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The Accommodation


On board The Four Sisters Boatel there is a sence of peace and tranquility where you will feel no more than a gentle sway underfoot. Decorated to compliment the warm tones of the oak lined interior all spaces are decorated to provide the perfect mix of opulance and comfort. The luxuriously dressed beds are adorned with the finest bedding with an empasis on relaxation and sumptuousness.


The Four Sisters Boatel is a houseboat with a difference and a first for Edinburgh. She is a wide-beamed boat measuring 55' by 10' 6” , with 6' 4" of headroom and sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children under 10 years comfortably. A double bed settee is also available to accommodate larger groups at an extra cost of £20 per additional person per night.

She is permanently moored in Lochrin Basin and may be accessed via Lower Gilmore Place or Fountainbridge.  [please check our contact page for directions].





She comprises of: 


2 double cabins ( Plasma TV/DVD player with wireless headphones)


Lounge with double bed-settee.


Fully equipped galley kitchen with breakfast bar and stools.


Recess with small bunk beds.


Shower room with WC/WHB.


Outdoor deck area with seating for 6 and BBQ area.






The interior living space is surprisingly spacious. We have full central heating on board so passengers should always be cosy even in the coldest of winters and further electric heating is also available throughout the boatel if required. Any level of catering can be accomplished in the superbly equipped black gloss galley kitchen. The two beautifully dressed double cabins are compact but offer the ultimate in luxury and comfort.

Please bear in mind that living on board any vessel is unlike being land bound in a flat or apartment. Floor space is tight within the cabin areas so our advice would be to travel light and avoid hard case luggage for storage purposes. There is no floor space within the cabins for a cot but we have a portable cot available which can be set up in the lounge and used in conjunction with our baby monitor. Recessed child sized bunk beds are located in the stern measuring 2' 6" x 5' 4" (suitable for 10 years and under). There is a double sofa bed in the lounge to accommodate larger groups.

All our 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 in the WC.  Paper must be put into the bin provided. The shower is ceramic, 24 inches square and hot water is supplied by means of a water heater which takes just a few minutes to reach the required temperature. The ceramic WC on board The Four Sisters Boatel is the latest model in boating technology with touch panel flush.

 Scottish Canals 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.

Please Do Please Don't

- Smoke only on deck.



- Burn candles or smoke below deck.

- Use only eco friendly toiletries/cleaning products provided.



- wear stiletto heels on board.

- Respect other canal users.



- make excessive noise.
- Make full use of all our on-board facilities and have a fantastic time.
- exceed check out time.
- Try to keep our CD and DVD library in order.  - do not put toilet paper or face wipes down the toilet (only human waste). A small sanitary bin is provided.
- Leave The Four Sisters boatel ship shape (excessive cleaning is chargeable).  






Prices include your sole use of The Four Sisters Boatel for up to 4 adults and 2 children under 10 years old.


Prices vary dependant on time of year.



September - July: £200 - £250 per night.



August- £300-400 per night.



(Prices vary on special events such as rugby, New Year and Valentine's day).



A further 2 people can be accommodated for an additional £10 per person per night on a large sofa bed in the livingroom.


Please enquire regarding specific dates.



2 fishing rods

Outdoor dining area

Adult and children's library

Board games

Cd player with vast library of over 300 discs

Electric massage chair

Air conditioning fan

32 inch plasma TV/ DVD/ Freeview

Vast DVD library with over 100 titles

Portable cot

Baby monitor

Foot spa

Picnic blanket




Picnic cooling bag 

Sun loungers

Bottled water

Electric under blankets


Luxury bed linen 




2 folding bicycles

2 further 14 inch plasma TV/ DVD

2 sets of wireless headphones

Complimentary hot drinks tray

Basic condiments

Eco- friendly cleaning products

Bath/ hand/ tea towels

2 bath robes

Eco friendly toiletries

Toilet tissue

Iron/ ironing board/ clothes dryer

Small first aid kit

2 cagoules