Narrow boats Shadowfax and Snowmane

The name: – comes from Tolkein’s “Lord of the Rings” – Shadowfax was the steed of Gandolf and was the chief of the magnificent breed of horses known as the mearas. He was a beautiful horse, in the daylight his coat appeared silver, while at night it was a shadowy grey that made him nearly invisible in the dark. SNOWMANE was the mount of King Thoeden on which he rode into the battle of Pelenno fields.


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Start 10.00a.m Saturday. Vacate by 4.00p.m Friday

6 berth steel narrowboat. Length 60 ft. Beam 6’10”. Tiller steering. Yanmar/Barrus diesel engine. Semi-trad rear deck with safely enclosed seating area.

Hot & cold water. Shower bath. Electric Lights & fridge. Calor gas cooking. 2 pumpout toilets. Colour TV. Radio/CD player. Hairdryer. 230v electric sockets. Diesel fired central heating.

A very comfortable (4 star standard) boat for 6 people. From the ‘semi-trad’ rear deck, with enclosed seating, the boat is entered through central rear doors that lead directly into the galley. This is provided with a modern stainless steel sink, full size cooker, electric fridge, generous worktops and cupboards. This room is open plan to the Dinette/double berth. All berths are 6’6″ in length.

The next room, leading off a side corridor, is the toilet and shower room. This is equipped with a modern macerator toilet discharging to a remote holding tank, a stand-up or sit-down shower bath, and a wash basin. All hot water is supplied from a cylinder heated by the engine, backed up by a very efficient diesel fired central heating system.

The remainder of the cabin space is occupied by 2 rooms each containing 1 double berth, which can be split into 2 single berths. Storage boxes are provided underneath. There are wardrobes and drawers accessible from each room. A second toilet compartment with wash basin separates the cabins. An extra table and a couple of folding chairs are also provided. Glazed front doors give access to the open from deck.

Microwave oven.

Can be available to stay on overnight after 7.30pm on the evening before the start day at an extra charge. Please enquire.

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