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Feather and down duvets - this is the bedroom aboard our boat 'Queenie'
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Feather and down duvets - this is the bedroom aboard our boat 'Queenie'
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Feather and down duvets - this is the bedroom aboard our boat 'Queenie'
The dinette settee makes into one of the double beds.
Gloria on a beautiful sunny day - have a look inside...
Spacious, bright and cosy - Gloria.
The bathrooms have showers - towels provided
Cruise the boat on miles of lock-free canals or take on the Cheshire Ring.
Autumn is a lovely time to be on the water, this photo was taken from our mooring, M28 1YB.
Both boats have solid fuel stoves which means we are available year round.
Full sized double bed at the front of the boats - from here doors open onto the front deck.
Gloria has many traditional features as modern style.
Our second boat Queenie - when it's cold outside.
Both our boats are well equipped for self catering.
Our second boat Queenie please contact us for availability.
The bathrooms are clean, with handy places to store your things.
You can reach the Anderton Boat Lift and take Gloria or Queenie onto the River Weaver.
Truly you can relax and unwind on a narrowboat - 4mph.
The Bridgewater Marina where our boats a moored - we also offer static hire.
The view from the kitchen doors - high summer.
Our guests have given us great testimonials - see our site and the TA reviews.
Summer. We keep the same price all year round.
We will teach you how to handle the boats.
You can choose routes with or without locks.
Gloria entering lock 92 in Manchester city centre.
Our mooring at the Bridgewater marina - we also offer static hire.
We have been operating since June 2012.
'Gloria' and Joellen in Lymm.
Waking up in Lymm.
This is the Packet House in Worsley - we are based just near here.
Sunset on the way to Liverpool.
Sunset in Dunham.
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Narrowboat -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Worsley, Salford, Greater Manchester, England

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Abit S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely, well equipped boat and really nice and hefpull owner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Gloria (the boat) has everything you could want and more. We had the woodburner on and it was toasty, no need to put the gas central heating on. Hester (the owner) is really nice and very helpful in every way, it was our first time on a narrow boat and she was patient and helpful in every way. The kids loved it and so did we, we will be back I am sure.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 May 2014
Thanks so much for your review. You know you will be welcome back any-time we have space. Best wishes Hester
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Linuxmonk...
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great introduction to narrowboating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We booked in for a long anniversary weekend earlier this year. I can definitely say we will be back again.

Gloria (the boat) was lovely, very well equipped and warm. We were very well looked after by Hester (not the boat!) all the way through. From the initial booking to dropping the boat back off.

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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The service from Hester was excellent
Liked least: The minor gremlins. But these were sorted very quickly
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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dollydett...
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“won over completely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

New years eve on Gloria warm cosy quiet a world away from the usual NYE noise we loved it. Booked it ages ago and wasnt sure if dec would be very cold with snow, etc so asked for a static booking, Hester the owner is a young lady who is charming and made us feel welcome, on her well equipped boat, We asked if we could take our two cats on board no problem (£20 an animal), took a long walk in the morning and met the friendly boaters along the way, all asking if we were ok and if we needed anything, nice..we slept very well in the rear bedroom, there is central heating but Hester provides oil heaters to be put on and of course the stove which after instruction we kept going all day and night with the coal provided and a small charge for any extra buckets.. The boat is clean and has a fair sized bathroom and a good shower. Would recommend and we hope to visit again, and try our hand at cruising...Thankyou Hester.

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Liked best: the boat experince
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 May 2014
Thanks very much for your review Jean. You will always be welcome back.
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antignac2
Dehesa de Campoamor, Spain
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“More than a Boat, Much More!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Others have described the excellence of Gloria, her fittings and cleanliness and also the supremely helpful and delightful owner, Hester, who makes you feel totally relaxed, even if you do not know what the pointy end of Gloria is called! So I will try to give you another perspective of the experience that is Gloria. Sorry if I wax lyrical, but that is how I feel about my last four days.
Gloria is of course a narrow boat, but is in fact much more than that. This was our second four day cruise on her, no, with her.
Something about Gloria makes her more of a home so when we stepped aboard it was like a warm home-coming. Don't ask me to explain it, I cannot. The whole experience from Hester's open and welcoming countenance to the moment we stepped off at the end was simply superb. We were totally relaxed and, I think the expression these days is "chilled out". And that includes our small dog!
If your world is moving too fast for you or your family could do with some "us time" in a comfortable and relaxed place, then Hester's Gloria awaits you. This beautiful boat will give you pleasure, peace or fun or even time to reflect on life. What a treat. Thanks for making Gloria available, Hester.
We shall return!

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Liked best: How to choose? So we will just say everything!
Liked least: We liked everything, so this question is redundant!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
19 May 2014
Ian (and Martine) you know you are always welcome back to your holiday home! Thanks for the best review. Hester
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UKgrown-C...
Sherwood Park
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect intro to narrow boating.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

I certainly agree with all previous reviews. We took our best friends from UK as a surprise 2 night trip. None of us had experienced a narrow boat before.
Despite the fact that it rained "cats and dogs"on our 2nd day, we all came away saying what a terrific time we had and we all talked about doing a longer trip another time.
Hester was a delight to deal with and we found the boating community to be a very welcoming and helpful group. We chose to take the boat through several locks to just past Wigan and there was always someone to give us a helping hand until we became more confident. Also Hester was always just a phone call away.
I don't think any of us will think of cassettes in the same way ever again though!!!!

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Liked best: Doing something totally different.
Liked least: Saying
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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e999sam
UK
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Glorious Gloria.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

My wife and myself spent 12 Days on Gloria. We completed the Cheshire Ring and had a wonderful relaxing time.
There were plenty of places to visit and walk along the way. We visited lots of great pubs.
Gloria was a lovely boat very comfortable and spacious. It was very clean. The kitchen was well equipped and the bed was very comfortable.
There was a small collection of books and DVD’s and a TV which didn’t get much use because we were always out side.
Hester the owner was very helpful answering all of our questions before we arrived and with good instructions about the boat when we arrived.
We would love to go back and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a holiday on Gloria.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
14 Aug 2013
Hopefully by the time you read this your left luggage will have arrived.

I'm really glad you had an enjoyable trip doing the Cheshire Ring, welcome back anytime. Hester
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bostarup
Naestved, Denmark
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great narrowboat adventure on board Gloria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We hired Gloria for 22 days starting June 20th.
We had planned an adventurious round trip from Glorias base, via The Huddersfield narrow and Standedge Tunnel to Leeds. On the way back we travelled via the Leeds an Liverpool Canal. All in all 222 locks in three weeks!!!!!!

Narrowboat Gloria lived up to our expectations, and it was very clear that Owner Hester, had done a beautiful job refurbishing the boat. It was a hireboat with soul very unlike the majority of hireboats.

Lots of space for the two of us, but also ample room for four.

We travelled a lot and Gloria performed very well all the time. We did not have any problems with the boat, during our holiday.

We will be happy to recommend Gloria to coming guests.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
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4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Prompt reaction to questions before our holiday
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Aug 2013
Thanks for posting your review Bo. It was lovely to meet both you and Gina. I am glad the boat behaved well for you during your epic journey! Best wishes H.
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