The Boathouse Sketrick Island

The Boathouse is a spacious 4 bedroomed luxury house situated on the shores of Strangford Lough on picturesque Sketrick Island. It is an idyllic place to spend a holiday in great comfort.

The house which sleeps eight comfortably, is mostly on one floor and has two living rooms with superb lough views, a library and conservatory The master suite has a dressing area and private deck and there are three further bedrooms including a twin bedded annex. There is a large family bathroom with bath and power shower, a further ensuite bathroom and the annex has its own shower room. There is a separate cloakroom with WC.

The large kitchen with Aga cooker has a seating area, log burning stove and a balcony with panoramic views over the Lough.

Outside there is a large garden to the front and a private enclosed courtyard to the rear with open fire for barbeques. There are fields behind the house with lovely walks and scenic views of Strangford Lough, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is ample private parking.

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. 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. 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, a five minute stroll around the Island. Balloo House with food cooked by celebrity chef Danny Miller is just a few minutes by car. Local shops are a five minute drive away and Belfast with great nightlife and the famous Titanic quarter is 20 miles away.
Rooms and Units
1 x 4 Bedroom Unit (sleeps 8)
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Premises listed within this site are inspected every four years to ensure compliance with the relevant tourism legislation. Properties who are star graded are assessed on an annual basis.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions


Sketrick Island

Proceed towards Killyleagh from Comber Roundabout for 6 miles. Turn left after Balloo House. Drive 2 miles down to shore and turn left at sharp bend. Follow road for 1/2 mile past Yacht Club. Turn right onto causeway, sign posted to Daft Eddies. Turn right at end of causeway and follow twisty lane for 1/4 mile until you reach the third house from the end of the lane. You have arrived.
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Premises Address

16A Sketrick Island
Co Down
BT23 6QH
Northern Ireland

Contact Details

Tel: 07738 440951