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Panoramic Views across Lough Foyle with Private Gated Terrace/Wifi/Netflix/Baby

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Elaine Ruse
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really appreciate staying in such a lovely apartment in such a beautiful spot and everything we could need - you have thought of everything. We have had many holidays over the years but think you have managed to top the list for everything that would save the holiday maker having to go to the shops when they have forgotten something. We had a really restful holiday - the most fantastic views anyone could want. We would love to come next year. Pat and Terri (Thank you card left in apartment)
Aug 2015
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Eleven Ballyboes Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Double sink units with lit overhead mirrors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lit overhead mirror over sink
  • Large Family bathroom with shower above, double sinks and fitted units. Washing machine/ dryer is housed in big cupboard off the bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 with King size bed and TV - 1 king , En-suite (shower room), dressing table and fitted wardrobes
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , The room has large fitted mirrored wardrobes.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With large fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets and mirror.
  • Large en suite master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows over looking Lough Foyle. Bed is king size. There are fitted wardrobes ( all have plenty of hangers) and a dressing table and stool and TV in Master bedroom. All beds have bedside cabinets and clocks.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The location of this apartment will blow you away. The sea life is mind blowing - Dolphins, Whales you name it. You will not be able to take your eyes off the views and revel in the history of the place. If you do not want to pay by credit card a bank transfer is possible or a cheque sent - whatever suits.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Panoramic Views across Lough Foyle with Private Gated Terrace/Wifi/Netflix/Baby
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was literally one of the best highlights for our trip this year. The condo is beautiful with full amenities. Overlooking the Lough and hearing the water while sitting on the deck was very relaxing. The area is very peaceful. We should have thought about booking a day or two longer because there was still so much to see! Elaine was a pleasure to deal with throughout! Fell in love with Northern Ireland quite honestly...❤️! Would highly recommend this... as a convenient location... as well as fully equipped to cook/entertain at home if you so desire! Thank you so much! PS-I wanted to apologize because we did not run the dishwasher and did not realize it until we were 3 hours away!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh bless you Adrienne for such a brilliant review. I can see you love the apartment as we do. It is so relaxing listening to the water lap, looking at the mountains and the boats and ships passing by. You are welcome anytime. Elaine
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We had a wonderful stay. Elaine thanks for all your information regarding where to shop and our

  • 5 of 5

travelling needs. The Condo was spotless, beds were comfortable and the view was amazing. We would definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice living quarters! And, the owner provides exceptional service.

  • 5 of 5

Great condo, friendly neighbors and fantastic location. Not many times does one get to rest in an old fort while in a new condo. Very interesting!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Harold - thank you so much for the great review after your long flight home. Thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that you were very pleased with the service you received. Hope to see you again. Elaine
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Beautiful apartment.

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic, well presented apartment. Stunning views and excellent location for a quiet, peaceful holiday. The pod of dolphins making an appearance on the last morning was a bonus.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ian - I can see you enjoyed the amazing views from the apartment. Pleased that you thought the apartment well presented. We make sure our clients have everything that we would want to find (and more) in a holiday apartment. And that you found it peaceful. It is always a bonus when the pods of dolphins make an appearance. If you return you will be entitled to a discount and I will make sure that you do not receive the welcome document so close to arrival (as explained there were unusual circumstances). Hope to see you again. Elaine
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Classy apartment, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful apartment, comfortable and fully equipped in a spectacular setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter Thank you so much for taking the trouble to do this great review. You are welcome any time! Should you book again you will be entitled to a discount. Elaine
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A lovely piece of Irish Heaven

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Derry Airport (30-35 min drive)
Nearest Barpub
Several a walk away in Greencastle village
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Belfast. Also Magilligan Ferry 2 mins.
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
In Greencastle - you could walk to the club!
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Kealy's Seafood Bar a 8 minute walk away.
Nearest Beach
Surrounded by beaches - Shroove nearest
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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