The Piping Plover canal boat operating out of Kings Orchard

Sleeps a minimum of 2 people

Sleeps a maximum of 5 people

Boat location : Kings Orchard in Staffordshire  View

Boat length : 58 feet

Boat Class : Plover

Boat type : Semi Traditional   Read more

Beam : Narrow   Read more

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Boat Layouts

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Layout 1

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Layout 2


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:   1

Number of Toilets:   1

Number of Baths:   0


Here is a brief overview of The Piping Plover canal boat operating out of Kings Orchard


Design : The Plover is a 58ft long, 5 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. The saloon and bedrooms have carpeting.

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. Cafetiere

Berths : As this is a 5 berth boat, there is a choice of a double berth or two singles in the rear cabin and fixed double in the centre cabin, all of which have interior sprung mattresses. An optional dinette/single is available in the saloon. Wider beds.

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. TV in bedroom

Bathroom : The bathroom comes complete with a wash hand basin, electronically operated flush toilet, and a hip bath/shower. Bi-fold shower doors. A 240v shaver socket is also available. Large mirror. Extractor fan.

Electric : LED lighting throughout. 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: Front deck table. 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. Stove in saloon.

Holiday Routes

Routes possible from The Piping Plover canal boat operating out of Kings Orchard
Route Name Route Type Days Cruising Hours Locks
Great Hayward and Shugborough Hall from Kings Orchard Marina Few Locks 3.00 to 4.00 15.00 10
Burton on Trent home of the National Brewery Centre from Kings Orchard Marina Short Break 3.00 to 5.00 16.00 22
Drayton Manor Theme park and Tamworths Snow Dome from Kings Orchard Marina City 3.00 6.75 0
Coventry and return from Kings Orchard Marina Few Locks 4.00 to 7.00 32.00 26
Black Country Ring from Kings Orchard Marina City 7.00 to 8.00 42.50 79
Stoke on Trent and the Potteries including Wedgwood from Kings Orchard Marina Weeks Holiday 7.00 to 8.00 36.50 46
Nottingham and return from Kings orchard Marina Weeks Holiday 7.00 to 8.00 40.00 46
Warwick and return from Kings Orchard Weeks Holiday 7.00 to 8.00 48.00 102
Birmingham and the Black Country Museum from Kings Orchard Marina City 7.00 to 10.00 37.00 82
Market Drayton and return from Kings Orchard Marina Rural 10.00 to 14.00 59.50 48
Warwickshire ring from Kings Orchard marina Ring 10.00 to 14.00 66.00 120
Caldon Canal from Kings Orchard Marina Longer Stay 10.00 to 11.00 58.00 80
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Boat Availability

Here is our availability for The Piping Plover canal boat operating out of Kings Orchard
Canal Boat Holiday


Holiday From : Saturday 30th September 2023 @ 2:30 pm

Holiday To : Tuesday 3rd October 2023 @ 9:30 am

Nights Aboard : 3

Boat Name : Piping Plover (Piping Plover 2)

Boat Class : Plover

Start Marina : Kings Orchard Marina

County : Staffordshire


Was : £1,649.00

Save : £480.00

(Last Minute Discount)

Now £1,169.00

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 Piping Plover 2 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