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Open plan kitchen leading to the lounge area

Narrowboat | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

For the most accurate info on prices please see our website. We offer different rates depending on whether you use the boat on the canal or for static houseboat accommodation also on the number of beds used. Do get in touch we aim to be as flexible as we can.

We still have some availability for September and October 2014 and also Xmas and New Year for static hire or for use on the canal.

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 usually 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
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Secure 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 20

7 Jul 2014


"One of the best weekends of our lives"

We organised a surprise weekend for our friends, the idea was to experience something a little different that neither couple had done before! Once we arrived Hester made us feel welcome on the boat an… More

16 May 2014


"Such a wonderful experience - get me back on the canals!"

We recently stayed on Gloria for three days and I can not recommended it highly enough. My Fiance has often spoken about a narrow boating trip so for his 30th birthday, after extensive research, I boo… More

Hey Candy, thanks very much for reviewing 'Gloria'. It's great when a plan comes together and it was good to see that Ryan loved his birthday surprise so much. Welcome back anytime.

6 May 2014


"The best service!"

We had rented Gloria for a week of cruising but unfortunately she had engine trouble the day before our arrival. Hester found us another boat, bigger and more expensive, at NO EXTRA cost to us. She … More

Thanks so much for your review. It was great to meet you and I'm so glad that everything got sorted for your holiday in the end. All the best Hester.

27 Apr 2014


"Lovely, well equipped boat and really nice and hefpull owner"

Gloria (the boat) has everything you could want and more. We had the woodburner on and it was toasty, no need to put the gas central heating on. Hester (the owner) is really nice and very helpful in… More

Thanks so much for your review. You know you will be welcome back any-time we have space. Best wishes Hester

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

Thanks very much for your review Jean. You will always be welcome back.

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

Ian (and Martine) you know you are always welcome back to your holiday home! Thanks for the best review. Hester

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.

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