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Life on a narrowboat can be as peaceful as it is idyllic BUT you need to understand the pros, cons, highs, lows, and day to day logistics in living on England's inland waterways. Let me help you find out all you need to know before you commit to what could be a very expensive mistake.


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Orchard Marina

Privately situated Orchard Marina is set on a beautiful 5 acre site in the heart of the peaceful and tranquil Cheshire country side. Running on the banks of the Trent and Mersey Canal just outside bridge 183, which is ideally situated for cruising the Cheshire ring and accessing the Anderton boat lift.

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Originally built by the previous family in 1989 and originating from an old working farm it was purchased by its current owner in 2006. The marina boasts the original farmhouse, 72 moorings, 2 unique hydraulic dry docks, full engineering and joinery workshop facilities. All of which are under cover and allows for any type of boatbuilding activities to be undertaken from minor repair work to full fit outs. We offer a variety of pre owned boats and a range of new boats for sale from sailaway’s to fully fitted.

Orchard Marina

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Paul Smith
 

After six and a half years living on a narrowboat on England's inland waterways, Paul and his wife Cynthia now wander Europe by motorhome during the winter, and on the Dutch and French waterways in the warmer months on their 32' Dutch motor cruiser.

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