The Four Sisters Boatel

Self Catering

Lochrin Basin, Union Canal, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH3 9NY

    The Four Sisters is located in the very heart of Edinburgh city centre, tucked away in Lochrin Basin on The Union Canal alongside some of Edinburgh’s top restaurants and bars and Fountain Court Apartments. A warm Scottish welcome awaits.

     

    The Four Sisters Boatel is a unique experience for the discerning traveller that the kids will also enjoy. A first for Scotland, The Four Sisters is located in the very heart of Edinburgh city centre, tucked away in Lochrin Basin on The Union Canal alongside some of Edinburgh’s top restaurants and bars and  Fountain Court Apartments. The Four Sisters Boatel is purpose built, permanently moored static wide beam houseboat so don’t worry if you haven’t got your sea legs, there are no currents or tides,  sea / canal sickness is not an issue. A massive 60 feet by 11 feet and 6 feet 4 inch in headroom, she can sleep up to 6 adults and 2 children under 10 years comfortably. The Four Sisters Boatel has been awarded by Visit Scotland a 4 star luxury classification and grading.
     
    Located in the very heart of Edinburgh City Centre and a first for Scotland, The Four Sisters Boatel is within walking distance of the delights Edinburgh has to offer whether you’re a culture vulture, shopaholic or disco diva. The Four Sisters Boatel is the ideal base for your stay. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, with everything a capital should have – a sense of history, superb architecture, great museums and a vibrant cultural life. Its townscape rates among the finest in Europe, with the streets and squares punctuated by spires and dotted with leafy greenspaces.                                 
    Its compact middle is ringed with village-like suburbs that retain their sense of identity, while the proximity of the hills and sea adds to the city’s beauty. With its face set confidently to the future, Edinburgh is experiencing a new sense of purpose and pride, making this a perfect time for you to enjoy its pleasures.

    Whether you are coming to seek out ancestral roots, experience the Festival or just to get a taste of what makes Scotland tick, you will be touched by the sheer majesty of the city, the richness of its history and beauty of the culture. Edinburgh effortlessly combines its past with all that’s best of 21st century life making it a popular destination you are bound to enjoy.
     
     
    Built for purpose, she is not your average houseboat. There are no horse brasses or wood burning stove but modern high tech spacious self- catering luxury accommodation The Four Sisters Boatel has been awarded by Visit Scotland a 4 star luxury classification and grading.
     
    Further amenities F.O.C.
    ·         Outdoor dining                                                                                                                                                                     2 children’s buoyancy aids  
    ·         Adult & children’s library
    ·         Games
    ·         CD player
    ·         CD library (300)
    ·         Electric massage chair
    ·         Electric fan
    ·         32 inch plasma TV/DVD /free view
    ·         DVD library (100)
    ·         Baby monitor
    ·         Foot Spa
    ·         Picnic blanket
    ·         BBQ
    ·         Picnic cool bag
    ·         Sun loungers
    ·         Fishing rod
    ·         2 folding bicycles
    ·         2 hairdryers
    ·         2  hair straighteners
    ·         Bottled water
    ·         Electric under blankets
    ·         Luxury bed linen
    ·         2 further 14 inch plasma DVD TVS
    ·         2 sets wireless headphones
    ·         Complimentary hot drinks tray
    ·         Basic condiments
    ·         Eco-friendly cleaning products
    ·         Bath/hand/tea towels
    ·         2 bath robes / slippers
    ·         Eco friendly toiletries & toilet tissue
    ·         Iron / board /clothes dryer
    ·         Small first aid kit
    ·         2 cagoules
    USEFUL INFORMATION
     
     
    Living on board any vessel is unlike being land bound in a flat/apartment. Onboard The Four Sisters there is a sense of peace and tranquillity where you feel no more than a very gentle sway underfoot periodically.  The interior living space is surprisingly spacious. The central heating is more than adequate so passengers should never feel chilled even in the coldest of winters but secondary electric heating is available throughout the boatel.  Any level of catering can be accomplished in the superbly equipped black gloss galley kitchen. The two beautifully dressed double cabins are the ultimate in comfort. Please bear in mind, floor space is tight within the cabin areas so the advice would be to travel light and avoid hard case luggage for storing purposes. There is no floor space within the cabins for a child’s cot but a bunk bed safety rail is available for the lower bunk bed located in the stern of the boatel adjacent to the cabins and a portable baby monitor available onboard.
     
    All waste water drains directly into the canal hence the need to use the eco-friendly products supplied. Toilet waste is contained on board and is disposed of weekly by the crew. Nothing other than human waste may be disposed of down the WC. Paper must be put into the bin provided. The shower is 24 inches square and hot water is supplied by means of a water heater which takes just a few minutes to reach the temperature required.
    British Waterways has now completed superb new shower block facilities on site where there are three very large private wet rooms with changing facilities free of charge. There are also coin operated laundry facilities for your use. You will be issued with a key to access these facilities on your arrival.
     
     
     
     
    We take your safety and security very seriously aboard The Four Sisters Boatel and should point out that there are three steep steps on boarding and are considered unsuitable for the disabled. There are two fire extinguishers and a fire blanket. There are two small children’s buoyancy vests that should be worn on deck at all times. Children must be under adult supervision while on board.  We have a security gate at the pontoon allowing access to British Waterways key holders only and 24 hour manned CC TV coverage.
     
    We will be extending our crew in the near future allowing our passengers to book a day or half day cruise along the Union Canal with two qualified Skippers. Please enquire regarding charges

     

    The Four Sisters Boatel is a unique experience for the discerning traveller that the kids will also enjoy. A first for Scotland, The Four Sisters is located in the very heart of Edinburgh city centre, tucked away in Lochrin Basin on The Union Canal alongside some of Edinburgh’s top restaurants and bars and  Fountain Court Apartments. The Four Sisters Boatel is purpose built, permanently moored static wide beam houseboat so don’t worry if you haven’t got your sea legs, there are no currents or tides,  sea / canal sickness is not an issue. A massive 60 feet by 11 feet and 6 feet 4 inch in headroom, she can sleep up to 6 adults and 2 children under 10 years comfortably. The Four Sisters Boatel has been awarded by Visit Scotland a 4 star luxury classification and grading.
     
    Located in the very heart of Edinburgh City Centre and a first for Scotland, The Four Sisters Boatel is within walking distance of the delights Edinburgh has to offer whether you’re a culture vulture, shopaholic or disco diva. The Four Sisters Boatel is the ideal base for your stay. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, with everything a capital should have – a sense of history, superb architecture, great museums and a vibrant cultural life. Its townscape rates among the finest in Europe, with the streets and squares punctuated by spires and dotted with leafy greenspaces.                                 
    Its compact middle is ringed with village-like suburbs that retain their sense of identity, while the proximity of the hills and sea adds to the city’s beauty. With its face set confidently to the future, Edinburgh is experiencing a new sense of purpose and pride, making this a perfect time for you to enjoy its pleasures.

    Whether you are coming to seek out ancestral roots, experience the Festival or just to get a taste of what makes Scotland tick, you will be touched by the sheer majesty of the city, the richness of its history and beauty of the culture. Edinburgh effortlessly combines its past with all that’s best of 21st century life making it a popular destination you are bound to enjoy.
     
     
    Built for purpose, she is not your average houseboat. There are no horse brasses or wood burning stove but modern high tech spacious self- catering luxury accommodation The Four Sisters Boatel has been awarded by Visit Scotland a 4 star luxury classification and grading.
     
    Gradings
    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    1
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    THE FOUR SISTERS
    £150.00 per unit per night

    Only those persons whose names appear on the booking form may use this Boatel. The number of persons [adults and children] must not exceed the number of sleeping places indicated on our website (4 adults and 2 children under 10 years). The substitution of persons during the rental period is forbidden unless previously agreed. There is a double sofa bed in the lounge area for larger groups and charged at £10 per person per night (low season) and £15 per person per night (high season)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Boat
    • Cheap Holidays
    • City Breaks
    • Holiday Rentals
    • Hotel Breaks
    • Seasonal Breaks
    • Self Catering Holiday

    Children

    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available

    Facilities

    • 24hr CCTV
    • Internet Access
    • Picnic Area
    • Smoking Restricted

    Location

    • City Centre
    • City Location
    • Town Centre
    • Town Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers

    Catering

    • Bring Your Own Bottle
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Lunch Available
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Domestic

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bunk Beds
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Cycle Locker
    • Cycle Rack
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Park and Ride
    • Parking
    • Private Parking
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station

    Road Directions

    HEAD INTO EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE WEST END(SIGN POSTED)
    FROM : M90, M8,M74,A701,A7,A68,A1. HEAD FOR THE CITY CENTRE. THE CALADONIAN HOTEL WILL BE ON THE RIGHT. TURN UP TO THE RIGHT ONTO LOTHIAN ROAD. PASS 5 SETS OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS PASSING THE CROSSROADS OF MORRISON STREET AND BREAD STREET, TAKE THE NEXT RIGHT ONTO FOUNTAINBRIDGE. 300 YARDS ON THE RIGHT IS A BAR CALLED "CARGO", THE FOUR SISTERS IS MOORED AT THE BACK ACCESSABLE VIA THE WALKWAY.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- TURN LEFT ALONG PRINCES ST TO THE WEST END. TURN LEFT UP LOTHIAN ROAD. PASS 5 SETS OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS. TURN RIGHT AT FOUNTAINBRIDGE. WALK A FURTHER 300 YARDS. WHEN YOU SEE A 2 STORY PUBLIC BAR NAMED "CARGO" GO TO THE BACK ENTERANCE VIA THE FOOTPATH AND THE FOUR SISTERS IS THE LARGE GREEN BOAT IN FRONT OF YOU. THIS SHOULD TAKE 15 MINS TO WALK.
    ALTERNATIVLY ANY BUS GOING TO TOLLCROSS/ FOUNTAINBRIDGE WILL DO.

    Getting there by railway:- FROM HAYMARKET RAILWAY STATION TURN RIGHT UP MORRISON STREET, TAKE THE SECOND ROAD TO THE RIGHT AND FOLLOW THE ROAD TO THE ROUNDABOUT. A TWO STORY BAR NAMED "CARGO" WILL BE FACING YOU. THE FOUR SISTERS BOATEL IS LOCATED BEHIND THE BAR ACCESSABLE VIA THE WALKWAY.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- AN AIRPORT COACH WILL TAKE YOU INTO THE CITY CENTRE. GO TO THE WEST END OF PRINCES STREET, TURN LEFT UP LOTHIAN ROAD, PROCEEDE THROUGH 5 SETS OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS, TURN RIGHT ALONG FOUNTAINBRIDGE FOR 300 YARDS. ON YOUR LEFT YOU WILL SEE A 2 STORY BAR NAMED "CARGO" THE FOUR SISTERS IS LOCATED TO THE REAR OF THE BUILDING AND ACCESSABLE VIA THE WALKWAY. a TAXI FROM THE AIRPORT WILL COST AROUND £15 GBP.

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