The Blue Rock Thrush canal boat operating out of Hilperton

Sleeps a minimum of 2 people

Sleeps a maximum of 6 people

Boat location : Hilperton in Wiltshire  View

Boat length : 66 feet

Boat Class : Thrush

Boat type : Semi Traditional   Read more

Beam : Narrow   Read more

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Boat Layouts

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Galley / Saloon Position:   Bow

Number of Cabins:   2

On-board Facilities

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Television on board  Pet Friendly  Mains electric sockets on board  Carpets on board  Compact Disc player on board  DVD player on board  Mains electric sockets on board  Hairdryer on board  Linen on board  Microwave on board  Safe on board  Toaster on board  Towels on board  Vacuum cleaner on board  Wifi on board  


Number of Showers:   2

Number of Toilets:   2

Number of Baths:   0


Here is a brief overview of The Blue Rock Thrush canal boat operating out of Hilperton


Design : The Alvechurch Thrush is a 66ft long, 6 berth semi traditional stern narrowboat. It has a quiet water-cooled diesel engine with simple to use controls.

Features : There is full radiator central heating on the boat. A 200 gallon water tank supplies the hot and cold running water. There is a double-filtered drinking water system. There is carpeting in the saloon and bedrooms. Carpeting in saloon and bedrooms.

Saloon : Radio/CD player, colour TV/DVD player.

Kitchen : The kitchen is fully equipped and has a 4 burner gas cooker with grill and oven; refrigerator; sink and drainer; saucepans; cooking utensils; crockery and cutlery appropriate for the number of berths. There is plenty of storage space and work surfaces. Also supplied are a microwave; toaster and Cafetiere

Berths : As this is a 6 berth boat, there is a choice of a double berth or two singles in both the rear and centre cabins. These beds have interior sprung mattresses. An optional dinette/double or two single berths is available in the saloon.

Bedding : Freshly laundered bedding is supplied for each crew member, as per your requirements. Additional bedding is available upon request. Towels are also supplied - one medium sized towel per crew member, and one hand towel per bathroom.

Bathroom : There are two bathrooms, each with a wash hand basin, electrically operated flush toilet and a shower or hip bath/shower, and a 240v shaver socket.

Electric : The 2kw inverter supplies 240v electricity to certain appliances and to a socket on the boat. (Please note: if you decide to use any of your own electrical appliances, you do so at your own risk). 12v mobile phone charging point (please remember to bring your own car charging lead).

Welcome Pack : A Welcome Pack is provided, consisting of washing-up liquid (x1); dishcloth (x1); tea towel (x1); floor cloth (x1); toilet roll and bin liner.

Additional Information: A safe is supplied on the boat (except on boats based at Gailey), as are helmsman's waterproofs and an umbrella. Tuition, and buoyancy aids, are supplied free of charge.

Holiday Routes

Routes possible from The Blue Rock Thrush canal boat operating out of Hilperton
Route Name Route Type Days Cruising Hours Locks
Bath and return from Hilperton Few Locks 4.00 8.00 2
Caen and return from Hilperton Rural 4.00 10.00 14
Bath and Aqueducts and River Avon from Hilperton City 4.00 15.50 16
Devizes and return from Hilperton Short Break 5.00 21.00 72
Bath and the breathtaking Caen Locks City 5.00 18.00 16
Bristol and return from Hilperton Few Locks 8.00 25.00 28
Hungerford and return from Hilperton Longer Stay 8.00 to 11.00 49.50 120
Pewsey and return from Hilperton Rural 8.00 28.00 72
Bath and the Vale of Pewsey from Hilperton Rural 8.00 38.00 74
Newbury and return from Hilperton Rural 11.00 to 12.00 60.00 140
Reading and return from Hilperton Rural 15.00 85.00 182

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The boat images shown depict the style of boat and may not be the actual boat offered. The colour and boat layouts may vary. If you need specific advice on boat layouts, please contact us.

The specification of boats, their accommodation, facilities and equipment in the brochure, the information provided is intended as a general guide but the Company [and/or] the Boat Owner shall not be liable in the event of any differences in the boat supplied and reserves the right to make modifications. Layout plans are for guidance only and are not to scale and may have steps which are not shown. If the hirer’s party includes any infirm persons the Hirer should make relevant enquiries at the time of booking. The Company and/or the Boat Owner reserve the right to change boat specifications without prior notice