The Squire

Our newly introduced 55ft narrowboat is ‘The Squire’. The photos show the recently completed makeover and crisp new paintwork. The Squire is built in a contemporary ‘reverse’ layout with a sociable cruiser stern… a home from home!

Diagram showing layout of our long term narrowboat "The Squire"
The Squire: Autumn 2018 Complete makeover and re-fit

Whilst aboard you have sole occupancy of and responsibility for the boat. Full training is given in boat handling and safety. We’ll show you through the boat and all of its equipment. Maps and guides are provided as well as buoyancy aids, navigation equipment etc. We’ll even make sure there is tea, coffee and fresh milk on board to welcome you on arrival!

Equipment includes

  • solar panels and a wind generator for charging the batteries if you’re not cruising too much
  • a dual 240V power supply
  • hairdryer
  • onboard washing machine
  • standard sized undercounter electric fridge
  • gas cooker
  • full diesel central heating as well as a multifuel stove
  • a full set of bedding, towels and dishwashing equipment

The Squire is designed with a central double bedroom for a couple and there’s a comfy bed-settee in the forward lounge for visitors too. The dining room has a loose table and folding chairs, allowing you to move outdoors and dine alfresco in sunnier weather.

The Squire is based at Heyford Wharf on the South Oxford Canal – ideal for cruising the Southern and Midlands waterways. The boat needs to be returned to Lower Heyford at the end of the hire in as clean and tidy condition as it was hired to you.