Ruby 4-berth boat - Canal Cruises

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!

This 50ft Cruiser style narrow boat is fit-out in light Oak and a great boat small enougth to handle for two but big enougth for four.


From the bow which holds the gas locker there is a 4foot open, self draining well deck. The 120 gallon stainless steel water tank is housed under the well deck with a surface mounted filler. There is a locker/seat on both port and starboard sides.


Flooring throughout is high quality Karndean Oak effect vinyl with a Marquetry effect border.

Steel, half glazed front doors, wood panelled internally, open onto the front deck with a steps leading down into the open plan lounge and a converted dinette double bed for two further guests. LCD flat panel TV with integral DVD player.

Solid fuel, cast iron stove set on a raised Terracotta tiled hearth and surround. 1 x central heating radiator.


The ‘U’ shaped galley has custom built units with granite effect Formica worktops edged in Oak with matching splash-back.

2 x single cupboards, one with a drawer above. 1 x double cupboard that extends into the corner. Full height oven and fridge housing with a cupboard over. Cupboard with plumbing and electric point for a washing machine. Wall units: Built-in storage shelf/wine rack.

Built in gas oven and grill. Matching, inset 4 burner gas hob. 12v, 4.2 cu/ft Lec fridge. Inset, round stainless steel sink and separate drainer with chrome monobloc mixer tap. Microwave Cooker.


Large, fully tiled shower cubicle with chrome shower attachment and mixer tap. Vanity unit with inset stainless steel wash basin, chrome mixer tap and a large cupboard beneath. Vetus vacuflush pump-out toilet.

1 x chrome towel radiator.

Shelves beside the shower.

Mirrored walls around the vanity area.


6’ 4” x 4’ fixed double bed with waste holding tank and 2 storage drawers beneath. Bed is fitted with a Tempur mattress. Low level cupboard and drawer, with wall mounted vanity mirror. Storage space beneath the rear staircase.

2 x large portholes with top hopper style openings and colour co-ordinated curtains. 5 x 12v, halogen downlights. 1 x 12v, wall mounted, halogen spotlight.

1 x central heating radiator.

Rear Deck

Spacious rear deck on this cruiser style boat allows for great social gatherings.


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
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $1686 /week
Monthly Price: $6657 /month
Security Deposit: $432
Cancellation: Flexible
  • Clean and bright room. PERFECT location if you want to experience London. LOTS of theatres and restaurants are litterally within minuttes walking distance. If I'm going back to London I will definately stay there again. The property manager Amos is super friendly too!

    April 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thanks so much Michael! I am really pleased you had such a great time, and look forward to seeing you next time you are back!
    PS...I am glad Amos looked after you :-)

  • Parfait ! La chambre était impeccable et très bien située. Malgré la rue très animée aucunes difficultés pour trouver le sommeil. Amos était vraiment agréable et disponible. Le seul point faible est que nous partagions notre salle de bain avec des personnes peu respectueuses ( cheveux partout, de l'eau au sol, etc..). Je retournais sans problème dans cet endroit magique.

    April 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thanks a lot Sarah! :-)

  • Very nice apartment located right in the middle of Soho. Restaurants and bars at the doorstep – and yet the apartment is completely quiet, not a sound can be heard from the streets. This means we slept well at night, also due to the thick curtains keeping the light out. Bed was comfortable, but as we are mother and daughter and not a couple we had a bit of trouble getting used to sharing a duvet.
    Apartment is nicely furnished and very clean & tidy. Kitchen had all the tools we needed for cooking breakfast. Nice bathroom and lots of cupboard space in the bedroom. We switched on the electric heating in the living room in the mornings and evenings, and the room got warm instantly.
    Nick received us when we arrived and was very kind and helpful, explaining how everything worked.
    Thanks Nick and Glenn for a lovely stay. We warmly recommend this apartment.

    April 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thanks a lot Anne, we will look in to the table top as you mentioned :-)

  • This is probably the best place I stayed in among all my other Airbnb experiences! Super location: I could see Piccadilly Circus from my window. It was comfy and spacious, clean and the hosts were really available with clear information.
    The shared bathroom was not an issue at all for us: it was clean and free whenever we needed it. I would totally go back next time I'm in London!!

    April 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thanks so much Francesca, I am so pleased you loved the room and location! We would welcome you back any time!

  • The room is very nice, and the location is easy to find, it's also convenient to go anywhere.

    April 2014
  • Great location, amos amazing friendly and for kids lovely dog from 8 weeks only....
    Back room very comfortable, nice and quiet (just gorgeous when you think about the location !).
    100% to recommend.

    April 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Hi Sylvain,
    I am so pleased you and your son had a good time, and enjoyed meeting Dunston! :-)
    We would happily welcome you back any time!

  • The reservation was canceled 7 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Apartment was lovely and within walking distance to majority of vital sights in London. It was a bit noisy at night and the washing machine/dryer didn't function as expected but overall we had a great stay!

    April 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Hi Jess,
    Thanks a lot for this feedback, I will look in to the washer/dryer as soon as possible.

  • I love the apartment sooooo much, perfect.
    极佳的地理位置,紧邻piccadilly circus,距离伦敦多处attractions步行可至,房内装修简单整洁,光线充足,Amos给了我们很多帮助,如果下次选择住在伦敦,还是会选择入住。

    April 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Thanks so much Yinghe! I have just written you a review too, I hope you like :-)

  • We were located in one of the two front rooms if you are not use to a noisy city may be an issue - perhaps back rooms better. But we didn't have an issue.
    Front rooms are full of city life.
    They are bright and plenty of room.
    Common area cleaned everyday !
    Bathroom sharing usually is not an issue ( waiting time is at a minimal most guest are considerate and wouldn't abuse the toilet situation )
    Amos the property manager is awesome - friendly helpful and ready to assist went necessary.
    It is situated in an amazing location - steps from Piccadilly Circus subway exit number 4.
    Only in london for 3 days great center location to be able to see the best of london. Close to Trafalgar - SOHO - Chinatown - if you want to see a musical all in walking distance.
    Easy to get to and from.
    I don't want to rave about it to much as I want to be able to stay there again.
    Amazing experience I felt like I was home - already planning my next stay and bringing friends along with me next time.

    April 2014
    Response from Glenn:

    Hi Tonya,
    Thanks so much for this brilliant review, I am so pleased you loved the apartment and would happily welcome you back any time!
    I think the fan suggestion is a great idea, and something we will definitely look in to in the coming weeks!!

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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 220 positive reviews at last count! We think Aiorbnb 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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