Our narrowboat will be ready to hire from summer 2018 and we think there are lots of reasons you’ll want to book her for a holiday! Here are our top ten…

1. Boutique retreat for two

The ultimate romantic getaway, all year round.

  • snug, king-sized bed and deep mattress
  • rainfall shower
  • mood lighting
  • contemporary styling

interior luxury canal boat

2. Inspiring scenery

Enjoy the peaceful and unspoiled waterways in the heart of rural England and wake up to a different view every day. A narrowboat holiday is perfect, if you need to slow down for a few days; share the landscape with the wildlife and farm animals – you may see no other humans for a while 🙂



3. All abilities

Full training provided for complete novices as well as experienced boaters. We provide training on handling the boat, as well as teach you how to open locks and navigate the waterways.

Learning to use locks with Boutique Narrowboats in Northamptonshire

4. Bespoke itineraries

Our central location in North Kilworth, Leicestershire means that there are several routes to choose from. Select one of our suggested itineraries or plan your own.

Autumn on the Grand Union Leicester Line houseboat

5. Value

Our mini-breaks and holidays include:

  • fuel for power and heating
  • secure car parking
  • comprehensive training on boat operation
  • round-the-clock assistance if needed
  • Book online with 30% deposit


6. One-of-a-kind

Our narrowboat is like no other; she has a unique steel top, hand-built to provide ultimate insulation.

  • warm in winter, cool in summer
  • maximum ceiling height of 6’4”
  • contemporary design

Fitting out the narrowboat canalboat in Leicestershire

7. Safety

  • safety and maintenance checks before each hire
  • fully licensed and insured for hire
  • hire Boat Safety Certificate
  • suitable for novices and experienced boaters

8.Interior design

Modern features contrast with rustic materials to bring warmth and style.

  • simple layered linen fabrics
  • muted colours
  • rustic timber cladding
  • antique touches

luxury bed on boutique narrowboat

9. Cosy pubs

All of our itineraries include options to eat out at a restaurant or enjoy a drink or two at a canalside pub. You can moor for the night outside most of them (no taxis necessary!) and enjoy an evening to suit your own taste – choose from a rural English pub, a bistro restaurant or even an elegant Gin Bar.

Bridge 61 pub at Foxton Locks

10. Personal touch

Let us know if you have any special requirements or questions and we will do our best!

Boutique narrowboats Sharon and Aaran

Sharon and Aaran




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You may also be interested in the following pages:

~ Furnishing inventory

~ Itineraries and routes


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