Sparklingbrook – 4/5 Berth

Ref: BH1415
Sparklingbrook in Dunhampstead, Nr Droitwich, Worcestershire

Comfortable narrowboat perfect for four or ideal as a luxury two berth. Sparklingbrook dimensions: 15.24m (50ft)

  • 2 bedroom(s)
  • Up to 5 people
  • Yes pet(s) allowed
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The Tiller steering position

Tiller steering position. All canal boats are steered by a tiller, a handle connected directly to the rudder at the back ('stern') of the boat. The steering position is in the open, and there are three types of stern.

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Boat features

Sleeping details:
2 double and 1 single.

This accommodation includes:

  • Cruiser stern
  • Microwave
  • Fixed double
  • 240v system (max 1800w)
  • Radiator central heating
  • Galley including cooker, fridge and kettle
  • TV/DVD
  • Hairdryer
  • Fixed berths made up for your arrival
  • Interior sprung mattress on fixed double berths
  • ”friheten sofa bed” to give a bed of 144cm x 199cm

 

  • Spacious galley and saloon
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Shower/WC
  • 6ft 4in headroom
  • Natural wood linings and veneered panelling
  • Fitted carpets/vinyl flooring
  • DAB radio with Bluetooth
  • Bed linen, duvets and one bath and hand towel per person
  • 6ft 3in long berths
  • Bedguards for bunks available on request (by prior arrangement)

All the boats at this location

Starting from this family owned and run country base just 8 miles north of Worcester, you can enjoy a superb choice of cruising options, including the Stourport Ring, a popular circular route taking in breathtaking countryside and the historic cathedral city of Worcester; or the Droitwich Canal, newly re-opened and the perfect distance for a short-break. You are assured of a warm welcome, a good range of well equipped boats and expert tuition for the first-timer from experienced and friendly staff.

  • 240v system (max 1800w)
  • Radiator central heating
  • Galley including cooker, fridge and kettle
  • TV/DVD
  • Hairdryer
  • Fixed berths made up for your arrival
  • Interior sprung mattress on fixed double berths
  • Fuel
  • Helmsman’s waterproofs
  • 6ft 4in headroom
  • Natural wood linings and veneered panelling
  • Fitted carpets/vinyl flooring
  • DAB radio with Bluetooth
  • Bed linen, duvets and one bath and hand towel per person
  • 6ft 3in long berths
  • Bedguards for bunks available on request (by prior arrangement)
  • Maximum 2 pets per boat
  • Car parking (up to 2 cars per boat)
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Customer Reviews by Reevoo 9.3 out of 10

"We LOVED this holiday! Even the rain (quite a lot of it!) couldn't dampen our spirits. We met some great people along the way and had a complete break from our normal working lives. The handover was really friendly and informative, as we were complete novices, but it also managed to convince us that yes, we would be fine, but if we weren't, we could phone for help! The idea for a short weekend route was perfect- we went to Worcester, Droitwich and then back to the boatyard, finding perfect moorings each time, sometimes only a flight of steps away from a pub or restaurant. We feel very proud of ourselves that we managed many locks, steered correctly into an electric lock, enjoyed about an hour's cruising on the river and didn't take any wrong turns! We now understand swing bridges and had the excitement of going under the M5 in a very low tunnel and also through the very long tunnel near the boatyard. We loved returning to our boat after a meal out, and waking up in the morning to the feel of gentle rocking and to the sound of ducks. It was a magical time- a bit like playing house-but as adults! The boat was clean and well-equipped with nice fresh bed linen ( -and I stripped the beds at the end and everything was spotless- mattress, duvets, pillows). We were surprised that the TV gave a perfect picture, as we hadn't expected that, and the shower water was piping hot. The only thing that could have made it better, would have been to supply two sets of waterproofs instead of one. The helmsman (my husband) was fine- the poor person doing the locks (me) got soaked! Next time...I would possibly bring a pair of gloves for all the locks and a pair of waterproofs(!!)"

Helen

Abergavenny | Couple

"Great boatyard. Very thorough and useful briefing before departure. Lovely boat."

Tim

London | Couple

"We had a fantastic holiday and the staff were brilliant"

Philip

Bognor Regis | Family (the eldest child is at school)

"Obviously space is restricted, but the shower needs to be a little more user friendly.."

Richard

Ross-on-Wye | Couple

"Bit nervous, as we were first timers but really friendly and patient staff. Thorough tutorial and induction."

Bella

Family (the eldest child is at school)