Welcome to the Tribe – Clare and Hibah

Hunky Dory is a 32ft luxury boutique narrowboat that provides customers with a gorgeous place to stay and gives them the ability to cruise the length of the Kennet and Avon Canal. It was originally built by Hancock and Lane in 1979 but needed major works to both the interior and exterior. Over the last few years, she has been lovingly restored by Clare and Hibah. Clare used her previous experience of working as a builder and carpenter to design and refit the entire boat. This included fitting a full kitchen and units, electrics and plumbing. She even created a wetroom and seating areas to the aft and fore of the boat.

They wanted the finish and design of the boat to be clean and contemporary and had the intention of creating a unique and relaxing haven for couples to enjoy a romantic break. There is nothing more relaxing than waking up to birdsong on the canal and opening the curtains to look out to see passing wildlife all around. They envisaged birthday celebrations, anniversaries, proposals and honeymoons. At the start of 2018 they obtained their licence to operate as a holiday hire business, so finally their dream has begun.

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