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Alvechurch Wren

2+2 Berth | Length 47ft | Semi-traditional Stern | Sleeps 4 People

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The Wren is a 47ft Semi-Trad stern narrowboat that is part of our 'Alvechurch Fleet'. It sleeps up to 4 people, ideal for couples or small families.

All of our boats have full radiator central heating with hot and cold running water supplied from a 150 gallon water tank.

We also include a double filtered drinking water system. The Wren has a 2kw Inverter that supplies 240 volt electricity to certain appliances and sockets on the boat. There is carpeting in the saloon and bedroom. Also features a security box / safe (except at Gailey).

Sleeps up to 4.  One rear cabin which can either be configured as one double bed or two singles.

The seating area in the saloon can be converted into a double bed in the evening, if required.

Wider Beds: Optional wider beds available
Singles at 2ft 6" / Doubles at 4ft 6"

There is a wardrobe for storing clothes in the stern cabin. Freshly laundered bedding for each crew member. Additional bedding available on request. There is an additional TV in the rear cabin.


Free Wi-Fi, Radio CD player with USB, LCD TV and DVD player, hairdryer, vacuum cleaner, 12v socket. 1 medium size towel per crew member, plus 1 hand towel per bathroom.

Includes: 1 bottle of washing up liquid, 1 dish cloth, 1 tea towel, 1 floor cloth, toilet roll & bin liner. Helmsman's waterproofs & umbrella.

One bathroom complete with hand basin, electrically operated flush toilet, and shower with bi-fold door. Includes a 240v shaver socket.

Fully equipped galley with 4 burner gas cooker complete with grill and oven, refrigerator, sink and drainer, work surfaces and storage space. Microwave, toaster and cafetiere. Saucepans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery etc included.

Extra Wren Features

The Wren class has additional 'creature comforts' such as LED lighting throughout, 2 TV's, Large mirror in bathroom, shower with bi-fold door, 4 speaker CD/Radio, extractor in bathroom, Front deck table and wider beds . 


Please note that if you decide to use any of your own appliances you do so at your own risk


"Easy to book, always good clean boats, and friendly staff, both in the office, and at the boat yard"

Review from feefo on Cobbs Wren at Wrenbury Mill

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  • Price includes VAT
  • Bed linen & towels
  • Car parking (at owners risk)
  • Life jackets 
  • Full boat inventory (View)
  • Tuition & Handover
  • 24 hour emergency help line
  • Accidental damage waiver

If you're taking the Wren from Falkirk, they will give you a skippers guide upon arrival with all the information you'll need for your chosen holiday route.

The boat is handed over ready fuelled with a full tank, but the cost of hire does not include the fuel consumed.

A fuel deposit of £90 per week or £50 per short break is payable 8 weeks before the start of your holiday with your balance of hire.

When you return to the marina at the end of your holiday the boat will be refuelled and any difference to the deposit you paid will either be refunded or charged.

It is recommended that you have your own cancellation protection insurance in case you have to cancel your holiday.

Collection time is 2.30pm (latest arrival 4pm) and your boat must be returned by 9am (for 9.30am vacation) on your last day of hire.

If you're going from Falkirk: Collection time on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays is 1.30pm. Collection on Wednesday's is 9.30am. 

Pets are more than welcome on board our boats. The first pet is FREE and any additional pets are charged at £30 each (normally a maximum of 2 pets allowed per boat)


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Alvechurch Wren
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