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Bathampton holiday houseboat rental – Home 6752690 Houseboat

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Located in the picturesque village of Bathampton on the Kennet & Avon canal. Walking distance to Bath city centre, also perfect cycle route/commute to Bath or Bradford-on-Avon.

Larkspur is a generously sized fully furnished 10x65 houseboat. Brand new, just recently been fitted out as a liveaboard with modern fixtures and fittings through out. It is permanently moored in Bathampton near The George Inn, St Nicholas's church & the Boat Cafe.

The boat has 2 double bedrooms (1 x double and 2 x single beds) plus a further sofa bed in the lounge. There is one family bathroom (2 sinks & large shower and toilet) and a spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The main bedroom features doors that open out to a seating area at the front of boat, with outdoor storage lockers. There is also plenty of room for guests to sit out at the back of the boat. The kitchen area features a 'duck hatch', suitable for feeding ducks and swans whenever the moment arises too!

Located in the picturesque village of Bathampton on the Kennet & Avon canal. Walking distance to Bath city centre, also perfect cycle route/commute to Bath or Bradford-on-Avon.

Larkspur is a generously sized fully furnished 10x65 houseboat. Brand new, just recently been fitted out as a liveaboard with modern fixtures and fittings through out. It is permanently moored in Bathampton near The George Inn, St Nicholas's church & the Boat Cafe.

The boat has 2 double bedrooms (1 x double and 2 x single beds) plus a further sofa bed in the lounge. There is one family bathroom (2 sinks & large shower and toilet) and a spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The main bedroom features doors that open out to a seating area at the front of boat, with outdoor storage lockers. There is also plenty of room for guests to sit out at the back of the boat. The kitchen area features a 'duck hatch', suitable for feeding ducks and swans whenever the moment arises too! There is also plenty of wardrobe and storage space for holiday essentials.

The width of our boat (ten foot) compared to the normal sized hire 'narrow boats' of 6ft makes the journey and experience much more pleasurable for everyone to move about and socialise, not to mention bags of room to relax, sleep, cook and play games!

Larkspur is available for hire throughout the year as detailed below for up to 6 people.

Weekly hire of the boat is from Saturday10am to the following Friday 5.30pm (ie you sleep 6 nights but you get 7 'cruising' days!).

Sometimes we can also hire for part of the week (minimum 3/4 nights Sat - Tue/Wed 5.30pm) if you would rather do a shorter break. If so, please call us/email us if you would like to arrange this or specify this on the booking form via our Bloomsbury Boats website. The turn around day is Saturday but we may be able to be flexible.

Staying on canal boat is a unique experience and Bloomsbury boats aim to give you a very pleasant stay! Our canal boat ‘Larkspur’ like most other boats on the Kennet and Avon is moored in an ‘off grid’ fashion – ie it generates it’s own electricity through sunlight and from powering the engine to charge it’s batteries. This means that guests will be briefed in what to do so they have enough energy throughout the day eg charging the engine and turning on/off a few switches. You will be able to charge your phone or ipad but only use our hairdryers (max 1000W) as generic 2000W ones will ruin the batteries of the boat!

Also, it holds it’s own water for washing, showering etc rather than having a mains supply piped in so guests do need to go easy on water consumption but hirer’s moving the boat will be able to fill up at water points if they run out!

Your main source of heat will by using the wood burner throughout the day and a diesel heater at night.

Hiring a canal boat is a wonderful way of life. Eco friendly, people friendly and duck friendly living! Tuition is given before you set sail!

Location description from owner

The England region

Bath is a spectacularly beautiful city. The city’s compactness and striking architecture - Roman baths, majestic Abbey and sweeping Georgian terraces - combine to produce one of the most elegant sights in Europe.

The city, however, is far more than museums and old buildings. It has a lively cultural scene with several festivals and all kinds of shows, concerts and exhibitions filling up the events calendar. Being a university town, it also has a vibrant nightlife, and the dining scene equals that of almost any other British city.

Despite the fact that Bath is a sprawling city, the center is compact and easy to navigate on foot.

Bath is known for its Georgian classical architecture and its development as a Roman city called 'Aquae Sullis'. The presence of hot springs and easily worked limestone made it attractive to the Romans who built the original town which flourished for 400 years.

Bath is a city steeped in history and has the only hot spring in Britain. The city has more officially listed (5000) buildings than central London and most originate from the 18th century.

The city is particularly famed for its Roman Baths (also its magnificent Abbey) - the spa Aquae Sullis (‘waters of Sul’ – the British goddess of wisdom) was constructed about 54 AD and was abandoned when the Romans left Britain at the beginning of the 5th century. It was not until the 18th century that it was rediscovered and its potential benefits once again realised.

Among the many sights to be seen within the city is its superb Bath Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul, The Roman Baths, The Pump Room, The Theatre Royal, Victoria Park, Pulteney Bridge, Victoria Art Gallery, The Royal Crescent, Orange Grove, Bath Postal Museum, The Circus and The Fashion Museum.

Bath is a highly popular filming location due to its great mix of 18th century architecture with contemporary lifestyle. The unspoilt and uncluttered passageways rich in history are perfect backdrops to transport Bath back in time. Films include Vanity Fair, Persuasion, Dracula and The Duchess.

Bath Racecourse

Bath Racecourse is set in acres of beautiful countryside located two miles North of the city centre and just six miles South of Junction 18 of the M4 Motorway and is well sign-posted from all major routes to its location on Lansdown Hill.

Bath Racecourse is a versatile and unique venue, with excellent facilities suitable for a wide variety of events.

Bath Festivals

Literature Festival - launched in 1995, the Bath Literature Festival has become one of the UK's best known festivals for stimulating debate, lively conversation and fascinating authors insights.

Taking place annually over 9 days in February/March, and using The Guildhall in Bath as its base, the Festival seeks to make you think whilst it entertains, with unique events pairing like-minded authors, dynamic debates on topical issues, and specially commissioned work by leading contemporary writers.

Bath International Music Festival - the Music Festival has an illustrious artistic history and has long been a well-established event of national significance and international reputation, presenting a dynamic mix of world-class performers. The Festival takes place annually over 12 days in late May/early June, and showcases a rich range of high quality events featuring orchestral and classical virtuosos, jazz giants, folk, roots and world musicians, innovative collaborations and unique commissions.

Chapel Arts Centre is a not for profit company which operates from its base at St James's Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls. The centre is dedicated to promoting the performing arts, the arts in general, and arts-based community events.

Bath City Facts

The biggest event in the calendar is 'The Royal Bath and West Show' held end of May. It's probably the biggest agricutural show in England and a great day out for Cotswold visitors. Located 24 miles south of the city of Bath.

Nearest Steam Railways

Avon Valley Steam Railway is 6 miles from Bath.

Brecon Mountain Narrow Guage Steam Railway is 68 miles from Bath.

Bathampton

Located in the picturesque village of Bathampton on the Kennet & Avon canal. Walking distance to Bath city centre, also perfect cycle route/commute to Bath or Bradford-on-Avon.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:10:00, Check out time:17:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Angus B
Response rate:
83%
Calendar updated::
16 Oct 2016

Languages spoken: English


This Houseboat has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Aug 2015. Located in Bath, the average weekly rate is £1490.

The Owner has a response rate of 83% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Oct 2016.

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