The Long Eared Owl canal boat operating out of Gayton

Sleeps a minimum of 2 people

Sleeps a maximum of 10 people

Boat location : Gayton in Northamptonshire  View

Boat length : 70 feet

Boat Class : Owl

Boat type : Cruiser Stern   Read more

Beam : Narrow   Read more

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Galley / Saloon Position:   Middle

Number of Cabins:   2

On-board Facilities

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Number of Showers:   2

Number of Toilets:   2

Number of Baths:   0


Here is a brief overview of The Long Eared Owl canal boat operating out of Gayton


Design : The Alvechurch Owl is a 70ft long, 10 berth cruiser 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. The flooring is easy clean vinyl except there is carpeting in the saloon and bedroom.

Saloon : Spacious saloon in the middle of the boat with two sofas either side of the galley, and removable tables. The two seating areas can both be converted into a double or two single beds using the fold down single in the evening, if required

Kitchen : Fully equipped galley with 4 burner gas cooker complete with grill and oven, refrigerator, sink and drainer, work surfaces and storage space. Microwave, toaster and cafetiere. Saucepans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery etc included.

Berths : Sleeps up to 10. Both cabins either end of the boat can be configured as either one double bed or two singles. An optional high level single can be added above a single bed in either both cabins.

The two seating areas can be converted into a double or two single beds using the fold down single in the evening, if required.

Important: The high level beds have a weight limit of 10 stone or 63Kg and cannot be used above a double bed.

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 showers, and a 240v shaver socket.

Electric : 12v mobile phone charging point (please remember to bring your own car charging lead). The 1.6kw 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).

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 Long Eared Owl canal boat operating out of Gayton
Route Name Route Type Days Cruising Hours Locks
Braunston and return from Gayton Rural 3.00 15.00 26
Great Linford and return from Gayton Rural 3.00 to 4.00 13.50 16
Milton Keynes and return from Gayton Stag/Hen 3.00 13.50 16
Fenny Stratford and return from Gayton Rural 4.00 18.00 18
Crick and return from Gayton Rural 4.00 16.50 28
Leighton Buzzard and return from Gayton Kids 4.00 25.00 28
Napton and return from Gayton Rural 4.00 19.00 26
Rugby and return from Gayton Rural 4.00 24.50 32
Aylesbury and return from Gayton Rural 8.00 46.00 82
Banbury and return from Gayton Weeks Holiday 8.00 43.25 68
Coventry and return from Gayton City 8.00 39.50 34
Cropredy and return from Gayton n/a 8.00 38.00 62
Market Harborough and return from Gayton Rural 8.00 40.00 48
Snarestone and return from Gayton Few Locks 8.00 to 11.00 54.00 34
Warwick Castle from Gayton Marina Kids 8.00 37.50 76
Oxford and return from Gayton Longer Stay 11.00 to 15.00 73.50 104
Warwickshire ring from Gayton Ring 11.00 to 12.00 75.50 147
East Midlands or Leicester ring from Gayton Ring 15.00 88.00 115
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Boat Availability

Here is our availability for The Long Eared Owl canal boat operating out of Gayton
Canal Boat Holiday


Holiday From : Monday 22nd July 2024 @ 2:30 pm

Holiday To : Friday 26th July 2024 @ 9:30 am

Nights Aboard : 4

Boat Name : Long Eared Owl (Long Eared Owl)

Boat Class : Owl

Start Marina : Gayton Marina

County : Northamptonshire


Was : £1,959.00

Save : £950.00

(Last Minute Discount)

Now £1,009.00

Prices quoted include : Basic hire charge, damage waiver, fuel deposit and boat/lock training. If discounts are available, they are applied to the basic hire charge only.
Optional extras may apply. Please see the booking form for more information.


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Pets are permitted on the Long Eared Owl Canal Boat


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