An excellent four day break away from it all on the river. A Lovely quiet area to explore from .A very clean and well equipped boat with the use of kayaks and mountain bikes which were a great way of seeing the lovely Kent countryside.
Beautiful little boat, very comfortable and clean. You have perfect sun trap on the terrasse, listening to the birds chirping whilst having your breakfast. 2 Pubs within very short walking distance (5-10 min) and another only 20 min away. We walked to Maidstone which takes 45 min - 1 hr depending on how many times you stop to admire the views. Train back is only 1 stop, takes 3 mins, with about the same to walk back to the boat. Excellent location, hoping to visit again soon. Thank you again, Laurence - you have a right little gem there! All the best, D&I.
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Peaceful and tranquil location with an incredibly helpful and friendly host. Nothing was too much trouble, we had everything we needed for a fabulous stay. The boat was cute, spotless and perfectly situated. We didn’t have time to make use of the bikes and kayaks as it was a very short break. The good thing is it means we’ve got to return!
Thank you Laurence for a fabulous stay.
What a wonderful and unusual place to stay, so tranquil and relaxing - just perfect for stress reduction and 'recharging the batteries.' The Marianna was equipped with everything you need and everything was spotlessly clean. Laurence met us as arranged and, after a welcome drink, explained all we needed to know. It was great to know that he was just two boats, or a telephone call away, if we needed anything. He was also very accommodating, allowing us to bring two dogs, both of whom also had a great stay. I can't recommend this highly enough, secure parking, a beautiful spot - complete with a visiting swan, duck, very large and small fish and, at night, at least one bat. There are easy walks along the tarmac towpath (no mud) in both directions, taking about 45 minutes into Maidstone. There are also two pubs within walking distance. If you want to know more about Laurence, the Marianna and his new home in the Basin, watch 'My Floating Home' Series 2, Episode 8. It was a pleasure to meet Laurence and we wish him at the best for the future. We also hope to return for another stay on the Marianna.
My wife and I loved it on the boat, the location is lovely and peaceful would stay again thanks Lawrence
I took my boyfriend here for the weekend for his birthday. The boat is lovely and has a majority of the things you would need on there, the private garden area was lovely to sunbathe and chill out. Laurence was a great host and was so accommodating as he was only a phone call away if you needed anything. Can’t wait to come back to the boat soon :)
We spent 2 nights in Marianna and were satisfied with everything. A bit tricky to find its location but had contact with owner so no problem.