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The Lady of the Twizzle

Walton-on-the-Naze - Essex

A salvaged, wartime barge in an exclusive Essex marina, complete with a bubbling outdoor hot tub and luxury interiors

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
£600-700 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book...

The Lady of the Twizzle is managed by Maria Eastwood.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Maria Eastwood.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • The Lady of the Twizzle is moored in Titchmarsh Marina in a tranquil Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • It boasts an impressive open-plan saloon and a designer kitchen galley, along with a cosy snug and four en-suite bedrooms. The bedrooms comprise of two family suites with 1 x super king bed (can be split to 2 x singles), 1 x double bed and 1 x drop down single bunk. There are then 2 x king size cabins with feature beds. Each cabin/suite has its own large bathroom with large shower, toilet etc. There are also male and female toilets on the main deck.
  • The sun-kissed deck has an array of chic seating areas, including sumptuous sun loungers and a six-person hot tub.
  • Explore the lush Walton Backwaters or the crumbling Red Crag cliffs, visiting Hamford Nature Reserve or Walton-on-the-Naze.

  You should know...

  • The authentic barge has a number of steps and may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.
  • The owners also provide guests with luxurious thick white robes for use whilst on the boat.

  The Detail...

Live the high life at the exclusive Titchmarsh Marina, with your own luxury, wartime barge moored in the sparkling Twizzle Creek waters. Resting amongst the majestic Walton Backwaters in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Lady of the Twizzle is a rare and undiscovered booty. Sip champagne on the sun-kissed deck or stargaze in the hot tub, watching for the seals and gazing at the captivating landscapes. Discover Walton-on-the-Naze and wander on its clifftops or walk amongst the thriving marshlands and secluded, sandy beaches.

The Lazy of the Twizzle is a salvaged, WW2 barge that has been masterfully transformed into a contemporary holiday hideout. Boasting impressive social areas and four sophisticated en-suite bedrooms, it is a unique retreat with room for up to 14 people.

Theres an open-plan saloon with a slick galley kitchen, along with a cosy living room snug separated by a large portal window. Serve gourmet three-course meals around the formal dinner table or stay up till late on the plump sink-in sofas. Both rooms ooze with a refined sense of grandeur and are finished with dusky blues, muted greys, and chic nautical touches.

Look out for the iconic portal windows and the vintage sailing paintings or the hanging boat anchors and subtle striped furnishings. The sleek designer kitchen is even equipped with state-of-the-art mod-cons and has everything you need for dinner parties.

While away those sunny days basking on the deck, drinking freshly brewed coffee or sunset cocktails. The bubbling 6-seater hot tub is hidden on the private foredeck and is complete with underwater lights.

When you want some time alone, head off in search of your stylish en-suite bedroom, dressed with dreamy double beds and thick fluffy duvets. Choose one of the two soothing doubles or two large family rooms, which are connected to an additional single or comfy bunk bedroom. Wake up refreshed after an uber-relaxed night and wash away the cobwebs with a steaming hot shower.

If you want to disembark and journey on foot, then this part of Essex is beautifully untouched. There are stunning salt marshes that are a haven for birds, along with endless mudflats and the crumbling Red Crag cliffs. Visit the Hamford Water Nature Reserve or go fossil hunting on the beach, having fun on salty Walton pier or on its quaint seaside streets. Bustling Harwich can also be found nearby and is a charming harbour town with a rich maritime history.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Cot
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
  • Computer games console
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking


  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

Whilst we have had many children on board and have made every effort to ensure their safety, please be aware this is still a vessel that is afloat and therefore please do not let children play outside unsupervised.

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Stanstead - 40 minutes

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Our minimum 3 night stay low season bookings are from £42.85 per person per night, based on 14 sharing
Our minimum 3 night stay high season bookings are from £50 per person per night, based on 14 sharing
We base our Christmas and New Year price available on request.

Prices are based on 14 guests staying on board. The owners will consider small discounts for smaller group sizes if not all suites are required.



Have you stayed at The Lady of the Twizzle?

Leave a review for this property   
Lorraine says...
"Lovely girls' weekend spent on this beautiful restored barge. Everything was spotlessly clean and correspondence with the owner Danny was very friendly. Thankfully M&S was close by to fill up the large American fridge. Really relaxing time but things to do if you wanted to.
Looking to booking again with family."
(Stayed: June 2019 )

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£600-700 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

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How to book...

The Lady of the Twizzle is managed by Maria Eastwood.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Maria Eastwood.

Message the owner  
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