Come for a unique experience aboard our beautifully furnished 71 ft. 1988 Les Allen Narrowboat! This is the local scenery.
Canal Boat Experience on GLOUCESTER CANALS
Hosted by Darren
Darren is the host.
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Enjoy a truly unique experience on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canals! Our beautiful 1988 Les Allen Narrowboat has been fully refurnished to high standards & can comfortably fit 2 adults & 2 children or 4 adults & at a maximum squeeze can fit 4 adults & 2 children.

Whilst staying on the boat you will be surrounded by open space & wonderful scenery. You are within walking distance or a short bike ride/car drive of a number of pubs but it is a drive (10-12 minutes) to find some very nice eateries.

The space

Our beautiful canal boat has a custom built hardwood kitchen with everything you'd need. An oven, microwave, stove top, cooking utensils, etc... Our bed is extremely comfortable. There is also a pull out sofa bed and a smaller pull down bed which is perfect for children.

One of our favorite things to do is to cook our breakfast, make a cup of tea, and then sit outside to enjoy the scenery. It is really unbeatable especially in the summer.

It is a very convenient location, a close drive to shops and restaurants, including the Gloucester Docks. Here you can get a real sense of the canal's heritage. There are many old warehouses that have been converted into shops.

Threre are lots of things for families to do including the WWT Slimbridge, Westonbirt Arboretum, Saul Junction Marina, etc..

Guest access

The entire boat is yours! There are no shared areas.

Interaction with guests

We will be in the general area if you need us. We (or our friends who also cohost with us) will be around.

Other things to note

This is only for use as accommodation. Please note that you may not actually operate the boat.

Local Attractions include Berkeley Castle, Gloucester Cathedral, The Cotswold Way, WWT Slimbridge, Westonbirt Arboretum, Cheltenham Races, Saul Junction Marina, Gloucester Docks and many more!


Extra people $10 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $33 AUD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Sean User Profile
June 2017
Such a unique stay! Was lovely to open the side hatch and look out over the water in the evening. We had a lovely time. Thanks!

Amit User Profile
June 2017
must see before you die, kind of thing

Clare User Profile
June 2017
Had a great time staying on the canal boat, beautifully quiet and relaxing. Breakfast outside was a highlight along with the friendly neighbourhood swans!

Faye User Profile
June 2017
Great getaway, boat is moored down a secluded country track so all you can hear it's bird calls and the odd boat passing by. Perfect for our needs, we travelled with our 4 month old boy who slept soundly in a Moses basket next to the double bed. The black out curtain curtains meant he gave us a lie in each day (bonus!!). Kitchen facilities were good, all the equipment you would need for a short stay. Take your own DVD's or choose from the host's extensive collection of around 100 as there is no cable TV available. This wasn't an issue for us as we had our laptop with us which had movies on via the TV. As mentioned by other guests the double bed is very comfortable. Bathroom has been kitted our with a spacious shower which was nice and powerful. Take your own breakfast supplies for your first morning (why Airbnb guest expect this to be included is beyond me). And if you can't cook won't cook there is a McDonalds or a fuel station complete with M&S simply food just 2 miles down the road. We visited Cheltenham and Cirencester whilst we were there, both great for pushchair walks. Cheltenham having a fantastic park and ride service. Great stay very pleased we chose to stay here.

Paul User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 49 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

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June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 31 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Jenny User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 35 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

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