Exclusive to you and with no other guests on board, Puzzle, our 60 foot luxury narrowboat has been fitted out to the highest standard by (probably) the best boatbuilders in the country. She offers all the comforts of a top end luxury flat and is moored in the historic cathedral city of Ely, with excellent rail links to Cambridge and London.
This is no ordinary overnight stay. Narrowboat Puzzle has been finished to the highest standards by craftsmen who are amongst Britain's best boat-builders. Puzzle is perhaps not only one of the best narrowboats on Britain's inland waterways, she is arguably moored in one of most desirable locations there is, on the waterfront in the heart of the Cathedral City of Ely.
Central London can be reached in just over 1 hour by train and Cambridge is a 20 minutes train journey or 30 minutes by car.
Everything on board has been designed for ease of use and the only difference between Puzzle and a bespoke room in a good hotel or boutique B&B is the location and setting.
Puzzle has full central heating so no matter how cold it is outside, you are assured that inside is always cosy and warm.
In summer, just open the hatches and door and let the gentle breeze flow through the boat.
Relax on the foredeck perhaps with a glass of wine or a chilled beer from our natural water-cooled beer and wine chiller or the fridge.
We are located next to some excellent pubs and bars too.
If you prefer cook for yourself, Ely has a superb range of shops and supermarkets, all of which are only a short walk from Puzzle.
We have Freeview TV with many channels and you can listen to your favourite music anywhere on board Puzzle through our Bose Soundlink Mini II speaker.
You can use the entire space - it was built for you to enjoy. However, Puzzle is permanently moored so cannot be sailed.
Puzzle is situated in a working boat yard where you may see boats being made! This is very much part of the experience and the boat builders very much enjoy talking about what they do.
Access to Puzzle requires you to go down a few small steps and sometimes and along a pontoon and/or other boats. This is usually the case with any boat stay. You will always have fixed access to the shore so you will not need to travel by boat to reach Puzzle - The reward for all of this is the amazing riverside views - undoubtably the best in Ely!
It's all very easy but if you have mobility difficulties, please do contact us before booking.
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We live locally and if there's anything you need or are unsure about, we are just a phone call and a few minutes away.
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As I have stated above, access to Puzzle is very good but if you have any mobility difficulties, please ask so that we can advise and help if possible.
Internet access is via wifi which uses the mobile phone signal network (3G). Signal can come and go but on the whole works fine. Don't expect continuous connectivity or superfast download speeds anywhere in Ely. The nearby pubs and cafes do have wifi should you need to get a better connection.
Strictly no smoking and no pets please.
Puzzle sleeps 2 people in a double bedroom and we do not accept more than 2 guests.
I live with my wife, daughter and 2 cats in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
My hobbies include hiking, dinghy sailing and generally travelling (especially by campervans and/or boats). I also enjoy running my own travel company International Friends, which specialises in providing tours for overseas visitors to Britain.
Having lived in a narrowboat in central Cambridge between 2001 and 2006, I decided that I would like to provide my family and others with the opportunity enjoy the river and so I had narrowboat Puzzle commissioned in 2015 and completed by March 2016. Whilst we do not live aboard Puzzle, I hope to enjoy some of my time off relaxing on the river.