The Randle

The Randle - An Idylic Four, Three, or Two Passenger Private Charter Hotel Barge.

Enjoy classic yachting charm aboard the Randle, constructed using the finest materials and craftsmanship, with varnished mahogany and brass fittings, the use of natural fabrics throughout makes for a warm, cosy, and inviting interior. Ideal for couples, friends, or families. 

Wheelhouse Saloon.

Half round leather couch for six with panoramic views of the passing countryside, whatever the weather. Double glazed with round table, satellite TV/DVD & Chrome-cast, water cooler, 220v sockets, USBs & WiFi. Air-conditioned and heated with drop down sides for cool summer cruising.  


Open deck with teak steamer chairs, tables, & WiFi.

Lower Saloon.

Wood panelled & air conditioned with leather couch, 220v sockets, USBs & Wifi, 

Master Cabin.

Queen size double bed, wardrobe, desk & drawers, opening skylight and ports, air conditioning, wool carpet, eider down, Egyptian cotton linen, safe. 220v sockets, hairdryer, USBs & Wifi, 

En-suite bathroom with bidet toilet, bath & power-shower, marble topped vanity basin, shaver point & heated towel-rail. Bathrobes & Occitane toiletries.

Twin Cabin.

Upper and lower singles (6'4") desk, wardrobe, opening port & skylight, air conditioning, wool carpets, eider down, Egyptian cotton linen, safe, 220v sockets & hairdryer, USBs & Wifi.

En-suite shower room with bidet toilet, power-shower, marble topped vanity basin, shaver point, heated towel-rail. Bathrobes & Occitane toiletries.

Crew Cabin.

For the privacy of our guests the crew quarters are self-contained at the front of the vessel, only one crew member sleeps aboard. 


The Randle is a licensed passenger carrying Péniche registered in Paris, France. Twin-engined, steel hulled, and bespoke constructed in 2001 to the highest standards. 22m long by 4m wide, weight 50 tonnes. (72ft x 13ft - 55 US tons)

The Randle runs on HVO100, a 100% bio fuel derived from wast plant products and used edible oils, reducing our carbon emissions by at least 85% when compared to using conventional fossil fuel.  Bio fuel HVO100 is also completely biodegradable, non-toxic and odourless and made from 100% renewable materials. Help us preserve the planet and the river for future generations when cruising aboard the Randle. 

The galley has an induction hob and electric oven therefore no gas is stored or used aboard.

The Randle is also heated and cooled using electric heat-pump technology.

"My husband and I chartered this 4 passenger DELUXE barge which travels in Burgundy. We had never traveled this way before. We had no idea. We put ourselves in the hands of The Randle with Tim (owner and Capt) along with Gael a cordon bleu trained chef for a glorious, relaxed week of slow travel. Passing thru numerous locks provided entertainment between idyllic countryside scenery. Gael made lunches and breakfasts to order. Daily when we'd tie up, off we went on foot/via Mercedes with Stuart to visit villages/chateau/shop. Wine tastings. Food was outstanding as was the burgundy wines and various. A/C in luxurious (by barge standards) staterooms, fine linens, ample hot water for showers and the like. The Randle was the most handsome barge on the canals. To use a car metaphor. If The Randle was a Bentley, the other barges we saw were Winnebago's. Booked 2 WEEKS in 2020."


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