Float by Boat meditative narrowboat retreat
Narrowboat | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Welcome to home-boat, Spirited Away, a 69 ft narrowboat that floats around the rural canals of Warwickshire and the Midlands. Here you can wake up to birdsong and the sound of a breeze through the trees. Here you can get a unique insight into life on a narrowboat. And, most importantly, here you can step out of the rush of daily life to slow down, relax and take a deep breath.
Canal life is set in nature and countryside. Whether you want to sit and gaze for a while, go hiking, do some sightseeing, read a book or get off the beaten track, there's so much here to enjoy.
Having trusty crew on hand is much easier than self-drive boating. You can enjoy all the benefits but without any of the stress or responsibilities. We cook and take care of the boat so you can do whatever you most want to. If you're interested and keen though, we'll happily teach you how to steer the boat and operate the locks.
Life afloat is a nomadic one, so we're always on the move. As wildlife and nature lovers, we tend to stick to rural areas and the countryside. If you have a particular route or destination in mind, please do mention it to us and we'll always do our best to write it into our route plans.
Getting to the boat can take a bit of planning, but we're happy to help. At a small extra cost, we can arrange a local pick-up service from your bus stop, train station, airport or car park. You're also welcome to arrive by bike and we can store it on-board throughout your stay
We charge £30 per person per night for bed & breakfast (minimum two guests). You can then add the following extra options on if you wish.
- A half-day canal cruise for £20 per person
- A full-day canal cruise for £30 per person
- Lunch on board for £5 per person
- Evening meal on board for £10 per person
You're welcome to choose any or all of these options, for some or all of your stay with us. For any days that you've included canal cruising, your group will be the only guests on board with us. The same applies to bed & breakfast if your group consists of four or more people. Or simply choose a fully inclusive 2 night stay aboard, including canal cruising, 3 vegetarian meals a day, plentiful tea and cake, and local pick-ups from your train bus or car, for £150 per person.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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
|General||Central heating, CD player|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
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16 Sep 2014
My friend and I had a perfect weekend on board Spirited Away. A great environment, friendly hosts and fantastic vegetarian food. My friend has wheat allergies too and she was very well catered for. … More
23 Aug 2014
"Rejuvenating relaxing rove"
A superb way to spend a post 51st birthday weekend,that with the joyful company onboard made me feel 21 again!Would highly recommend the high level of hospitality and cordon bleu standard of home cook… More
26 Jul 2014
"Perfect way to spend a weekend, great value, great hosts, tailored trip"
My fiancée and I stayed on Spirited Away last September and found both the trip itself and the hosting provided by Kev and Tor absolutely outstanding. It would be difficult to find a more accommodati… More
21 Jul 2014
"Peaceful, Relaxing, Delicious Food - Can't wait to go again!"
Tor and Kev are the most wonderful hosts. We were superbly looked after on our meditation retreat. Every day Tor baked fresh bread and delighted us with sumptuous treats at meal times. Each day was… More
20 Jul 2014
"Relaxing, peaceful, homely, beautiful."
I joined a group of friends of friends for a weekend on Spirited Away. Very pleased I took the opportunity as the experience was fantastic. Tor's cooking is delicious and plenty, the boat is clea… More
18 Jul 2014
"Life slows down on Spirited Away, to a happily relaxed pace."
Tor & Kev provided us with a weekend of delicious veggie food, light-hearted company and twice-daily meditation, while gently steering us through peaceful countryside. Fabulous. Highly recommended as … More
14 Jul 2014
We had a wonderful experience aboad Float by Boat. Very relaxing and calm environment which enabled us to really unwind from the hustle and bustle of our busy London lives. The home cooked meals were … More
5 Jul 2014
"Look no further, you have found the best way to holiday."
We had a lovely trip with a teenager and a ten year old with Tor and Kev on Sprited Away. I contacted Tor and she put together an excellent itinerary which included a visit to Mary Arden's Farm, … More
26 Jun 2014
I booked for a weekend trip in June and had a beautifully peaceful time. Wonderful food and company and I really enjoyed the optional meditations too. Even though I am just a beginner I found them ver… More
25 Jun 2014
"Time to unwind..."
This is a holiday with a difference at a very relaxed pace. The food is great (vegetarian), lots of it with Tor (owner/cook) always preparing food, cooking, or baking bread, cakes and other treats. Pootling on the canals gives one a chance to slow down and smell the roses/coffee. Tor and Kev run optional meditation sessions morning and evening. Joining in the chores (such as operating lock gates on the canal) is optional, with full instruction from Kev. Bring wellies and a rainmac in case of inclement weather. Space is quite limited on board but it takes only a short time to adapt. Definitely recommended.
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