Canal Cruises - TAWNY 6-berth boat

Boat - Entire home/apt · Reedley Marina, Barden Lane, Burnley, BB12 0DX, United Kingdom


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On their first night guests can enjoy a meal at the Cafe Kingfisher which is a new restaurant that overlooks the Marina, the Pennine countryside and Pendle Hill. Our guests are given a 20% discount on all food orders.

The next morning our guests are given a 1 on 1 boat and lock tuition by our specially trained instructor.

Welcome to Hapton Valley Boats, narrowboat and wide beam boating holidays. This is the start of your 4 star canal holiday in the heart of Pennine Lancashire and through to the Yorkshire Dales via the summit of the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Our Royal Yatching Association qualified staff give full tuition on the boats, navigation and locks. We are based at Reedley Marina in the borough of Pendle on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Get here early and enjoy a meal and a drink at the newly refurbished Cafe Kingfisher whilst taking in the views of Pendle Hill. We provide secure parking, diesel, gas, bedding, towels and insurance less liability excess. Alsopets travel free so we look forward to seeing you!

Saloon Living Room
The boat is designed with a good living space to the front. With a L-shaped dinette with 3 chairs to seat 6 converting into the third double bed, solid fuel stove, 22" colour TV with Freeview & (website hidden) Radio/CD system. 240 V three pin plug electricity supply available and self sufficient. This Cruiser-style Narrow Boat is lined with oak and finished to a very high standard.

Galley Kitchen
Fully-fitted with gas cooker with 4 hob, oven and grill. Fridge with freezer compartment, four cupboards and four drawers for storage.

Bathroom 1
Full length tiled shower and pump-out toilet, shaver socket, hand-basin and plenty of storage. (Towels provided)

Middle Cabin
Separated by a door from the living area with double bed ( 6' 3" x 4' ) with memory foam mattress, under bed storage and cupboards over head with downlights.

Bathroom 2
Forward of the rear cabin, pump-out toilet, shaver socket, hand-basin and cupboard. (Towels provided)

Rear Cabin
Separated by a door from the middle bedroom with double bed ( 6' 3" x 4') with memory foam mattress, cupboards over head with downlights. A long cupboard with hanging space and under-bed storage.

Rear Deck
Comfortably spacious for people to stand and enjoy the tranquility of the journey.


The Leeds and Liverpool Canal main line is 127 miles (204 km) long and crosses the country from Liverpool, Merseyside to Leeds, West Yorkshire.

It has two main side-branches, the Leigh Branch and the Rufford Branch. The summit level is at 487 feet (148m). The canal was built with locks 60ft (18m) long and 14ft 3in (4.3m) wide to accommodate the Yorkshire Keel boats already in use on the Rivers Aire and Humber. However, the locks on the Leigh Branch and the mainline between Wigan and Liverpool (and Rufford Branch), were extended to a length of 72 feet (22m) to accommodate the longer boats trading on the rest of the canal network following the building of the Leigh Branch.

Aire and Calder

The Aire and Calder is a canalisation of the River Calder from Wakefield to Castleford, where it joins the branch from Leeds, which follows the River Aire.

The Aire and Calder still fulfils its original purpose of linking Leeds and Wakefield with York and the Humber (and thence the Trent), although the routes by which this is achieved have changed significantly. More recent canals now also make the Navigation a vital link in the English and Welsh connected inland waterway network. Beyond Leeds, the Leeds and Liverpool carries boats over the Pennines. The Calder and Hebble Navigation, which connects to the Navigation at Wakefield, allows boats to reach the Huddersfield Broad and Narrow Canals, and the Rochdale.

Calder and Hebble Navigation

The navigation is used almost entirely by leisure boaters, to whom it represents both an attractive cruising ground in it own right, and also a vital four-way link.

The Navigation starts in Wakefield, where there is an end-on junction with the Aire and Calder Navigation and runs upstream through Mirefield, after which there is a junction with the Huddersfield Broad Canal, to arrive at Sowerby Bridge, where there is another end-on junction, this time with the Rochdale Canal. Other towns on the navigation are Horbury, Dewsbury, Brighouse, and Elland. The former branch to Halifax is no longer navigable, except for a stub now known as the Salterhebble Arm.

Rochdale Canal

The Rochdale is significant for leisure boating in that it is one of the three canals which cross the Pennines and thus join north-western canals with the waterways of the North East, as well as opening the possibilities of touring the Pennine Ring.

A great attraction of the Rochdale Canal for the leisure boater lies in the fact that it climbs high over the Pennine moors and the boater is surrounded by scenery which is spectacular (with the "penalty" of having to work more locks).

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

The canal runs for just under 20 miles and is limited to boats no wider than 7ft. It has 74 locks and tunnels through the Pennines via the Standedge Tunnel some 5,210m long

The Huddersfield Narrow is part of the South Pennine Ring, which is a circular route crossing the Pennines twice - the other crossing is the Rochdale Canal. The canals are linked at the western (Lancashire) end by the Ashton Canal and at the eastern (Yorkshire) end by the Huddersfield Broad Canal and a length of the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

Huddersfield Broad Canal

The canal, also called by its original name, the Sir John Ramsden Canal is a wide-locked navigable canal in Yorkshire in northern England.

The waterway is 3¾ miles (6km) long and has 9 wide locks. It follows the valley of the River Colne and connects the Calder and Hebble Navigation at Cooper Bridge junction with the Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Aspley Basin in the centre of Huddersfield.

Ashton Canal

The Ashton leaves the Rochdale (email hidden). Junction in central Manchester, and climbs for six miles (10km) and 18 locks, to make a head-on junction with the Huddersfield Narrow formerly the Huddersfield Canal) at Whitelands Basin in the centre of Ashton-Under-Lyne.

Bridgewater Canal

The canal was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester.

The canal is connected to the Rochdale Canal in Manchester and to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Leigh. Often considered to be the first "true" canal, it required the construction of an aqueduct to cross the River Irwell, one of the first of its kind. Its success helped inspire a period of intense canal building, known as "canal mania". Navigable throughout its history, it is one of the few canals in Britain not to have been nationalised, and remains privately owned. Pleasure craft now use the canal which forms part of the Two Roses Ring network of canals.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $2205 /week
Monthly Price: $8822 /month
Security Deposit: $441
Cancellation: Flexible
  • Listing was as expected. This was an awesome location. Right in the middle of everything. Amos was super. We had an excellent time.

    July 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thanks Scott, I am please Amos looked after you :-)

    July 2014
  • Even though our flight was delayed and we checked in later than expected, Nick was very prompt and understanding. Though that was the only live interaction we had with him, he was very clear about being available by phone or email if needed. The flat was exactly as pictured, small but perfect for a 4 day stay. Bathroom had excellent water pressure and no trouble getting hot water. No trouble with the WiFi at all. The two tube stations close by was very convenient, as the underground appears to be the easiest, cheapest, and fastest method of transportation in London (get an Oyster card!!). The area was very lively, particularly at night, but once in the flat you won't hear the street noise; this made getting a good night's sleep quite easy. Although we didn't take advantage of Soho's nightlife we did feel very safe walking about the neighborhood at night. Would stay again.

    July 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thanks so much for the feedback Celerina, I am pleased you loved the apartment and location! See you next time!

    July 2014
  • The apartment was amazing. It was close to everything. It was easy to contact Amos and Glenn and they were very helpful. The bathrooms were extremely clean even though it was shared. I will definitely stay here again

    July 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thank you Dominique, Amos said you were the perfects guests so we look forward to welcoming you back next time!

    July 2014
  • This is a terrific, well-located little pied-a-terre. It is the perfect size if you are alone, and cozy with another. Communication with Glenn, and then Nick (my on-site host) was smooth; check in was no problem at all. Yes, for a central location you get a bit of noise but that can be mostly blocked out with the double window. Murphy-type bed was comfy. Toilet area was super small, shower area (diff room) was moderately small but wasn't a problem. Shower itself was great. Apartment was clean, and I felt very safe alone. Good internet. The fantastic location allowed me to walk everywhere - you can't beat that! Lots of food, shops and the tube nearby. No complaints at all from me.

    July 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thanks so much for this fabulous review and feedback! We will take everything onboard, and hopefully see you next time!

    July 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    July 2014
  • We spent a great time in London! and your room was just perfect, litteraly in the heart of london, in front of the big screens of Piccadilly Circus, couldn't have a better place. The room was big enough and clean, the shared bathroom wasn't a problem at all, we were like in our own home. Thanks again for letting us one of your room, we had such a good experience in this beautiful city.

    July 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    I am so pleased you felt at home Melanie! Hopefully see you again soon!

    July 2014
  • We really enjoyed staying here. The communication was excellent, the flat tidy and clean and very well situated in the heart of Soho and as others have said, quiet! I would recommend staying here. Thank you!

    July 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thanks a lot for the feed back Amy, we really appreciate it!

    July 2014
  • Good apartment in a great location. Double windows meant a sound sleep in busy Soho. Apartment had everything we needed for a great stay in London, and we were able to walk everywhere. Shower was lacking in water pressure (only downside).

    July 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Hi Rhys, thanks a lot for the feedback!

    July 2014
  • The location and the accommodation was ideal.
    Despite the 68 stairs to our room.

    July 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thanks a lot Peter :-)

    July 2014
  • Easy to get to, checking in and out was a breeze, room was neat and tidy and well situated for all attractions. Would definitely use again. Thanks for the lollies Amos, great to get the sugar levels up after a hard days trekking. Cheers and well done.

    July 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thanks Kelly! I am pleased Amos looked after :-)

    July 2014
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We offer holiday accommodation in Sitges (Barcelona), London and Burnley (Lancashire) Our first vacation rental was established in Soho, London, back in 1995, it was a little studio apartment on Old Compton Street. Due to our success and the high demand from our guests, we now offer a large variety of accommodation to suite all tastes and budgets: From a 9 berth barge on the Lancashire canals to rooms or self contained apartments in London and Sitges. There is a fantastic team of people that work with us, some have worked with us since 1997, without their support and dedication we would not be able to provide such a good service to our guests. Over the last 19 years we have gained a lot of regular customers who come back to us year after year, and that is a great compliment. We joined Airbnb in back in 2012 and we are proud of the many fantastic reviews received from Airbnb guests that have stayed with us, there were over 300 positive reviews at last count! We think Airbnb is one of the best travel accommodation resources out there and we always choose to use Airbnb when we travel. We spend most of our time in Spain with our Rhodesian Rhidgback dog, Rio. We manage the business from home and have a very hands on approach. We are in contact with our team on a daily basis and we still have the same business approach as we did back in 1995 ''To supply fantastic accommodation and excellent service at affordable prices'' If you are visiting Sitges then we are sure to meet, however, if you are visiting the UK then you are more likely to meet one of the team: Nick, Amos, Steve, Luba, Christine, Adam or Lee. If you have any questions then please feel free to drop me a line. Glenn
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