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OUR BOATS HAVE BEEN USED FOR FASHION SHOOTS.
Guests normally arrive on Friday and spend Friday night at the marina. Their first night is then spent settling on to the boat and getting used to the boats facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The room was great and the location was absolutely perfect! Everything you need for a short visit, very clean and modern. Even though the apartment is located near Piccadilly Circus, we had a peaceful sleep. Amos, the manager of the place, was very friendly and helped us with our early check in.
We had a great time in London! Thank you Glenn and Amos :)
Glenn's place was my second favourite in all of the places I've stayed so far. The bed was by far the most comfortable thing in the world. The decor was exactly as you see in the pics. It's so chic that I even went and styled my nails grey to mimic the colours of the gorgeous room. I loved it.
Amos left Nick in charge, and he was so helpful and kind. He even took my bags up the stairs for me!
The shared bathroom was quite adequate. Everyone kept it clean.
The flat is a climb up to the 4th floor, but totally worth it if you're able-bodied.
The location wasn't my favourite, but only because I'm a quiet writer and I prefer off-beat places rather than tourist places. BUT for any other tourist or visitor to London, the location is fantastic! It is close to EVERYTHING and it is very lively. China town was my favourite part!
One slight downside to the flat is that you can hear noise from your flat mates if you're unlucky enough to have loud people around. I had a baby visit while I was staying and though cute, she was quite loud. It didn't ruin my stay, however, and I would definitely come again. Thanks Glenn!
Wochenende in London! Die Wohnung ist ideal und (überraschender Weise) ruhig gelegen, für alle die etwas erleben wollen! In Soho, nur einige Minuten von Chinatown, den großen Musical-Theatern und den Bars uns Restaurants in Soho. Klein aber sauber und mit allem was man so braucht!
I realy recommend this room:
Perfect location in picadilly circus but without noise. Easy access to all west-end by foot.
Very clean and fashion decoration. (Pictures are not fakes)
Well equiped, confortable large bed.
Easy and convenient Check-in\out
The flat was amazing. The location is perfect, in a buzzing street, close to Leceister square, and ChinaTown, many restaurants. 5 min away you can eat Thai, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, French, texmex, burgers.... And the flat stays quiet! Not a sound from the traffic.
The only issue was the water pressure in the shower. Really need to do something.. But the bath is great. I highly recommend this place.
Glenn has been a very nice host, the booking was very simple to organise, he directly put me in touch with his property manager Amos, efficient, honnest person who gave me a warm welcome when I arrived in the flat. Clean bedroom, very modern, well furnished, nice view on Picadilly Circus, perfect location, if I have to come back to London I will definitely call Glenn back. Thank you for everything!
Absolutely great apartment in an excellent central location. Everything was even better, than we expected and we got a really charming welcoming from the host! Clean, silent and comfortable large sized bed! Now I have a good alternative for my stays in London instead of taking a hotel. Absolutely no complaints and brilliant value-for-money. We had a great stay in London.
To find an apartment like this in Soho is just great. Walk to the best nightlife and shopping. Its soho so u need earlugs but actually it was super quiet. Apartment has everything you could ned and is perfect for a couple. comfy bed and super clean. they owners are super responsive and i would be happy to stay there again.
Thank you Glenn and Amos for the nice stay we had 33 Haymarket !
Both of you were very helpful before arriving (lots of e-mails to discuss all the matters and give answers to my questions) and during this stay.
The bedroom is very clean , so is the shared bath room and the communal corridor. The amenities (kettle, tea, sugar, biscuits) were very much appreciated.
Amos, the property manager watches carefully about evrything and about the hosts'comfort and is always ready to help too.
We had a little concern about young neighbours , both Glenn and Amos intervened very quickly.
A detail which might be important to some of the guests : be ready to climb up the 4 stairs !