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River Boathouse


6 Coastguard Cottages

The coastguard cottages were built in 1862 to house seven boatmen and a leading boatman. The Humber was much busier in the 19th century and the coastguard service was much needed. These cottages are now private houses.

No. 6 occupies a corner plot with the old wash-houses.

The Host

Before working as a Massage Therapist, Kate worked in a variety of fields including manufacturing, leisure and hospitality both in the UK and abroad.  She has been an Airbnb host for a number of years and is a 'Superhost'. 

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The cottage offers accommodation in a single or double room with shared use of the kitchen, bathroom and garden.  



The benefits of massage therapy for health and well-being have been documented as far back as 3000 BC.  Massage techniques increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, improve posture and functions of immune system and promote relaxation throughout the entire body.

My approach is a holistic one, believing that the health of mind, body and environment are critical to well-being.

Kate Harper, MSc, FHT

Massage Therapist


Kate is a qualified, registered and insured sports massage therapist and member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.  She holds a BSc in Psychology, MSc in Engineering Business Management and is qualified as an IDTA Dance Teacher.


Kate is a graduate of Coventry College in Sports Massage Therapy and Birmingham Beauty Academy in Massage Therapy.  She offers a range of massage treatments including traditional Swedish, aromatic, hot stone, deep tissue and sports massage. She can help people improve their overall sense of physical and mental well-being through massage, as well as assist with flexibility and mobility issues in soft tissues.  

Before moving to Barton-Upon-Humber,  Kate volunteered as a massage therapist at a local rugby club in Coventry.





Far Ings National Nature Reserve


The reserve comprises the open water of Ness Lake, large areas of reed bed, grassland, hedgerow and scrub.

Historic Buildings & Museums


The area has a wealth of historic buildings and heritage attractions from St. Peter’s Church to the fascinating Wilderspin National School Museum and Ropewalk Museum.  

Food & Drink 


Restaurants, cafés, pubs and delis for all tastes are available in the town.  Nearby, the Old Boathouse and Sloop Inn serve food and drink. 

Leisure Activities


Barton upon Humber has a leisure centre and swimming pool, football pitches, cricket pitch, two bowling greens, a dance school, cycling club and a sailing club. 

Bird Watching


The area boasts pipits, finches, swallows, martins, swifts, larks, starlings, redshank, wigeon, black-tailed godwit, skeins of pink-footed geese, bitterns, teal, waders and wildfowl.  

The Viking Way 


The Viking Way is a long-distance trail in England running 147 miles between the Humber Bridge and Oakham in Rutland.


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