Tattenhall Marina Floating Pods

Watch your cares sail away from the comfort of a luxurious pod in the heart of rural Cheshire, with on-site facilities and a wealth of scenic waterways to explore.
  • Sleeps: 4 per pod
  • Bedrooms: 1 per pod
  • Bathrooms: 1 per pod
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Perfectly positioned amongst idyllic Cheshire countryside, Tattenhall Marina is a peaceful, 300-berth haven on the sparkling Shropshire Union Canal.

With generous on-site facilities and boat hire available, this is the ideal base from which to explore… though once you’ve settled into your luxurious floating pod, your plans may be subject to change!

Each of the six A-frame, glass-fronted pods you’ll discover on the marina boast incredible rural views, all the way out to Peckforton Castle in the distance.

You can savour that soothing vista inside, curled up on the sofa with a steaming cuppa, or outside, on the deck with a chilled glass of wine. You’ll also have Wi-Fi and a Smart TV to help keep you entertained as night falls.

Meanwhile, there’s a sleek, well-equipped kitchenette for hearty suppers, and a stylish double bedroom with views of the marina (if you can get up early enough, watching the sun rise over the glistening water is a special treat.)

The sofa converts to an additional bed if needed, and two pods are dog-friendly… so nobody has to stay behind at home!

After freshening up in your pod’s own shower room, why not wander along to the Boathouse Café Bar for a slap-up breakfast?  Serving tempting meals and cakes all day long, you’ll find everything is lovingly prepared from fresh local produce.

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At a glance

  • A collection of six glass-fronted floating pods at Tattenhall Marina, on the peaceful Shropshire Union Canal.
  • Savour views of stunning Cheshire countryside from your chosen pod, all the way to Peckforton Castle.
  • Sleeping up to 4 guests, each pod features a well-equipped kitchenette and a shower room, with a double bedroom and a sofa bed.
  • Two pods are dog-friendly.
  • Facilities at the 300-berth marina include narrowboat hire, and a café bar serving all-day meals and cakes.
  • There are plenty of waterways to explore, with links to canals including Llangollen and the Trent and Mersey. Nearby attractions include the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, with plenty of pubs and cafés in the village.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


Glass-fronted pods, sleep 4 guests.  Double bedroom, living space with sofa bed, Smart TV, Wi-Fi, well-equipped kitchenette, shower room with WC, furnished outdoor deck.  On site: café bar, narrowboat hire.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, boat hire, ice cream farm, picnic stops, historic sites, pubs, shops, cafés

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Feel free to indulge, especially if you plan to set out on foot to explore the local area. There are some stunning country walks and cycle rides just begging to be taken, which will help you burn off any excess calories – though since there are plenty of pubs and cafés to be found in nearby Tattenhall village, you can refuel whenever you like.

Oh, and if you’ve brought the kids, a trip to the award-winning Cheshire Ice Cream Farm is a must! Serving home-made ice-cream at the world’s largest ice-cream parlour, in a full kaleidoscope of flavours (who could resist Popping Candy or Jammy Dodger?) there’s also a play area for the little ones to run wild.

Meanwhile, if you’ve chosen to hire a narrowboat – or indeed, bring your own – you’ll find a wealth of waterways to discover, including access to the Llangollen Canal and the Trent and Mersey.

Feeling ambitious? The Four Counties Ring is a cruising route that takes in 92 locks over 97 miles, passing through some magnificent North West countryside and villages on your way. You could also cruise to the walled city of Chester for a spot of retail therapy.

If you’re not feeling ambitious, that’s OK, by the way. All the more excuse to pour another glass of wine and sit back on your deck, waiting to catch that spectacular sunset.

Things to note

Minimum 2-night stay.

Where you'll be staying

Chester, Cheshire

What the guests of Tattenhall Marina Floating Pods say

“We had a fabulous stay in one of the luxury floating pods. Very modern, comfortable and spotlessly clean. So lovely to sit and watch the wildlife. Had a gorgeous Sunday roast, the staff very helpful and accommodating. Very relaxing stay, we will definitely be back.”

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