Crafty Boaters

Crafty Boaters Static Narrowboat Accommodation & Original Artwork Gifts on The Thames

We are Martin and Sarah Lee, and we live at the top of the navigable River Thames in Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire. Currently, we have three boats. Our home is a 55ft Dutch Barge called Skûtsje. We also have a 50ft narrowboat called Lark Rise III, and a 35ft Dutch barge that is currently being renovated called Aaltje.

We offer static boat accommodation at the top of the River Thames, and we create and sell our own original artwork, hence we are called Crafty Boaters.

Static Boat Accommodation

Our boats are moored in the quiet surroundings of Lechlade Marina in Lechlade-on-Thames. Our narrowboat, Lark Rise III has everything to offer from cosy nights in by the stove to exploring the great outdoors.

Our lovely boat is available from a minimum of 2 nights up to a maximum of 28 nights. The boat is an ideal place to start if you have been thinking of a narrowboat holiday, but are not confident to take a boat out yourself. Or perhaps you are thinking about living on a narrowboat but would like to try it out first. Whatever your reasons for wanting a narrowboat stay, Lark Rise III is in an ideal position with views of the River Thames.

You can find out more about our static narrowboat accommodation here, and browse photographs of our local surroundings in our gallery here. Do contact us if you would like more information, or download our brochure here.


The second part of our business is our artwork. We create hand-cast and hand-painted ceramic items that are for sale in our online shop. In 2021 we will be at a number of local craft markets, and at our very own Crafty Boaters Christmas Market (dates coming soon).

You can stay up to date with our nautical lifestyle, and with our progress renovating Aaltje, on Facebook and Instagram.

You can also follow our artwork pages sarahowenlee_art on Facebook and Instagram too. We hope you come and visit us soon and in the meantime enjoy exploring our website.

Martin & Sarah