerity of the owners, Lindy and Henry, made the whole experience slightly more bearable.

The house is large, well furnished and well equipped. We will not hesitate to book The Boat House again.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Aug 2014
Thank you for your very kind review. Despite the occasion it was lovely to have your family with us and I hope you will come and stay again.
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Evelyn B
Londonderry
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A superb house in a fantastic location, ideal for a relaxing break away from the 'madding crowd'.”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The Boathouse has a fantastic location on the shore of Strangford Lough, tucked away on the beautiful Sketrick Island. The house is luxurious and fully merits it's NITB 5 star status. Mornings and evenings were spent admiring the beautiful views across the Lough to Greyabbey and beyond. The peaceful surroundings ensured a very restful holiday. The owners, Lindy and Henry, were extremely helpful and hospitable during our stay. The Boathouse is definitely one location we intend to return to in the future.

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Liked best: The comfort of the house, privacy and the views.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
14 Jul 2014
Great to see you both and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you will come back soon.
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Elizabeth...
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Amazing house!!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

I spent a week in the Boathouse along with 7 other people. The setting is idyllic, the views beautiful. The house is a joy to stay in. Even with 8 of us, there was loads of room. I would totally recommend it. Just a note: to get there drive right to Balloo before you turn left down to the Lough!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Jul 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We hope you will come back to Sketrick soon.
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