Unwind on a lovely, tranquil narrowboat break on Vita in the South of England on the River Wey, adjoining the River Thames. Treat yourself to a taste of life in the slow lane on the River Wey, just a little over 60 minutes away from London, close to Guildford and not far from Windsor.
"We had a great break recently on Vita. A very warm welcome when we arrived at the marina. The boat was spotless and well equipped; the welcome pack was a nice touch. The week we had on board was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed the river Wey and all its delights. Many thanks we totally recommend and we will be back". Jane Evans.
"Our week was among the best we've had on the waterways, and we've been boating for many years!
'We loved your boat and had a really wonderful experience. We will definitely recommend your boat as it was so well equipped and well laid out'. Sue and Roger
Click Here for a short 5 min film of Vita cruising on the beautiful River Wey
'Vita' is an amazing, easy to drive and very clean narrowboat. She provides comfortable and warm accommodation for up to 6 adults - with two fixed double bedrooms - each with its own adjacent bathroom. A third double is provided by a comfortable pull out bed in the central area.
Vita has the best thought-out design for a genuinely comfortable stay on a boat and this is why: In the daytime, when traveling along there is enough room to seat everyone outside. Either at the front end of the boat which has a small open area with seating (great for 2 or 3 kids) or at the spacious 'cruiser' stern with seating for 3 or 4 adults. (A lot of hire boats can't do this, leaving people stuck inside).
In the evening, adults can put the kids to bed in the quiet fixed double bedroom at the front, with its privacy door. Adults can then continue to socialize at the rear with the seated open air area but keeping access to a bathroom and the kitchen/lounge without disturbing the kids. In a lot of hire boats in practice you have to all go to bed at the same time or speak in whispers!
We'll teach you all you need to know about navigating a narrowboat without rushing you. And we will stay with you until you are happy to go on without us. You'll learn how to use the river's historic locks, how to rope the narrowboat, to moor-up (or park it) and use the engine to control your speed. Don't worry, you'll be navigating like Lord Nelson in no time at all!
The River Wey is a tranquil delight hidden away in the heart of rural Surrey. It's been used as a navigation since the 17th century, with one of its deepest unmanned locks operating since 1653! Enclosed by woodland bursting with spring bluebells and water meadows alive with summer blooms, the river is home to kingfishers and a variety of birds - you may even see the occasional roebuck deer, if you're very quiet...
Fans of waterside pubs will be delighted to know there are many refreshment opportunities along the Wey, including The Weyside and The White House at Guildford, The Anchor at Pyrford Lock, The Minnow at Weybridge and many others you'll find listed here and here
The River Wey is owned and maintained by the National Trust (whose exhibition centre you can visit at Dapdune Wharf). There is plenty to enjoy as you gently wind along its 20 mile navigable stretch with its 16 locks.
Considering its location and proximity to London, you'll be struck by the tranquility of the River Wey. In fact, it's that combination of easy accessibility and peace and quiet that makes a narrowboat break on the Wey so very appealing.
"You put your watch in a drawer and forget about time”
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