Much More Than You Might Expect on our Boutique Narrowboats.

The planning process for our beloved Boutique Narrowboats was great fun as we initially worked with a designer who took our basic ideas and then fully designed the first boat for us.  We pretty much knew exactly what we wanted, but it was good to get a professional view to show us our ideas could come to fruition.  However, once Arthur Owl was on the water, we concentrated on the soft furnishings and all the inventory that is required to ensure we have produced a home-from-home, boutique style, get-away for our guests. For Annie Owl, we have followed the same process except a designer was not required this time.

Below you will see a list of what our boats carry on board so that you have some idea of what NOT to bring with you.  You’ll be able to pack so much lighter than for other self-catered boating holidays as we’ve taken pains to put as much on board whilst still leaving you with loads of space to store your own belongings and not feel claustrophobic .  You’ll be surprised at what you find on both boats from Bose Speakers and free Wi-Fi to dog towels and snuggle blankets.  You will want for nothing and will be able to relax on board, even in poor weather as you’ll be snug and warm and dry.

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General Fittings Throughout the Boats

  • 57’ long,  6’ 10” wide with a head room over 6’ 2” (Arthur Owl)
    •  Fitted with a Vetus 42 Engine, water cooled with single lever control and bow thrusters
  • 40′ long, 6′ 10″ wide with a head room over 6′ 2″ (Annie Owl)
    • Fitted with a Beta Marine 30 HP Greenline Diesal Engine with single lever control
  • 110 galleon fresh water tank
  • Running hot and cold water by automatic pump to wash basin, shower and sink
  • 4 leisure batteries and 1 starter battery
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Multi USB Charging Points
  • Double glazed windows
  • Full central heating with designer radiators
  • LED inset ceiling lights
  • 8 x 240v sockets
  • Oak floor boards and oak and granite work tops
  • Farrow & Ball painted interior tongue and groove walls and kitchen cabinets
  • Under gunwale and interior steps inset mood lighting
  • Tailor made soft furnishings
  • Fans for hot weather
  • Boat locator system 
  • 2 flat-screen TV/DVD Players, BEKO Fire Stick, Bose Speakers, & Alexa  

Keep Safe – Our Safety Equipment

  • Fire extinguishers/Fire blanket/First Aid Kit/Emergency Tool Kit
  • Gas & CO2 emission detectors
  • A selection of life vests (suitable for age 1 year upwards) available on request
  • A selection of life jackets for dogs available on request (dog size dependent)

External – More Than Just Beautiful Views

  • Semi-Cruiser style with cushion-clad seating for 4 or 2 
  • Storage cabinets containing batteries, navigation & safety equipment (e.g. torch), mooring equipment etc.
  • 2 x Wet weather ponchos (size Extra Large)
  • Picnic table and parasol for alfresco dining
  • 2 Lightweight portable stadium folding seats
  • Specific towels for rubbing down wet dogs

Relaxing & Eating in the Saloon Lounge Area

  • Very comfortable 4 seater sofa which extends to a king-Sized bed with all bedding stored within
  • Dining area to seat 4 comfortably (Arthur Owl) & Breakfast Bar with highbacked stools (Annie Owl)
  • Flat-screen TV connected to a Omni directional aerial with BEKO firestick for best picture/Radio/Bose Speakers/Alexa
  • Games and music to play
  • Mood lighting
  • Side table and lamp
  • Snuggle blanket/cushions
  • Rug

Hungry and Thirsty? Food and Drink & More from the Galley Kitchen

  • A Dishwasher (Only on Arthur Owl)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Integrated Fridge with icebox
  • Dishcloths, tea-towels and Eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Under-floor cool storage areas x 2
  • All crockery, utensils, glasses and cooking pans etc
  • In cupboard waste bin – hygienic and out of the way
  • Herb rack
  • Tea, sugar, coffee, Salt & Pepper
  • Extra storage, both hanging and drawers, for guests 3 & 4 if they join you (Arthur Owl only)
  • USB Charging Points
  • IPhone Charger

Need a Refresh? Wash-time in the Bathroom

  • Generous walk through bathroom
  • Substantial Rainfall Shower
  • Heated Towel Rail
  • Flush Toilet 
  • Lighted Mirror
  • Eco-Friendly Toiletries 
  • Dressing Gown & Slippers
  • Soft fluffy towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Hair Straighteners
  • 240v shaver point (for shavers & electric toothbrushes)
  • Granite bathroom tops
  • Travel iron and small ironing board (Arthur Owl only)

Tired? At last its bed time in our sumptuous romantic berth

  • King Sized bed with petit side tables and USB points for your cocoa and phone (Arthur Owl only)
  • Full sprung bespoke made mattress (Arthur Owl only)
  • Pillow Choice – we will send a pillow menu to you after you book
  • Egyptian Cotton Bedding
  • Soft throws
  • Night lights
  • Hidden safe for valuables
  • Large storage area for clothes
  • Wall mirror
  • Rug
  • Large bow opening window (on Arthur Owl) & bow door (on Annie Owl) for fresh air & stars; lovely views in the morning and chatter with the ducks