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Luxury Canal Boat - Bathampton, Kennet and Avon

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'Larkspur' our widebeam canal boat is located in the picturesque village of Bathampton on the Kennet & Avon canal, about 35 -40 min walk to Bath city centre. Perfect for cycling/commuting to Bath or Bradford-on-Avon.

This canal boat is a generously sized fully furnished 10x65 houseboat. Brand new, just recently been fitted out as a liveaboard with modern fixtures and fittings throughout. It is permanently moored in Bathampton near The George Inn, St Nicholas's church & the Boat Cafe.

The boat has 2 double bedrooms (1 x double and 2 x single beds) plus a further sofa bed in the lounge to sleep comfortably 6 people. There is one family bathroom (2 sinks, large shower and toilet) and a spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The main bedroom features doors that open out to a seating area at the front of boat, with outdoor storage lockers. There is also plenty of room for guests to sit out at the back of the boat. The kitchen area also features a 'duck hatch', suitable for feeding ducks and swans whenever the moment arises too! There is also plenty of wardrobe and storage space for holiday essentials.

The width of our boat (ten foot) compared to the normal sized hire 'narrow boats' of 6ft makes the journey and experience much more pleasurable for everyone to move about and socialise, not to mention bags of room to relax, sleep, cook and play games!

Larkspur is available for hire throughout the year as detailed below for up to 6 people at no extra cost.

Weekly cruising hire of the boat is from Saturday10am to the following Friday 5.30pm (ie you sleep 6 nights but you get 7 'cruising' days!).

We can also hire the boat as a cruising/static venture for part of the week (minimum 3 or 4 nights, usually Sat - Tue/Wed 5.30pm) If so, please call us/email us if you would like to arrange this or specify this on the booking form via our Bloomsbury Boats website. The turn around day is Saturday if you want to cruise the boat but we may be able to be flexible to arrive on any day of the week.

Staying on canal boat is a unique experience and Bloomsbury boats aim to give you a very pleasant stay! Our canal boat ‘Larkspur’ like most other boats on the Kennet and Avon is moored in an ‘off grid’ fashion – ie it generates it’s own electricity through sunlight and from powering the engine to charge it’s batteries. This means that guests will be briefed in what to do so they have enough energy throughout the day eg charging the engine and turning on/off a few switches. You will be able to charge your phone or ipad but only use our hairdryers (max 1000W) as generic 2000W ones will eat the boat batteries!