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Lock etiquette

To all you narrowboat novices: we say, don’t be put off by these fellas . Locks can look intimidating and you do need to take things slowly and carefully. But here’s the thing: as you exit your first lock, you will have been a little apprehensive together, figured it out Read more…

Lesley Ann design and build
A little bit of wood goes a long way
hammam towels in the bathroom on the boutique narrowboat
Boutique Narrowboat Lesley Ann luxury canal boat hire
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The front wall goes into our new hire boat

Topless no more

Aaran is a genius. When it became clear that Lesley Ann’s top was simply not up to its job description, he came up trumps with a truly brilliant idea. To design a proto-type using cold store panels. Lots of people were unimpressed. These are massive construction panels made of steel and Read more…

Luxury canal boat hire and narrowboat holidays in the uk leicestershire

The Beginning

Why can’t I hire a narrowboat in winter? My telephone enquiries were answered in a variety of no-nonsense ways by experienced boat-rental companies. My dad was travelling from Cyprus to join us for Christmas and in my head, a lovely cruise through the winter wonderland of the Grand Union Canal Read more…