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

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Is this the year to take a narrowboat holiday? We charge £370 for 2 nights and up to £1,064 for 7 nights for 2 people aboard 'Gloria' and 'Queenie'. For the most accurate prices see our website. From November 2018 to March 2019 'Gloria' is available for a continuous, static, houseboat hire, only at our base. Our other boat 'Queenie' however, will still be available for normal narrowboat holiday hire for the same months. If you have ever fancied living on a boat for a few months 'Gloria' will be available. We offer 2 unique, bright, spacious and cosy 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, Si...Is this the year to take a narrowboat holiday? We charge £370 for 2 nights and up to £1,064 for 7 nights for 2 people aboard 'Gloria' and 'Queenie'. For the most accurate prices see our website. From November 2018 to March 2019 'Gloria' is available for a continuous, static, houseboat hire, only at our base. Our other boat 'Queenie' however, will still be available for normal narrowboat holiday hire for the same months. If you have ever fancied living on a boat for a few months 'Gloria' will be available. We offer 2 unique, bright, spacious and cosy 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). For the most accurate info on prices please see our website. 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 contact Hester directly if you have any questions and/or wish to make booking. 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. Follow us on Facebook for latest offers.More
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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
Deck
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent stay on Gloria, Great boat in very nice condition. Engine never skipped a beat. Beautiful part of the canal ( lock free ) up to Preston Brook. We can not wait to book another trip with Star, next time we shall...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank HOLIDAYKINGANDQUEEN
Management response:Responded 15 August 2018

Wow! Thanks for your fab review. Come back both and take 'Queenie out! Hester xx

Reviewed 18 June 2018

It's rare that my husband and I revisit a holiday as there are so many places to explore. But there's something about Queenie, and Hester's management, that pulled us back three years later. Queenie is quite special. She's a two-berth that feels cosy and welcoming...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank elizabeth060
Management response:Responded 20 June 2018

Thanks Sarah for your brilliant and kind review of your latest trip aboard 'Queenie'. Really good to see you both looking so fit and well and of course I loved meeting Ursu again (even if he did slightly ignore me). I hope lot's of people...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We recently had a 4 night stop on board the lovely Queenie. What a great experience. Let me say that I have never taken so many photographs in my life the scenery was so stunning. After the boat lesson which Hester explained brilliantly, we stopped...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Janet M
Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

Janet, thanks for your great review. 5 stars for the present!! He loved it right? And you. Welcome back. Hester x

Reviewed 7 August 2017

We've recently returned from a 8 night stay on the narrowboat Gloria. This boat has everything you could possibly want, it's very well equipped, maintained and spotlessly clean - very comfortable. Dealing with Hester, the owner, was great. She helped us familiarise ourselves with every...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank johnnysaint
Management response:Responded 7 August 2017

Thanks so much for your review John and the recommendation. Come back again and travel to Liverpool!! All the best. Hester

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Thank you Hester for a superb time on the lovely Queenie. Thanks to your expert instructions we soon managed to handle her with love and care. We had a great time, relaxing and laughing all the way. I have no hesitation in recommending Hester's company...More

Date of stay: July 2017
2  Thank bobwG2009MI
Management response:Responded 6 August 2017

Thank you Bob! I'm glad you loved your first narrowboat holiday so much. See you again I hope. xx

About the Owner
Hester C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
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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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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