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“Swim at the end of the garden”
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56 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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Martinjea...
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“fab location cottage in dire need of upgrading cleaning”
Reviewed August 31, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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fabulous location

Shame the cottage let it down. not even cleaned cobwebs everywhere dust massive spiders lots of them due to lack of cleaning window filthy.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Fiona M
Sutton
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Swim at the end of the garden”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
2
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Planning my visit to Donegal I wanted to stay in a place with character right beside the sea and The Boathouse was a perfect choice. It is as lovely as the photos with stunning views of Lough Foyle and I only can to cross the garden wall to gave a swim. The boathouse is very comfortable and we found neighbours and all we met in Inishowen very friendly and helpful. Many thanks for a wonderful visit. Best wishes Fiona

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jaynek142
Strabane, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We had a great relaxing weekend at the boathouse. Great location, fantastic views and the boathouse was superb!!! We can't wait to return!

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Liked best: Character of the property and the views
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Mark A
2 reviews
“Beautiful place away from the town”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The boathouse offers a cosy equipment with a gorgeous view on the sea. Being located off the road (which is not frequently used) it offers a nice environment to reflect and enjoy the calmness.

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Liked best: the gorgeous view onto the sea
Liked least: The bank in front of the house is looking like under construction
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Frankieg5...
Belfast
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Idyllic and Peaceful”
Reviewed May 18, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed in the Boathouse for two nights in May and wished we could have stayed longer. It is next to the waters edge and is peaceful and relaxing, it has everything you need and watching the wildlife is joy. We saw many types of birds and were lucky to see seals resting on the nearby rocks. The Boathouse has every amenity you could want and a lovely open fire to burn turf and logs. The area is great for touring and the countryside is stunning. The food at the nearby Greencastle golf club is lovely and the staff friendly and very helpful. We can't wait to return and spend longer at the Boathouse.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tac9062
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
1 review
“fantastic, relaxing and peaceful break”
Reviewed May 7, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The boathouse is a credit to its owner, it has great character, is spotless and has everything you need. We will be booking again later this year.

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Traveling group: Friends
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Cityslick...
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Charming Cottage with breathtaking views”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Even though we only stayed for the long weekend it has been our 2nd time to the boat house. Its original features, quiet surroundings and ideal situated spot by the sea make this cottage the ideal haven for a family vaccation away from the hussle and buzzle of every day life. The Boat house is well equipt with every day utensils so its up to the guests if they prefer to cater themselves or dine out in the nearby cafe on the caravan park or the bistro in the club house of the golf course. As usual the place was very clean, beds comfi and even though the weather wasn't ideal it was great to chill out in front of the lid fire in the living room or sitting at the terrace window enjoying the view over the bay.Even though the furniture is slightly dated it adds to the cottage charm and suits the original features of the boat house. Highly recommended especially if you want your children to get back to basics without the use of wifi, play consoles etc as the outside area is spacious where they can play football, badminton or when the tide is out play on the beach and run wild. Can't wait to come back again in the near future.

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Liked best: Amazing views
Liked least: Furniture
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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