Unique Houseboat Near Manchester City Centre
Spacious, clean & light narrowboat hire since 2012!
- Clean, spacious, stylish, well equipped
- Friendly, laid back, helpful owner
- Freedom, romantic, solitude, family, friends
- 9 miles from Manchester the city of revolution
- Bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants nearby
- Near RHS Bridgewater biggest garden project in the Euro
Each year we offer static/moored houseboat hire from November to March.
The boat will be based at the Bridgewater marina which is 9 miles by road from Manchester city center, North West, UK. With a solid fuel stove and central heating, the boat is perfect for a winter and early spring hideaway. If you have ever fancied staying on a houseboat come and try ours. You will be based on a well-serviced marina. From March to November, the boat is used for narrowboat holiday hire along the canals.
The boat has 2 double beds, the boat is spacious, bright, clean and comfortable and can sleep up to 4 people.
The narrowboat has a reverse layout which means the galley (kitchen) is at the back of the boat. This allows for easy access to the back deck. The galley has a gas hob, cooker, fridge/freezer and we have a varied selection of cooking utensils.
You then walk past the solid fuel stove into the saloon area where there is a settee which pulls out into a comfortable double bed. There is a free-standing table which can be easily dismantled and stored out of the way.
Following the lounge, there is lots of decent storage space for luggage and clothes.
The narrowboat's bathroom has a shower, sink, plumbed in cassette toilet (with 3 cassettes) and more storage space.
The bedroom at the front of the boat has a fixed, full-sized double bed and doors which look out onto the front deck.
There is gas central heating and a solid fuel stove, a TV & DVD player, there are 230V electrical sockets. The hire price includes all gas, bedding, and towels.
Number of double beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park
Skiing / Snowboarding
How to get there
25 minutes by taxi from Manchester airport, a short train ride from Manchester city centre (9 mi/14km). Plenty of buses. A good cycle route along the canal.
About the area
Our base is a gem. The marina is located in the fields and woods, there are lot's of birds, big skies, beautiful sunsets and misty mornings. Also within a 5 minute walk from the boat there are cafes, bars, a small supermarket, the bus stop to the city. You can take a walk along the canal or through the fields where there are deer and foxes, owls and hedgehogs. At night if you stand in 'the' special place you can see the lights of Manchester just 9mi/14km away or sit on the back deck and count the stars. It's magic!
Hello! We are an independent, narrowboat hire company owned and managed by Hester! We always aim to provide superb quality canal boat hire in the Northwest of England, UK and we feel proud to offer two unique boats and memorable experiences to all who stay aboard.
We have been enjoying great success since we started in June 2012, we've welcomed people (beginners and experienced hirers) from many different places such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Singapore, China, Egypt, Spain, the Netherlands, South Africa, Israel and of course all over the UK.
We are open all year round and we keep the same hire prices all year round too. We offer narrowboat holiday hire - where you take the boat out on the canal - and we also offer static hire. If you would like a static hire with a skippered boat trip we can also arrange this option please ask for more info.
We hope to see you soon, Hester.