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Topsy

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 18 reviews

Narrowboat | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome

Topsy is available for a 3 night weekend break starting on a Friday and ending on a Monday, a 4 night midweek break, starting Monday and ending Friday and a full week break starting on a Friday and ending on a Friday. Please enquire about short break prices. You can opt to take her cruising or to stay on her at her mooring at Bath Marina.

Please note that Topsy will only be available for static hire, on her picturesque permanent mooring at Bath Marina between the dates of 1st November 2014 and 6th March 2015.

Topsy is our spacious and luxurious 55ft wide beam canal boat. She's wider than a narrow boat, which makes your stay more like a home from home. The spacious salon houses a comfortable sofa which turn into a double bed. There's a fold down table and chairs so that you can have your dinner in style. A multi-fuel stove heats the boat so it's nice and toasty. It also heats the central heating - radiators throughout the boat. The main living area is bright and airy with hatches on both sides that you can leave open and let the sun pour into the boat. There is a large flat screen tv in the salon and a smart box with wi-fi, so when there's a signal you have every channel you could wish for.

Each of the cabins have a double bed with luxurious pocket sprung mattress. The bedding is crisp Egyptian cotton and the pillows and duvets, hypo allergenic luxurious silk. Each bedroom has ample storage with a good range of wardrobes and drawers.

In the stylish bathroom you'll find a full-size bath with jacuzzi and an overhead shower.

In the kitchen you'll find everything you need, to do as much or as little as you want There's an under counter fridge, state of the art washing machine and full size gas cooker. If you want fresh coffee there's a coffee machine - you can even make your own cappuccino.

Booking can be made for a week, Friday to Friday or for a short break Friday to Monday or from Monday to Friday.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking

The Somerset region

The historic World Heritage City of Bath is a stunning place for a holiday, steeped in history, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Topsy is moored in Bath marina, on the Kennet and Avon Canal. which is just over a mile from Bath City Centre and about 10 miles from Bristol.

You could drop into town for a visit to the Romans Baths opt for BathThermal spa, the new Spa overlooking Bath's magnificent Abbey. You can float in the naturally warm water and watch the sun go down.

On the boat you can choose to stay in the marina and sight see around the area or cruise the Kennet and Avon, moving off from the marina onto the river and up on the canal through the picturesque city centre and out the other side into the pretty and ever changing countryside, through the market towns and villages along the canal banks, Bathampton, Bradford on Avon, Devizes.

Or choose a very different place to stay, on the water in a luxurious boat for your self catering break.

Bath hosts some great festivals throughout the year, with the Fashion Fair at the beginning of May, followed by the International Music Fair, then the Literary Festival. Bristol too is full of festivals, with the Festival of the Sea, The Harbour Festival, the Balloon Festival. It's a hive of activity.

It's a great part of England to explore.

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Review 1-10 of 18

4 Dec 2014

5/5

"All Aboard Topsy !!"

What a fab weekend! I booked Topsy for a long weekend as a surprise for my Dad's 75th. He was over the moon when he realised where we were staying. Topsy was first rate. On board was all you … More

4 Dec 2014

5/5

"Fantastic canal boat with loads of extras"

The other reviews were all right - a superb luxury canal boat.. We did a 5 day rental at the end of October, Mon- to Fri and pottered east as far as Dundas (so not very far!) the came back.Handover w… More

28 Nov 2014

5/5

"Just what we needed...!!"

I was looking forward for a short break from the busy London: quiet, peaceful, somewhere comfortable where I could enjoy the company of my girlfriend and where we didn't have to worry about anyth… More

8 Nov 2014

5/5

"Wonderful luxurious break on a beautiful boat"

I cannot recommend Topsy and Lazy Daze Cruises enough! We spent two days on the boat which was fully equipped with everything you could need. It's warm and cosy with a coal fire and comfy furniture. The boat was lovely inside and so spacious and was also spotlessly clean. Our host made us feel really welcome and was happy for us to take over the steering etc and we quickly mastered the locks! The scenery is wonderful in this area and we met lots of friendly ducks and swans! I will be booking to come back with my family next year.

6 Nov 2014

5/5

"Fantastic, exceeded expectations in every way"

Great experience aboard the luxurious Topsy. Fantastic tuition from Mark and Lynda which gave us the confidence to explore the canal. Super food hamper and flowers- countless little extras touches t… More

20 Oct 2014

5/5

"Topsy is tops!"

What a lovely week! First, the scenery between Bath and Foxhangers is so beautiful that you cannot help but feel peaceful. Second, the fun of operating the locks encourages a camaraderie with fellow canal boaters and passers by who are happy to help out with gates etc. Third, we found a great pub on each evening so enjoyed som e chat with locals and some great food. Finally, and most importantly, what a wonderful boat Topsy is! She is so well equipped and furnished that it really was like a home from home. I was slightly nervous about the width but she handled beautifully and looked after us so well that we really felt that we had enjoyed a five star without any compromises. Thank you Topsy, Mark and Lynda, we hope to see you again soon!

3 Oct 2014

5/5

"Fabulous boat that set the bar very high!"

We decided to rent a canal boat for a midweek trip in Bath. I started looking and came across Topsy. She looked like an amazing boat and didn't disappoint. We arrived and was warmly greeted b… More

2 Oct 2014

5/5

"Totally exceeded my expectations!"

We stayed the weekend aboard Topsy and absolutely could not fault it! Upon arrival it was clear that Lynda really does think of everything. The extra touches and details make an already amazing boat truly luxurious.

On Sunday morning we enjoyed a fabulous cruise with Lynda and Mark, we also helped to open the locks and steer the boat which was great fun!

If you don't fancy cooking, we'd also recommend getting take away from The Desh (Indian) which was a 2 minute drive for collection and very delicious!

Already trying to think of an excuse to head back! Thank you Lynda and Mark.

24 Sep 2014

5/5

"Absolutely fantastic boat experience!"

I organised the Topsy boat for my boyfriend's 30th birthday with a group of his friends. I was a bit nervous about booking somewhere I'd never been but I needn't of worried as from the beginning the experience was fantastic. Lynda and Mark welcomed us on to the boat and straight away you could tell it was a special boat, very clean and luxurious. They had left a lovely hamper with fizz and birthday cake in! There was also orange juice and milk in the fridge. We enjoyed all listening to the records on the boat and we loved the disco
Lighting that you can use!
The next day as a treat Lynda and Mark took us out on a boat ride along the river which was fantastic.
Overall our experience was excellent on a The Topsy boat and I would definitely recommend it as a different yet luxurious break. Thank you

16 Sep 2014

5/5

"A Beautiful Boat - both kids and adults loved it"

Topsy is a beautiful boat. A bit of luxury on a very pretty section on river and canal in Bath. We were 4 adults 2 children and 2 babies so it was a bit of a squeeze but there was enough room for all of us. We made good use of the jacuzzi Bath and the wood burning stove which made it even cosier. The kids loved it, especially the little extras like the box of duck food which the owners Mark and Linda had left for us. They were great hosts and gave us a really good training session before we set sail. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday and would love to do it again. Highly recommend Topsy!

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