Houseboat | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Jacaranda is a luxury 65ft long canal boat. Beautifully finished, she isn't your typical 'quaint but cramped' narrow boat but a cruising vessel equipped with all mod-cons with an open plan, spacious feel.
Jacaranda is equipped with everything to make your holiday really memorable. With the benefits of a fully equipped Galley, a full size shower, flushable toilet, full gas central heating, flat screen TV monitor and DVD / CD player, she's like home from home.
Moored on the River Avon on the outskirts of the stunning, historic city of Bath and giving access to the beautiful Avon & Kennett Canal. Jacaranda offers a great base to explore the Cotswold countryside and wonderful towns of the West Country.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Bath Spa 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
You will find on board:
- Duvets and high quality bed linen
- Towels and bath robes for your use during the holiday
- A selection of popular board games
- A selection of DVDs
- 12v socket for mobile phones
Please bring your own CDs to play.
The accommodation comprises:
- Master double berth with double doors offering views out towards the bow
- Second double berth in the centre of the boat
- Dining area which converts to a third double berth
- Casual seating in the main saloon which can also be used for a single berth
The interior is spacious, light and airy. With wood panelling and laminate flooring throughout. Halogen lighting creates a modern feel.
|Further details outdoors|
The Kennet & Avon Canal is 100 miles long, and is the most interesting section of the canal in the country. It links Bristol Floating Harbour to the Thames at Reading. During your canal boat holiday you will be able to enjoy the café, shop, bar and restaurant atmosphere of Bristol harbour and the well known World Heritage Site of Bath; contrasting with areas of outstanding natural beauty, along with tearooms, cafés and village pubs.
It may not be easy to board a boat if you have mobility problems, and gangplanks cannot be provided (or used) in some cases. If any member of your party has mobility problems, it is very important that you check suitability at the time of booking.
The price quoted includes gas, bed linen and towels for each person, car parking at your own risk, route planner directions from your home, the return of any possessions left behind after your holiday, pets, children's buoyancy aids and baby life jacket.
The boat will be supplied to the Hirer at the commencement of the hire period with a full tank of diesel and must be returned with the same. It is recommended that on return from Bath direction, the Hirer refuels at Bath (which means that fuel tank will not be completely full by the time of reaching Hanham Lock - but this is acceptable). The Hirer must also refill the water tank and empty the head prior to returning boat (nearest facilities are just before Swineford Lock).
Should the boat NOT be returned with full fuel tank, water tank and empty loo, the Company reserve the right to deduct £50 plus cost of fuel from the Security Deposit.
The West Country region
'Jacaranda' is moored at Hanham Lock on the River Avon, just outside of Keynsham on the outskirts of historic Bath. The River Avon joins the Avon & Kennett Canal at Bath.
THE KENNET & AVON CANAL
Arguably one of the most picturesque canals in England, the Kennet and Avon passes through delightful rural landscape encompassing chalk vales and river valleys, winding its way through villages,market towns and the cities of Bath and Reading.
Stretching 86 miles from the Thames to the Floating Harbour in Bristol, you can take in wonderful Georgian Bath and the rolling hills of Berkshire and Wiltshire. The canal itself boasts some truly unique architectural and engineering features, including turf-sided locks, aqueducts and bridges. The canal is a haven to a huge variety of wildlife too.
The Western Section (Bradford on Avon to Bristol) is the most popular section of the waterway, with a host of historic towns and villages. Much of this section is in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where the waterway nestles within deeply incised valleys, and where steep valley sides and ridge crests are accentuated by dense woodland.
Just a short cruise up river and you'll be in the beautiful, historic city of Bath.....
The World Heritage Site of Bath and the stunning countryside surrounding it is one of England's most beautiful places to visit.
Bath is a world-class destination, rich in Roman and Georgian heritage. Nestling in a sheltered valley, surrounded like Rome by seven wooded hills and nourished by Britain's only natural hot springs, Bath has been luring visitors with its obvious charms for well over 2000 years.
An exquisite Georgian city grew from Bath's ancient roots. The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pump Room and Pulteney Bridge are among the finest architectural treasures in the world. Indeed, the entire city has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
This comfortably sized city is packed with places to visit. Bath's rich diversity of museums, galleries, gardens and attractions including the Roman Baths and 15th-century Bath Abbey are all within easy walking distance of each other. The Roman Baths is one of Europe's finest ancient monuments, walk where Romans walked on ancient stone pavements and imagine the grandeur of their town of Aquae Sulis centred on the natural hot springs. Bath's status as a world-class city was further enhanced by the opening of the remarkable Thermae Bath Spa in 2006. The revival of this 2,000-year old tradition means that Bath is a fully fledged spa city once again.
Bath offers an enviable lifestyle, with a year-round calendar of festivals, theatrical, musical and sporting events. It's a lively scene, with over 150 restaurants and traditional pubs scattered among some of the best quality independent shops in Britain.
Or head West from Hanham Lock to discover cosmopolitan Bristol and its floating harbour...
Bristol is steeped in maritime history and its vibrant harbourside area with its myriad of shops, chic restaurants, museums and art galleries magnificently captures the spirit of its past and present. It was the adopted home of the legendary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who designed the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge - undisputedly Bristol's most famous landmark. It's spectacular setting on the cliffs of the Avon Gorge draws thousands of visitors each year. Another of Brunel's masterpieces is the SS Great Britain whose home is now the Bristol docks and which can be easily visited as part of your holiday.
More recent visitor attractions that are also easily accessible from the docks are '@ Bristol' - a hands-on science attraction or just a short bus ride away is Bristol Zoo and the Durdham Downs.
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