About this listing
TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT : RE-OPENING SUMMER 2017
Need to relax? This is the perfect retreat. Watch the sunlight dancing on the water or curl up in front of the woodburner with a good book. Moored in stunning countryside, it's easy to re-connect with nature and with yourself.
Needing a break from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century living? Here you can just sit back and relax. Narrowboat Sanctuary is free from 21st Century distractions such as TV and internet.
You're welcome to use the boat purely as accommodation, from which to explore local attractions. I have listed some in the 'guidebook' on this site. Or you can board narrowboat Sanctuary for a spiritual retreat. As a Reiki Teacher I can offer healing and holistic counselling, as well as training in Reiki, meditation and creative visualization.
Being a Taurean, I love good food. I rarely shop in supermarkets. Most food is sourced through local farms or foraged. I make everything from scratch. You won't find any packet mixes in this galley! Living without mod-cons (such as fridge/freezer or microwave) has forced me to be an imaginative cook, so I'm confident catering for special diets, such as vegan or gluten free. The price listed on this site includes bed & breakfast only. I'm happy to provide lunch and dinner too, for a small extra charge. Reiki training and treatments are offered at an additional charge.
The accommodation comprises a private cabin with double bed with storage space underneath, limited clothes hanging space and small sink. You will be sharing the rest of the boat with me. This comprises a bathroom with bath, shower and toilets. Beyond the bathroom, you enter an open plan galley (kitchen) and living room. There is a small dining table in the living room that comfortably seats three.
The address listed on this site is my home mooring on the Coventry canal. The canals provide a variety of places to stay, so let me know what you would like. If you want nightlife and shopping, we can stay in a town. If you want to escape the world, we can stay in peaceful countryside. If you are interested in receiving Reiki training, you will need to book a minimum of 3 days.
This really is quite a unique experience..very different to a house. Please read 'house rules' and feel free to contact me if you have questions you would like answered before confirming a booking.
Interaction with guests
I'll be on board throughout your stay.
There are no mains electric, gas, water or sewage on the boat; so the systems are quite different to a house. I will be there to help though, so don't worry!
Electric is provided by solar panel and boat engine, charging 3 x 110 amp hour leisure batteries. There are both 12volt (cigarette lighter type) and 240volt sockets. It is helpful, if you are bringing a phone/laptop charger, to bring the one you'd use in the lighter socket in the car. Power is limited to the charge available in the batteries, so it's very important that you do not fall asleep with the lights on.
Drinking water is stored in bottles. The water in the kitchen and bathroom taps is for washing only.
Waste water is discharged directly into the canal. It is there for essential that any products used (shampoo/shower gel etc) are eco-friendly. I do keep a stock of these on board.
We will be moored on a towpath, which may be just a dirt path. You are there for advised to wear sensible walking shoes, such as trainers.
I'd also advise you not to get too drunk whilst staying on the boat. I'm not a swimmer, so if you fall in the canal, you're on your own!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
Hi there. I'm a Reiki Teacher, living and working aboard a 57 foot narrowboat. Since 2007 I've been continuously cruising the 2000+ miles of UK inland waterways.
Although I'm new to airbnb, I'm not new to hosting. Since 2004 I've been hosting residential reiki courses.
In the past, I travelled abroad and lived life at break-neck speed. These days I'm happy to bimble around the UK at 2mph and enjoy simple pleasures: good food, good company, watching the seasons change... :-)
If you want to escape the madness of the modern world?..you're welcome to join me aboard the reiki-sanctuary for a few days, and r..e..l..a..x :-)