Reminder

TOPSAIL CHARTERS Ltd
Cooks Yard
The Hythe
Maldon
Essex
CM9 5HN

Tel: 01621 857 567
info@top-sail.co.uk

Enjoy East of England

Floating cottage hireBetween Easter and the end of September, Reminder takes guests away for weekend sailings on the East Coast Rivers, but over the winter months is available as an interesting and unusual alternative to a country cottage. A fantastic base for bird watching, seawall
walks, cycling and socializing.Moored amongst the other charter barges on Maldon’s Hythe Quay, home to seven of these historic vessels, you are at the edge of this attractive market town. Opposite the Quay, the salt marshes are home to a huge number of winter birds as well as our resident oyster catchers, egrets, waders and swans. A short walk through the Promenade Park takes you to the sea wall and lovely winter walks along the estuary. Up river takes you to Beeleigh Falls with Kingfishers and shell duck or you can follow the Blackwater and Chelmer Canal to Heybridge Basin or Hoe Mill Lock.A short drive in the car opens up many other estuary villages and if you look on a map you will see the rivers Colne, Stour and Orwell are also in close proximity.On the Quay is the bargeman’s pub “The Queens Head”and Maldon High Street offers a wide variety of restaurants and pubs.

Reminder can sleep up to 14 guests in six cabins (two doubles, two twins and two with three single berths). There are two washrooms, one with a shower. The galley is open-plan onto the saloon, facilitating sociable meal preparation and easy meal serving.
You won’t find a TV and the mobile reception below decks can be dodgy, but you will find a large table for playing cards or board games, a solid fuel stove to gather round (as well as central heating), and fantastic views on deck for your morning cup of tea.

Self-catering hire charges :- 2 days (minimum)

Winter   (mid-September to mid-April)   £550         Summer £750
Christmas Charges :- 3 days (minimum) 24/25/26 December £800
Per day thereafter £175

Note, we work on a calendar day, not a 24 hour period. On most occasions the hire period starts from 7pm the night before the hire period starts, but this cannot be guaranteed on all occasions.
Hire finishes at 5pm on the last day. The hire fee includes VAT, electricity, fuel & linen.

LINEN – We supply a pillow, duvets, all bed linen, fleece blankets and hot water bottles for 12 guests.
If you exceed 12 guests, you will need to bring an extra pillow, duvet, pillow case and duvet cover for each extra guests (up to 14 maximum). Hand towels are found in the two wash rooms, but you need to bring your own shower towels. T-towels are provided in the galley.

GALLEY- The galley is well equipped for catering for 14 guests, and you should find all the crockery, cutlery, serving and cooking dishes you need.
The bar area includes wine, beer and soft drink glasses, but not champagne flutes.
The oven is a commercial gas range, with 6 rings and large double oven. There is no grill. There is no microwave on board. There is a larder fridge with small freezer compartment and another fridge under the bar for alcohol. You will find a large walk in food store and a cleaning cupboard. We supply toilet roll, bin bags, washing up liquid and cleaning stuff.

ELECTRICITY – There is a normal shore power supply to the barge, but the only power points are to be found in the bar/galley area. There is an extension lead on board. There are no electric shaving sockets in the bathrooms.

WATER – Mains water, all tap water is drinking water.

PETS – Well-behaved dogs may be allowed on board under certain conditions. Please ring the office to check.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Can be found onboard in our welcome pack. An access statement is available.

For further information on the area ring Maldon Tourist Office on 01621 856503 and also look at the Council web site on www.maldon.gov.uk and the town website on www.maldon.co.uk