The Pied Billed Grebe canal boat operating out of Gayton

Sleeps a minimum of 2 people

Sleeps a maximum of 4 people

Boat location : Gayton in Northamptonshire  View

Boat length : 49 feet

Boat Class : Grebe

Boat type : Cruiser Stern   Read more

Beam : Narrow   Read more

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Boat Layouts

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Galley / Saloon Position:   Stern

Number of Cabins:   1

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:   1

Number of Toilets:   1

Number of Baths:   0


Here is a brief overview of The Pied Billed Grebe canal boat operating out of Gayton


Design : The Alvechurch Grebe is a 47ft long, 4 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.

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 4 berth boat, there is a choice of a double berth or two singles in the forward cabin, all of which have interior sprung mattresses. An optional dinette/double 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 : The bathroom comes complete with a wash hand basin, electronically operated flush toilet, and a hip bath/shower. A 240v shaver socket is also available.

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

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 Pied Billed Grebe 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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Virtual Tour

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Boat Availability

Here is our availability for The Pied Billed Grebe canal boat operating out of Gayton
Canal Boat Holiday


Holiday From : Friday 28th June 2024 @ 2:30 pm

Holiday To : Monday 1st July 2024 @ 9:30 am

Nights Aboard : 3

Boat Name : Pied Billed Grebe (Pied Billed Grebe)

Boat Class : Grebe

Start Marina : Gayton Marina

County : Northamptonshire


Was : £1,159.00

Save : £550.00

(Last Minute Discount)

Now £609.00

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 Pied Billed Grebe 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