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Float by Boat narrowboat retreat

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Overview
Narrowboat -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
*Skippered Hotel-boat* *Crewed Breaks, Holidays & Retreats* *Day Trips*

Spirited Away, a hosted narrowboat, is the perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British waterways. Prices are fully inclusive, with gorgeous boat-made meals, cruises along rural waterways and secure parking.

Welcome to Spirited Away, a 69 ft narrowboat moored on the North Oxford Canal 4 miles away from the historic town of Rugby. Here your hosts Tor & Kev will delight in taking care of everything, leaving you completely free to put your feet up. Here you can get a unique insight into life on a narrowboat. And, most importantly, here you can step out of the rush of daily life to slow down, relax and take a deep breath.

Canal life is set in nature and countryside. Whether you want to sit and gaze for a while, go hiking,...
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About the Owner, Tor & Kev a
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 49 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 26 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL4316646 by: Holiday Lettings
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21Hazel
Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Had a wonderful first experience on a Narrowboat with Float by boat. Kevin and Tor were the perfect hosts cooking and looking after our every need and teaching us about meditation. I know about breathing now. Make sure that you are prepared for the weather though as it can change. If you are looking for a away from it all weekend that gets you back to basics and in touch with the planet again this...

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linclayto...
Sale, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I had an amazingly relaxing weekend of meditation, yoga and boating with Float by Boat. I instantly felt welcome and Kev and Tor are a wonderful, kind and caring couple. The food was amazing and the whole experience was superb. I will definitely be visiting again!

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Di A
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I recently spent a delightful five days on a working retreat on Spirited Away, it is an experience which will stay with me always. Tor and Kev were very welcoming and friendly. It was a working retreat, so the tasks (mostly gardening) were allocated on a voluntary basis, and we were encouraged to 'muck in'. The days were well structured, but we were never forced to do anything and it was made clear that we...

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Management response:

Thanks so much for your review Di. We loved the 'working retreat' too - they're a bit of a one-of-a-kind - and it was delightful to share it with you.

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
Suitability
  • Pets Allowed:
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  • Smoking Allowed:
    No
  • Kid Friendly:
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Bed & breakfast is £30 per person per night.

Additional extras:
Canal cruising £20 pp 1/2 day or £30 pp full day
2 course boat-made vegetarian lunch £10 pp
3 course boat-made vegetarian evening meal £15
Return transport to your car, bus or train £50 for the whole group

A fully-catered trip package is £90 per person per night, which includes accommodation, canal cruising, your crew, three home-made vegetarian meals a day, homemade bread, plentiful tea and cake and pick-up/drop-off back to your car or a local train station if you need it. Discounts are available for concessions and groups or 4 of more people.
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Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Birmingham International: 50.0 km
Railway: Rugby: 6.0 km
In the daytime, there are 5 trains an hour between Rugby and London, with some journeys less than an hour. The train station is also well-connected with trains serving both the north east and west of the country. We can arrange taxi pick-ups and drop-offs at the train station for £8 per journey.

The M6, M1 and M45 are all within a stone's throw, giving easy links to the motorway system.

Birmingham Airport is the closest, with East Midlands and Luton not too far away either.
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