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Float by Boat narrowboat retreat

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
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Spirited Away, a hosted narrowboat, is the perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British waterways. Prices are fully inclusive, with gorgeous boat-made meals, cruises along rural waterways and secure parking.

Welcome to Spirited Away, a 69 ft narrowboat moored on the North Oxford Canal 4 miles away from the historic town of Rugby. Here your hosts Tor & Kev will delight in taking care of everything, leaving you completely free to put your feet up. Here you can get a unique insight into life on a narrowboat. And, most importantly, here you can step out of the rush of daily life to slow down, relax and take a deep breath.

Canal life is set in nature and countryside. Whether you want to sit and gaze for a while, go hiking,...
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About the Owner, Tor & Kev a
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 157 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 26 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Redditch, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed September 22, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Had a wonderful first experience on a Narrowboat with Float by boat. Kevin and Tor were the perfect hosts cooking and looking after our every need and teaching us about meditation. I know about breathing now. Make sure that you are prepared for the weather though as it can change. If you are looking for a away from it all...

Sale, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed August 3, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I had an amazingly relaxing weekend of meditation, yoga and boating with Float by Boat. I instantly felt welcome and Kev and Tor are a wonderful, kind and caring couple. The food was amazing and the whole experience was superb. I will definitely be visiting again!

Di A
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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I recently spent a delightful five days on a working retreat on Spirited Away, it is an experience which will stay with me always. Tor and Kev were very welcoming and friendly. It was a working retreat, so the tasks (mostly gardening) were allocated on a voluntary basis, and we were encouraged to 'muck in'. The days were well structured,...

Management response:

Thanks so much for your review Di. We loved the 'working retreat' too - they're a bit of a one-of-a-kind - and it was delightful to share it with you.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Bed & breakfast is £30 per person per night.

Additional extras:
Canal cruising £20 pp 1/2 day or £30 pp full day
2 course boat-made vegetarian lunch £10 pp
3 course boat-made vegetarian evening meal £15
Return transport to your car, bus or train £50 for the whole group

A fully-catered trip package is £90 per person per night, which includes accommodation, canal cruising, your crew, three home-made vegetarian meals a day, homemade bread, plentiful tea and cake and pick-up/drop-off back to your car or a local train station if you need it. Discounts are available for concessions and groups or 4 of more people.
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About the neighborhood
Rugby is a quaint town and worth a wander. The school, built in 1587, is the birthplace of Rugby football and was also Alice in Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll's school. Draycote Water is nearby for walking and cycling. Warwick, Birmingham and Stratford-upon
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Birmingham International: 31.1 mi
Railway: Rugby: 3.7 mi
In the daytime, there are 5 trains an hour between Rugby and London, with some journeys less than an hour. The train station is also well-connected with trains serving both the north east and west of the country. We can arrange taxi pick-ups and drop-offs at the train station for £8 per journey.

The M6, M1 and M45 are all within a stone's throw, giving easy links to the motorway system.

Birmingham Airport is the closest, with East Midlands and Luton not too far away either.
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