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Rakiraki - Narrowboat - Sleeps 10

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Raki Raki is set along the beautiful Macclesfield Canal and has a home mooring at Higher Poynton. This stretch of the canal has a green flag award and borders Lyme Park which is looked after by the National Trust. The village of Poynton is a mile away and locally there is a shop and the Boars Head pub. The boat is 69ft long with 3 cabins offering 3 double beds and 4 bunk beds, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and saloon. A fabulous place from which to explore Derbyshire & the Peak district. The boat comes equipped with all mod-cons, from the rear entrance you enter the saloon with ample seating for 10 people to relax and unwind and eat dinner at the dining table. Here there is a speaker system to play music from your phone or mp3 player and also a TV offering free-view, DVD and can als...Raki Raki is set along the beautiful Macclesfield Canal and has a home mooring at Higher Poynton. This stretch of the canal has a green flag award and borders Lyme Park which is looked after by the National Trust. The village of Poynton is a mile away and locally there is a shop and the Boars Head pub. The boat is 69ft long with 3 cabins offering 3 double beds and 4 bunk beds, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and saloon. A fabulous place from which to explore Derbyshire & the Peak district. The boat comes equipped with all mod-cons, from the rear entrance you enter the saloon with ample seating for 10 people to relax and unwind and eat dinner at the dining table. Here there is a speaker system to play music from your phone or mp3 player and also a TV offering free-view, DVD and can also play music and movies from a USB stick. The saloon also converts to a good sized double bed. In the kitchen is a gas hob, grill and oven, fully equipped kitchen includes all the pots, pans and crockery that you will need during your stay as well as a full sized fridge. The 2 bathrooms are both equipped with toilet, basin, mirror and shower with one located at the front of the boat and another to the rear. Next there is a cabin with 4 bunk beds and storage wardrobes, this can be separated from the forward cabins via a fold out door. Each bunk has its own reading light. The middle & forward cabin both feature a double bed with wardrobe, under bed storage and 2 reading lights. The middle cabin has an additional side hatch which opens to the outside. At the front and rear of the boat are 2 large decks to enjoy sunny mornings and evenings. The boat benefits from solar power as well as having a large battery bank so should be able to handle your needs well, however high powered appliances above 800 watts will not work so Hair Dryers are likely to not be usable aboard. The hot water aboard is supplied by the diesel central heating system or warmed by running the engine and gets very hot. The whole boat is yours to enjoy. Upon arrival we will meet you and provide you with a parking permit for the nearby car park. We will give you a full handover for the boat including how all systems work aboard so that you are fully comfortable and confident during your stay. Check in is from 2pm as there are a number of items to review with guests during the handover. It is really appreciated if you are able to arrive on time for this. Check out is from 9am. The local area is quiet and peaceful, nearby is a pub (The Boars Head) which is dog friendly and serves good food. The village of Poynton is a mile away and has a great range of shops, restaurants and cafes. To arrive by car use the postcode SK12 1TH for your sat nav. From the Boars Head pub drive over the bridge and turn left into the car park with the yellow height barrier. Follow this to the rear and up the hill and find somewhere to park, then call us and we will meet you with your parking permit. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 515953More
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About the Owner
Paul D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2017
Interaction with guests
Upon arriving we will meet you at Higher Poynton visitor moorings, there will be a comprehensive tour of the boat and all the on-board facilities. The boat will come with a full tank of diesel and water so you shouldn't need to worry about topping up constantly on your holiday although we will walk you through this and other boating basics before leaving you to enjoy your stay. Any questions please just ask.
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Reviewed 11 July 2019

Gerat tuition with a personal touch. Though at 69 feet not a short boat, it was easy to handle, a boat with character and style. We enjoyed the scenery, both on the Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canal, visited nice pubs (with great food), even some...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Andreas R
Reviewed 25 May 2019

This was a hoot. My wife and I rented one of the Narrow Boats. It was 40' long and just the right size for a couple. We spent 6 days on the boat. A couple can easily get through the locks. It gets a little...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Fred Q
Sherpa730776, VR Owner at Rakiraki - Narrowboat - Sleeps 10, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

Hiya Fred, what a lovely trip that sounds like you had! It's great to hear of boaters experiences and views along the way.

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Reviewed 12 May 2019

Management brilliant. Nine adults had a great weekend on the canal as first time explorers. Boat clean and superb. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thanks to all. Cheers John

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank JohnF2574
Sherpa730776, VR Owner at Rakiraki - Narrowboat - Sleeps 10, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

Hi John, was a pleasure to have you on board, feel free to come again in the future. :D

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Water Views
Towels Provided
Freezer
Cycling Trips
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Hiking Trips
Boat Available
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
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About the neighbourhood
Higher Poynton Moorings on located on the picturesque Macclesfield Canal in Cheshire approximately 7 miles from Manchester. For boaters, the Canal forms part of the popular Cheshire cruising ring. It is a tree-lined canal that follows the natural curves of the land, with only one lock flight on it at Bosley. There is also another lock flight at the Marple end of the canal leading into Manchester. Locally there is a Chandlery (canal shop) serving coffee, cakes and canal paraphernalia. There is also a coffee tavern and the Boars Head pub which serves good food daily.
Getting around
The best way to explore the canal is by boat, and guess what, staying with us your going to be on a boat! :) We will point out to you the local sites of interest along your journey and those just off the beaten track so you can make the very most of your stay afloat.
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