Hertford

40ft/12.5m semi-trad narrow boat | Sleeps 2 – 4 | Tuesday and Saturday start, full week and short breaks

Great boat for two, with room for guests…

Hertford Overview
HERTFORD IS A 40FT/12.5M SEMI TRAD NARROW BOAT AND OFFERS ACCOMMODATION FOR A CREW OF TWO TO FOUR. THE BOAT HAS OFTEN BEEN INVOLVED IN CREATING WONDERFUL MEMORIES FOR HONEYMOONERS AND THOSE WANTING TO CELEBRATE A SPECIAL DATE WITH THEIR SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
Detailed Description
As with all our semi trad boats Hertford has two seats situated on each side of the rear deck. Whilst leaving room for the steerer to drive the boat safely.

Going down the rear stairs into the narrowboat, is the rear cabin, where you can have one double or two single beds, one on each side of the boat. There are drawers under the bed and hanging space for clothes. Leading on from this, is the bathroom in which there is a shower, washbasin, flush toilet and storage space for all the necessary things you will need for your canal holiday on the Oxford canal.The living accommodation is open plan and located at the front of the boat. In the well equipped kitchen area is a full size cooker, fridge and ample storage space making it a great space for cooking while on board. The lounge area is comfortable for relaxing and watching TV, all our boats have TVs with a built in DVD player. This part of the narrow boat is also your dining area. The settee will make into a double bed if required, good tip make up the bed before going to the pub! A front door takes you out onto the front deck.

Hertford Features
  • Length 12.5m /40ft
  • This boat is excellent for a couple or for a family.
  • Good boat for beginners
  • Semi traditional stem with seating
  • Good size bathroom with bath
  • 240 Volt Inverter Fitted

All of our Comfortable Boats Include:

  • Fully equipped galleys.
  • Cooker, refrigerator, radio/CD, hair dryer, telephone charging point on all boats.
  • Bed linen provided and all permanent beds made up.
  • Radiator central heating all boats.
  • Wood burners on selected boats.
  • Choice of traditional, semi-traditional or cruiser sterns.
  • FREE Fuel.
  • FREE Colour TV & DVD.
Layout Options

Hertford has 1 double & 2 single beds or 2 double beds, all in their own cabins. We’ve shown some possible layouts below.

All fixed beds are made up to your requirements before your arrival.

OPTION A: FIXED DOUBLE + SEATING AREA

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OPTION B: DOUBLE + 2 SINGLES

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OPTION C: 2 DOUBLES

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What's provided and what to bring

Our boats are well-equipped with most everyday utensils etc. The following is a list of all the things you will find on board your boat. We have tried to provide you with everything we think you will need for your canal holiday. Please let us know if we have missed anything!

Outside your boat you find the following:
2 mooring stakes
2 piling rings
Hammer
2 windlasses
3 ropes [1 each end and 1 in centre]
Hose pipe [for filling water tank]
Boarding plank
Pole
Hook
Life ring
Opener for water cap and toilet cap
Keys for boat ignition, back door, and British Waterways key, (this is for locked water points, operation of lift bridges)
Set of waterproofs (for lucky person steering in the rain)

On the boat we provide:
Salt and pepper
Washing up liquid
Kitchen cleaner
Dish cloth
Pan scrubber
Fly spray
Air freshener
1 toilet roll per bathroom
Picnic blanket (please do not take soft furnishings outside)

In the kitchen you will find:
Kettle with whistle
3 saucepans with lids: small, medium, and large
Frying pan
Non stick saucepan
Stockpot (that can be put in oven for casseroles)
Baking tray
Pizza tray (please do not put pizzas direct on to oven shelves)
Knifes, forks, spoons, teaspoons for each person on board (plus spare)
2 serving spoons
Bread knife
2 sharp knives
General kitchen utensils
Corkscrew and bottle opener
Grater
Mixing bowls
Casserole dishes
Measuring jug
Chopping board
Pan stand
Dinner plates
Small plates
Cereal /pudding bowls
Mugs with saucers
Various serving dishes, all ovenproof
Wine glasses
Drinking glasses
Plastic beakers (for little people)
Egg cups
Fruit bowl
Teapot, milk jug, and sugar bowl
Cafetiere
Glass jug
Thermos jug
Place mats

On your beds we will provide:
Double /single duvet (all hypo-allergenic)
Pillows: 2 each, on double beds (more can be requested)
Mattress protector on each bed
Fitted sheet

Towels are provided free of charge for overseas customers, and are available for £3 per person for UK bookings (please let us know if you require these when booking).

For more information about what to bring – including an downloadable packing list – please follow this link: What’s provided and what to bring.

Take a video tour of Hertford

"Really enjoyable short break. Great introduction to canal boating with a family. Great induction as well."

Rob and family – August 2019

"Fantastic reception, excellent briefing, boat was really clean and well equipped. Many thanks!!"

Lynn, Stevie and Ann – April 2019

"From Sandy’s tuition to (unfortunately) having to give the boat back we had a fantastic time... Thank you."

Michael – August 2019

"Many thanks for a fantastic weekend."

Gill Say – May 2018

"All equipment in good order and everything that is required to ensure a pleasant stay on a delightful canal."

Fiona – May 2019

"Thank you very much. We will be back."

Anthony – June 2019

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