Salmestone Dutch Barge, Sandwich

Highway Marine, United Kingdom

GuestsMax 6 Guests
BoatEntire boat rental
Double Bed1 Double Bed
Single Bed2 Single Beds
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Max 6 people , 1 cabin
1 double bed / 2 single beds
Min 3 nights / Max 30 nights
Check in 5 p.m. / Check out 10 a.m.

Stay on a boat in Sandwich, United Kingdom

Stay on my beautifully restored Dutch barge moored in the medieval town of Sandwich, Kent!

110 years old, 1,000 sqf of living space, 80ft long, sleeps up to six guests.
Two single bunk beds, sofa bed (all in large open plan cabin) with a separate master bedroom with ensuite.
Family bathroom too.
TV, WiFi, full linen provided. Free parking for two cars.
Dogs warmly welcomed - please see access.
Perfect holiday home for a romantic couples break, a family get away or for a group of friends.


1,000 sqf of living space, 80ft long, sleeps up to six guests.

Two single bunk beds, sofa bed (all in large open plan cabin) with a separate master bedroom with ensuite.


* The barge has fast internet via the yellow EE router located in the wheelhouse.
* 48” Flat screen TV with apps including Netflix. You’ll need to log into your own accounts to use
* DVD player
The AGA is not connected and is for display purposes. Cooking is via the two-ring hotplate or in the microwave. Sauce pans and basic utensils along with plates, cutlery, mugs and glasses are provided. There is no gas onboard and there is no oven or grill.
* Due to the current pandemic, all ‘nice to haves’ have been removed for customers H&S. The following items have been removed: cushions, family games, DVDs, Books & local guide books, dog water bowl, dog bed, umbrella, excess kitchen utenils, blankets, projector and screen, plants, hair dryer, hair straightener, iron, ironing board, travel cot, high chair. NOTE: items can be provided if requested but will be quarantined between guests.


Guests have access to private use of the barge inside and on deck.
Access to the barge is via a gangplank. There is a vertical ladder up to the gangplank and the a long gang plank with slip free surface and edging on the plank, with hand rails on both sides. For guests who have dogs please note you will need to pick you dog up to the top of the ladder before your dog descends the gangplank.
There are two allocated, free parking spaces in our private marina accessed via a code on the gate.
We have life jackets on board and can provide dog life jackets if required.

The Area

Our Dutch barge is the only holiday home floating on the tidal river in Sandwich.
Sandwich is first mentioned as a Saxon strong hold in AD664.
Our town contains the highest number of listed buildings per head of population in the whole of the U.K.
Bursting with tourist attractions, all year round festivals, concerts and events with plenty of town trails, walks, cycle rides with a plethora of friendly eateries specialising in local produce.

What's special about this boat

Our tidal river is only 45 mins to Pegwell Bay where there is a seal colony. The seals make their way up the river and come to visit us nearly every day!
You can go cockle hunting and shrimping on Sandwich Bay which is only a 30 min walk from the barge.


Highway Marine

38 Strand Street

About the marina/waterway

Beautiful Marina set in the heart of Medieval Sadwich, Kent, UK


  • 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
  • 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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jan 2019

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Lovely stay, the barge was clean and beautiful, we had never stayed on a barge before it was very well organised and the kids loved it. The ramp was interesting with two little dogs but even provided lovely bed and towels for the dogs. Will def stay again

Salmestone Dutch Barge, Sandwich

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