As the car drew up to a stop at Hill Farm Marina we found ourselves looking down on a row of blue barges lazily drifting on water which was sparkling in the crisp spring sun. In particular we soon spotted Meandering an authentic long boat which was to be our home away from home for two nights.
A fabulas warm welcome from hosts Chris and Ella meant we soon felt settled in a cosy and toasty living area. They showed us around their boutique barge made for two and we looked forward to some chillaxing with a TV and many books to choose from.
Stepping down into the narrow boat you find yourself in a fully fitted kitchen diner area with a cooker/hob, fridge, washing machine and a small table and stools. This then leads into the cosy heart of the boat with a coal burner, squashy comfortable settees and a flat screen TV.
A door opens onto a shower area and then a double bedroom with plenty of storage space and the piece de resistance is the door to the bow and a view of a little bit of Warwickshire paradise.
With a gin and tonic on the bow as the sun went down and a visit by the local farm geese this was certainly home from home on water with a backdrop of peace perfect peace.
During the winter Meandering is static and makes for a unique stay in Wootton Wawen close to Henley in Arden and Stratford upon Avon and all that Warwickshire has to offer, whilst during the summer with some directions and guidance from Chris and Ella the boat can be moved along the canal to pastures new and some water exploring.
Chris and Ella have thought of everything to make the stay a relaxed affair with DVD’s, books, magazines, wine in the rack and eggs, bacon and sausages in the fridge .
My next stay will hopefully be a moving one, can’t wait to meander again, love you little narrow boat a ten out ten from The Grey Traveller.
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