MagdalenCruiser stern narrowboat | Sleeps 2 – 8 | Tuesday and Saturday start, full week and short breaks
A home from home at any time of year…
Next is the lounge area, two settees one on each side provides seating for relaxing and eating also converting into a large double bed if required. Heating in the lounge is supplied by a neat wood burning stove, which makes Magdalen an ideal boat for a winter break along the Oxford canal and River Thames.
Moving along the boat is the first of the two bathrooms, with shower, washbasin and toilet, both of the boat’s bathrooms are ensuite to the cabins giving privacy to the occupiers. After this is the first of the sleeping cabins, this can be two single beds one on each side of the boat, four singles in bunk bed form, or one double bed. There is ample storage for clothes in both bedrooms. This cabin has a side hatch ideal for feeding swans or ducks.
The second bathroom is next, small but still containing a shower, washbasin, and toilet. Finally we have the second sleeping cabin, in here you have the choice of one double or two singles in bunk beds. When set up as bunks this cabin space is very child friendly with a table and room to play games. Moving outside, the front deck has room for a couple of chairs which we provide.
- Length 17.4m./57ft
- Berths: make up double in lounge
- Bedroom 1: 1 double or 2-4 singles
- Bedroom 2: 1 double or 2 single bunks
- Cruiser stern
- Lounge with wood burner
- En-suite bathrooms
- 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.
We’ve shown some possible layouts below.
All fixed beds are made up to your requirements before your arrival.
OPTION A: 2 DOUBLES + 2 SINGLES
OPTION B: 1 DOUBLE + 2 SINGLES
OPTION C: 2 DOUBLES + 4 SINGLES
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
3 ropes [1 each end and 1 in centre]
Hose pipe [for filling water tank]
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
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
Non stick saucepan
Stockpot (that can be put in oven for casseroles)
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
2 sharp knives
General kitchen utensils
Corkscrew and bottle opener
Cereal /pudding bowls
Mugs with saucers
Various serving dishes, all ovenproof
Plastic beakers (for little people)
Teapot, milk jug, and sugar bowl
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
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.
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"We have had a lovely holiday and really enjoyed ourselves. Boat was excellent and appreciated well equipped kitchen. Full marks for Drew’s handover!"
Peter – June 2019
"Thank you. Heaps of fun. The boat was perfect for our family."
Lindsay – August 2019
"Thank you again for a lovely holiday!"
"We arrived early and the staff responded so well and opened up for us. Everyone has been friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely will use you again and recommend you all. A fab week - thank you!"
"Great info, good location, wonderful canal trip."
Deb – April 2019
"Very enjoyable time. Good instruction from Michael, everything worked as expected, boat handled well. Even survived the hottest day of year!"
Richard and crew – July 2019
"Once again, a lovely weekend...reluctantly giving you your boat back. :)"
The Pickerings – January 2019
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Call us on 01865 554343 (+44 18 65 55 43 43 from outside the UK) and we'll do our best to help you find a solution that works for you.