Thanks to NB Bluesbreaker and Zita the dog for the photo.
The restoration of the 1870's Charles Nelson Cement and Lime Works basin was completed in September 2017 and we now have long term leisure moorings for up to 8 narrow beam boats with additional spaces for short term visitors.
All the permanent moorings have pedestals so are within a hose length of water and an extension lead of electrical power. Elsan and rubbish disposal is separate from the moorings, (short walk with one of our wheelbarrows or your car). To avoid a smelly pump out station, our pump out kit is mobile so we come to you to empty your tank.
Our moorings are currently full until March 2018 but we are taking names of people to be on the waiting list or just register as interested for the future. If you definitely want a mooring as soon as one becomes available then you will need to apply and pay a deposit. Please contact us via the contact page.
Permanent moorings are along one side of the arm so you have unfettered views from both sides of your boat and access to your mooring is down the other side of the arm.
Secure parking is within a few strides of your mooring. The basin is fenced off from the general public with coded electric gate access, (no need to get out of your car to open a gate). We have a 24hr on site presence at the moorings.
Moorers have access to a picnic area with tables, seating and barbecue stands. There will also be a sheltered clothes drying area early in 2018.
From Spring 2018, moorers will also have access to a new self-contained accommodation block for relatives and friends to stay. We also plan to have a washing machine and dryer for moorers use in the same building.
We are also in the process of having fibre to the premises installed by Openreach so we can offer high speed internet wifi access in 2018. We have paid the fee and are now waiting for an install date. We will have to charge moorers but it will be a reasonable charge.
The basin is next to a SSSI, (Site of Special Scientific Interest), and nature reserve which is part of our 40 acre private estate known for its rare butterfly population. It will be an idyllic spot to keep your boat, relax in peace and a great place to walk dogs.
Nelson's Wharf is on the Grand Union Canal in the long pound between Stockton and Calcutt locks and, being on the Warwickshire Ring, it is very central for the canal network . Turn right out of the basin and you have the choice of the GU canal to the south and ultimately London or the Oxford canal with a choice of south to Oxford or north to Rugby and Coventry. Turn left out of the basin and its off to Birmingham via Leamington Spa and Warwick.
The Wharf is equally accessible by car. Our private, electric gated entrance is on the A426 Southam to Rugby Road just north of Stockton Village crossroads.
The village of Stockton with a village post office is about 15 minutes walk away down a public footpath. In the other direction, 5 minutes across the fields, there is a public house, The Boat Inn, where there is also access to a bus service running between Leamington Spa, (via Southam), and Rugby.
Be assured that Nelson's Wharf will never be expanded into a bigger marina. Our intention is to create a unique mooring environment for a limited number of craft.