Built in 1937, Serenity had a long history as a cargo barge before being converted to a hotel barge in 2002.   At 128ft (38m) long, she offers all the space and comfort of a boutique hotel, whilst transporting you through tranquil countryside, beautiful villages and the heart of historic towns.


Facilities onboard

  • Three ensuite cabins
  • 480 sq ft saloon with large windows and lounge seating for six people
  • Large outdoor deck area with table, deckchairs and heated spa pool
  • Dining area comfortably seating six guests
  • Wheelhouse with 360° windows and seating for guests
  • Wifi throughout the ship
  • Satellite television (UK channels), DVD player and stereo system in the saloon
  • Library of books, magazines and board games
  • Bikes for exploring
Layout plan of Serenity Barge

Your cabin

Generously proportioned at over 150 sqft, each room has island style beds (accessible on all three sides) as well as ample hanging space and drawers so you can unpack and feel at home.  The window and skylights provide a light, airy feel.

Our rooms have all the convenience and comfort you'd expect, with independently controlled air conditioning, 300 thread count linens and toiletries from L'Occitane.


Room amenities

  • Queen sized double (150cm x 200cm) or two singles (80cm x 200cm)
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Air conditioning / central heating
  • Bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer and luxury toiletries
  • 220v power sockets



Important information

In addition to the human crew, also looking after you onboard are Salt and Pepper, Serenity's resident friendly felines.  These boys follow in the long tradition of ship's cats but with more unconventional duties such as befriending lock-keepers and demonstrating how to truly relax on a deck chair!