Below deck

Below deck

Below deck

Below deck

Below deck - comfortable and spacious

While outwardly maintaining the look and feel of a traditional sailing barge, much as it would have been a century ago, although with the addition of modern safety equipment, below deck the cargo holds have been converted into comfortable and spacious accommodation, with - quite literally - all the comforts of home.

Stairs lead down through the main hatch into the saloon, which is an open plan lounge and dining area. At one end the lounge area has three leather sofas with plenty of books to read, TV and a CD/DVD player, i-pod dock, radio and speakers.

At the opposite end of the saloon there are two big dining tables where 16 people can all eat in comfort.

Meals are prepared in the galley which is big and as fully equipped as the kitchen in most homes, with gas hob and oven, fridge-freezer and microwave oven.

Below deck, Wyvenhoe is fully carpeted throughout. There is a diesel stove and low wattage electric radiators to provide heating in cold weather.

The former forward hold, ahead of the main mast has been converted into five separate cabins, where there are bunks for 12 people to sleep. The bunks are all roomy and comfortable and the cabins light and airy.

A pressurised hot and cold water system means there is a plentiful supply of hot water for washing, and two powerful showers. The electric toilets are clean and have easy to use push-button flushing.

The crew have their own separate private sleeping cabins with separate access but otherwise share the accommodation with guests.

Accommodation plan:

Accommodation plan