What a wonderful and unusual place to stay, so tranquil and relaxing - just perfect for stress reduction and 'recharging the batteries.' The Marianna was equipped with everything you need and everything was spotlessly clean. Laurence met us as arranged and, after a welcome drink, explained all we needed to know. It was great to know that he was just two boats, or a telephone call away, if we needed anything. He was also very accommodating, allowing us to bring two dogs, both of whom also had a great stay. I can't recommend this highly enough, secure parking, a beautiful spot - complete with a visiting swan, duck, very large and small fish and, at night, at least one bat. There are easy walks along the tarmac towpath (no mud) in both directions, taking about 45 minutes into Maidstone. There are also two pubs within walking distance. If you want to know more about Laurence, the Marianna and his new home in the Basin, watch 'My Floating Home' Series 2, Episode 8. It was a pleasure to meet Laurence and we wish him at the best for the future. We also hope to return for another stay on the Marianna.
My wife and I loved it on the boat, the location is lovely and peaceful would stay again thanks Lawrence
I took my boyfriend here for the weekend for his birthday. The boat is lovely and has a majority of the things you would need on there, the private garden area was lovely to sunbathe and chill out. Laurence was a great host and was so accommodating as he was only a phone call away if you needed anything. Can’t wait to come back to the boat soon :)
We spent 2 nights in Marianna and were satisfied with everything. A bit tricky to find its location but had contact with owner so no problem.
Laurence kept good contact before arrival to ensure all well - local representative Niki welcomed us and went through all necessary information to ensure we were well informed and knew the things we needed to know - local representative Paul was excellent in his level of on site care and very friendly - nothing was too much trouble and he was a credit to Laurence's operation and should be highly commended
The siting of the Marianna was idyllic - a truly beautiful place
Marianne is small but more than adequate for 2 people with everything that you might need for a good break from the normal routines of life
This holiday is to be highly recommended - in fact we already have recommended it and will again
Thank you Laurence, Paul and Niki
Just returned from a one night stay on the Marianna and are so glad we gave it a try. The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful with scenic walks along the river and a lovely area around the boat to relax which includes a covered seating area to chill out in whilst looking across the river. The boat itself was spotless and had everything you need and to top it off laurence was really friendly and welcoming. Would love to go back and will definitely recommend. Thanks Laurence
Just returned from my 2nd holiday aboard the Marianna. 9 perfect days. Laurance, the owner, is just the best. Nothing is too much trouble for him. For me, this is the best place I know to unwind from the everyday craziness of life. Peaceful and private. The boat has everything you need on board, is sparkling clean, and very, very comfortable. In one word, Champion!