7 Days (6 Nights) Narrowboat Holiday Hire In July, Canal
Please enquire on 07920 400 007 for alternative dates. If you have never been on a canal boat before, there are a few things you need to be aware of which is fairly typical of any narrowboat; etiquette on passing moored boats, passing oncoming boats, which side to take when entering double locks and where and how to safely moor the boat. Once you have settled aboard I will talk through where everything is located in the boat and give you some basic boat handling instructions to ensure a smooth and relaxing holiday. I will also take you through the 1st lock to familiarise you with the procedure. There is a comprehensive boat manual onboard which covers all aspects of operating the boat. The boat is equipped with: Gas cooker, grill and 4 gas hobsMicrowaveElectric fridge with a small freezer compartmentSink with mixer tap and drainerDinette with table that converts to a small double bedTELEVISION and DVD playerBathroom with towel rail, basin, mirror, shower and flush toiletForward cabin can be used as a twin bedroom or converted into a king size bedCentral heating throughout Solar panelElectricity “hook up” Additional benefits: On site parkingLarge sundeck on sternBoat handling tuition Life jackets12v socketsLaundered bedding Bath towels and hand towelKitchen towel and tea towel1st aid kitDiesel includedFull boat insuranceFull commercial boat safety certificate Note: Refundable deposit of £250 taken on arrival to validate insurance, all other costs includedThe refundable deposit of £250 is returned on safe return of boat on time.Please bring some form of ID with you, for example: Drivers Licence or Passport.The narrowboat is 40 feet long and can accommodate two - 4 people. The stern of the boat is large and provides a useful outdoor space for relaxing on deck chairs when the weather is good, also there are 2 seats on the bow of the boat. She is moored on the Trent and Mersey canal in Shardlow.Electricity is generated by the engine, and to a lesser extent by the solar panel, this is stored in three leisure batteries. Cruising for about three hours a day should be sufficient to recharge the batteries to power the TELEVISION, water pump and toilet. The boat has a “hook up”, which may be used at a suitable charging point, usually in a marina, so you don’t need to run the engine, perhaps useful if you decide to take a day or 2 off cruising to explore the local area. Running the engine also heats up the hot water tank, however this can be heated up independently using the central heating and so is not totally dependant on the engine to do the job.The water tank is located in the bow of the boat, and the more water you use by showering, using the toilet and washing up, the more frequently you will need to fill the tank from the many free water points along the canal. You will need to use the BWB key provided to unlock the standpipes on the towpath. There are 8 pubs all within walking distance in Shardlow, the furthest 1 is a mile away and the nearest 1 only a few hundred yards away. They all serve food.There is also an Indian restaurant, and a Chinese restaurant all of which are only about half a mile walk away.Close to Donington Park Motor Racing CircuitShardlow is located in the heart of the East Midlands with major cities Nottingham, Derby and Leicester close by.East midlands airport is only ten minutes away.Trains are available from Derby, East Midlands Parkway and Long Eaton and are also only ten minutes away.There are bus routes from Shardlow into Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and East Midlands airport. Please enquire on 07920 400 007 for alternative dates .
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