The Houseboat

Elmore, nr. Gloucester

Property Reference: W4432
  • Sleeps8
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms4
  • Grade2 Star rating

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

Located on river bank

This is a unique holiday opportunity to stay on a spacious houseboat on the edge of the River Severn, in open countryside on the outskirts of Gloucester. The houseboat is on a dry mooring, although occasionally it is afloat for short periods during the winter months. It offers a grandstand view of the famous Severn Bore, which occurs monthly, from the open deck or the shelter of the wheelhouse. Doors open out on to the top deck with seating area and river views. The long distance Severn Vale river bank walk passes the houseboat and there are numerous other walking opportunities nearby. Shop and restaurant 2.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

Lower deck: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 bunk. Bathroom with 2 toilets. 2 shower rooms. Open-tread stairs to middle deck: Living/dining room. Steps up to kitchen. Open-tread stairs to upper deck: Wheelhouse with 1 double bed.

NSH and electricity included. Bed linen included. Satellite TV. Videos. DVDs. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. A truly idyllic setting. Not too far from town and yet isolated enough from the city hustle and noise. We cannot say enough about the location and the relaxed atmosphere. Our hosts were extremely friendly and went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. We are planning to return to England next year and we will make every effort to book the Houseboat again. June 2012.
  2. Clean and tidy. Plenty of room. Owner very friendly and helpful. Very quiet location within the owners grounds. Need to keep an eye on children and pets due to being on a very fast flowing river. Highly recommend. Oct 2011.
  3. FANTASTIC!!!!! A totally unique property and well worth a visit. All the home comforts we needed. We had lovely hot weather and the base of the boat was lovely and cool. Comfy beds. Great location. Pilot Pub great for food and a nice circular walk along the canal. Good curry at Indian Memories. April 2011.
  4. Everything it looked like in the photos, and a genuine caring owner, nothing was too much for him. Oct 2010.
  5. It was very big, well equipped and located and a real novelty. There were lovely views from the boat and it was convenient for walking along the River Severn and the Gloucester Canal. Oct 2010.
  6. A very unusual place to have a holiday in. Oct 2010.
  7. Good. Sept 2010.
  8. Location was excellent for touring. Very quiet and perfect for those looking for something different. April 2010.
  9. Lovely setting, quite remote but easy access to town, pub, shop etc. April 2010.
  10. The houseboat is a novel place to stay, right on the bank of the River Severn, but securely fixed to the bank! It is spacious, comfortable, warm and well equipped. Accommodation is on three levels, a sun deck and wheel house on the top level, a kitchen and living room on ground level and the bedrooms and bathrooms in the base of the boat.There is an uninterrupted view of the river, which is particularly interesting at times of the Severn Bore. A lot of information was supplied about the Bore and the history of the area including the barges on the Severn and the Gloucester-Sharpness canal. The landlord could not have been more friendly or helpful. Feb 2010.
  11. Very well catered for everything you needed was there. The owners were lovely people and could not have been more welcoming. Hope to go back soon. Feb 2010.
  12. Superb holiday super super accommodation. Feb 2010.
  13. Very well equipped kitchen. More than enough space for 4 adults + 4 children. Unique experience staying on a houseboat. Oct 2009.
  14. Very spacious, excellent accommodation. Sept 2009.
  15. Extremely spacious, well maintained and in a lovely position by the river. Great value for money. The owner was very welcoming and friendly. Sept 2009.
  16. Loved the houseboat and mike the owner was very helpful. Sept 2009.
  17. We liked it because it was unique and quirky. Aug 2009.
  18. The standard was great, a little dated, but is was very good for what we wanted it for. It was bigger than we expected from the photo and yes we would go there again but for two weeks next time. It was clean, quiet and tranquil. Aug 2009.
  19. The location of the boat on the River Severn is idyllic, and one of the best vantage points for viewing the Severn Bore. July 2009.
  20. The location gives great views, especially from the wheelhouse. Excellent base for the Cotswolds - would highly recommend. Feb 2009.
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