Faithful is a beautiful converted boat; one of the last of her kind built in 1966 at Seahouses Boatyard in North Eastern England. She offers the unique opportunity to book a static holiday, giving you the same experience as a holiday cottage with all the added joy of experiencing the luxurious warmth and style of this individual wooden boat.
She is ideally suited to romantic breaks for two, small family groups with teenage children, mixed groups and for long weekends of pampering.
Faithful is at Darthaven Marina at Kingswear by Dartmouth.Guests of Faithful automatically have complementary free access to the spa facilities at the Dart Marina Hotel and Spa in Dartmouth. Additionally there is 10% off all treatment prices.
Being near to the “Dart Marina Hotel and Spa” has the huge advantages such as free parking and inclusive use of swimming pool, fitness suite, spa pool and steam room plus added extras such as reductions on extra visitors who wish to stay at the hotel and use of the bar or restaurant. There are also the usual marina facilities such as WiFi, fax, laundry, newspapers, trolleys to get your gear from the car park to Faithful and daily weather forecasts but most importantly the Spa! It's open between 7.30 in the morning and 7.30 in the evening with the option to choose added treatments at an additional but reduced cost. A full list will be available on arrival.
Faithful will be moored on the pontoon so you can simply step on and off directly onto the wooden walkway. You will be connected to mains electricity and water (should you need to re fill the tank), and you are close to the ferries that run regularly up down and across the river.
All our moorings are carefully chosen for their individuality, ambiance and variety of things to do. Dartmouth is well known for its restaurants, shopping, art galleries, walks and places of historic interest. Close by there are some of the best beaches in Devon, wildlife reserves and of course the South West Coastal Path.
Faithful has been lovingly restored with a shabby chic style décor; with a light, practical and airy interior, that's been ergonomically designed for fun, comfort and relaxation. If you have sailed all your life or never left dry land there are many things you will really enjoy about being aboard Faithful!
Just being together with a select few friends, being rocked very gently on the water with a glass in hand...is simply heaven.
Faithful is well equipped with all the home comforts; modern electrics, central heating, spot lighting, full sized shower, and a well equipped kitchen 'galley', not to mention the main cabin has a king size four poster bed with memory foam mattress, simply bliss! Each of the other cabins have two single beds. All cabins have duvets, simple white Egyptian cotton bedding, hanging space plenty of under bunk storage and beautiful designer basins with chunky 'boaty' taps. You're in no danger of forgetting you're on a boat due to an abundance of original features, plus a nautical themed interior designed to highlight Faithful's unique character.
There are three cabins-1 large comfortable double (with four poster king size bed), and two, two-man cabins with offset bunks.
In extreme cases the saloon area the side seats can be used as two single beds, however we feel using those takes something away from the whole experience of your stay as it can restrict use in one of the main living areas. We therefore only recommend their use with frail or less agile visitors. On arrival you will be provided with: toiletries, fresh towels, tea towels, tea, coffee, milk, and a surprise welcome pack including flowers will be there to greet you.
The galley is equipped with a regular 4 ring gas cooker with oven and grill, a micro wave and all the pots and pans you could possibly require for cooking anything from fresh fish and mussels, soufflés, casseroles, flans, pies and puddings, there's a four slice toaster, electric kettle, fridge and so much more.
Entertainments in the saloon include a choice of books, chess, monopoly, draughts, cludo, playing cards, TV, DVD player and smart phone docking station.
My business partner Mitchell Sneddon and I want to make your stay as happy as possible so if you should have any questions whatsoever during your stay about the Area Marina or Faithful, please direct them to us personally. It's our job to make your stay smooth and satisfying, we learn from your questions and this improves business, at the same time it respects the privacy of your neighbors and other river users.
The most important thing is that YOU enjoy your stay, and how could you not on such a glorious and unique boat?
Don't forget this is a boat, basic agility is essential in cabins as they are accessed by hatchways and vertical ladders. For safety reasons the bridge and roof areas can be viewed but not accessed.