Narrowboat Accommodation

narrowboat

About the boat

Lark Rise III is a 50ft semi-traditional narrowboat that we offer as static narrowboat accommodation in Lechlade. She was built in 1989 and is moored permanently in Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire. The boat has hot and cold running water, mains electricity and central heating. You can rent Lark Rise III as self-catering narrowboat accommodation all year round. The narrowboat can accommodate a maximum of three people with stays from two nights onwards*. Also, pets are accepted by arrangement. She is the ideal place for you to leave the trappings of everyday life behind, relax, unwind and recharge your batteries. 

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Our boat is moored within the quiet surroundings of Lechlade Marina adjacent to the River Thames. The town of Lechlade-on-Thames borders the three counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire making it an ideal spot for you to explore all three counties.

Eating and shopping

If you plan to do mostly self catering, then we have two supermarkets within walking distance from the boat. We also have a number of takeaway establishments near by as well.

If you plan to eat out, there are a variety of eating places within the town including pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. Both the New Inn Hotel and The Trout Inn are particular favourites of ours as they are both historical buildings and have riverside seating areas.

We also have two lovely antiques shops and a small gift shop on the edge of the town as well as Lechlade’s famous Christmas shop.

Outdoors

If you are fond of the outdoors we have canoes for hire (river conditions permitting), or you can hire a pedal or rowing boat from Cotswold boat hire (next to the Riverside pub).

The Thames path passes through Lechlade, and we have a number of other walks and cycle routes in and around the area. You can see more photos of the area in our gallery

Lark Rise III offers the following

  • Self catering static narrowboat accommodation
  • Central heating & wood burning stove
  • Outside seating area
  • Quiet location
  • Free secure parking
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • Bookings from 3 nights*

Download our brochure for 2019-2020 below and book your next break with us today.

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If you would like to book Lark Rise III contact us today by phoning 07974760409/ 07919896967. Or email us at craftyboaters@gmail.com

*At certain times of the year booking is 4 nights only

Good to go England

We have earned the We’re Good To Go Mark, the standard for all sectors of the tourism industry. This demonstrates that we are adhering to the respective Government and Public Health guidance, and have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment. We have checked that we have the required processes in place for our boat.

Here is what people are saying about us

Thank you Sarah and Martin for a great stay! Lark Rise III was a very cosy and warm shelter from the November drizzle (November 2019)

Thank you Martin & Sarah. We both had such an amazing time, felt very relaxed and the both of you couldn’t have been more helpful. The dog will be very sad to leave also! We will definitely return again in the Summer and recommend to friends and family (December 2019)

The beautiful unique house barge open fire and fully equipped kitchen. The amazing hospitality of Wine, Cheese and bread on arrival. The relaxing and very supportive Sarah and Martin who were so friendly and kind. Lechlade is a 3 minute walk across the cute marina bridge. Pubs Hotels and beautiful antique shop on the door step! Great 2 days. Will certainly visit again…soon. Thank you again Sarah and Martin. Give it a go for a different experience. Much better than a stuffy hotel! (December 2019)

We loved our cosy little stay, especially coming back to red wine and cheese compliments of our hosts after a park run. The views were stunning each morning
Thanks again.
(January 2020)

You can read more about what our guests say about Lark Rise III here