Very novel and pleasant experience - could easily spend a few days on the boat alone, going for a morning run on the riverside. Without a car we would have found it quite difficult to get to the centre. There was a 20/30 walk to the park and ride but we could not find a schedule for the buses. Big breakfast!
It was unbelievably difficult to get to the quay where the houseboats (barges actually) were moored, and eventually two friendly policemen took us there. It was really nice and we couldn't believe the size of the pool on deck. A most delicious breakfast was included in the price and nothing was too much trouble for the owner. We will be recommending this accommodation, especially as the captain's cabin can also be hired (this one has a double bed). Our daughter really enjoyed herself and couldn't believe she was sleeping on a boat.