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Beautiful Brand New Wide Beam Boat - Self Drive Boating Holiday On The Thames

Bedrooms 2
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This is accommodation with a unique difference. Our brand new boat is a luxury spacious Canal wide beam 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: 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 stern deck. 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 if you wish!

There are two bespoke cabins and extra sleeping accomodation for an additional 4 persons in the saloon area.The master cabin is spacious and is at the front of the boat, opening directly on to the front deck. The 2nd cabin can be made up as another double or as 2 x singles (as bunk beds). This cabin has an ensuite WC.

There is a spacious bathroom with shower, hand basin and fully flushing WC. Bed linen and towels are included. 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 8 people if the dinette and sofa bed are used in the saloon. F

or 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.

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Jane Asher
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • boat
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Our change over days are Fridays (for weekend breaks 3 night stay) and Mondays (midweek breaks 4 nights).

The prices are for the hire of the boat based on maximum occupancy of the boat. For mid week breaks starting on Monday (Mon /Tues /Weds/Thurs nights) minimum stay is 4 nights

The price includes VAT and insurance. Diesel and boat tuition are included

The prices exclude mooring fees which are paid locally, depending on where guests moor. Example; Henley charges £ £10.00 a night. Beale park is free.

The price includes: all linen and towel hire
There is a locked secure car park onsite for guests. This must be pre booked directly with us and is £6 per car per night, max 2 cars per booking.
In the event of strong stream conditions (Environment Agency Yellow boards or Red boards) hirers will not be permitted, for safety reasons, to take the boat on the Thames in these strong stream conditions. In this eventuality, another date will be offered or a credit note for a future date. We will inform you at least 3 days in advance if the conditions are likely to be too dangerous.

Please note that we have a strict no drinking and driving policy when driving boats. This applies to the designated boat driver and one crew member and applies from handover to check out. The boat is fully commercially insured with commercial river licence for the River Thames and public liability insurance (all included in hire price). Should hirers wish to take the boat on the Kennet & Avon canal, an additional licence will need to be purchased (not included in hire price)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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