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Relaxing lounge with woodburning stove and comfy sofa bedBeautiful kitchen with breakfast bar, fridge, gas cooker and all the necessary utensils

Beautiful Narrowboat - In The City

Beautiful Narrowboat - In The City

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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Whispering Willow is a beautiful 57ft narrowboat moored in the New Islington marina.

The marina is an idyllic spot that's home to a lovely community of boaters and wildlife, just a stones throw from the city centre and right alongside the trendy Northern Quarter.

A truly unique experience which offers the comfort and style of a boutique hotel alongside the charm and character of a houseboat.

You'll love our boat for its excellent location, cosy, quirky yet stylish interior - sheer comfort!

Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Laptop friendly workspace
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

172 Reviews

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Amanda User Profile
October 2017
Staying on Sophie’s beautiful narrowboat was an excellent idea. It’s really close to the Northern Quarter where we found good coffee and bars and so on. Great spot. Going to sleep on a boat is also the most relaxing thing ever. And in the morning the geese swim over to say hi. It…

James User Profile
August 2017
Sophie's boat was amazing to stay in! A cool location, just as described, with a host who went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed the area. Would reccomend to anyone looking for a very comfortable bed in an interesting locale.

Holly User Profile
August 2017
Sophie is accomodating and understanding. The boat is beautiful and the boating community are awesome. Fantastic way for us to start our vacation.

Ben User Profile
June 2017
Best place I've stayed in.. The gentle rocking of the water got me right to sleep and Sophie is lovely.

Erica User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful canal boat in a great, quiet location. Sophie was very helpful with tips about where to eat and places to go. Highly recommend staying on this lovely boat.

Virginia User Profile
February 2018
A lovely cosy boat in a quieter spot in Manchester while still easy to access other city spots on foot. We had a wonderful stay. Sophie was a friendly host who made sure we were settled in. Very comfortable, despite the cold weather outside. Would recommend to others.

Anna User Profile
February 2018
Really lovely place. Very cosy. Very clean. And great location. Thank you to lovely Sophie. Definitely recommend this as a stay that’s just a bit different.

Hosted by Sophie

Manchester, United KingdomJoined in July 2012
Sophie User Profile
180 Reviews
Sophie is a SuperhostSuperhost are experienced, highly rated hosts who are commited to providing great stays for guests.
I make music and ride the canal waves. We love our boat nearly as much as we love our baby. Being a host is ace, I can welcome people to stay on board from all over the world!
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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