About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
3 bedroom apartment with WiFi. Floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lough Foyle
This new 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (with Wifi, Netflix and baby equipment), waterfront apartment is situated in a luxury complex in Greencastle, Inishowen, known as the 'The Fort' built in the grounds of the historic Napoleonic Fort and Martello Tower. The Fort stands on a cliff top overlooking Lough Foyle and is a short walk away from the famous Greencastle fishing village, golf course and Magilligan Ferry (15 minute crossing takes you to the North Coast of Northern Ireland - Portrush, Portstewart, Castlerock etc.
The Inishowen coastline has some of the most picturesque landscapes in Ireland with many award winning golden beaches. Most of the peninsula has been designated a European special area of conservation helping to protect migrating birds and indigenous wildlife. The surrounding waters are renowned for their variety of fresh fish making Greencastle one of the busiest fishing ports in the country. Local amenities include golf (6 golf courses in the Inishowen area), sailing or water skiing on Lough Foyle, horse riding, fishing, walking, climbing and cycling. A 15 minute shuttle car ferry service to Magilligan Strand in Northern Ireland operates in the Summer.
The local village, a walk away is renowned for its restaurants featuring fresh fish and its lively pubs. There is a scenic shore walk to the village and golf course. Derry City Centre with its comprehensive shopping, and recreational facilities is accessible in approximately 25 minutes by car. There are also other retail outlets a similar drive away.
The Fort is steeped in historical significance and is located in a private road with several houses and two apartment buildings each comprising of 8 Apartments. Number 38 is in the second apartment complex situated at the end of the private road.
The interior of this stunning high end apartment was finished in 2014 (the last apartment to be completed). The finish is gold star with honeycombe sinquastone worktop and solid oak kitchen units.
There are three bedrooms, the master with en-suite shower room has a king size bed (firm mattress) and fitted wardrobes, the double bedroom with double bed and fitted mirrored wardrobes plus a third bedroom with two single beds and fitted mirrored wardrobes. There is a travel cot and high chair. The family bathroom with double sinks is located close to the latter bedrooms.
The terrace is furnished with table and chairs and you can sit outside the kitchen sipping your morning cup of tea and only the dolphins can see you. Loungers and beach chairs are provided in the apartment for your comfort.
The property has just been fitted with broadband so there is free WiFI and it also boasts Netflix.
2015 was our first year renting out this property so currently there are just 11 reviews. However, to get an ides of the standard of our holiday lets for our other properties look at reviews for 841091 HomeAway (Seabathing Hospital Margate) or QN3172 Brittany Ferries (France) - Barfleur. We also have a 4 bed detached house located 5 mins away (Homeaway 6923570) finished in 2017 and an apartment in the middle of Moville 8467875.
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- May 23, 2018
About Elaine Ruse
We live and work in London, have day jobs and our joint hobby/ business is buying holiday homes in unusual locations and letting them out as holiday lets. It is not just financial, it gives us enormous pleasure when people have amazing relaxing holidays and then return another year. We try to provide for every eventuality in the apartment.
Elaine Ruse purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Elaine Ruse chose Eleven Ballyboes
My husband was browsing the net and showed me a picture of the view from a similar property for sale in the Fort. The view of the Lough through the floor to ceiling windows with a ship passing by blew me away. I sat for 10 minutes just looking at the view and knew we had to buy 'that view'. We did.
What makes this Apartment unique
We chose this particular apartment as it has a wrap around large secure private terrace overlooking Lough Foyle. Our apartment was finished in 2014 and my husband fished (he caught a number of fish!) from the rocks outside the apartment soon after completion with dolphins swimming around in front of him. I sat reading on the rocks. Heaven. Broadband has just been fitted so there is free WiFi.
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A lovely piece of Irish Heaven
This apartment was everything we had been promised and a little more✅
Having stayed at Elaine’s Sea Baths Apartment in Margate. We knew everything we would need would be there for us, and and be of the highest quality. And for sure it was👍
The Fort Apartment is amazing. If you just need a place to chill and do nothing?. Then this is the ideal spot. There is such a lot to take in, in this dramatic setting, things to observe on the Loch Foyle and all to be seen through magnificent panoramic windows. Locally there is everything you would dream about, superb local dining. (Even fish and chip wagon in the local lay bye) recommended by Mark at our meet and greet.
If you wish to go out and about there is the dramatic local Atlantic Way rugged coastline. ( which is mesmerising) minutes away turning right out of the fort you have the must see Shroove Lighthouse. Londonderry is just 20 or so miles away (featuring the Freedom Bridge and many varied pieces of unusual architecture). Other places we visited was The Giants Causeway. Moville. Bushmill. Portrush. Muff a quaint border town, and many more local places full of interest.
The Fort Apartment is a magical place to stay in this amazing part of Ireland. We truly recommend it to you. We travelled via Holyhead to Dublin then had a scenic drive of 100+ miles to Greencastle.
Flights Belfast and Londonderry are available plus ferries from Liverpool/Birkenhead. Your choice!!. Whichever way you choose to travel, we promise you it will be well worth the effort. You will not be disappointed.
Our thanks to Elaine for allowing us to share her little piece of Irish Heaven and also to Mark and Morag for ensuring the Fort was warm ,ready, and immaculate for us to enjoy👍👏
We will return
Barry and Heather + friends
Barry - wow - what a fantastic review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the amazing views from the property. Thank you for taking the time to write it. Hope to see you again!! Elaine and Mick
It was very relaxing and we enjoyed our stay there. The condo was clean and well-outfitted.
Just a point of reference : We rented a car in Dublin and could not drive it in Northern Ireland. Therefore a trip that we thought would be no more than 4 hours was over 8 since we had to swing way around the country.
Thank you Kathy for this 5 star review. We regularly fly over from London to Northern Ireland (normally Derry) and we use Hertz and sometimes Avis and their standard car insurance covers us both for Northern Ireland and the Republic. Elaine
This is amazing property!
We came from San Francisco and were thrilled with the apartment.
The owner made sure our trip was flawless. We were greeted upon
arrival which made it so easy. The views are tremendous. It has a lovely
large outdoor area over looking the water. The living area and master have floor to ceiling windows which capture the lights and wild life. This has everything you would need in the kitchen. Plus you can walk to downtown restaurants within five minutes by taking the paved path by the water. Do not hesitate because this is an amazing location with tremendous charm.
Pat - thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I am delighted you appreciated the stunning scenery from the apartment and private terrace. Hope to see you again.
Best wishes Elaine
Fantastic home in a great location.
We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend in Greencastle Co Donegal. This is a fantastic home with everything a family would ever require, from a fully equipped kitchen to spare phone chargers. The house is in immaculate condition and Elaine has gone to extremes in providing the very best home from home. The furniture and beds are top quality and the décor very tasty. Plenty of storage and dressing space.
The booking was simple with almost instant replies from Elaine. On arrival we were met by Mark who showed us around the house and made recommendations of what to see and do in the area.
The location here in Greencastle is very safe for children as the house is located in a small one way cul-de-sac of approx. 5 houses.
Nearby you have the small town of Moville and the village of Greencastle with its fishing harbour. In the summer there is a short car/foot ferry from Greencastle to Magilligan Point giving ready access to the North Coast of Northern Ireland.
But why leave Donegal, with its miles of almost private golden beaches, stunning mountain views, hill and coastal walks and great food. Less than an hours drive through the mountains takes you to Malin Head, the most Northerly point of Ireland. The next land mass across the mighty Atlantic is the USA
This was our first time to stay in The Stables and will certainly come back shortly. Now we have found this place we would not be wasting time looking elsewhere. Thanks Elaine.
Thanks David - your fantastic review is actually for our 4 bedroom house 5 minutes away which you stayed at over Easter (The Stables property no 6923570- as opposed to the Fort). HA have posted it to the wrong property. However your description of the area applies to both. Best wishes Elaine
A great place to tour the north of Ireland
Everything that was promised in the advertising listing for this property lived up to or exceeded our expectations. The location was great as were the facilities and the extras such as basics in the kitchen that far exceeded anything we have experienced previously. That only slight downside was it was too early in the season for the ferry to Northern Ireland to operate. This was not a reason to not book this property at any time of the year.
Thank you Cam I said you would not be disappointed. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Enjoy your stay at our property in Margate next month. Elaine
Gorgeous apartment and very cute village in a good position
We loved the apartment and especially the living room and main bedroom with its views of the lough. The apartment was well equipped and Mark who gave us the keys was great and really helpful.
We liked Greencastle - although some small, the seafood restaurant was lovely and the golf club was also very good. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful. It is in a good position for the Giant's Causeway etc plus part of the wild Atlantic Way. We loved taking the ferry which buzzes back and forth and which we could see from the apartment.
Delighted you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the panoramic views of the Lough. We are very lucky to have the seafood restaurant within walking distance of the apartment. Thank you for submitting the review. Elaine
This magnificent inishowen apartment with phenomenal views and large secure private gated terrace, overlooks Lough Foyle. Dolphins and other sea life are clearly visible from the apartment as well as fishing boats, cruise boats and the ferry from Magilligan to Greencastle. The pubs, restaurants and takeaways are just a short walk away. Similarly with the Golf - just walk there. The walks, especially the coastal paths are breathtakingly beautiful- with so much to explore. If you fancy some retail therapy there are two shopping centres in Londonderry - Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, etc. TK Max is located at one of the retails parks. Moville is a 5 mins drive away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Linens, towels are included. please bring own Beach Towels. Wifi is included in the price. As with all holiday rentals there is a £150 returnable security deposit payable locally when you arrive and this will be handed back on departure. Note: For those from the UK most phone signals can be received in the apartment and most certainly from the terrace.