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An illustrated tour of the inside of Oak & Ash.

(Click on any picture to see a much larger version of that picture.)

The main saloon is on Oak. It is fully carpeted. Here you will find part of our large library of canal books as well as a good selection of canal magazines and whenever possible a couple of daily papers. There is comfy seating and a table for you to write your postcards on or to play a board or card game out of the selection provided.

The Saloon on Oak also acts as our dining room, the table being extended and folding chairs used as required so we can seat up to twelve people for dinner, although more usually it is just four to six as seen on the right.






Throughout both boats are radiators, but in addition the main lounge has a coal fire which, with the vase of flowers beside it, provides a focal point alongside the front facing windows as shown on the left.

Opposite the fire is the well-stocked bar, open 24/7 and a DVD player and TV. Alongside there are several 240 volt sockets to recharge your mobile phones, cameras etc. at any time.

Beyond you can see the well deck at the front of Oak.


There is a second smaller lounge on Ash. Shown here on the right.

As well as comfy seats, the floor is carpeted and extra cushions are provided for your comfort. Here you will find the rest of the canal library and a CD player / radio, as well as a wide selection of CDs for you to play.

The front facing windows and the glass panels in the cratch mean that you have a fine view forward when relaxing here. The same as seen above in the picture of Oak.

Your cabin is self contained with a lock on the door! We can accommodate up to eight guests in six single cabins, seen on the left and below, two on Oak, four on Ash, and two guests in the twin cabin, two pictures further down the page, also on Ash, (this can also be made up as a double bed.)

Compact and comfy, each cabin has a bed, wash basin, with hot and cold water of course, and electric light, both overhead and a bedside reading light. There is carpet on the floor and a radiator with its own thermostat in each cabin. All seen in the picture on the left.

There is a large window out of which you can watch the ever changing view, its' top panel opens for ventilation. Bed linen, towels and curtains are colour co-ordinated to give a 'touch of class.'

There are two drawers, one with a lock, under the wardrobe which has ample hanging space and a spare blanket on the top shelf. There are two more shelves in the cabin for your belongings, and when you have unpacked we can store your case(s) out of your way.

All seen in the picture on the right of the other end of a single cabin.


We equip each cabin with soap, shower gel, bottled water, a clock, a torch, a vase of flowers, clothes brushes etc. all we can think of to make your stay pleasant. Each cabin also has two shelves of light reading in addition to the main canal libraries in the lounges.

All of which you can seen on the left in this picture of the twin cabin.

On the right is shown the other end of the twin cabin.

There are three shower rooms, two on Ash and one on Oak. They all have a powerful roomy shower, seen on the left, the same size as you would have at home, with a plentiful supply of hot water.
There is a modern flush toilet as well as a wash basin in each shower room. A hair drier is also available for your use. There is a fourth toilet on Oak.



At the front of both boats is an area with side bench seating for four and windows to the front. They are excellent places to sit and watch the world go by. When the weather is fine we can roll back the covers and dismantle the front windows to give a fantastic view forward as seen on the left.

Both boats have canvas covers, with plastic windows in them so the well decks can be used come rain or shine. On Oak in the Spring and Autumn the coal fire heats this area as well.

The picture on the right of the well deck on Oak with the covers in place shows clearly one of the plastic side windows.




(Click on any picture to see a much larger version of that picture.)


If you have any questions then do ring us on 07977 229103
or email us at martinreed@reedboats.co.uk

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