We have lovingly restored the two narrow boats trying to keep their original features whilst making them comfortable.
They are very much situated in the corner of a field of a working farm, so I make no apologies if you are wakened by the farmer shifting sheep at 6am! Or if the combine is still going at 10pm, most of the noise and action happens in the farm steading which is half a mile away.
On the farm we grow cereals, make silage, keep sheep, cattle and pigs, alongside 14 windmills. There is a gravel road available to holidaymakers, you are welcome to take a picnic to the top of the hill and enjoy the even better views out to sea and over to the Cheviots.
No vehicles are allowed beyond the canal boats but pushbikes are, we don’t recommend road bikes. Please stick to the roads and do not disturb the crops, cattle and sheep grazing in the fields either side.
Miss Ellie is the longer of the two – sleeping up to six people. Both boats have fire pits and BBQ’s outside were you can relax and toast marshmallows whilst enjoying the dark skies and star gazing in the evenings or why not get up early and enjoy the sunrise whilst cooking sausages on the BBQ for breakfast.
If weather doesnt permit there is seating in the boats so you can stay warm dry and cosy whilst enjoying the views and wildlife around you.
There is a fridge, cooker, kettle, toaster and everything you would need to prep and cook supper after a busy day in Northumberland.
Wifi is in both boats, if you request it I can hide the password, bring your laptop and work from the boat – I dont think there will be an office in Great Britain with as good a view.
To book a stay in one of our barges, please check the avaialability calendar below
Sleeps upto 4 adults and two children
Two small double beds and one set of bunk beds which will prove a hit with younger visitors.
TV with built in DVD player in living area.
Shower(with underfloor heating), 2 sinks and 2 WC’s
Kitchen area electric cooker, fridge with freezer box, microwave, toaster, kettle
Electric Heaters, Under Floor Heating and Hot Water.
Towels and Bed Linen provided. Bring your own Beach towels.
Fire Pit – with starter pack of logs provided. Please bring your own charcoal for the BBQ, disposable BBQ’s fit into BBQ
Lots of parking
No smoking inside the boats and Sorry no dogs
Tea Coffee etc provided in the boats along with marshmallow for toasting on the fire pit.
There are steps in and out of Miss Ellie so sorry not for the infirm, we do have the Reading Rooms at the bottom of the hill which is very comfortable, suitable for wheelchair users.
To get to Miss Ellie and Moonraker, if coming from the South you turn left of the A1 at North Chalrton, drive up through the Hamlet of North Charlton keep going up the hill, when the hedge on your right hand side stops go through the gateway on right handside and follow signs up gravel road, you cant miss the boats on your right hand side.
From the North you turn right into North Charlton.