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Star Narrowboat Holidays - Unique Narrowboat Hire since 2012. Have a look!

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Should you take a narrowboat holiday? We charge £380 for 2 nights and up to £1,073 for 7 nights for 2 people aboard 'Gloria' and 'Queenie'. We are open all year round and keep the same prices all year too. We offer 2 unique, bright, spacious and clean narrowboats for hire and we have been doing so since 2012. We have welcomed guests (beginners and experienced hirers) from many different places such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Singapore, Spain, the Netherlands, Israel and of course all over the UK. We started with 'Gloria' and in 2014 we brought 'Queenie' to the water. In October 2016 we gained Quality Accredited Boatyard (QAB) status (this is awarded to us and not the marina where we are based). We offer different rates dep...Should you take a narrowboat holiday? We charge £380 for 2 nights and up to £1,073 for 7 nights for 2 people aboard 'Gloria' and 'Queenie'. We are open all year round and keep the same prices all year too. We offer 2 unique, bright, spacious and clean narrowboats for hire and we have been doing so since 2012. We have welcomed guests (beginners and experienced hirers) from many different places such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Singapore, Spain, the Netherlands, Israel and of course all over the UK. We started with 'Gloria' and in 2014 we brought 'Queenie' to the water. In October 2016 we gained Quality Accredited Boatyard (QAB) status (this is awarded to us and not the marina where we are based). We offer different rates depending on whether you use the boats on the canal or for static houseboat accommodation also on the number of beds used. Do get in touch we aim to be as flexible as we can. Our prices start at £120 per 24 hours - this decreases with the number of nights booked. Our boat 'Queenie' does not have a calendar here so please check our website calendar for availability. The calendar on this site is for 'Gloria' and is kept up to date. Our boat 'Gloria' has a relaxing and calming feel about it and sleeps up to 4 people. Our location in the Northwest of England offers quick access to canal routes that provide opportunities for beginners and more experienced boaters. We provide assistance with boat handling, route planning, and have maps on board. 'Gloria' has 2 double beds, a well equipped kitchen, bathroom with a shower and lots of storage space. We are open all year round and we offer a clean, warm and unique boats if you want to escape for Christmas and the New Year or just want a winter break. Have a look at the testimonials on our website StarNarrowboatHolidays. Please note: Star Narrowboat Holidays is an independent business and has no business connections with any other boat hire companies. We have been operating since 2012. More
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About the Owner
Hester C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
Interaction with guests
When you arrive we will show you around the boat then we'll have a boat handling lesson together before you go off on your own. Our business has Quality Accredited Boatyard status (a joint initiative between Visit England and the British Marine Federation) and we have been offering hires to beginners and experienced boaters since 2012. Whilst the boats are on hire we are on call so you will always be able to get in touch if you need to.
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Reviewed 6 August 2019

We hired Queenie for 3 nights and this was our first attempt at narrow boating. With Hester's expert tuition we had a disaster free weekend. Queenie was equipped with everything we could need and was much more comfortable than we could have imagined. the only...More

Date of stay: July 2019
1  Thank katelios2019
Footprints399015, VR Owner at Star Narrowboat Holidays - Unique Narrowboat Hire since 2012. Have a look!, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

Ann, thanks very much for your wonderful TA review - it means ALOT. I'm most happy that you had a good trip aboard 'Queenie' and that the boat behaved itself!! Birthday was great thanks, dashing between rain drops in Manchester. I'll be in touch about...More

Reviewed 31 July 2019

We had been considering a narrow boat holiday in the UK for a long time. Star Narrowboat Holidays appealed to us because of its proximity to the airport, its flexible letting arrangements and of course the boats looked great too. Had never been on a...More

Date of stay: July 2019
1  Thank MartyDoyle
Footprints399015, VR Owner at Star Narrowboat Holidays - Unique Narrowboat Hire since 2012. Have a look!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

Hello Both, THANK YOU. What a great review. I really enjoyed spending boat lesson time with you. I look forward to our next meeting. Hester

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Reviewed 9 June 2019

My fella and I booked five nights aboard Queenie as we are thinking of being liveaboards and some day getting our own boat. We chose Star narrow boats because they are fitted out as homes rather than hire boats. We couldn’t have asked for more....More

Date of stay: April 2019
2  Thank 271richyr
Footprints399015, VR Owner at Star Narrowboat Holidays - Unique Narrowboat Hire since 2012. Have a look!, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2019

Thanks Both for your great review of the time you spent aboard 'Queenie'.Send me some pics when you get your own boat!!! :)

Reviewed 29 May 2019

We've recently returned from a brilliant 2 night cruise on board 'Queenie'. We'd hired a day boat before and always fancied spending a bit longer aboard a narrowboat, but not knowing whether we'd enjoy it or whether it would be uncomfortable and we'd hate it....More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank Alan580428
Footprints399015, VR Owner at Star Narrowboat Holidays - Unique Narrowboat Hire since 2012. Have a look!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2019

Thanks very, very much Alan for taking the time to leave your wonderful review - and I'm glad you were able to appreciate the eclectic range of DVD's ;)

Reviewed 16 May 2019

Hester is the perfect host - the boat was extremely clean and comfortable - this was our first time and we loved it!!! If your a novice then do the Bridgwater canal as there are no locks or any problems... the countryside was beautiful and...More

Date of stay: April 2019
1  Thank Alan D
Footprints399015, VR Owner at Star Narrowboat Holidays - Unique Narrowboat Hire since 2012. Have a look!, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2019

Ahh thanks Alan, kind words. Glad you all loved it, see you again :)

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Freezer
Waterfront
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Boat Available
Mountain Views
Kettle
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
You will have good access to the Cheshire Ring, The Anderton Boat Lift the Rochdale canal and the Leeds Liverpool canal. Manchester and the surrounding area is friendly and full of interesting places to visit and things to do. The Bridgewater canal (where our boats are moored) is lock free but if you want to go through some locks and even experience the Anderton Boat Lift you will have easy access to all of this. For a longer hire of around 3 weeks you could cruise to Llangollen and back. If you fancy travelling to Liverpool and mooring in the centre of the old port area our base is in a convenient location for the (assisted passage needs to be pre booked).
How to get there
Our base is on the Bridgewater canal off junction 13 of the M60, the postcode is M28 1YB. We are 14 miles from Manchester International Airport by road. 9 miles from Manchester city centre by road and 3 hours from Manchester city centre by narrowboat.
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