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Bespoke Narrow Boat Experience

This is my boat named 'Chalice' built in 1995.  She is a traditional Boat.
4 reviews
This is my boat named 'Chalice' built in 1995.  She is a traditional Boat.
By the Stonehouse Linford, Milton Keynes
Beauty spot Woolstone, Milton Keynes.
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
50' Traditional Narrow Boat for hire self-drive based on the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes has some lovely pubs very close to the canal and some beautiful views and lots of wildlife. As part of your package I provide two ready made up fishing rods which have always proven to be a winner. This boat is a very warm and cosy one, and in the winter you can be sure to be greeted with a wonderful log fire. The amenities comprise of a double bed (linen provided) gas hob/oven, TV, double sofa bed, and multi-fuel stove. Very well maintained with wonderful feedback and repeat business all year around.
Perhaps your stay will be for a special occasion? I go one step further in that I will provide you with a gift certificate to have something to give on that special occasion. I provide a bespoke service so anything you...
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About the Owner, Julie E
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2017
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 4 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
I am available all the time for the duration of your stay and will give first hand tuition on how to drive the boat.
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Steve R
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in May 2018

Met Julie on arrival, lovely lady, full brief on the boat, obvious how proud she was about her boat and quite right too. Boat very well equipped, in great condition and felt 'like home'. Everything worked, we had no problems and had a fun four days (three nights) going south (and then back north) from the Three Locks pub. Careful...

Martin S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018
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Long weekend to remember, two great friends and “Chalice” our self drive norrow boat for the weekend. A delightful narrow boat with a charm of her own Julie The owner was amazing friendly person I’ve had the pleasure to meet in a long time. I would recommend this to anyone whe wants an amazing adventure with some of the best...

Management response:

What beautiful feedback you are lovely people, and I am glad I have been able to give you some wonderful memories. I very much look forward to meeting you all very soon and so glad that you wish to come back again it means a lot to me...thankyou!!


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Reviewed 25 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018
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What an amazing weekend. The Big freeze on the way, but in the in the Chalise bespoke narrow boat it wasn't a problem, as the wood burning stove kept us warm as toast. It a delightful narrow boat with lots of charm. This weekend was given to us by our daughter as a Christmas Present and what a wonderful present...

Management response:

Thank you so much for the fabulous feedback and I am so glad that you had a fabulous time on my boat. I always try to improve and make your stay the one you will always remember. I do hope to see you all again in the very near future and thank you so much for booking with me. Julie


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  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 10:00 AM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
No groups please and only a maximum of 4 people on an overnight stay. No pets are allowed on soft furnishings and no smoking.
    1 Shower
    1 King
    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.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 1 night
R 2 065
R 14 457
1 May 2018 -
31 May 2018
Mid Season
1 night
R 2 065
R 4 475
R 15 662
1 Jun 2018 -
30 Jun 2018
High Season
1 night
R 2 237
R 4 475
R 15 662
1 Jul 2018 -
31 Jul 2018
High Season
1 night
R 2 410
R 16 867
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
The British canal system of water transport played a vital role in the industrial revolution. The boats on the canal were horse drawn and you can still see the marks on the bridges today.
The area itself is vibrant with Central Milton Keynes a large town and the canal is never too far from it. Everything from shops, libraries, Milton Keynes Canal Museum and the Xscape building with a snow dome, bowling, and cinema. For the kids a day at Gullivers Land perhaps.
Getting around
I am happy to take you back to your car if need be on day of departure.
Car advised
How to get there
The location will vary by about 2 miles but will be in Milton Keynes.
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