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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
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

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.

We are now taking bookings for our new boat 'Queenie' - she is a 2 berth boat - photo's coming soon.

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 26

4 Sep 2014


"Wonderful the scale.....thanks Hester and Gloria."

My 7 year old daughter and I stayed aboard and were joined by mum and dad. Only stayed 2 nights, staying at Sale and then Lymm before returning to Boothstown marina on Tuesday 2nd September. Gloria is… More

31 Aug 2014


"An amazing 4 days x"

We have just spent 4 days on Gloria and everything was perfect. The boat is fantastic and Hester could not be more helpful. As we left today we all felt very sad that our small boating holiday had co… More

17 Aug 2014


"Glorious Gloria"

Glorious Gloria. Says it all. A well fitted holiday home on the canal. We had a fabulous 2 week stay on Gloria whilst completing the Cheshire Ring. Hester did all she could to ensure everything went a… More

Thanks for reviewing us Andy. Your response to the holiday that you had with us makes it all worthwhile!

11 Aug 2014


"A real home from home..."

Our boating mini break was a bit of an off the beaten track holiday to celebrate a large birthday. Upon our arrival Hester was warm and welcoming and being shown around Gloria we knew we were about to… More

Thanks for reviewing your stay aboard 'Gloria' Hayley. I'm looking forward to a progress report if indeed you do decide to buy a boat yourselves...happy hunting! Hester

11 Aug 2014


"Birthday Treat"

Booked a two night stay on Gloria through The University of Manchester. Was a very good experience, the only down side to it was, that we could not pay by debit/credit card for the hire. And that we … More

Hi Edith, thanks for reviewing your stay aboard 'Gloria' and I'm glad that you had a good holiday. I am sorry you couldn't find the kettle - it is always kept on the hob. Yes, we do charge for broken items and this is partly why we hold a £150 cash security deposit which is returned in full if the boat and its contents are brought back without damage – in the early days I used to forget the odd broken plate or glass but with the amount of damage and wear and tear the boat gets it is not financially possible to be so relaxed. One day when we are bigger and more financially stable we will be in a position to take credit card payments until then bank transfer, cash cheque or paypal are the possible payment methods. Glad to see you would have another holiday on a boat we have just purchased boat number 2 and she'll be operation in October 2014 so come and see her when you are over our way. Best wishes Hester

5 Aug 2014


"5* Experience on the Gloria...."

Just returned from a 3 night hire on board "Gloria". I booked this trip form my 50th birthday and travelled with my very sceptical wife. Arrived at the Marina and met by Hester, tutoring t… More

Thanks for your review John. I'm very glad you had a good time and it's always a winner when one manages so turn the mind of the sceptic. You are both welcome back anytime, I have just purchased a second boat so you'll have more choice next time. Happy 50th!

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

Lorriane, thanks for posting a review of your stay. Really good to meet you all. Best wishes Hester

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

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