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Cosy narrow boat on private mooring

SuperhostOxfordshire, United Kingdom
Boat hosted by Karen
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom

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Entire home
You’ll have the boat to yourself.
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House rules
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In a quiet private marina, a picturesque 20min walk from Abingdon Town centre. Full use of boat, except engine room. Fully fitted & equipped for on-board living, central heating, shower, fridge, cooker, cassette toilet etc.
Please note, the experience is staying on a narrow boat which is NOT the same as staying in a hotel. The boat cannot be moved from its mooring.

The space
Silent Spirit, until recently was the home of my husband (before we got married). Prior to that it was the home of my Sister and brother-in-law. Hence, it is fully equipped for on-board living. If you have never stayed on a Narrow Boat before please make sure you read all the information on this webpage carefully. Please note; you need to be agile to get on and off; the maximum number of guests is 2 and not suitable for anyone aged 12 or under. The lowest point in the ceiling is 6ft high.

Guest access
Use of entire boat excluding the engine room. Guests are NOT able to move the boat.

Other things to note
Environmentally friendly shampoo, soap and washing up liquid is provided please use these as the discharge is directly into the marina.

Staying on a boat will bring you closer to nature; spiders are an important part of the food chain along the waterways. We do have a spider deterrent on the boat however, we cannot guarantee that you won't spot a spider along with our resident coots, grebes, swans, geese, ducks and cormorants during your stay.

Getting on and off the boat
Please note that by their nature boats tend to have unusual access and so are not suitable for people with mobility difficulties. Please can you have a careful look at the photo - Entrance to the boat - there is a deep step (43cm / 17inch) that needs to be negotiated when getting on and off the boat.
In a quiet private marina, a picturesque 20min walk from Abingdon Town centre. Full use of boat, except engine room. Fully fitted & equipped for on-board living, central heating, shower, fridge, cooker, cassette toilet etc.
Please note, the experience is staying on a narrow boat which is NOT the same as staying in a hotel. The boat cannot be moved from its mooring.

The space
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
TV
Washing machine
Iron
Hangers
Essentials
Hair dryer

2 nights in Oxfordshire

21 Oct 2020 - 23 Oct 2020
Check-in
21/10/2020
Checkout
23/10/2020

4.83 out of 5 stars from 85 reviews

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Location

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Abingdon is a small historic market town with plenty of independent pubs, cafes and places to shop and eat. We are situated on the outskirts next to the river Thames where there are many lovely walks and plenty of opportunities to see wildlife.

Hosted by Karen

Joined in January 2016
  • 85 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
During your stay
Guests are expected to arrive after 6pm and must vacate before 10am daily.

We are pleased to meet and greet guests, including a run through of how to use the equipment available on the boat, and then leave them in privacy. We are only a phone call away for any queries.
Guests are expected to arrive after 6pm and must vacate before 10am daily.

We are pleased to meet and greet guests, including a run through of how to use the equipment a…
Karen is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 18:00 - 22:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm