Stay on a Luxury Houseboat!
+ Ideal for a group of Friends or Family
+ Great for Celebrating Weddings, Stag and Hen Nights
+ 3 Bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
+ Accommodates 7 people but Room for 10
+ Plenty of Free Parking
+ Flatscreen TV's in Every Room & Internet Onboard
+ Fabulous, Rural River location & Fantastic Views
+ 10 minute drive to York City Centre
+ Local Pubs/Restaurants and Shops 5 minute walk
+ FREE Bikes and Canoes
+ Friendly & Helpful Host with 2000 Positive Reviews
STAYING ON A HOUSEBOAT - THE IDEAL VENUE
If you’re hosting and toasting, for every celebration from an engagement to birthdays, weddings, hen & stag nights, family reunions or simply a weekend with friends in a beautiful rural setting, our luxury houseboat is the ideal venue.
Staying on a houseboat is a unique and chic way to experience the historic city of York and the gorgeous riverside countryside. The boat is spacious, light, and luxurious and has everything you'll need to entertain your guests in a stress free and stylish environment. Some guests have said its like a floating boutique hotel! Everyone who has stayed with us has commented on how beautiful the boat is, and said how large, light and spacious all the rooms are…so do have a look at all our positive reviews!
KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM
We have large open plan style kitchen and living area, with everything you’ll need to entertain your guests in real comfort;
* A fully equipped kitchen
* Electric Cooker with fan assisted oven and grill
* Fridge/freezer, electric kettle & toaster
* Free coffee, teas and milk
* Living room with LCD flat screen TV
* Upstairs Toilet
From the kitchen and living area, you can go down the stairs into the huge hull of the boat to the 3 bedrooms below decks. All our rooms have been decorated in a neutral colour palette in a design led boutique style.
There are 3 Bedrooms with the ability to accommodate from 7-10 people…here’s the low down, below decks;
The DERWENT Room is a large, luxurious and comfortable double bedroom with it’s own private en-suite bathroom, perfect for couples (and singles) or, with the addition of a comfy foam floor mattress, this room can accommodate 3 people.
The WHARF Room is a spacious double room with a comfortable memory foam mattress which adjoins a large bathroom which is shared with the Foss Room. An extra floor mattress is available to comfortably accommodate extra guests.
The FOSS Room is an airy, light filled Bunk Bedroom with 3 separate comfortable single beds, which easily accommodates from 1 to 3 people, with a 4th person having the option of a cosy floor mattress. This is a nice large room for singles, children or sharers, also having access to the large shared bathroom.
All the beds are freshly made and we provide both towels and luxury organic toiletries. Every room on the boat has plenty of storage space with drawers and a wardrobe.
All our rooms have TV and there is wireless internet in the boat.
Additionally every room has a Welcome Brochure containing a wealth of local information about what to see and do, where to eat and drink, country walks, boat trips and getting around, shopping, as well as answering any questions you may have about the facilities on board the boat.
You and your guests will be free to use our enormous front deck, complete with chairs, table and large gas BBQ. This is the perfect space for large gatherings, and stylish al fresco dining with fabulous views of of the river and Bishopthorpe Palace (the official residence of the Archbishop of York). Additionally at the rear of the boat there is an undercover deck with built in seating so you can watch the world go by.
CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT
Check in is 3.00 pm & checkout is 10.00 am. If you’d like to check in earlier or would like to check out later, please let us know
We can offer an earlier check in but charge for this:
2pm check in plus £20 (10am check out)
1pm check in plus £40 (with a 11am check out)
12 o clock midday check in plus £50 (which includes a midday 12 o'clock check out)
Please Let us know what you would like. Please make this clear before the booking else normal 3pm check in/10am check out applies
The houseboat is cosy and warm in winter with central heating and double glazing throughout. Hot water is always available on tap on demand all year round. In warmer weather with windows and doors open it is light and airy.
TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE HOUSEBOAT
Getting here couldn't be easier. The houseboat is just over 2 miles from the centre of York and there are regular buses nearby going to and from the city centre and York Railway Station.
Catch either Bus Numbers 7 or 11
Taxi Services cost around £9-11 to and from the City Centre/Railway Station.
We also provide a couple of FREE Bicycles to explore the area and to cycle along the beautiful paths into the city centre, approx 15 minutes by bike.
We also have 5 canoes so you can explore life on the river.
There is plenty of free parking available just next to the houseboat.
MOTOR BOAT HIRE
You may like to hire our self drive Motor Boat to take your party into York or to explore the River Ouse. From our houseboat it takes just over 1/2 hour by Motor Boat to get into York, where you can moor up for free, explore the city and come back later. You can opt for 2 hours, 4 hours or a whole day hire. Special Offer: One FREE full day boat hire for guests staying 1 week or more.
Keen anglers may enjoy fishing along the River Ouse during open season (15th June - 15th March), You can even cast your rod off the side of the boat - who knows what you might catch!
YORK CITY CENTRE ACCOMMODATION
I also have a large 5 bedroomed property on Airbnb inside the York City Walls, 10 minutes walk from the Railway Station and less into to the city centre. Our house is the most popular property on Airbnb in York with over 1250 + positive reviews!
For details click on my personal profile and then scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on 'Other listings by this host’.
When you rent the houseboat you have access to the whole boat, the bedrooms, bathrooms, the living room, upstairs WC, the kitchen as well as the large sun decks at the front and back of the boat with fabulous views of the river, and, of course, stunning surrounding area. Its yours, no place is off limits!
Общение с гостями
We will welcome you and/or will be on hand to help you with anything you may need. We want to help make your stay on the York HOUSEBOAT a truly memorable one!
Другие важные подробности
VERY occasionally the River Ouse floods, usually this doesn't present much of a problem for our boat as obviously rises and falls with higher river levels. However, we are used to adapting to the changing conditions, so for most of our guests, this merely adds to the adventure of staying on board a boat!
Sometimes, the rising river levels make getting on and off the boat a bit of a challenge, especially for those who are more elderly or less able. As the river rises, the gang plank onto the boat can become quite steep, so you do need to be reasonably fit and able to climb up and down when this happens.
During our most recent flood in 2015 we used our small motor boat to effectively transport guests on and off.
Additionally, we have 3 levels to cope with flooding situations;
Low Level 1 - a selection of wellington boots are available
Medium Level 2 - various sizes of waders are available
Level 3 - our motor boat is available
Also if the campsite and car park become flooded guests must take extra care to park their cars above the potential flood water lines.
If the flooding is extreme we may, in some circumstances and very reluctantly, be forced to either accommodate you elsewhere (subject to availability) or cancel your booking. If this happens you will, of course, be fully refunded.
We must stress, FLOODING IS A RARE OCCURRENCE. We will get in touch with you if we think this will be a significant issue.
Please be considerate of the local area. No smoking inside the boat.
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