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Luxury wide beam boat Henley-On-Thames, winner of 'Four In A Bed' Channel 4.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,443 sq. ft.
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A Self-Drive boating holiday on the River Thames in a beautiful spacious boat.

This is accommodation with a unique difference. Our boat is a luxury spacious Canal widebeam boat, fitted to an exceptionally high standard, providing an ideal way to discover some of the best kept hidden secrets the RiverThames has to offer. The interior of the boat is spacious with an open plan living area and dining area and kitchen, ideal for entertaining. The kitchen comes complete with all modern conveniences including: dishwasher, microwave oven, separate fridge and freezer and beautiful granite work surfaces and bespoke cupboards. The side hatch off the kitchen is perfect for feeding the ducks and swans who swim right up to the hatch expecting to be fed! The saloon area has a plasma 42' Satellite TV, DVD player, Wifi (sim card can be purchased from us) and a fuel burner stove to keep you warm in the cooler months. The saloon opens directly out on to the front deck where you can sit and eat outside, taking in the stunning scenery of the River Thames in Henley.The galley has a full size 5 ring gas hob, grill and oven and we provide all the utensils so you can cook a 3 course dinner.

There are two twin cabins and one double cabin with a bunk bed. The cabins are bespoke and all have en-suite shower and WC. Bed linen and towels are included, and there is satellite TV in each cabin and hair dryers. Each cabin has a beautiful River Thames view. There is nothing quite like waking up and hearing only the wildlife in the mornings.

The boat can accommodate up to 11 people if the dinettes are used, but for larger parties, why not book narrowboat GINA (sleeps 6) or narrowboat Gema (sleeps 8)as well and cruise flotilla style.

The boat is easy to drive and life jackets for both adults and children are provided. The boat is fully insured (commercial / hire insurance and public liability insurance) and is licensed for the River Thames (full commercial license). We are always on hand should you need us and we are only too happy to assist in any aspect of your holiday.

Our cruising season is from 24th March - 14th November and our holiday start dates are Mondays or Fridays. Dogs are welcome free of charge (up to 2 dogs)

You pick the boat up from our base Betterboating which is a 2 minute taxi ride or 10 minute walk from Reading Railway station which has direct links to Heathrow airport, Gatwick airport and London.Trains run frequently from London to Reading, the journey time is approximately 30 minutes from London to Reading by train.

More Details

Jane Asher
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Jane Asher

We are a small, family business and have been operating a boat hire holiday business since 2010. Our fleet of boats has grown since starting the business and we now have a fleet of 2 widebeam boats and 2 narrow boats. Our aim is to provide quality boats that have all the ammenities guests today expect in accommodation.

Jane Asher purchased this boat in 2012

Why Jane Asher chose Henley-on-Thames

We are proud members of the British Marine Federation and have Quality Boat Yard status, which means our customer standards and are operation is regulated and inspected by the British Marine federation, ensuring we provide our guests with the highest care and standards.

What makes this boat unique

We are also an RYA training centre and our hand overs for each boating holiday include a through training session so that all our guests have the knowledge and confidence to drive the boat. We go out with you and teach you how to go through a lock, how to turn the boat around safely and to moor up. Our local knowledge also provides our guests with tips on the best places to moor and where all the good mooring spots are.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat in Henley-on-Thames in Wycombe District

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2443 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom 1, also has another door to corridor
  • The ensuite to bedroom 1 is a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom with a door going to the corridor and another door to the bedroom.This is so guests sleeping in the saloon area on the dinettes have access to a bathroom without having to go into a bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , The single bed is a bunk going over the double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , This is made up with 2 x dinettes in the saloon /living area
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming


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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Reading Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

You pick the boat up from our boat yard in Caversham and can then choose where you cruise to. Destinations include: Henley, Windsor, Hampton Court (on longer holidays of 14 nights), Oxford, Wallingford. Before your holiday starts, we provide 2 hours tuition and when you are confident driving the boat, you depart on your holiday. Most places along the Thames are free to moor. There is stunning countryside and the part of the Thames where you'll be cruising has been the inspiration for the famous book 'Wind In The Willows.' Jerome K Jerome also made this area famous when he wrote his book : 'Three Men In A Boat.' The quaint towns and villages you pass through on your cruise provide a variety of restaurants, cafes, shopping and bars. We provide you, ahead of your holiday, a booklet which has all the cruisng routes and how far you can cruise in a day, helping you plan your own holiday itnerary. Moor outside Hampton Court Palace or whynot cruise right in to the heart of Oxford and visit this lovely historic city. The choice is yours. The beauty of a boating holiday is that you are free to do as you choose and can cruise at your own pace, moor up when you feel like it. There is no pressure or stress, a perfect holiday for those wishing to unwind.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays.The price is for a self drive boating holiday and includes tuition, life jackets, diesel, bed linen and towels and boat insurance. Dogs are welcome free of charge. The boat has full public liability insurance and commercial River Licence. Mooring fees are excluded and paid locally depending on where you choose to moor. If you wish to park your car, there is a locked secure carpark at the boat yard. The car park charge is £6 per car per night. You book that directly with us and instructions will be emailed on booking confirmation. The boat has wifi and if you wish to use the wifi on the boat, you can purchase from us a 2gb sim card for £20. We also supply fuel burner packs of logs, kindling etc. If bringing young children, please ensure there is sufficient adult to child ratio. A minimum of 2 crew is required to drive the boat. if you have any questions, please do contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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