Take a City Centre Narrowboat Break – in Manchester

Narrowboat Break – in Manchester

Fantastic, from start to finish! My boyfriend couldn’t stop smiling from the moment he saw the boat. Every little detail had been thought about. ✨

Manchester isn’t a place you would usually associate with canal boat living. However, this boutique style city centre houseboat proves everything we thought we knew to be wrong. Normally fully booked in advance, Sara’s houseboat has an honesty bar incorporated, which encourages guests both to drink and to replace what they take. Let’s see what other surprises this curious houseboat accommodation has in store.


  • Where: Manchester, UK
  • Sleeps: 2 People
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Pets: Yes
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Food & Drink: Honesty Bar

About the Narrowboat

This houseboat has a prohibition era style atmosphere with a unique honesty bar that encourages drinking games. Breakfast items are included in the deal and the boat is run by a super host. We love pet friendly accommodation and that this boat stay has heating onboard for cooler weather. You are situated in Castlefield in the heart of the city, not far from the Hilton Hotel. When you stay here you check yourself in using the lockbox system, so you can get comfortable on your own straight away.

This place is ideal for those who want a quirky stay in something more romantic than a standard hotel. Who doesn’t want the water to rock them gently to sleep?

More Information

  • Suitable for 2 guests sharing one bathroom
  • Gorgeous wooden interiors 
  • Canal views
  • Toilet with the basic soaps etc
  • Essential linens included
  • Private patio
  • Coffee pot
  • Kitchen with a stove and cooking equipment
  • Honesty Bar
  • Pet-friendly boat accommodation 
  • Free parking onsite
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self check-in
  • Property has a lockbox
  • Luggage drop off for your ease
  • Long-term stays possible

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


A Bit About Airbnb

Airbnb are a huge name in multinational travel. They operate all over the world, with their western market particularly strong. Airbnb uses an innovative model that allows you to stay in someone’s house, rather than in a hotel or other accommodations. Sometimes the owner rents out a room and sometimes you have the whole property to yourself. No matter what happens, though, you stay with a local person who has in-depth knowledge of the local area.

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