We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Canal Boat Holiday - Bath, Somerset.

13 reviews
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Located in the picturesque village of Bathampton on the Kennet & Avon canal. Walking distance to Bath city centre, also perfect cycle route/commute to Bath or Bradford-on-Avon. Larkspur is a generously sized fully furnished 10x65 houseboat. Brand new, just recently been fitted out as a liveaboard with modern fixtures and fittings through out. It is permanently moored in Bathampton near The George Inn, St Nicholas's church & the Boat Cafe. The boat has 2 double bedrooms (1 x double and 2 x single beds) plus a further sofa bed in the lounge. There is one family bathroom (2 sinks & large shower and toilet) and a spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The main bedroom features doors that open out to a seating area at the front of boat, with outdoor storage lockers. There is also plenty of ...Located in the picturesque village of Bathampton on the Kennet & Avon canal. Walking distance to Bath city centre, also perfect cycle route/commute to Bath or Bradford-on-Avon. Larkspur is a generously sized fully furnished 10x65 houseboat. Brand new, just recently been fitted out as a liveaboard with modern fixtures and fittings through out. It is permanently moored in Bathampton near The George Inn, St Nicholas's church & the Boat Cafe. The boat has 2 double bedrooms (1 x double and 2 x single beds) plus a further sofa bed in the lounge. There is one family bathroom (2 sinks & large shower and toilet) and a spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The main bedroom features doors that open out to a seating area at the front of boat, with outdoor storage lockers. There is also plenty of room for guests to sit out at the back of the boat. The kitchen area features a 'duck hatch', suitable for feeding ducks and swans whenever the moment arises too! There is also plenty of wardrobe and storage space for holiday essentials. The width of our boat (ten foot) compared to the normal sized hire 'narrow boats' of 6ft makes the journey and experience much more pleasurable for everyone to move about and socialise, not to mention bags of room to relax, sleep, cook and play games! Larkspur is available for hire throughout the year as detailed below for up to 6 people. Weekly hire of the boat is from Saturday10am to the following Friday 5.30pm (ie you sleep 6 nights but you get 7 'cruising' days!). Sometimes we can also hire for part of the week (minimum 3/4 nights Sat - Tue/Wed 5.30pm) if you would rather do a shorter break. If so, please call us/email us if you would like to arrange this or specify this on the booking form via our Bloomsbury Boats website. The turn around day is Saturday but we may be able to be flexible. Staying on canal boat is a unique experience and Bloomsbury boats aim to give you a very pleasant stay! Our canal boat ‘Larkspur’ like most other boats on the Kennet and Avon is moored in an ‘off grid’ fashion – ie it generates it’s own electricity through sunlight and from powering the engine to charge it’s batteries. This means that guests will be briefed in what to do so they have enough energy throughout the day eg charging the engine and turning on/off a few switches. You will be able to charge your phone or ipad but only use our hairdryers (max 1000W) as generic 2000W ones will ruin the batteries of the boat! Also, it holds it’s own water for washing, showering etc rather than having a mains supply piped in so guests do need to go easy on water consumption but hirer’s moving the boat will be able to fill up at water points if they run out! Your main source of heat will by using the wood burner throughout the day and a diesel heater at night. Hiring a canal boat is a wonderful way of life. Eco friendly, people friendly and duck friendly living! Tuition is given before you set sail! More
House Rules
Bathrooms
Show more
About the Owner
Angus B
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2015
Write a reviewReviews (13)

1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 12 May 2019

Larkspur is superbly fitted out and well equipped with cosy duvets, sofas and full range of kitchen equipment as well as lovely and snug with the wood burner lit in the evenings. We had extended family on board for some of the week but then...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank EmmaC5595
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Every bit as lovely as we hoped. Despite frosty mornings we were snug as a bug in a rug - having the log burner (and all the wood you could possibly need) was wonderful as were the super comfortable beds and linen. Angus was very...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank 303clarem
See more reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2018

First time of booking a narrow boat holiday with the family, highly recommend the boat had great space for the 5 of us everything required was available and good quality fittings etc. Angus gave really good instruction so felt confident on driving the boat along...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank maddieosta
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Can fault the boat or the care and preparation Angus goes to, to ensure you have a good holiday. Would recommend this company to anyone, thanks Angus.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank richardparkhouse
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Superb boat spacious and well kitted out. KA Canal very pretty and Induction training by Angus brilliant. You have no need to feel anxious about locks or steering the boat. It will all be explained. We had lovely weather which helps massively but as we...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank mikeharper19652018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Water Views
Towels Provided
Freezer
Stereo System
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Fireplace
See more amenities
Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
Availability
August 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
September 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
October 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
November 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
December 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
January 2020
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
View all months
See more rates and fees
Map
About the neighbourhood
Located in the picturesque village of Bathampton on the Kennet & Avon canal. Walking distance to Bath city centre, also perfect cycle route/commute to Bath or Bradford-on-Avon.
Nearby cities
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#HL2226752690