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Andante - 5-Berth Narrowboat Hire

Hill Farm Marina, Stratford Canal, United Kingdom

GuestsMax 5 Guests
BoatEntire boat rental
Double Bed2 Double Beds
Single Bed1 Single Bed
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Overview

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Max 5 people , 2 cabins
2 double beds / 1 single bed
Min 3 nights / Max 5 nights
Check in 3 p.m. / Check out 10 a.m.


Stay on a boat in Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, United Kingdom

Here is a lovely 5-berth narrowboat, available to hire from Floating Cottages at Hill Farm Marina, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Recently renovated throughout, this narrowboat combines new with traditional features of narrowboats, which makes it ideal for families of 4 or small groups of up to 5 people that want a unique experience on board.
Our guests can enjoy this narrowboat on the South Stratford canal which runs between Stratford upon Avon and Kingswood Junction, a well-known part of the Avon Ring. It's 25.5 miles in length and well-known for the traditional lock cottages and split bridges. This narrowboat is ideal for those with medium or advanced boating experience, the ones that have been on other regular hire boats and the ones that are looking to experience a 'floating cottage'. This narrowboat is perfect for families of four, families of four adults plus one child, or 2 couple of friends that want to enjoy modern appliances on board that make that perfect narrowboat holiday possible. This narrowboat is ideal for those with medium or advanced boating experience. What better excitement of cruising at 4 miles per hour into Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon, to visit its many attractions, cafes and pubs, spend a couple of nights and then return?

Layout

Andante, a lovely 70-foot traditional narrowboat home, is available to hire out from 'Floating Cottages' at Hill Farm Marina, as a narrowboat holiday during the summer season or as B&B all year round.
Recently redecorated throughout, Adante combines new with traditional features of narrowboats for a unique experience onboard. Andante is ideal for those experienced in handling large narrowboats, the perfect narrowboat holiday for families of 4, small groups of up to 5 people, or two couples that want a unique experience onboard.

Onboard

On Andante, our guests can enjoy the following:
- free internet
- 32 inches smart TV
In the Galley (kitchen) – open space
- oven with grill
- 2-burner gas hob
- kettle for tea and coffee
- non-stick copper cookware with lids
- kitchen utensils & crockery
- toaster
- full-size fridge/freezer
- Spacious saloon with 1 pull-out sofa which converts into a double bed
In the 2 bedrooms
- small double beds
- Office area with ‘work from home’ facilities in one of the bedrooms
- goose and down bed pillows and anti-allergen, goose feather and down 4.5 tog double duvets;
- a spacious bathroom with a cassette toilet, washbasin and full-size shower
- central heating
- multifuel stove
- life ring (rescue ring)

Onsite

Onshore, our guests have access to free, secure parking during their stay, access to the gated marina, access to boaters facilities - a new bath and shower room, access to the boaters lounge and to the outdoor barbecue.

For amazing coffees or dining outside the boat, The View, a licensed casual dining venue is on-site, part of the Hill Farm Marina. With an emphasis on high-quality locally sourced fresh ingredients, all cooked to order, The View is the place to go.

The View opened in July 2019 and is a converted cattle and grain store. Offering the perfect place to eat, drink and enjoy the countryside, it is also as the name suggests, a great place to enjoy stunning views.
If walking is desired, there are lots of opportunities, including access to private walks around the farm and links with the towpath and public footpaths. Some great walks include Austy Woods - well known for the Bluebells, the Edstone Aqueduct – at 475 feet, it is the longest cast iron aqueduct in England, or Monarchs Way – the escape route of King Charles II.

The Area

Our guests will simply love the boat and the amazing views of the Hill Farm Marina where the boat is situated. There is never a dull moment, our guests can walk the farm's fields for hours on end, or on the towpath of the canal to visit nearby places, such as Wilmcote, Henley-in-Arden, Preston Bagot with its amazing pub The Crabmill, or they can simply enjoy the food at The View, which is on-site.

Obviously, they may prefer the excitement of cruising into Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon, to visit its many attractions, cafes and pubs. Part of the well-known Avon ring, there are fantastic opportunities for cruising on the canal in either direction, for short or longer round trips.

The Hill Farm Marina is nestled in a valley and sited on a working beef and sheep farm. It is a totally secure, quiet and relaxing place which will help anybody fully unwind.

What's special about this boat

* Andante is ideal for small groups of up to 5 people, with boating experience, for those that have been on a narrowboat many times and enjoy the space of a large vessel;
* Part of the well-known Avon ring, there are fantastic opportunities for cruising on the canal in either direction, for short or longer round trips.
*Amazing food and coffees at The View, a casual dining venue, part of the Hill Farm Marina with an emphasis on high quality locally sourced fresh ingredients, all cooked to order;
* Great walks to Austy Woods, Edstone Aqueduct, or Monarchs Way;

Location

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Hill Farm Marina, Stratford Canal

Hill Farm Marina, Stratford Road
Henley-in-Arden

About the marina/waterway

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Amenities

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Onboard
  • Offers trips/charters (skippered)
  • Cooker (cooking allowed)
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • WiFi
  • Aircon
  • Smoking allowed
  • CO2 alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • Laundry
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • iPod Dock
  • CD Player/Radio
  • DVD Player
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Welcome pack
  • Bedding/Towels
  • Electricity 24/7
  • Walk-on access
  • Crew on board
  • Food and drink included
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Additional Cot Hire
  • Dog friendly
  • Kid friendly
  • Disabled access
Onshore
  • Free car parking
  • Bar/Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Walking distance to town
  • Shops
  • WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Swimming Pool
  • Disabled access
  • BBQ
  • Paddlesports hire
  • Boat hire
  • Select

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