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A beautiful narrowboat on the Thames. Sleeps up to 8. Beautiful finish. 3 cabins

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Explore the River Thames in your own 4 star narrowboat.Full tuition provided.

Boat Gema is the perfect way to explore the River Thames in comfort. There are 3 bespoke cabins which can be made up as doubles or single beds accommodating up to 6 persons. The dinette in the saloon area can be converted to a double bed providing additional accommodation for 2 extra persons, making this ideal accommodation for up to 8 people.

The boat has a saloon area has seating for 8 people and a dining area which opens on to the front deck so that you can eat outside as you cruise along. The galley is open-plan into the saloon area,so you can cook and still entertain. The galley has a full size 4 ring gas hob, grill and oven and we provide all the utensils so you can cook a 3 course dinner.

The cabins all have wardrobes and ample storage. There are 2 toilets and one shower room on board. All towels and bed linen are provided and the beds are all made up for you on arrival. We also provide shampoo, shower gel and hairdryers for your use.

The boat is easy to drive and life jackets for both adults and children are provided. The boat is fully insured (commercial / hire insurance and public liability insurance) and is licensed for the River Thames (full commercial license). We are always onhand should you need us and we are only too happy to assist in any aspect of your holiday.

More Details

Jane Asher
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Jane Asher

We are a small family business that is dedicated to providing high quality boating holidays and boat cruises on the River Thames. Because we are a small buisness, we take personal attention to detail and have high standards in all our boats. Boat gema is the newest addition to our fleet. We began with one boat, 'Ginetta' 5 years ago and since then have expanded our fleet with Boat Geanna arriving in 2011. Geanna was our first houseboat and features in the Channel 4 TV programme 'Four In A Bed, ' a competition between bed and breakfast owners as to who has the best accommodation, which we are proud to be the winners. A year later in 2013 Boat Gina was added to the fleet as a self drive narrowboat holiday. This proved to be really popular and so we are now introducing Boat Gema, a bigger version of Gina but the sisterboat.

Jane Asher purchased this boat in 2014

Why Jane Asher chose South Oxfordshire

People always ask us: 'How did you come up with the names: Ginetta, geanna, Gina and Gema?' Our first boat Ginetta was a newbuild. While the boat builders were building her, we desparately tried to come up with a name for the boat. Everyone in the family, my daughter and 2 sons all 'chipped' in but we simply couldn't come up with a name we all liked. It was by chance that we were watching on TV 'Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares' and during the show, Mr Ramsey exclaimed (in his typical manner)' If it wasn't for the chef Ginetta, the restaurant would be in chaos.' We all immediately loved the name 'Ginetta' and that was it. The other boats were easy to name as we looked up similar italian girls names on the internet: Geanna, Gina and Gema. We are running out of Italian girls names begining with 'G' though so maybe we'll stop with Gema!

What makes this boat unique

Boat Gema is a real trooper. She is modern but still retains the quint essential English charm of a narrowboat. Her interior is finished to a high standard and we are sure you'll love her. We get to know our guests and many come back annually to explore different partys of the Thames or revisit favourite places. The boat offers charm but is still practical with wifi, TV /DVD and all the creature comforts of home, but on a boat.


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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
1 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Regatta week
26 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £0
Diesel Fuel Supplement £60

Changeover dates are Mondays & Fridays. Our short break holidays are weekend breaks (Fri /Sat /Sun nights) and mid-week breaks (Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs nights). Max number of guests is 8. Price includes boat insurance, VAT, bed linen & towels & tuition. Dogs are free of charge.Mooring fees are paid locally, usually no charge.Henley charges £10 a night. Mooring fees are not included but paid locally depending on where you choose to moor

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 483 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom can also be made into a twin cabin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , This can also be made up as a twin with 2 x single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , This cabin can also be made up as a twin cabin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , The dinette in the saloon converts easily into a double bed
  • All cabins come with built in wardrobe, mirror, wall lights and hairdryer. All cabins can also be made into a twin cabin
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf

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