Unique stays at


We have an array of unique stays suitable for any occasion. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or you are celebrating a special occasion such as a wedding or reunion, The Boatyard has accommodation to match. We are situated just South of York and all our accommodation is within a 1-minute walk from our stunning new restaurant and terrace, Bosun’s.

It is possible to walk from our site into York, the majority of which is alongside the River Ouse, or you could always hop on the bus or take a short drive/taxi in to explore the exceptional city that is York. In our unique location we are also set in a backdrop of nature meaning that you can explore the local countryside by foot from all our accommodation.

Bosun's Barge

Bosun’s Barge is our newly decorated, 60 ft wide-beamed narrow boat. It has fantastic views of Bishopthorpe Palace and features a bird-watching hatch which gives you a unique perspective of the river. The barge is a unique place to stay and fantastic for couples or families of 4. With the log burner lit, blankets on the sofa and the board games out, this is the perfect place for a last-minute break or a unique family holiday.

The Ark

Our largest accommodation sleeps 7 people comfortably with ample space for travel cots and floor mattresses to cater for larger gatherings of up to 10. Converted into a livable barge by us in 2008, The Nottingham Trader, a hull previously used for dredging the river is now a spacious space for a riverside break with ample private outdoor space to bask in nature or have a summery BBQ with family and friends.

Buddleia Boat

Buddleia Boat is a cosy boat right in the centre of our Boatyard. Unusually it is moored on-land! As you walk in you enter the lovely, bright wheelhouse and as you go down the couple steps you come into the living and bedroom. This boat has been newly decorated and is perfect for a last minute, romantic break. The toilet and shower block are 30 seconds from the boat.

Primrose Cabin

One of two traditional-style shepherd’s huts at The Boatyard, Primrose is a cosy cabin perfect for a couple looking to get away for a couple nights. As with all our cabins, it is perfectly equipped for an impromptu staycation!

Rosebud Cabin

Rosebud Cabin is a gorgeous, cosy cabin that looks over our outdoor seating area, willow tree and tipis. As with all our cabins, it is perfectly equipped for an impromptu getaway! The small deck at the front of the cabin is the perfect place to sit and have your morning cup of tea.

Chestnut Cabin

Chestnut Cabin is a cute & magical cabin as you can see in the pictures! As with all our unique stays, the cabin comes ready for you to hop straight into bed after a long day. Sheets, towels, tea & coffee facilities, TV, heating and board games all included, and it has a private deck with table and chairs to enjoy a morning cup of tea or an evening bottle of fizz.

Shepherds Huts - Blue Cabin

The Blue Cabin is the perfect place for a last-minute break for a family of 4 or two couples. The cabin has 2 double beds, set up as a bunk bed and both are big enough for adults.

Shepherds Huts - Honey Cabin

With a lovely log burner, this cabin is perfect for winter stays however the deck makes it perfect for warmer getaways too! Ideal for a couple for a midweek or weekend trip away.