|Property type||house boat|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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This is accommodation with a unique difference. Our boat is a luxury 4 star Canal widebeam boat, fitted to an exceptionally high standard and the boat is exclusively yours for your stay. The boat stays moored up in Henley for the duration of your stay and we offer a complimentary 2 hour cruise (weather and river conditions permitting) on the boat so you can really experience the River Thames without the stress of having to drive the boat yourself. For those of you really wanting to explore more of the Thames, why not book an optional extra cruise and spend the day on the River where we take you to some of the best kept hidden secrets the Thames has to offer. The interior of the boat is spacious with an open plan living area and dining area and kitchen, ideal for entertaining. The kitchen comes complete with all modern conveniences including: dishwasher, microwave oven, separate fridge and freezer and beautiful granite worksurfaces and bespoke cupboards. The side hatch off the kitchen is perfect for feeding the ducks and swans who swim right up to the hatch expecting to be fed! The saloon area has a plasma 42' Satellite TV, DVD player, Ipod dock and a fuel burner stove to keep you warm in the cooler months. The saloon opens directly out on to the front deck where you can sit and eat outside, taking in the stunning scenery of the River Thames in Henley.There are two twin cabins and one double cabin with a bunk bed. The cabins are bespoke and all have ensuite shower and WC. Bed linen and towels are included, and there is satellite TV in each cabin and hair dryers. Each cabin has a beautiful River Thames view. There is nothing quite like waking up and hearing only the wildlife in the mornings.The holiday is self catering, but we can provide a delicious continental breakfast if you wish.
The boat can accommodate up to 11 people, but for large parties, why not book boat GINA as well and have the boats moored together in Henley? Boat Gina is our narrow boat and can sleep up to 6 people. See our listing on the Homeaway site and do contact us for a special price if booking both boats together.
Summer season March - October
Henley-On-Thames. Board boat in historic town of Henley-on-Thames. Stay for 3 nights for a weekend stay or 4 nights for a mid-week stay. If you wish you can add an optional extra day's extra cruising to enjoy more of the river
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. Contact us for this unique event.
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.
In March through to November, the boarding and disembarkation point is Henley-on-Thames. 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.
Jane Asher purchased this house boat in 2007
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!
From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fabulous river trips. Would thoroughly recommend the Henley to Reading stretch. The lovely welcome and the superb, well equipped standard of the boat - just as described on the website, makes it easy to take to the water instantly. Little extras like soap, tea bags and even a dishwasher tablet was the icing. The spaciousness and comfort of the main room in the boat is the surprise. And how can one not enjoy croissants, fresh coffee and the papers on a river, with a bank for a bar/b/q and restaurants to die for. We ate at The Crooked Billet, Phyllis Court and Orwells. All brilliant. All of us slept like babies and felt so relaxed as if we had taken a week off. Our ages ranged from 21 - 86yrs old! And we all LOVED it. This truly is a holiday for everyone. What a gem..... and we all agreed we were thrilled to avoid airports and shall return.
My family of four truly loved our 4 night mid-week stay on Geanna. Jane was very helpful to explain the details of the boat upon our arrival. The beds were very comfortable, and everything was very clean. We were surprised at how calm the water was at night, as well as during the day. We loved walking into town along the river, and enjoyed many of the different restaurants. Henly was the perfect location to be moored - it is such a charming town! It was also convinient to day trips to Windsor, Oxford, and Highclere Castle with our rental car. On our last evening, we were given a two hour cruise which was beautiful. I would recommend this rental as a truly unique and fun opportunity, and would rent it again in a heartbeat!
Thoroughly recommend this boat cruise. We did the Beale Park cruise and had so much fun kayaking.... it's started us on a new hobby. Kids had a great time.... play station was a big hit!" Jeanette & Don from Winkfield
This is accommodation with a unique difference. Our boat is a luxury 4 star Canal widebeam, fitted to an exceptionally high standard, an ideal holiday for families or groups of friends holidaying together and the boat is exclusively yours throughout your stay. Pets are welcome too.
The boat is moored in Henley-On-Thames in beautiful parkland setting and only a 5 minute walk to Henley town centre. There is free parking close by.
We really like our guests to experience the stunning scenery the River Thames has to offer and so we offer a complimentary cruise on boat GEANNA during your stay (for weekend breaks or longer). We do the driving for you and then once safely moored up, leave you to enjoy your holiday. Perfect for celebrating that special occasion or simply relaxing with family and friends. For larger group bookings for up to maximum 17 people, why not also book our other boat GINA and moor them side by side? Ideal for family celebrations or hen parties or any occasion.
There is nothing quite like waking up to the sounds of wildlife and seeing herons, swans and other birds.
Visit the famous Henley Royal Regatta in July /June or why not combine this with a visit to Windsor or London? Henley is within easy reach of the train station which has trains running to Reading. from Reading there are frequent trains to London (half an hour by train from Reading to London Paddington) , oxford and Windsor.
The annual 80's rewind Music festival in London is always popular and you can be moored within easy walking distance to the festival.
The River Rowing Museum in Henley provides interest for all the family. The parks on the banks of the Thames at Henley provide ample space for children to play, family picnics or dog walking. All amenities are within walking distance.
For those of you wanting to try something a bit different, why not book a day's rowing experience with the Henley Rowing Association? This is ideal for those with no rowing experience who have always wanted to have ago. Or why not take a short drive and visit the local winery or Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) or the Harry Potter Studios film set.
The choice is yours!
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Sep 23 2016 - Nov 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Our changeover days are Mondays and fridays. Enjoy a 3 night weekend (Fri / Sat / Sun nights) or 4 night midweek break. So that you can really get the feel of a boating holiday, we include a complimentary 2 hour cruise on Geanna during your stay where we drive the boat for you(weather/river conditions permitting). Max no of guests for cruise is 12. Mooring fees not included- pay at ticket machine.