Kitchen and living room
Comfortable living space
Jacuzzi bath
Medusa layout

Luxury canal houseboat

Set on the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal, this boat is perfect!

Excellent! 5/5 (6 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Bathroom with Jacuzzi
  2. Sleeps up to 8 people
  3. Perfect for your first boating holiday
  1. 2 hour drive from London
  2. Luxurious and cosy canalboat

Houseboat summary

Less than a 2 hour drive from London, lies on the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal the charming canalboat Medusa. Whether you are a couple, family or small group of people; Medusa is the perfect sized boat where you will feel right at home.

Medusa is fitted to a very high standard with several luxuries including a cosy wood burning stove and all the conveniences that you would find at home.

Houseboat description

Sleeping up to 8 people, Medusa has all the amenities you could wish for. The living room comprises of a king sofa-bed and the middle bedroom has two sets of single beds which can sleep up to four individuals. The master bedroom has a king size bed with generous storage and vanity desk. 

Medusa has a fully equipped kitchen including a gas cooker, oven, grill, utensils, crockery. a fridge/freezer, and a microwave. The bathroom has a shower, toilet and even a Jacuzzi Whirlpool bath!

Due to Medusa being just 55' in length, she is a joy to manouver and is perfect if you're taking your first canal boat holiday. Not that experienced? Then you don’t need to worry, Moonraker canalboats are here to help you. They will make sure that you are comfortable navigating and offer steering and manoeuvring details, as well as safety tips. You have their undivided attention and you can always give them a call if there is a problem.

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Property type

Driving houseboat

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


2 Bedrooms, 8 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2
Number of single beds: 4


Number of en-suite: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player

DVD Player

Outdoor Facilities

Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Terrace / Balcony


Mountain Views
Panoramic Views

City Views


Pets Allowed

Activities Nearby

Walking / Hiking
Horse Riding

Cycling / Mountain Biking


About the area

Medusa is set in one of the most beautiful areas of Wiltshire, with gorgeous surroundings.


You can go walking, cycling or even horse riding in the beautiful surroundings of The Pewsey Vale. Alton Barnes White Horse is just a short walk from our base and can be easily viewed as you wind your way through this stunning landscape in rural Wiltshire. Crop circles often 'appear' in the surrounding fields, attracting people from all over the world.


Other tourist attractions nearby are Crofton Pumping Station, which is renowned for the oldest working beam engine in the world; Bruce Tunnel is a marvellous architectural site with a length of 459 meters long; Canal Museum at Devizes is the perfect place to shop for local delicacies; Caen Hill Locks rises 237 feet over a distance of 2 miles, with a main ‘staircase’ made from 16 locks and another 13 that lead up to the main flight, so challenge yourself in conquering the locks; Stonehenge & Avebury is a well known enigmatic site that doesn’t need an introduction or visit The Roman cities of Bath and Bradford-on-Avon which are enchanting areas that still have that 17th century charm.


Beside these beautiful sites, the area offers many restaurants and pubs so you can enjoy the local cuisine and culture.


So start packing for a perfect vacation!


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Houseboat owner

Luxury Canal

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken

6 Reviews - Luxury canal houseboat

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Kimberley, Mark & Rodders - England

    09 Oct

    Loved every minute on this houseboat

    What a superb birthday treat spending a long weekend on Jack. We are both first time narrow boaters and we loved every minute of it so did our pooch Rodney.

  2. Ann and Stuart - England

    13 May

    Most wonderful time

    We had the most wonderful time aboard Hector, not much time on dry land as we did not want to get off. A thoroughly enjoyable experience and we will definitely be booking next year.

  3. Chris and Debbie - England

    19 Sep

    One of the best I've been on!

    What a lovely boat Hector is, it suited us perfectly. Ive been a regular boater since 1976 & this is one of the best boats I’ve been on. Thank you

  4. Tweetheart 1 - the United States

    26 Nov

    On the K&A canal, Moonraker Canalboats are fantastic!

    We recently completed a week long narrow boat holiday on the K&A canal. There were a total of 14 of us...three generations, from age 7 to 84! After considering all the narrow boat rental companies, we chose Moonraker Canalboats. We are SO glad we did! Their boats are 10 feet wide (3' more than most) which makes a big difference in spaciousness. It also allows you to go through the locks alone (rather than pairing with another narrow boat) which is a big benefit. We rented two boats--each one was luxurious from stem to stern...very modern fully-equipped kitchens, fluffy linens, jacuzzi tubs, satellite television...all the amenities of a luxury hotel. I can tell you with great candor that, during the entire week, we never saw a boat that was superior to the ones we were on! Also, the staff could not be more helpful or accommodating. They made sure we were fully trained and comfortable with boat operation before we set off. Even when we experienced an unrelated family emergency, they stopped what they were doing and spent time with us to make sure we got the help we needed. Genuinely wonderful folks! If you decide on a K&A holiday, you will not regret choosing Moonraker.
  5. Ruth and Pete - England

    13 Jul

    Thoroughly enjoyable canal boat

    1st time on a canal boat. Thoroughly enjoyable. Great instructions from Rue and a relaxing 5 days on the canal. We will be back.

  6. Claud and Rebecca - England

    24 Oct

    Most pleasant

    A most pleasant and splendid week, hope to see you again soon.

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