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Salter's Steamers are a family firm that has provided first-class hospitality on the Royal River Thames for over 150 years (est. 1858).

As one of the longest established firms on the Thames we own one of the largest and most exclusive fleets operating on the river. Our cruises combine traditional style, contemporary comforts and the highest modern standards.

We offer a variety of hugely popular boat trips through some of the most beautiful scenery in England. During the summer our scheduled trips operate from every major location on the Upper-Thames between the university city of Oxford and the London boundary city of Staines (including such famous places as Reading, Henley and Windsor).

Furthermore, our exclusive craft can be privately chartered as the perfect venue for all kinds of function, party or celebration (including showpiece events such as the Henley Royal Regatta).

We also hire out punts, day-boats and other small craft (from Oxford only) as well as operating charters on the Solent.

In addition we are now offering a timetable of one-off special cruises held from a number of different locations throughout the year. These include public jazz cruises (from Oxford and Windsor), special services along unusual routes (e.g. Oxford to Wolvercote) as well as different trips to mark certain events (e.g. Bunkfest at Wallingford).

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The accommodation at Kingfisher Barn has been created from converting old farm buildings dating back as far as the 17th Century. Made of red brick and tile for the smaller cottages and stone and handmade tiles for the large lodges, these converted barns ooze charm and history.

Explore the historical town of Abingdon, and take in the breathtaking sights of Oxford.

Kingfisher Barn Ltd | Kingfisher Barn, Rye Farm, Abingdon, Oxford, OX14 3NN

Registered Office Address - Barnbrook Sinclair, 30 Saint John’s Rd, Woking, Surrey, GU21 7SA

Local Area

Historical Abingdon became the county town of Berkshire sometime after receiving its Royal Charter in 1556. It is a market town and civil parish in England.

This breathtaking town located just six miles south-west of Oxford was formally a county town of Berkshire but had a slight name change in 2012 to become Abingdon-on-Thames.

Abingdon town centre refurbished in 2007 as part of the council's redevelopment plan took on a great new look. All work was in keeping with the surrounding area. 

Come and discover this delightful town for yourself, explore and learn its history, there's so much to see and do!

In 1084, William the Conqueror celebrated and enjoyed Easter at the Abbey. He then left his son, the future Henry I, to be educated there.

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Pets

With years of experience and a passion for dogs, we understand your pet is a special member of the family, and you'll want him/her to enjoy the holiday just as much as you!

Our 'Pet-Friendly' policy means you can relax and spend some great time together. From stunning country walks to ambling along the banks of the River Thames, let your 'pooch' enjoy the serenity of our beautiful Abingdon.

Cats are welcome too!

"Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car, he sticks his head out the window.” — Steve Bluestone

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Kingfisher Barn
Rye Farm, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX14 3NN
Tel: 01235 537538

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