Short Break on a Kentish Barge

Short Break on a Kentish Barge

We had a lovely time on board this Dutch barge! What a unique experience for myself and my sons – really memorable and special. ✨

Interesting holidays at home don’t get much more adventurous than living on a barge for a few days. This unique location in Kent features room for 6 guests over 3 bedrooms. It’s an on-the-water stay for the boating enthusiast eager to experience an overnight on a 110 year old Dutch barge. This place is full of character and charm and has an impressive 4.93* out of 5 on reviews. Here are the deets.


  • Where: Sandwich, UK
  • Sleeps: 6 People
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Pets: Yes
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Food & Drink: None

About the Dutch Barge

This 110 year old Dutch boat is in Sandwich, where the Earl came from. It features a fully functioning kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, bunk beds, and a sofa bed in the communal space. Overall, the property has 1,000 square feet of living space, all floating on the river. You don’t get that in a hotel.

This location is ideal for family adventures. It comes with board games, a travel cot, and recommendations for local babysitters. There is a small office workspace, coffee making facilities, private parking, and a secure coded entry system to the marina.

More Information

  • 110 year old Dutch barge named “Salmestone”
  • Moored Barge in Sandwich
  • 1,000 square feet
  • 1 bedroom, 1 sofa bed, 1 bunk bed
  • River and Marina waterfront views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bathroom and kitchen have full amenities
  • Living space with flat screen TV
  • Linens etc included
  • Gated, private parking for two cars on-site
  • Check-in after 5 and out before 10am
  • No smoking, no parties, no events
  • Secure deposit taken
  • Dog Friendly
  • Coded Entry
  • Self-Check-in
  • Aircover against listing issues or host cancellations

For more information about this property and to browse availability and prices, check it out here


A Bit About Airbnb

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Airbnb hosts work hard to earn 5 star reviews. This makes for an excellent experience, most of the time. Traveling with them means your local guide can pass on information to help you make the most of your trip. They can leave you the best takeaway menus from the area, gift you literature on local attractions, and even put together welcome packs for you.

Airbnb began in 2007 when two hosts in San Francisco rented out their properties. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength to become a worldwide guest hosting firm. Users can sign up to rent out space in their own homes or sign up as guests. A review process helps keep everyone aligned. 

Why Choose Airbnb

Traveling with Airbnb is a far more intimate experience than traveling and staying in hotels. Choices in accommodation range from high-end luxury to budget friendly. the locations offered span the entire world, with city breaks and country stays available. You can stay with Airbnb hosts here in the UK or you can stay with them when you travel abroad. 9 times out of 10, your experience will be more affordable than other accommodation might be.

*Any prices shown are correct at the time of posting and based on the examples shown