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Star Narrowboat Holidays - Unique Narrowboat Hire since 2012. Have a look!

Feather and down duvets this is the bedroom aboard our boat Queenie
1 of 46Feather and down duvets this is the bedroom aboard our boat Queenie
Narrowboat -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Worsley, Salford, Greater Manchester, England
Is this the year to take a narrowboat holiday?

We charge £370 for 2 nights and up to £1,064 for 7 nights for 2 people aboard 'Gloria' and 'Queenie'. For the most accurate prices see our website.

From November 2018 to March 2019 'Gloria' is available for a continuous, static, houseboat hire, only at our base. Our other boat 'Queenie' however, will still be available for normal narrowboat holiday hire for the same months. If you have ever fancied living on a boat for a few months 'Gloria' will be available.

We offer 2 unique, bright, spacious and cosy narrowboats for hire and we have been doing so since 2012. We have welcomed guests (beginners and experienced hirers) from many different places such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Singapore, S...
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Listing #HL258944
About the Owner
Hester C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:67%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
Interaction with guests
When you arrive we will show you around the boat then we'll have a boat handling lesson together before you go off on your own. Our business has Quality Accredited Boatyard status (a joint initiative between Visit England and the British Marine Federation) and we have been offering hires to beginners and experienced boaters since 2012. Whilst the boats are on hire we are on call so you will always be able to get in touch if you need to.
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent stay on Gloria, Great boat in very nice condition. Engine never skipped a beat. Beautiful part of the canal ( lock free ) up to Preston Brook. We can not wait to book another trip with Star, next time we shall...More

Management response:Responded 15 August 2018

Wow! Thanks for your fab review. Come back both and take 'Queenie out! Hester xx

Reviewed 18 June 2018

It's rare that my husband and I revisit a holiday as there are so many places to explore. But there's something about Queenie, and Hester's management, that pulled us back three years later. Queenie is quite special. She's a two-berth that feels cosy and welcoming...More

1  Thank elizabeth060
Management response:Responded 20 June 2018

Thanks Sarah for your brilliant and kind review of your latest trip aboard 'Queenie'. Really good to see you both looking so fit and well and of course I loved meeting Ursu again (even if he did slightly ignore me). I hope lot's of people...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We recently had a 4 night stop on board the lovely Queenie. What a great experience. Let me say that I have never taken so many photographs in my life the scenery was so stunning. After the boat lesson which Hester explained brilliantly, we stopped...More

1  Thank Janet M
Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

Janet, thanks for your great review. 5 stars for the present!! He loved it right? And you. Welcome back. Hester x

  • Alarm Clock
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 10:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Due to the nature of narrowboat hire we do not take bookings for anyone under the age of 21 yrs (as the main hirer).
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Sofa
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Damage Deposit: R 6 488 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The best place to see our up-to-date prices is on our site. Prices vary on number of people and how you might want to use the boat. We can be flexible so please feel free to ask. We keep the same prices all year round.
Please note: Minimum 3 night hires for Gloria. Minimum 2 nights stays at weekends for our boat Queenie.
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About the neighbourhood
You will have good access to the Cheshire Ring, The Anderton Boat Lift the Rochdale canal and the Leeds Liverpool canal. Manchester and the surrounding area is friendly and full of interesting places to visit and things to do. The Bridgewater canal (where our boats are moored) is lock free but if you want to go through some locks and even experience the Anderton Boat Lift you will have easy access to all of this. For a longer hire of around 3 weeks you could cruise to Llangollen and back. If you fancy travelling to Liverpool and mooring in the centre of the old port area our base is in a convenient location for the (assisted passage needs to be pre booked).
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Manchester International Airport: 24.0 km
Railway: Walkden: 9.0 km
Ferry: Liverpool: 48.0 km
Our base is on the Bridgewater canal off junction 13 of the M60, the postcode is M28 1YB. We are 14 miles from Manchester International Airport by road. 9 miles from Manchester city centre by road and 3 hours from Manchester city centre by narrowboat.
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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