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The entire barge has been finished to an exceptionally high standard, ensuring comfort and luxury throughout. Whether you’re considering a family break, a celebration with friends, a seasonal stay or impressing colleagues and clients with something out of the ordinary, we can tailor many elements of your stay to your individual requirements.

Planning a relaxing family break or weekend away with friends? Lady of the Twizzle provides a unique, fun environment where you can unwind and enjoy some quality time.

The cleverly designed en suite family rooms and cabins make staying with children of all ages practical and comfortable. With exceptional attention to detail, finishing touched such as bunkbed nightlights and drop-down couchettes ensure guests of all ages are catered for. The 2 master suites boast king-size beds to add extra indulgence!

Make the most of your stay and enjoy the excellent local amenities including exceptional restaurants, the local seal colony, country pubs, beautiful beaches, a nearby spa, a river boat ride, breathtaking coastal walks and more. There’s plenty to do onboard and off when staying on Lady of the Twizzle.

Looking for new and exciting ways to impress or reward your clients and staff? A stay aboard Lady of the Twizzle provides a unique and stylish experience in private surroundings, suited to both work and play.

Cleverly designed, Lady of the Twizzle offers an ideal setting for meetings, conferences, team building events, awards, client entertainment and more. With large sociable areas, both inside and out, networking and socialising can take place with ease. The library-style snug provides a relaxed break-out/private meeting area if required, with stunning views out to the estuary. Whilst Lady of the Twizzle sleeps 14 guests, there is plenty of space to invite additional visitors on board during your stay.

The spacious 14-seater dining/conference table offers a comfortable solution to meal times and meetings. We’re able to prepare the table for formal meetings, providing note pads, pens, refreshments, AV equipment and more…

Once all the hard work is done, the table can be used for dining or moved to one side as a buffet table, opening up a large dance floor area if letting off some steam is on the agenda!

Lady of the Twizzle can be tastefully decorated to help you enjoy any seasonal occasion, from Christmas and New Year festivities to Easter and Halloween fun – your seasonal celebrations will be even more memorable on board this beautifully renovated barge.

We can help to perfect your stay with those all-important little touches. Start your celebrations with a glass of bubbles as we welcome you on board and then enjoy the seasonal treats in your luxury welcome hamper… During your stay how would you like a private chef to cater for your every need or some live onboard musical entertainment to help you party in style? Let us know your plans and we can help.

We’re happy to recommend a wide range of additional on board and local services to make your stay even more special. From mobile beauty therapists to pamper you whilst you enjoy the stunning views, to party caterers to take the stress out of hosting…. When staying aboard Lady of the Twizzle you’re also surrounded by excellent local amenities, providing you with a great selection of fun and relaxing things to do.

If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate in style… look no further! From wedding receptions and honeymoon stays to birthday bashes and charity fundraisers, Lady of the Twizzle provides the perfect setting to celebrate with your guests.

We can help make your event run smoothly with recommended partners able to provide catering options, pamper packages, live entertainment and more.

With accommodation for up to 12/14 people, the fun need not end when the party stops. Make the most of your stay aboard Lady of the Twizzle and enjoy everything this exquisitely renovated barge and its stunning surroundings have to offer.

Once your celebrations are over, you can relax in the hot tub on the top deck or chill in the snug with views along the estuary. If you want to explore the local area, there’s plenty to do, suited to all ages and tastes.

Lady of the Twizzle is steeped in history and has been respectfully renovated during 2017 and 2018 to her current splendour. Lady of the Twizzle was a Ferro Concrete Barge and 85 feet in length.

Hundreds of reinforced concrete cargo barges, like Lady of the Twizzle, were commissioned in 1939 to assist in WWII. Their sole purpose was to transport up to 300 tons of ammunitions supplies, towed between their destinations. Due to the timber shortage, these barges were built using steel and ferrocement (reinforced concrete).

After the second world war most of these barges became surplus to requirements. Some were left as wrecks, some were purposely sunk and others used to reinforce river banks.

Even those vessels that had sunk could be successfully refloated by pumping out the water at low tide. Lady of the Twizzle was refloated originally to become a bar, moored at Ipswich. She was later towed to Walton on the Naze where she was used as a sailing school for 20 years.

When the sailing school closed in 2015, owner of the barge Peter Morris enlisted a new business partner – Danny Parrott, to manage the entire overhaul and renovation project to Lady of the Twizzle’s current condition. The project saw a complete transformation of a dilapidated WWII cargo barge to luxury accommodation for up to 14 people.

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