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SULA Lightship

Gloucester - Gloucestershire

Extraordinary two bedroom apartment onboard a historic lightship moored in the Gloucester Docklands.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
from £250 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book...

SULA Lightship is owned and managed by Vivienne Brooks.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Vivienne Brooks.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Stay on board the only self-catering lightship in the UK!
  • A stylish vessel ideal for couples, families and solo travellers, with bars and restaurants just a short stroll away.
  • Steeped in maritime history, SULA Lightship combines pleasing original features with comfortable and high-end contemporary amenities.
  • Bask in the sun with coffee or cocktails, relax in the lounge with a movie, or snuggle up in your own private cabin all aboard this versatile and well-designed space.

  You should know...

  • The owners live in separate quarters on the same boat, with their two dogs.
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • The lightship is not suitable for children under 16 years.
  • Some steep stairs are required for access.

  The Detail...

Moored in Gloucester Docklands and lovingly renovated to a very high standard inside and out, SULA Lightship is a former working ship, now converted into a self-catering property, available to rent. Sleeping four guests between two high-end cabins, and with full cooking and leisure facilities, SULA Lightship is the perfect accommodation option for couples, families and anyone else who fancies something a little bit different.

The main living space inside SULA Lightship combines hardwood floors and panels with comfy furniture and sleek kitchen equipment to create a comfortable and contemporary aesthetic. With WiFi and a television, be as plugged in as you like, or take the opportunity to unwind without digital distractions. Off the lounge there are two private cabins, one with its own small fridge and both with kettles and hot drink stations set up for you to enjoy a cup of tea in bed first thing in the morning. The carpentry and finishes are to the same high standard that youll experience elsewhere on the ship, making for two dreamy and restorative cabins.

Making use of reclaimed oak and with portholes facing the dock wall, the shower room on SULA Lightship has everything that you need, with lashings of hot water and contemporary fixtures and fittings; just because youre on a former working ship, doesnt mean youll be compromising on comfort or quality. As far as outdoor space goes, you have the choice of two wonderful decks. The Bow Deck is the ideal spot to watch the boats sail by, and is also where you can pick up a paddle board or canoe. Alternative, the Sun Deck is a great place to recline with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and gaze out toward Llanthony Priorys spires, or watch the stars rise at the end of a long day on board.

SULA Lightship truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the comfort of an upmarket hotel combined with the exciting novelty of sleeping on a ship. No expense has been spared and no detail overlooking in creating a wonderful self-catered space for between one and four guests on board this stunning ship.

Being moored in the heart of Gloucester Docklands, the many bars, restaurants and retail facilities of Gloucester Quays are just a short walk away. There are over fifteen eateries within two hundred yards of the mooring, so that every taste and dietary requirement can be catered for. More active guests should check out the nearby climbing centre, while no trip to Gloucester is complete without exploring the famous cathedral, whose spires are visible from the sun deck.


Essential Features
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Netflix
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Smart TV/FireStick
  • Sonos/Smart Speaker
  • Television
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub

LV14 SULA is moored within walking distance of Gloucester Quays outlet shopping centre, street markets and restaurant quarter. The famous Cotswolds are just a short drive away.


  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Theme park
  • Water Park
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

LV14 SULA's hosts offer a concierge service and have partnerships with local restaurants offering priority booking, discounts and special offers.

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  Nearest Airport

Bristol and Birmingham Airports - 1 hour



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