I am a lady who comes from Yorkshire but came to Hamble 20 years ago to be with my boat. I already run a b & b at home www.bandbhamble.com so I know what comforts people are looking for. I can make up a welcome pack, put drinks on board and even cook meals and give you directions to all the local pubs and restaurants. The boat is easy to get on and off as quite low in the water. It has a deck light and a sprayhood. It has 3 separate cabins (well sized doubles) - one with ensuite and a double in the saloon so easily sleeps 8. She has an eberspacher heater (i.e. central heating run from the diesel) and another low level heater for the cabin also. Hot and cold running water with shower in the heads. Toaster, grill, cooker, electric kettle. Music/speakers throughout. CD player or can plug in ipad/ipod/mobile through speakers on boat(adjustable). Wifi in the marina and socket for charging mobiles, ipads etc. Warm low lighting throughout if needed as well as everyday lighting. Has an excellent cool box. Lovely wooden varnished dining table in the saloon, seats 8 with one in cockpit. The facilities in Port Hamble enable you to enjoy their luxurious showers and toilet facilities. There are driers and washing machines also available. +++ For ease what people are doing now is ordering their food on line and having it delivered on your arrival. Tesco's is the nearest supermarket.
Reviews as an owner
The Lovely Shropshire a Lady in a Hamble & the Lovely Kathy
We stayed onboard the absolutely lovely Shropshire Lady in Oct 2017, and loved it. Kathy was very helpful & accommodating & everything was do easy. The Banana Wharf Marina Hamble & its facilities are lovely like that of a high class hotel. Really really enjoyed our stay. Thank you Kathy & Beds on Board. Thoroughly recommended.
Great yacht located on a prime mooring in a excelent marina. The boat is well equiped with everything you need and the owner could not be more helpful.
Lovely boat - Great location
Kathy was very helpful during our stay. The boat is ideally located within 5 mins walk of the centre of the Hamble and all the pubs and restaurants. The facilities at the marina are excellent and we had a lovely time!
Very pleasant owner and boat, no problems at all, Dave
A lovely sunny weekend on the Hamble
We stayed in Shropshire lady on a Saturday night and did some kayak trips up and down the hamble on each day. The booking and check in were easy and hassle free - we just phoned Kathy 15 mins before we arrived at the marina and she met us with a complimentary 24 hour car park pass for the pay and display car park saving us £10 which was much appreciated. The boat is moored quite close to the land so near enough to the loos for showers etc and to the Banana Wharf Restuarant for food and drinks. We opted to walk into the village (very close and had lots of nice pubs and eating places as well as a convenience store) on Saturday night and had a lovely meal in the pretty gardens at the River Rat. Accommodation on board was simple and clean - we had a sheet duvet and pillows provided for the front cabin and bought our own sleeping bag and pillow for the seat bed in the lounge area. There is a cool box/fridge to keep drinks cold - we were told it was best to bring a bag of ice to start things off and it seemed to work fine! We didn’t cook on board but made some tea and coffee (provided) using the electric kettle. It was lovely to sit on deck in the evening for a drink and chat and the marina was atmospheric rather than noisy! All in all a great and very different night away - we were blessed with lovely sunny weather which obviously made the whole weekend absolutely perfect!
Shropshire Lady 2
Stayed on board Shropshire Lady 2. Had great fun! Kathy couldnt be more helpful, tea, coffee, milk and met us on arrival in the car park. Great fun to wake up in the marina to full sunshine and a cooked breakfast in the Marina! Definately recommend.
I Stayed on the Shropshire lady for new years eve. We had an absolutely lovely time, the boat was clean, warm and cozy and Kathy was a great host, very helpful! Can't wait to stay again!
5* ALL ROUND!
How amazing, from the off Kathy explained everything us, every little nook and cranny. The boat is absolutely amazing! I would 100% recommend to anyone!! You will not be let down! 3 minute walk to the local village which serves amazing food, good value. Will certainly be back thank you Kathy, Ryan & Tiegan x
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