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“Fab location”
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Very good
57 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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Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Greencastle, County Donegal

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Very good - based on 57 reviews
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Pcaabyers
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fab location”
Reviewed March 16, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We travelled with 2 kids aged 4 and 16 months.. We had a few adjustments to make when we arrived to make it child friendly but in all honesty any longer than a 2/3 night stay and it would have been hard to keep them safe due to step in kitchen and patio area. The place lacks a really good spring clean and facelift. Beds were very clean as was bathroom but just lacked the sparkle clean we usually get with rentals. The location makes this house! Your forget the cobwebs and dust when you look outside! Will return again for a short break but really wish they would invest a little tlc into what could be a real gem!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 20, 2015
Thanks Paul - we will take your feedback and give the place a Spring clean :-)
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maggiepat...
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“unique and peaceful haven”
Reviewed September 19, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The Boathouse was in a wonderful location right beside the sea. The cottage is full of character, well equipped and very comfortable. Yes the very high windows are a bit cobwebby and there are spiders but the beds are comfortable and clean, the small kitchen is very well equipped and the sitting area is wonderful. We could have spent the entire holiday just sitting looking out at the superb view. A relaxing and very enjoyable holiday.

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Liked best: The wonderful view and the unique aspect of the cottage.
Liked least: The very large spiders!
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Hazel M
1 review
“Peaceful & Serenity”
Reviewed September 8, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Just back form a very restful week @ the boathouse. It's a very beautiful location, perfect for a quiet getaway from it all. Lovely little sandy coves at every turn.
The boathouse has everything you would need to have a very comfortable home from home stay. What was even better for us was we were able to bring our 2 little dogs with us.

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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
5
people found this review helpful

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
people found this review helpful

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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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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