Luxury canal houseboat
Set on the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal, this boat is perfect!
- Bathroom with Jacuzzi
- Sleeps up to 8 people
- Perfect for your first boating holiday
- 2 hour drive from London
- Luxurious and cosy canalboat
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.
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.
Walking / Hiking
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!
6 Reviews - Luxury canal houseboat
Ann and Stuart - England
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.
Tweetheart 1 - the United States
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.
Ruth and Pete - England
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.
Claud and Rebecca - England
A most pleasant and splendid week, hope to see you again soon.
Kimberley, Mark & Rodders - England
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.