Zen Dog is perfectly equipped for a short stay self catering holiday with a difference. She's what's known as a "coded charter boat" which means she is inspected annually for safety and is fully insured for guests. She sleeps 4 in 2 cabins. The master cabin has a king sized bed, smart TV and ensuite access to the wet room shared with 2nd cabin with WC, shower and basin. The 2nd cabin has a smart TV, and either twin beds or a near king sized bed (we'll ask you what you want after booking). There's a saloon sitting area with a 32" smart TV, galley kitchen with microwave, kettle and Dolce Gusto Coffee machine. There are no cooking facilities on Zen Dog but who needs them when Lymington's restaurants are so close by - particularly the Haven's own excellent restaurant and bar. There's warm air central heating and a portable air con unit. There's 240v electric sockets and a hair dryer. Upstairs, the roof slides electrically to open up the boat to the sun. There are 2 separate seating areas both with tables, the rear canvas covers roll up and the rear table drops to form a sunbed. There's another sunbed on the front deck.
Zen Dog, named after our daughters' favourite poem, is a very modern, immaculate, well appointed and thoroughly beautiful Prestige Motor Yacht, berthed in Lymington's beautiful and tranquil Yacht Haven (the "marina of the year") overlooking the Solent and the Isle of Wight. She is perfectly equipped for a short stay self catering holiday with a difference. She's what's known as a "coded charter boat" which means she is inspected annually for safety and is fully insured for guests. Zen Dog has been available to rent since March 2017 on other sites and we have 100% 5-star reviews. Our prices quoted here are for your sole use of the whole boat - providing accommodation for up to four people in 2 decent cabins and with full use of the Marina's facilities. Lymington Yacht Haven offers free parking and has excellent 5-star showers. Lymington town with its excellent facilities, shops and restaurants is a 15-20min walk along the river. Lymington open air swimming baths (check opening times) are a short stroll away along a path. The Yacht Haven is at the start of a 5-mile waterside sea-wall nature trail - perfect for walking or cycling. There are pleasure boat trips from the Quay and the Isle of Wight ferry leaves from the other side of town. Languages spoken: English
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Our Retreats Take your riding to a new level with SWC Retreats Ltd. Cycling In Tuscany and Umbria Ian: All the tour Images below should be the same size (2 Images per row x 4 rows). In the *order of difficulty. *Churches and Chapels/Waterside/Giro d'Italia/The Classic/Lonely Planet/Food and Wine/Head for the Sky/King of the Mountains/Build your own Tour
"I cannot recommend SWC Cycling Retreats highly enough. Leigh’s knowledge of the area is exceptional and he took us on several rides all of which varied greatly in scenery. Rides were challenging but very doable for us fifty year olds, even in the August heat. Leigh knew great places to stop for a quick cappuccino and pastry and helped us out where English wasn't spoken. Leigh saved us hours of poring over maps and planning routes, he’d checked the quality of the roads for our bespoke tour on his moped to see if they were suitable for road bikes before we arrived. We had a truly wonderful cycling experience". Tuscany, August 2016
*** "I have just taken up cycling again after many years. Our SWC Cycling Retreats guide, Leigh, paced me really well and gave me plenty of time on the climbs, the scenery was stunning so not just the hills to take your breath away! Highly recommended and really raised my climbing ability for back in UK" Umbria and Tuscany, September 2017
Are there any activities available in my spare time? SWC Cycling Retreats are designed to offer relaxation time away from the saddle with activities such as wine, cheese and olive oil tastings, cookery classes or a cultural visit to a nearby city. Every day you will have the afternoon to relax around the pool and villa prior to dinner or maps can be provided should you wish to venture out on the bike once more.
Would I be able to bring a friend who doesn't cycle? Yes, friends, husbands, wives, partners are all welcome. There are a range of activities for them to undertake while you are out cycling. The SWC Retreat team will be on hand to give advice on things to do and places to go for you and any non cycling guests.
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