This is accommodation with a unique difference. Our boat is a brand new luxury 4 star Canal widebeam boat, fitted to an exceptionally high standard. The interior is spacious with a fitted kitchen, complete with all mod coms (inc dishwasher) and beautiful open plan saloon/dining room. Our bedrooms can be made up as double or twin rooms, all with bed linen and towels. In addition the saloon area opens out on to the front deck so you can sit outside and enjoy the stunning River Thames views. The holiday is self catering, but we can provide a delicious continental breakfast if you wish.
Summer season March - October
Henley-On-Thames. Board boat in historic town of Henley-on-Thames. Stay for 3 nights. If you wish you can add an optional extra day's extra cruising to enjoy more of the river.
Beale Park Cruise: Board boat in Caversham and cruise to Beale Park in Pangbourne. This is a delightful picturesque cruise, passing through Caversham, Mapedurham and Pangbourne. We moor up at Beale park to enjoy a peaceful weekend in the countryside in one of the most beautiful spots on the Thames.
A holiday in a Day: this is day cruise where you are treated like royalty for a special day out. We provide you with a champagne breakfast, buffet & cream teas. Ideal for celebrating a special birthday or occasion.
Safety: The boat is fully equipped to the highest safety standards. Life jackets are available and there are 2 life rings. The boat complies with MCA safety standards. A generator provides all the power so you can enjoy all the benefits of a land based villa but on water.
Our main pick up point for all our Summer cruises is Henley-on-Thames. However, in the winter months, the boat will be moored at the Bel & The dragon pub Reading. This is a perfect venue for meeting up or for hen parties being only 10 minute walk from Reading Railway station and a 5 minute walk in to reading's Town centre and Oracle shopping centre.
Trains run frequently from London to Reading, the journey time is approximately 30 minutes from London to Reading by train.
We are Alan and Jane pictured above with our head of security, 'Toffee.' Boat GEANNA was designed by us to be unique accommodation for our guests and to be as user friendly as possible so guests can experience life on a boat but with all the modern comforts and conveniences of home. Having successfully rented our villa in Turkey for 7 years, we wanted to transfer that experience on to the River Thames, a bit closer to home and with out all those airport queues! We also understood that our guests are not necessarily 'boating' types and would have no former boating knowledge. The boat is designed to be as safe as possible making it ideal for families with children. there are no complicated sea toilets to worry about. At the handover, we give a comprehensive handover so that you feel at home living on board a boat with all the expected comforts of 4 star accommodation.
Boat Geanna was built to our specific requirements with our guests in mind. We have ensured that the standard of accommodation is high with proper beds and with each cabin having ensuite bathrooms.We understood that guests like their privacy and so have made the 3 cabins completely separate with their own door. We also understood that guests would be wanting to use electricity for hair dryers etc and so ensured a a 5000KW generator was installed and solar panels. the boat has 2 hot water tanks, enabling guests to enjoy hot water showers without running out of hot water. Each cabin has its own plasma TV, hair dryer, just like what you would expect in a hotel.
GEANNA is cosy and warm in the winter with fuel burner and radiators throughout. People always ask 'Do you get cold on your boat?' The answer is quite the opposite, the boat is so well insulated and heated it can be almost too warm! The boat is light and airy and the outside decks provide cushioned seats to enjoy the stunning views as you cruise along. The layout is perfect for friends holidaying together or families and if there are more than 11 in your party, you can always book our other boat GINA and moor them alongside. This is definitely a Wind In The Willows experience!