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Peewit 60ft. Modern Narrowboat Narrowboat

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Peewit 60ft. Modern Narrowboat

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 7 reviews

  • Narrowboat
  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

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Why not take a stay on my beautiful 60 ft Narrow boat Peewit completely refitted with all the comforts of home, whilst floating on the Northampton and Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal. Peewit is cruised all year round on the Northampton arm and the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal. Where you stay will depend from one week to another along this route, but always within a 20 mile radius of the village of Market Harborough.

Please note that Peewit is let static moored, and not for cruising.

The Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal takes a quiet, meandering course through rolling hills and unspoilt countryside.

The Northampton Arm leaves the Grand Union Canal mainline at Gayton Junction and joins the River Nene in the centre of Northampton. Foxton Locks is a well-known waterways landmark in a green and rural location. The ten locks are often busy with narrowboats, while the side-ponds, which provide water to the flight, are havens for nature. They have

Why not take a stay on my beautiful 60 ft Narrow boat Peewit completely refitted with all the comforts of home, whilst floating on the Northampton and Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal. Peewit is cruised all year round on the Northampton arm and the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal. Where you stay will depend from one week to another along this route, but always within a 20 mile radius of the village of Market Harborough.

Please note that Peewit is let static moored, and not for cruising.

The Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal takes a quiet, meandering course through rolling hills and unspoilt countryside.

The Northampton Arm leaves the Grand Union Canal mainline at Gayton Junction and joins the River Nene in the centre of Northampton. Foxton Locks is a well-known waterways landmark in a green and rural location. The ten locks are often busy with narrowboats, while the side-ponds, which provide water to the flight, are havens for nature. They have thriving reed beds, where you can often spot herons, and occasionally rare water voles. The Foxton Inclined Plane is a unique bit of waterways history – a boat lift that once raised and lowered working boats on a steep slope in water-filled tanks.

The Leicester Line has arms to Market Harborough and Welford. At Union Wharf in Market Harborough, red-brick industrial warehouses have been transformed into arts and crafts workshops, creating a hive of cultural activity. Days out Enjoy a grand family day out at Foxton Locks, an area brimming with history, wildlife and scenic waterside walks. History What is now called the 'Leicester Line' comprised two canals which were bought by the Grand Junction Canal in 1894: the Leicestershire & Northamptonshire Union Canal and the 'old' Grand Union Canal.

The Leicestershire & Northamptonshire Union Canal was promoted to continue the waterway to Market Harborough and Northampton, where it would meet the River Nene and the planned branch from the Grand Junction Canal at Gayton.By 1797, when construction had only reached Gumley Debdale, the money had been used up. More was raised in 1805, and the canal got to Market Harborough four years later. Meanwhile, the Grand Junction Canal from London to Braunston had opened. Alternative routes for joining the two canals were discussed and it was decided that a separate company to be called the 'Grand Union Canal' should be formed to make the link. (It is now often referred to as the 'old' Grand Union, to distinguish it from the canal of the same name created in 1929 when the Grand Junction merged with several other canals.) This opened from Norton Junction to Foxton in 1814, providing a direct route from the East Midlands coalfield and industrial towns to London.Never prosperous, railway competition from the 1840s meant declining revenues, which led to reductions in maintenance. When in the early 1890s the Grand Junction was looking to revive the East Midlands trade, the two companies were very willing to be bought out, so in 1894 the Grand Junction paid £6,500 for the L&NU and £10,500 for the 'old' Grand Union — the better price for the latter probably reflecting the value of its reservoirs rather than its canal. The Grand Junction rectified the arrears of maintenance, dredged their new purchases, and built the inclined plane at Foxton, bypassing the ten locks and speeding the passage of the boats. A further inclined plane was planned to bypass Watford Locks but was never built. It was all too late: traffic grew slightly, but not by enough to make working Foxton incline economic, and in 1910 it was closed and traffic reverted to using the locks.

You see me on the arrival day of hire and when I return when you wish to leave the boat. All the relevant boat licensing and mooring fees are included in the day and weekly rates.

Location description from owner

The England region

The Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal takes a quiet, meandering course through rolling hills and unspoilt countryside.The Northampton Arm leaves the Grand Union Canal mainline at Gayton Junction and joins the River Nene in the centre of Northampton.Foxton Locks is a well-known waterways landmark in a green and rural location. The ten locks are often busy with narrowboats, while the side-ponds, which provide water to the flight, are havens for nature. They have thriving reed beds, where you can often spot herons, and occasionally rare water voles.The Foxton Inclined Plane is a unique bit of waterways history – a boat lift that once raised and lowered working boats on a steep slope in water-filled tanks.The Leicester Line has arms to Market Harborough and Welford. At Union Wharf in Market Harborough, red-brick industrial warehouses have been transformed into arts and crafts workshops, creating a hive of cultural activity.

Foxton

Northamptonshire "the rose of shires" Naturally beautiful countryside, truly a great place to visit.

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

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

Amenities

  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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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

Raffaele P
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
26 Aug 2016

Languages spoken: English


This Narrowboat has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Nov 2013. Located in Market Harborough, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £520 to £540.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Aug 2016.

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“Fabulous and unique weekend on a fantastic boat”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2016

My wife and I stayed on Rafaelles' narrowboat with our two children (11 and 9) over Easter 2016. Peewit was moored at Foxton, just North of Market Harborough. Despite some mixed bank holiday weather we had a really fantastic holiday. The area is beautiful, lovely pubs, walks and fishing on your doorstop! Raffaele couldn't have been more helpful in making us feel at home, giving us a thorough run down on the boat before leaving us to our weekend, He was also at the end of the phone when we had questions! Peewit has a coal stove as well as radiators, so the boat could be kept warm, with enough room for us all to be comfortable. With a Tv/ DVD, warm water on tap and a full kitchen, we had everything we needed for the weekend. I cannot recommend this enough, my children are already asking when we can go back and stay on Peewit at another location!

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