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Gloria on a beautiful sunny day - have a look inside

Narrowboat | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car not necessary

Please check with us directly about our prices as HL is unable to calculate our prices accurately and this can cause confusion and disappointment. Many thanks.

We still have lot's of availability for September and October 2014.

Our boat 'Gloria' has a relaxing and calming feel about her. She sleeps 2-4 people. Our location in the Northwest of England offers quick access to canal routes that provide opportunities for beginners and more experienced boaters. We offer assistance with boat handling, route planning, and have maps on board.

We have 2 double beds, a well equipped kitchen, bathroom with a shower and lots of storage space.

We are open all year round and we offer a lovely warm and cosy boat if you want to escape for Christmas and the New Year or just want a winter break. Have a look at the testimonials on our website starnarrowboatholidays

Please contact Hester directly if you have any questions and/or wish to make booking.

Please note:

For hires to take the boat out on the canal - Minimum 2 night booking for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays all year and any day from 1st April to 31st October.

For static hire there is a minimum 2 night booking for Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays all year and any day from 31st March to 1st Nov. Static hire is only available from 1st Nov to 31st March.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester International Airport 24 km, Nearest railway: Walkden 9 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

You do not need to have a car to access this property.

The property is suitable for older people who are mobile.

Northern England region

Manchester and the surrounding area is friendly and full of interesting places to visit and things to do. The Bridgewater canal (where our boat is moored) is lock free but if you want to go through some locks and even experience the Anderton Boat Lift you will have easy access to all of this.


You will have good access to the Cheshire Ring, The Anderton Boat Lift the Rochdale canal and the Leeds Liverpool canal.

Manchester and the surrounding area is friendly and full of interesting places to visit and things to do. The Bridgewater canal (where our boat is moored) is lock free but if you want to go through some locks and even experience the Anderton Boat Lift you will have easy access to all of this.

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Review 1-10 of 16

29 Jan 2014


"Great introduction to narrowboating"

We booked in for a long anniversary weekend earlier this year. I can definitely say we will be back again.Gloria (the boat) was lovely, very well equipped and warm. We were very well looked after by H… More

4 Jan 2014


"won over completely"

New years eve on Gloria warm cosy quiet a world away from the usual NYE noise we loved it. Booked it ages ago and wasnt sure if dec would be very cold with snow, etc so asked for a static booking, Hes… More

7 Oct 2013


"More than a Boat, Much More!"

Others have described the excellence of Gloria, her fittings and cleanliness and also the supremely helpful and delightful owner, Hester, who makes you feel totally relaxed, even if you do not know wh… More

15 Sep 2013


"Perfect intro to narrow boating."

I certainly agree with all previous reviews. We took our best friends from UK as a surprise 2 night trip. None of us had experienced a narrow boat before. Despite the fact that it rained "cats an… More

11 Aug 2013


"Glorious Gloria."

My wife and myself spent 12 Days on Gloria. We completed the Cheshire Ring and had a wonderful relaxing time. There were plenty of places to visit and walk along the way. We visited lots of great pubs… More

Hopefully by the time you read this your left luggage will have arrived.

I'm really glad you had an enjoyable trip doing the Cheshire Ring, welcome back anytime. Hester

29 Jul 2013


"Great narrowboat adventure on board Gloria"

We hired Gloria for 22 days starting June 20th.We had planned an adventurious round trip from Glorias base, via The Huddersfield narrow and Standedge Tunnel to Leeds. On the way back we travelled via … More

Thanks for posting your review Bo. It was lovely to meet both you and Gina. I am glad the boat behaved well for you during your epic journey! Best wishes H.

21 Jul 2013


"Nights out with Gloria"

We (myself, wife and adult daughter) hired Gloria for two and a half days in June for my birthday. We had had plenty of time to prepare as we had originally booked for January but the trip was cancell… More

Well, eventually the canal defrosted and you got your trip...good to see that you now have the bug for narrowboating Tony. I love the photo's. Thanks and all the best. Hester

24 May 2013


"The stuff of dreams"

Our friend Carolyn from Australia has dreamed for twenty one years of cruising the British canal system so when she asked us to take the responsibilty of booking the trip prior to her visit we had to … More

How lovely that 'Gloria' has been part of Carolyn's 'around the world tour'! Thanks for your review Tony and I am glad that the boat met your expectations. Welcome back anytime and maybe you could try some locks?

22 Apr 2013


"Glorious Gloria!!"

We had the boat for 3 nights- boat exceeded my expectations- clean, well-kept & fully equipped.. Hester (owner) was welcoming & extremely helpful. Boat fully explained to us on arrival- lesson given o… More

It was great to meet you all and I really like your photo's. I will put the torch in the post on Tuesday (Bank Holiday and all that).
You are all welcome back anytime. Hester

23 Feb 2013


"Four Nights in February"

Had a very enjoyable trip in "Gloria" with my daughter and her two friends. The boat is very well-equipped and maintained with a homely feel lacking in some other hire-boats. The coal-burnin… More

Review 1-10 of 16

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