Cymbeline - 60' Narrow Boat

Sleeps: 8
Availability: Available.

2016: 1st week- 12th to 19th August , 2nd week- 19th to 26th August still available
Pet Friendly: For well behaved pets

The boat holiday accommodation is located within a marina at Willington, and can either be used as a Static Boat, or you can cast off for your own adventure, full tuition will be given on arrival. The boat accommodation is located within 7 miles of Burton on Trent and close to the Boardwalk which is the perfect place for a day out or relaxing few hours. you can wine and dine at the bar & restaurant, explore the large farm shop and browse the boutique retailers. We could also arrange for a hamper to await your arrival, enabling you to surprise your family and friends, making that first night in your boat accommodation extra special.

From £171 a night

Your narrow boat is 60 foot long and can accommodate 8 people in two fixed double beds and four single beds, the kitchen is fully equipped and a few essentials will be available for your arrival. Bedding is provided, and there is a television.
There is secure parking at the venue.
If you so choose to use the boat to cruise the canals, free tuition is given on your arrival, there is no additional cost to use the boat for cruising during the week.
This is a genuinely good deal as a similar boat at the marina would let for £2,200 for these weeks during August.
There is plenty to do in around Willington, within a short space of time, you are bound to find yourself in the heart of the village, so it would be a shame not to call into The Dragon Public House, this has a restaurant, courtyard and a fabulous waterfront garden which overlooks the canal.

From the Pub, you could take the 4.25 miles Willington Walk, which will take you along the Trent and Mersey Canals, super during the period you might be there, there will be so much to stop and watch, from canal users to wildlife. This walk will lead you to The attractive village of Findern; the Findern Village Green forms the centrepiece of the village, on which an impressive looking village sign was erected to commemorate the Millennium, and more recently a village map has been added. You can take the last stretch of the walk back along the canal path to your marina; there are two areas of woodland along the canal bank, where paths have been laid to enable visitors to walk round and enjoy the wildlife.

There is also another 5 mile walk called the Melbourne Walk, which you might be interested to do. Repton has two cycle routes, and the British Cycling run a regular event called 'Council to Castle' which are referred to as Breeze rides.

Willington has a train station so having a car here is not essential.

Close by is Repton, this South Derbyshire village has one principal street, lined with a number of handsome Georgian houses and cottages. The Medieval cross on its imposing octagonal steps serves as a focal point on the road junction at the north end.

The church is of national importance. Under the east end of the church is an Anglo Saxon crypt of the 8th and 9th centuries, which once held the bones of St. Wystan and was a place of pilgrimage. With its spiral decorated columns and vaulted roof, the crypt is one of England's most precious survivals of Anglo Saxon architecture., and well worth a visit.

At Repton they have another self guided walk it is approximately 6.7 miles (10.8km) long and will take about 3.5 hours. Highlights include Repton Cross, Twyford Chain Ferry, The Church of St Saviour's and the villages of Milton and Repton. (maps for this walk can be purchased locally).

The NGS (National Garden Scheme) have opened St Wystans Church gardens, Repton on the 23rd August. A plant lover's heaven with glorious views on a sloping 2.5 acre site developed organically for yr-round interest. On lower levels herbaceous borders are arranged informally and connected via lawns, thyme bed, pond and pergolas. Mixed woodland and grassed labyrinth lead naturally into fruit, vegetable and herb potage, with meadows beyond. Especially colourful in July and August, just when you'll be there!

On the 20th August you could also visit Derby and attend the The Farmers Market which is held every third Thursday each month throughout the year in the Market Place, Derby selling a unique range of locally sourced products. The town comes alive on market days.

There are so many activities and attractions available during the fortnight your boat is available, it would be difficult to list them all, so I would advise that you view, place in your holiday dates and up will pop a list for you to choose from.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate just to send us an enquiry.

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