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Onderneming Barge

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7 Nights  

  • £1000  to  £1800

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£1660 Sun, 5 Jun 2022
5 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location

About Onderneming Barge

Onderneming Barge is the perfect antidote to stress. The 100-year old barge has been sympathetically restored and converted into luxury holiday accommodation for up to 8 people. There’s even room for up to three well-behaved dogs on board so no one needs to miss out on the fun. Onderneming is moored at Snape Maltings on the River Alde, just a stone's throw from the popular Plough and Snail pub.

Snape Maltings is the perfect place to moor a barge like Onderneming. Located on the outskirts the village of Snape, you have fantastic riverside views and easy access to galleries, independent shops and boutiques, and great cafes and restaurants. There is also an excellent food hall so you can shop daily for the freshest local ingredients for simple self-catered meals that taste amazing. Snape has a friendly buzz about it, and is very welcoming to visitors who are keen to make the most of their time in Suffolk, even if they are only visiting for a few days. Snape Maltings is part of the owner’s Preferred Partners Programme, giving guests the VIP perk of a 10% discount of many of the things on offer.

There are some beautiful walks leading from the mooring or follow the six-mile Sailor’s Path through Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB to Aldeburgh beach where the water empties into the sea. There is always something wonderful to see whatever time of year you visit, from birds and wildlife to the changing of the seasons and the colours of the landscape. There are several bike hire shops in the area, including one in nearby Halesworth who can deliver hire bikes to the barge.

The barge has allocated parking to make it simple to explore as widely as you like during your stay. Spend a pleasant few hours in The Walled Garden at Saxmundham, check out the exhibits at the Bentwaters Cold War Museum or Parham Airfield Museum, or take the dogs and spend a happy day discovering RSPB Minsmere or Rendlesham Forest. Aldeburgh is six miles away, with a good variety of shops, museums and places to eat and drink, while other towns and villages worth visiting include Felixstowe and Bury St Edmunds. For foodies, make your truly unique Suffolk break, even more unique with your very own Michelin Star trained Chef.

The desirable mooring in Snape Maltings lets you be as active as you choose, whether you spend all day out and about, or are happy to quietly sit on the deck with a drink and a book, and a pair of binoculars by your side for occasional bird spotting. Onderneming Barge will be as much a part of your holiday memories as anything else you see or do.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Carl Scott joined Independent Cottages in August 2013

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • iPod Docking
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Suffolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

Onderneming may be over one hundred years old, but its expert restoration has made it into a very modern and unique Suffolk holiday property. Your every comfort has been considered by the owners, from the layout of the bespoke galley to the quality of the mattresses and pillows. If you thought houseboats were cramped, think again! There is ample room for up to 8 guests with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two saloons and two galleys.

  • Self-catering for large groups is simple when you have two galleys (kitchens). Each has bespoke cabinets that use every inch of available space and provide lots of room for storing and preparing food.
  • The combined living/dining area is furnished with comfortable leather couches, a padded bench, and wooden dining tables that complement the counter tops and original floorboards. It's cosy and welcoming without feeling crowded, and a great place for meals with family and friends. The sofa opens into a double bed.
  • A log burning stove helps keep the saloon warm and provides an attractive focal point.
  • A second galley and saloon is upstairs in the wheelhouse. It benefits from amazing views and is a wonderful place for morning coffee or an evening aperitif.
  • A snug, or kids den, leads off the upstairs galley so you can keep an ear on the little ones while you're preparing food.
  • Three double bedrooms are all similarly furnished with fitted storage, high-quality mattresses and pillows, and all the little luxurious touches that make guests feel so welcome.
  • One of the double bedrooms has an en-suite wet room. There are two further bathrooms, one with a bath and the other with a shower.

Additional Information: There is central heating throughout the property. There is Wifi and allocated parking at Snape Maltings. All linen and utilities are included in the cost. Up to three well-behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement with the owner. No smoking. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. Please be aware that this is a barge holiday and access is via gangplank and steps.

Onderneming Barge Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6+2 in 3 bedrooms (3 Doubles + sofa bed)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1000
To £1800
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1449 710032 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Carl Scott
Member Since August 2013

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