PembrokeSleeps 2 – 6 | Tuesday and Saturday start, full week and short breaks
No-one would ever guess it’s a hire boat…
The back doors open into the kitchen, equipped with large cooker, sink, fridge/freezer, and ample storage for all those goodies you will want to bring with you. As with all our boats the kitchen is well equipped so that cooking on board is fun and not a chore.
Following on from the kitchen is the lounge /dining area with a comfortable settee from which you can watch TV or settle down to watch a DVD, or just sit back and listen to music after a busy days cruising. This area is also the dining area where you can sit enjoy a meal together and laugh about the days experiences. Table is big enough for board games to be played always a great way to spend an evening with friends or family.
Central heating is fitted throughout the boat, so you will feel warm and comfortable no matter what is happening with the great British weather outside, or what time of year you decide to explore the South Oxford Canal. The settee will also make into a comfortable double bed if required with storage under it for bedding and belongings.
Moving through the boat you will find the first of two toilets, both are electric flush toilets very much as you would find at home. Through the next door is the first of the two sleeping cabin, this one has a double bed plenty of storage and a side hatch so you can bring the outside in. All of our beds are very comfortable, not too soft and not too hard, all beds will be made up prior to your arrival and too your request, with duvets and two pillows each.
Between the two bedrooms, so it can be accessed from both bed rooms, is the bathroom. We have installed it to fill the full width of the boat giving lots of space. This larger bathroom has enabled us to put a luxurious shower in it as well as toilet and washbasin with storage for all the necessary items. Not many hire boats will give you a bathroom like this one.
Finally you enter the second bedroom, as with all our boats this room gives you choices it can be two single beds, one on each side of the boat, or a fixed double bed. The bedroom has a wardrobe with half hanging and shelves. In it there is a television, making it a great space for the younger members or teenagers who have a different bedtime than perhaps the older crew and certainly a different getting up time!!!! .
The boat has a 240volt invertor which will allow you to use a hair dryer, and charge phones, laptops, you will find sockets and usb ports in all rooms.
The centre front hardwood doors take you out on to a large front deck, with table and chairs so you can sit back, relax and admire the great British countryside. The front deck is also ideal for alfresco dining on a balmy summers evening.
In conclusion Pembroke is a fabulous boat and a great choice.
Join Michael from the College Cruisers team for a detailed tour of Pembroke in the video below.
All fixed beds are made up to your requirements before your arrival.
OPTION A: 2 SINGLE BEDS, 1 FIXED DOUBLE, 1 BED SETTEE
OPTION B: 2 FIXED DOUBLE BEDS, 1 BED SETTEE
OPTION C: 2 SINGLE BEDS, 1 FIXED DOUBLE
OPTION D: 2 FIXED DOUBLE BEDS
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.
Take a video tour of Pembroke
"Best boat we have ever been on."
Mary, Sam, Kelly and Beth – August 2019
"Throughly enjoyed our holiday. Would like to do it all again."
Alexandra – June 2019
"Introduction was a blast – great sense of humour, easy explanation for people who have never boated before... Thank you Mike."
Andrew – July 2019
"It was perfect – thank you."
"Excellent instruction from Sandy, boat was like home from home. Overall a fabulous holiday."
The Cole family – April 2019
"Overall best narrowboat we've hired, had a great weekend. Thankyou"
Mr and Mrs Mander – April 2019
"You have thought this all through so well. We are so grateful to you and all at College Cruisers."
Gladys and Jane – August 2019
Can't find what you want?
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.