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Narrowboat Kwa Heri

Shardlow, United Kingdom

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Overview

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Max 4 people , 1 cabin
2 double beds
Min 3 nights / Max 14 nights
Check in 2 p.m. / Check out 11 a.m.


Stay on a boat in Shardlow, United Kingdom

Kwa Heri

This beautiful 38ft narrowboat was built by Springer Engineering in 1978, and has been in the ownership of the same family ever since. She has been fully updated and modernised with a full refurbishment completed January 2017. She is powered by a 1.5litre diesel BCM engine.

If you have never been on a canal boat before, there are a few things you need to be aware of which is fairly typical of any narrowboat on the canal. The water tank is located in the bow of the boat, and the more water you use by showering, using the toilet and washing up, the more frequently you will need to fill the tank from the many free water points along the canal. You will need to use the BWB key provided to unlock the standpipes on the towpath. Electricity is generated by the engine, and to a lesser extent by the solar panel, this is stored in 3 leisure batteries. Cruising for about 3 hours a day should be sufficient to recharge the batteries to power the TV, water pump and toilet. The boat has a “hook up”, which may be used at a suitable charging point, usually in a marina, so you don’t need to run the engine, perhaps useful if you decide to take a day or two off cruising to explore the local area. Running the engine also heats up the hot water tank, however this can be heated up independently using the central heating and so is not totally dependant on the engine to do the job.

Home comforts include a useful galley area incorporation a microwave, cooker with four gas hobs, grill and oven, electric fridge with a small freezer compartment and a useful sink with drainer. A cosy lounge/diner has a radiator and table that can accommodate four people to eat food or play board games, cards or dominoes etc. or used as a desk with your laptop plugged into the 12v sockets. A TV and DVD player is mounted on the wall adjacent to the table, this then leads onto a good sized bathroom with a radiator towel rail, sink, mirror, shower and flush toilet. On from this is the forward cabin with another radiator, this cabin may be used as a twin bedroom, or converted into a king size bed.

The central heating on the boat may be programmed to come on and off when you like.

The narrowboat is 38ft long which makes it easy to manoeuvre and turn on the canals. The stern of the boat is large and provides a useful outdoor space for relaxing on deck chairs when the weather is good, also there are two seats on the bow of the boat. Access to the boat is via the stern, down 3 steep steps. Obviously the boat is on water so any children must be closely supervised, do not rely solely on the use of life jackets, which are provided.

There are eight pubs all within walking distance in Shardlow, the furthest one is a mile away and the nearest one only a few hundred yards away. They all serve food.
There is also an Indian restaurant, Tapas restaurant and a Chinese restaurant all of which are only about half a mile walk away.
Close to Donnington Park Motor Racing Circuit
Shardlow is located in the heart of the East Midlands with major cities Nottingham, Derby and Leicester close by.
East midlands airport is only 10 minutes away.
Trains are available from Derby, East Midlands Parkway and Long Eaton and are also only 10 minutes away.
There are bus routes from Shardlow into Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and East Midlands airport.

Narrowboat amenities:
On site parking
Boat handling tuition
Life jackets
12v sockets
TV/DVD player
Laundered bedding 4 berth: twin bed/kingsize and double
Bath towels and hand towel, Kitchen towel and tea towel
Central heating
First aid kit

Layout

This beautiful narrowboat named “Kwa Heri” is perfect for two people, but can accommodate four. Fully renovated with a fitted kitchen including a microwave, four gas hobs, an oven and grill and a good sized fridge with a small freezer compartment. Shower cubicle and flush toilet.
The living room has TV/DVD and a table that can accommodate four people to eat food or play board games or cards etc, or use as a desk.
Central heating throughout that may be programmed to come on and off when you like.

Onboard

Life jackets
Laundered bedding
4 berth: twin bed/kingsize and double
Bath towels and hand towel,
Kitchen towel and tea towel
Home comforts include a useful galley area incorporation a microwave, cooker with four gas hobs, grill and oven, electric fridge with a small freezer compartment and a useful sink with drainer. A cosy lounge/diner has a radiator and table that can accommodate four people to eat food or play board games, cards or dominoes etc. or used as a desk with your laptop plugged into the 12v sockets. A TV and DVD player is mounted on the wall adjacent to the table, this then leads onto a good sized bathroom with a radiator towel rail, sink, mirror, shower and flush toilet. On from this is the forward cabin with another radiator, this cabin may be used as a twin bedroom, or converted into a king size bed.

Onsite

On site parking
Boat handling tuition

The Area

There are eight pubs all within walking distance in Shardlow, the furthest one is a mile away and the nearest one only a few hundred yards away. They all serve food.
There is also an Indian restaurant and a Chinese restaurant all of which are only about half a mile walk away.
Close to Donnington Park Motor Racing Circuit
Shardlow is located in the heart of the East Midlands with major cities Nottingham, Derby and Leicester close by.
East midlands airport is only 10 minutes away.
Trains are available from Derby, East Midlands Parkway and Long Eaton and are also only 10 minutes away.
There are bus routes from Shardlow into Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and East Midlands airport.

From Shardlow, a few hours cruise, and a few locks, is the lovely village of Willington. There are a couple of pubs serving food, and local shops and a water point. There should be space available to moor up for the night if you wish.

What's special about this boat

Experiencing the slow and tranquil pace of Britain’s inland waterways by narrowboat on the Trent and Mersey canal and beyond

Location

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Shardlow

London Road
Shardlow

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
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