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Narrowboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £96 /night

£670 - £977 / week

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Key info:

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Situated in the heart of England, it the ideal starting point for a different type of Holiday. From Stone you have several choices of routes i.e., an energetic Week The Four Counties Ring or a quieter week the Caldon and Harecastle Tunnel. Why not a days hire.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

Very Good 4.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £73 /night

£510 - £848 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Situated in the heart of England, it the ideal starting point for a different type of Holiday. From Stone you have several choices of routes i.e., an energetic Week The Four Counties Ring or a quieter week the Caldon and Harecastle Tunnel. Why not a days hire.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £73 /night

£510 - £848 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Situated in the heart of England, it the ideal starting point for a different type of Holiday. From Stone you have several choices of routes i.e., an energetic Week The Four Counties Ring or a quieter week the Caldon and Harecastle Tunnel. Why not a days hire.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £164 /night

£1142 - £1872 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Situated in the heart of England, it the ideal starting point for a different type of Holiday. From Stone you have several choices of routes i.e., an energetic Week The Four Counties Ring or a quieter week the Caldon and Harecastle Tunnel. Why not a days hire.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £138 /night

£965 - £1492 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Situated in the heart of England, it the ideal starting point for a different type of Holiday. From Stone you have several choices of routes i.e., an energetic Week The Four Counties Ring or a quieter week the Caldon and Harecastle Tunnel. Why not a days hire.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £92 /night

£639 - £1072 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Situated in the heart of England, it the ideal starting point for a different type of Holiday. From Stone you have several choices of routes i.e., an energetic Week The Four Counties Ring or a quieter week the Caldon and Harecastle Tunnel. Why not a days hire.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

3 Nights min stay

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from £95 /night

£659 - £959 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Situated in the heart of England, it the ideal starting point for a different type of Holiday. From Stone you have several choices of routes i.e., an energetic Week The Four Counties Ring or a quieter week the Caldon and Harecastle Tunnel. Why not a days hire.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Short stays welcome

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from £92 /night

£639 - £1072 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Situated in the heart of England, it the ideal starting point for a different type of Holiday. From Stone you have several choices of routes i.e., an energetic Week The Four Counties Ring or a quieter week the Caldon and Harecastle Tunnel. Why not a days hire.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £117 /night

£815 - £1382 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Situated in the heart of England, it the ideal starting point for a different type of Holiday. From Stone you have several choices of routes i.e., an energetic Week The Four Counties Ring or a quieter week the Caldon and Harecastle Tunnel. Why not a days hire.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £138 /night

£965 - £1492 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Situated in the heart of England, it the ideal starting point for a different type of Holiday. From Stone you have several choices of routes i.e., an energetic Week The Four Counties Ring or a quieter week the Caldon and Harecastle Tunnel. Why not a days hire.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £143 /night

£997 - £1421 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • May take pets – please enquire
Price Includes: Full boat inventory, all fuel, car parking, bed linen, towels, boating tuition on arrival, pump out tokens, welcome pack including tea towels, washing-up liquid, soap, toilet rolls. Buoyancy aids are available on request.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £153 /night

£1065 - £1681 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
Luxury Narrowboat holidays in the heart of England which offer a unique and relaxing way of discovering the English countryside and fascinating heritage. Beginners welcome, full training provided. Bed linen, towels, safety and boating equipment and WIFI is included in the holiday cost, fuel is extra.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £153 /night

£1065 - £1681 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Luxury Narrowboat holidays in the heart of England which offer a unique and relaxing way of discovering the English countryside and fascinating heritage. Beginners welcome, full training provided. Bed linen, towels, safety and boating equipment and WIFI is included in the holiday cost, fuel is extra.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £144 /night

£1007 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Every day is different in terms of route, views, weather, entertainment etc. The canals are living history dating back 400 years. This is a very special holiday and is now, with the on-board skipper, available to anyone. With the taxi service included and the security of a qualified skipper you are assured of a great holiday.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £22 /night

£149 - £2226 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
The perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British canal system. Offering B&B, day trips, weekend retreats and longer breaks. Join an existing trip or book the whole boat. Home-cooked veggie/vegan food available. Narrow boats, wide eyes, open minds...  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £45 /night

£312 - £392 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Hire a Motor Yacht and cruise the beautiful Douro River. From Porto - Portugal Our two bases are on the lower and upper end of the vineyards area making possible a one way cruise in the entire Douro. www.douroboat.com  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £153 /night

£1065 - £1681 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
Luxury Narrowboat holidays in the heart of England which offer a unique and relaxing way of discovering the English countryside and fascinating heritage. Beginners welcome, full training provided. Bed linen, towels, safety and boating equipment and WIFI is included in the holiday cost, fuel is extra.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £130 /night

£910 - £1310 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
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Narrowboat | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £140 /night

£975 - £1520 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £133 /night

£930 - £1190 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £130 /night

£910 - £1765 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

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Narrowboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £140 /night

£975 - £1410 / week

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Key info:

  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more