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Black Lion Public House on the Caldon

Narrowboat | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

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

Angela is a 3 Star Visit Britain graded Narrowboat Basic . She is suitable for upto 3 persons in 1 cabins, sleeping either 1 double and 1 singles OR 3 singles. She has an open plan lounge diner a small galley, 1 good sized shower wet room with 1 toilet. She has, like all the boats in the our fleet of 15 boats, a large back deck area. She is a 34 ft long cruiser narrowboat, carpeted throughout, central heating, full size cooker and small fridge, Colour TV. please visit our main site and take a look at our reviews. .

Canal Boating for those who like the big outdoors, like country pubs, country walks, back to family life/team building playing board games. Swtich off from the 21st century. Appriciate the English Country side and the hiden gems our Country side offers. Boatring offers an Adventure in the slow lane.

Along with the knowledge that we have been audited by the British Marine Federation and also are part of the 'Boat Hand Over' Scheme, all tuition is given FREE.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Stone 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided

The Heart of England/Peak District

Being in the heart of England, our base is the ideal starting point for a different type of Holiday. From Stone you have several choices of routes, for an energetic week you can do the Four Counties Ring visiting Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and the Midlands. Or an easier week the Cauldon (ideal for Alton Towers) which offers lift bridges, tunnels, a river, steam engines and the churnet valley. 10 days the Cheshire Ring Manchester and the Anderton Boat lift. 2 weeks the Llangollen, Wales and the famous Aquaduct, naming but a few, each offering slightly different aspects of boating. Not forgetting those 3 or 4 day shortbreaks to re charge the batteries, traveling south to Great Haywood and Shugborough Hall or North and the Potteries. Equally why not try a Days Taster, we offer Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thrusdays up to a max of 8 people. Ideal birthday/anniversary gift. Take a trip down as far as Sandon, the Dog and Dublet or Burston, the Greyhound for a bit to eat. Why not journey down to Sandon then come back up to the new Aston Marina for afternoon tea and visit the Local produce market. Any of these options offer glimpses of our beautiful English countryside.

During the Year in Stone we have our Famous Food and Drink Festival in October, the first Saturday in every Month we have the Farmers Markets. Visit www.into-stone.co.uk for an uptodate list of whats on.

Stone

Locally we have Wedgewood and the Potteries, Shugborough Hall, Trentham and the Monkey park. Drayton Mannor Park, Burton on Trent, Uttoxeter Race Course, Alton Towers, these are just naming a few.

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Review 1-2 of 2

3 Jul 2013

5/5

"canalboat hire uk"

we have been hiring canalboats in the uk since 1982 and from canal cruising co since 1997 and unreservedly recommend this hire company. they are centrally located on the canal system with good train and bus access, local shops and supermarkets just over the road. the boats are good and prices very competitive, friendly staff in oldest hire company on uk canals set in historic boatyard.

Thank you so very much for your kind review. I dose make all the hard work worth it.

2 Jul 2013

4/5

"Budget Stress Free Holiday - Our Type of Boat and Boatyard"

On a canal holiday, with an enforced slow down to 4 mph max, the holidaymaker is often slowed down in more ways than one – usually no bad thing!! But with the locks, an energetic holiday too! Must be emphasised that this was a budget holiday. The narrowboat was easy to handle, comfortable though compact and not the lap of luxury - but that's what we wanted. The beds were exceptionably comfortable for a narrowboat. Great for a couple but would definitely be a struggle with 3. Major recommendation is that we never had to use the pole, i.e. we never ran aground so a minimal draft. Can't emphasise too much the importance of that and also the small size of the boat. I can't help feeling that many first time hirers go after luxury and hire a boat which is too large for the size of the party and consequently struggle with mooring, running aground, get stressed and don't go again! Also like the simple pump out loo. We try to avoid those with macerators - lose the electrics and you lose the loo - a bit frightening!! Only gripe is that pump out fees for subsequent weeks are not refunded (as with other boatyards) - but subsequent weeks are heavily discounted so hesitate to mention that but be aware. Also, the oil level on the dipstick can mis-register so be absolutely sure you need to top up before you do! TV (just gone digital) worked remarkably well though would benefit from a better aerial - also flat screen TV's are quite power hungry so flattens the domestic batteries quite quickly so you really need to run the engine when watching.

Thank you very muck for your honest review. Much appricated.

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