The Name: Radagast (The Brown) was a wizard in Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’. A friend of Gandalf, he was renowned for being exceptionally good at talking to birds and animals.
Start: Monday afternoon at 3.00pm
Vacate: 10.00am Monday morning
4 berth steel narrowboat. Length 55ft. Beam 6’10”.
Tiller steering. Yanmar/Barrus diesel engine. Cruiser style rear deck with safety guard rail (canvas guard for small children/pets available on request).
Hot and cold water. Shower bath. Electric lights and fridge. Calor gas cooking. Pump-out macerator toilet. TV/DVD. Hairdryer. 230v electric sockets. Diesel central heating.
Our newest boat for 2017 is fitted out to provide very comfortable and spacious accommodation for 4 people, where all beds may be left made up as either single or double berths. The Saloon has a free-standing table and comfortable chairs for greater flexibility of use.
Access to the cabin, from the ‘cruiser style’ rear deck, with good safety rail, is through wide central double doors with sliding hatch, and wide easy access steps.
The Galley is at the rear of the cabin, so handy for passing out refreshments to the deck crew. This is fully equipped with a comprehensive inventory, full sized 4 ring cooker with oven and grill, fridge with freezer compartment, and plenty of storage space.
Adjoining, is the lounge/dining area with free-standing drop leaf table and comfortable chairs. Further forward are 2 sleeping cabins, each containing a wardrobe and 2 single beds (with internal sprung mattresses 6’6” (2 metres) long by 2’3” (67.5cms) wide. These may be joined together to form a double berth, which may be left made up as there is still space to pass alongside. Further storage space is provided in the form of storage boxes which slide underneath all of the beds.
These sleeping cabins are separated by the bathroom which contains a large shower/bath unit, a wash basin and a macerator toilet with ample capacity for a week’s usage by 4 people. (Pump out costs refunded on multi-week bookings).
The front wall has windows and glazed doors for good forward views. Folding deck chairs are provided for sitting out in the open front deck area.
Very efficient central heating is by radiators from a diesel fired “Hurricane” boiler – cozy in even the fiercest winter weather.