Narrowboat Wee Dram
Narrowboat | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our Narrow-boat Wee Dram is a great family boat and can accommodate 2-6 people and is available for holiday hire, short breaks, Narrow-boat Experience days (Great way to spend a birthday for up to 12 people) and for RYA Inland Waterway Helmsman training and Tidal Thames River Navigation Training. She carries a full commercial boat safety certificate and full commercial insurance. Enjoy a relaxing time on the River Thames where the locks are manned (Summer time 9 - 6 pm)by professional Environment Agency lock keepers who are more than happy to chat to you about the River and offer any advice for your safety and enjoyment.
She is a 57 ft Cole-craft fitted out to the highest standards with a bright modern interior and a spacious cruiser stern where you can enjoy a drink on those balmy summer evenings. The stern leads directly down 3 steps into an exceptionally spacious and modern galley which includes a fridge with small freezer compartment, a Belling gas hob, grill and oven and a washing machine. It is equipped with a full range of quality cutlery, china ware, glasses, saucepans, all of which is designed to make your stay aboard as pleasant as possible. At the end of the galley is the dining area with a pull out table and the seats can convert to a double bed when not in use.
The sitting room at the front of the boat has seating which converts to a small double bed and there is free view TV with built in DVD and a CD player. This leads out onto the bow of the boat where you can enjoy the peace, quiet and scenic views of the Surrey, Royal Berkshire or Buckingham-Shire River Thames, depending on how far you travel. We carry a selection of games and books on board for your entertainment. There is also a wood burning stove for the chillier evenings to boost the on board central heating.
There is a comfortable double cabin in the middle of the boat and internal doors shut it off from the kitchen and sitting room giving an element of privacy. There is plenty of storage cupboards above the bed and there is a hanging wardrobe and other cupboards in the sitting room. Next to the cabin is a bathroom which has a cassette toilet and small bath with shower attachment over.
The boat is equipped with fire extinguishers, fire blanket fire alarm and carbon monoxide and gas detector and we provide life jackets and children's jackets. There is a full set of mooring equipment including windlass, mooring pins, hammer, gang plank, boat hook and pole.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Thorpe Park Near River Thames Chertsey 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow Airport 16 km, Nearest railway: Shepperton 3 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||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The South East England region
London and Surrey Rivers & Canals
Why not make your visit to London unique and stay on board Wee Dram on London's Hidden Canal Network. Arrive by train and your are minutes from the Canal near Paddington Station. Then go on to explore Little Venice and enjoy the scenery. Regents Canal, and visit the famous London Zoo. Camden Town and see the famous Camden Market. All this but still staying close to the heart of London.
Alternatively you may just wish to do a "Day Trip in London by boat" call for more details on availability.
We also offer Inland Waterways Helmsman Training, with a RYA Instructor. SCR VHF Radio Course with Surrey Shore based.
Booking a narrowboat holiday on the River Thames with Bellissima Boats gives you several options.
You may choose to head to the majestic Hampton Court taking in Wisley Gardens and Kingston Town Centre where you can moor up right outside John Lewis for a spot of shoppng and enjoy some of the riverside bars and restaurants. Other towns along this stretch of river include Weybridge with its array of boutique shops and restaurants and Old Shepperton with its lovely old square which is surrounded by pubs and the wonderful Warren Lodge Hotel.
Alternatively you may choose to head for Windsor with its pretty town centre and Castle looming above the river. Other attractions along this stretch of river include Thorpe Park where you can enjoy a day of thrills and spills, Lego Land and Eton College.
If you would like a 2 week cruise you can head further along the Thames all the way to Oxford where you can marvel at the historic colleges and enjoy the eclectic mix of shops. Along the way you will pass by Eton College, Henley on Thames, the busy town of Reading, Beale Wildlife Park and Clivedon House so you will never be short of interesting and varied places to moor up.
Recommended pubs and restaurants where you can moor up and enjoy a really good meal or a drink while enjoying the river scenery include
The Albert at Kingston
Carluccios at Kingston
The Thames Court at Shepperton
The Warren Lodge Hotel atOld Shepperton
The Anglers at Teddington
The Anglers at Walton on Thames
Boat House at Chertsey
The Swan Hotel at Staines
The Bells of Ouzeley at Old Windsor
Boulters at Boulters Lock, Maidenhead
A weeks cruise along the River Wey will give you the chance to enjoy the pleasant Surrey countryside and sights of Godalming, Weybridge and Guildford where you can stop and enjoy some shopping, an array of different restaurants, ice skating at the Spectrum Centre or maybe a show at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre which is right on the river. (Approximately 37 miles and 18 hours cruise time).
One of the highlights on the River Wey is THE ANCHOR PUB at Pyrford next to Pryford Lock and the tranquil stretch of river at Ripley.
For the winter months our boat Wee Dram will be available in London for accommodation, day hire, Narrowboat Experience Days on the Canals of Camden Town, Little Venice or Regents Canal, close to the heart of London. Unique way to visit the Capital. Use as self catering accommodation or learn the art of leisure boating on London's Canals. Close to Warwick Avenue, Paddington Station, Camden Town, Camden Lock, Regents Park, Regents Zoo, Islington, City of London. Pass via London's Olympic Stadium where the greatest Olympics ever was Staged, Olympic Games 2013.
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