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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We decided to take up an offer through Unique Escapes who had a wide choice of different and "Unique" accomodation on offer. I'd always wanted to stay on a barge so we opted for this stay. Finding the place was a bit of a strugle but once found and got in it was warm and cozy
I wasn't overly impressed with the inside of the boat, a bit old and tired looking. the seating area is slightly raised up and this just lead to us always tripping on it, the seats too could be repaced with ones that are deeper as it wasn't too comfy.
We did use the wood burner but the glass in this is broken and seems to have been for a while and i think that is dangerous
The amount of cobwebs on the boat were too much for my liking too! don't worry i cleaned them off
I would love it if there was a propper welcome pack in the barge, showing where to go and what was in the area.
We did have a good wee stay and it snowed on the morning of our trip.

Over all If this was given a refurb inside i would love to come back

Room Tip: You only get one room no choise
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jill M
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Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had an intimate, romantic and fun time on the Mallard boat, which was cosy, well equipped, perfectly located, peaceful and a sheer treasure to stay on. Cooking, washing, showering, sleeping, telly, heating, facilities all tip top. I recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank Ginballeroni
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The boat needs a total overhaul as fixtures and fittings shabby, blinds stained. Food remained in kitchen plug hole when we arrived. Broken chair in the living room. No matches to light woodburner, broken glass on front of woodburner. Bolt had fallen off inside door on our arrival so we were unable to secure door properly. It was just myself and my daughter staying so we really needed to feel safe on the boat. I contacted the owner who advised she didn't know what she could do about the bolt as it was sunday night. She suggested I try and use the combination lock to lock ourselves in but there was nothing to attach it to ? Water from hot water tap was luke warm so didn't bother with shower. Window in living area that we couldn't close properly and it was February. Only positive was the comfortable bed and the bed linen which smelled lovely. One step up from camping and very poor value. Wont be returning.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Arrived here late as our car broke down. Started off bad as we had a job to find the boat then we couldn't undo the lock - had to ring and found we had been given the wrong code.
Once inside things improved - it was lovely and warm and they had even left a lamp on for us. Some nice little touches like some port had been left plus some milk and water in the fridge.
It happened to be the windest night we have had all winter and the boat was rocking a bit. The beds were nice and comfortable.
Everything was clean although the boat could do with a little bit of upgrading. Coal and wood was left for us for the fire but we never lit.
Would stay here again as it was an overnight stay that was a bit different.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank meinir
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Despite the marina being frozen over we were a little surprised to find the fire wasn't lit as per the websites description. In fact it hadn't been cleaned since the last guests. There were also no logs or coal on the boat. No problem we thought, we' 'll just go and buy a couple of bags and get ready for the snow.

Once we warmed the boat through we had a lovely night on-board. We went for a walk the next morning and were a little surprised to find that someone had let themselves in and was cleaning. This hadn't been mentioned to us at any point. Rather than complain we went for a drive to get out of the way as we could not access the boat while this was going on as there wasn't room.

The final straw was when we returned an hour and a half later to find the coal that we had paid for had been taken. So despite it being minus three outside we yet again had no fuel.

We booked this as a treat for our anniversary and after all this decided enough was enough and came home. It's a real shame as the boat is great and people living nearby were really friendly.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Steve H
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