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Weekend on a narrowboat on the Cambridge waterways.
Typha-P is a 58ft narrowboat in The Old Riverport of St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Moored in the beautiful town centre or next to ancient meadows, Typha-P offers comfort and convenience for an alternative break. This is a static mooring for a minimum of two nights to accommodate a couple. Additional river trips; contact us for availability.
Typha-P is light and airy with views from every room. On board there is everything you need to make your stay a comfortable one. The covered bow is a space for leaving your coats and boots. Enter the boat here into the combined saloon and galley for cooking, eating and relaxing. A drop down table provides a comfortable eating space for three or four people. There is a large four seat sofa to stretch out on, and a log burning stove providing central heating to keep the boat warm and cosy on cold days and nights. The galley provides a gas hob and oven, on demand hot water & filtered drinking water and a fridge. The main bedroom has a double bed with storage below. Next is the shower room with a chemical toilet (cassette type) and a basin. The rear cabin has two bunk beds suitable for children up to sixteen years old and a smaller single bed suitable for a smaller child up to ten years. The rear door leads out onto the stern deck with a small table and chairs for two people to enjoy dining al fresco on warm evenings while listening to the sounds of the river and surrounding area. If you are on the meadow moorings there is plenty of space to enjoy a picnic or BBQ on fine days. If you are moored in St Ives town, access is via the quayside. If moored on either of the meadows the boat can be reached by a short work via a public footpath. Free parking is nearby. Local shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes are all within walking distance. A small food hamper is provided to welcome you to Typha-P.
Self check-in enables you to arrive whenever convenient for you from midday onwards. Clear access instructions will be provided on booking along with essential information needed to operate all facilities inside. Emergency contact details provided.
The Old Riverport of St Ives, Cambridgeshire. The town, on the Great River Ouse, is steeped in history being originally one of the great crossroads of England. Goods flowed into central England often from abroad via Kings Lynn and along the Great Ouse and St. Ives was at the centre of this important waterway. Oliver Cromwell lived here for 5 years!
Do as little or as much as you like.... A thriving farmers market takes place every two weeks, also street markets on Mondays and Fridays and an auction room sale every other Saturday. In the summer there is the "Flea on the Quay" market. Holt Island in town is a nature reserve next to St. Ives Museum. Various town events occur throughout the year, including music, food and beer festivals. We also have a community cinema. ..... Alternatively just enjoy an ice cream whilst feeding the swans by the riverside.
All amenities you couldwish for are in St Ives including supermarkets Waitrose, Aldi & Morrisons, independent shops, galleries, boutiques, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Most are located centrally, many down quaint streets.
St. Ives is perfectly placed for you to explore the surrounding area. The National Trust’s Houghton Mill and the pretty Hemingford villages are within walking distance.
You are only 30 minutes away from the historic centre of Cambridge. Either drive or hop on the Guided busway which takes you through the countryside to the city centre. A must do day out!!
The National Trust's Wimpole Hall is very close as is Burghley House in Stamford.
Bicycle hire can be found at Ramsey Road, St Ives, PE27 5RF.
Guided bus to Cambridge from St. Ives town.
Huntingdon station is 20 minutes drive away which provides a regular train service into London (just over an hour).
The area has exceptional main road links with the A14, M11 & A1 all close by.
Depending on mooring availability we may need to moor in the historic village of Hemingford Grey. Hemingford is a five minute drive from the centre of St Ives or a thirty five minute walk via either village roads or across Hemingford water meadows.
Typha-P has many things that you would find in a house but it is off grid so water and power are limited. Used sensibly both will easily last for the duration of your stay.
The toilet tank will last up to two nights with four people using it normally. We will change it for you if needed but instruction can be provided as necessary.
Anything that is mains electricity powered (hairdryers and the like) will not work while the boat is away from its home mooring. There is a washing machine, microwave and freezer but these items are unavailable to use as they will prematurely drain the batteries and the boat will lose power. There are USB charging points provided for electronic devices.
We would advise that you keep luggage to a minimum as car parking is between five and ten minutes minutes walk to the mooring. Storage on the narrowboat is provided but limited.
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