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Spirited Away, a hosted narrowboat, is the perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British waterways. Prices are fully inclusive, with gorgeous boat-made meals, …see more
This is a holiday with a difference at a very relaxed pace. The food is great (vegetarian), lots of it with Tor (owner/cook) always preparing food, cooking, or baking bread, cakes and other treats. Po… More
“Wonderful way to spend a week”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2014
Joined Tor for a week in October. Weather was awful, but having waterproofs meant that I could sit with Tor whilst she moved us away from the sound of the traffic. Weather improved as the week went on… More
Amy Clare provides comfortable accommodation for four to five people. She is a 52ft all-steel narrowboatLooking out over the bow is the lounge and dining area with a foldaway table and two settees, which convert to two single berths and a single bunk. The Kate Boats …see more
NEW FOR 2012Brand new for 2012 Madeleine is a 47 foot semi traditional stern narrowboat. This will sleep up to 4 but gives luxury cruising for two.This boat is state of the art, with a fixed double at the stern, and a convertible double (or two singles) in the lounge ar …see more
In the lounge area there are two comfortable chairs. The galley is well equipped with a full size four burner cooker with overhead extractor fan, 4 cu ft. refrigerator with frozen food compartment, stainless steel sink and drainer and ample storage space. Behind the gal …see more
“Peace and quiet away from the holiday hustle and bustle”
Reviewed 11 May 2014
Having picked up a boat earlier in the year from their Warwick marina we decided to repeat the experience over Christmas and the New Year and take a two week cruise on the Dorothy Constance which is b… More
Reviewed 7 May 2014
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle then this is the way to go. Book with Kateboats and they will look after you.
This was our 4th trip on D/C and have booked again for this Novembe… More
52 foot narrowboat, with a fixed double bed at the rear, a bathroom with a bath with shower over, freshwater flushing toilet, fully equipped galley with fridge, domestic gas cooker and everything you need for catering aboard. The forward lounge area has comfy seating an …see more
After deciding quite late to go on another canal holiday we found Kate boats. Excellent service and value for money. The facilities on board were ample with suitable storage, cooking facilities and eq… More
“Fantasic way to see the UK country side.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2014
We have hired canal boats from Kate Boats for several years and always found them to be friendly and helpful. Boats have been clean, reliable and well maintained. We would recommend this type of holid… More
“A terrific surprise and one of my favourite experiences in six months of travel”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2014
I've been travelling through Europe and the Middle East for last six months. Some friends in the UK suggested we take a few days on a canal boat. I'd seen information about them here and there but thi… More
we are a family run business based on the North Oxford Canal. We have 2 lovely traditional narrow boats based in Rugby, Warwickshire, ideal for first timers or people looking for a relaxing traditional boat but with modern twists. Our boats both have portholes and whil …see more
Samuel James is a 63ft all steel narrowboat built on a hull supplied by Colecraft and will house up to seven people in comfortable accommodation. The spacious fore cabin gives excellent views over the bow from the dining area and lounge, which has two large settees and …see more
Providing comfortable accommodation for up to six people, Florence Edith is a 57ft all-steel narrowboat. The front cabin plays host to a colour television with DVD player, stereo and comfortable seating area which easily converts to two single berths for sleeping.A spac …see more
At 65ft Kate Elizabeth provides accommodation for up to six to eight people. There are two permanent double beds, two single beds and the facility for an additional bunk, or a convertible double in the lounge if required. The front cabin contains a settee, fold away ta …see more
The forward lounge features a dining area with comfortable seating which converts into a double berth, or two single berths. In this area is the usual entertainment area, with a tv and dvd player, and radio with cd.The U shaped galley provides easy cooking facilities, w …see more
Found this to be a very friendly boatyard, a well maintained and equipped boat with a varied selection of routes available. Restricted by October daylight hours, we chose to go to Stratford, a leisure… More
Rebecca is a 47ft all-steel cruiser stern narrowboat, with accommodation for up to four people.Giving clear views over a low bow, the lounge area is located in the fore cabin. This features a comfortable sofa, which converts to a double bed if required. An unusual touc …see more
Peter Michael, a 60 foot narrowboat can accommodate six to eight people and, uniquely, can be divided into four separate cabins. The front cabin affords scenic views over the low bow, and incorporates the dining and lounge area. This features extensive seating, a fold-a …see more
Thomas David, our smallest boat at 38 foot, provides accommodation for up to four people and is available for mid- week and weekend breaks, commencing on Fridays. A full size four burner cooker with overhead extractor and spacious fridge with freezer compartment ensure …see more
Robert offers spacious prestige accommodation for up to six people.The forward cabin houses two people in convertible beds – either one double or two singles, and there are two other cabins, each with shower room and double bed.The steel hull narrowboat features a cru …see more
“Very relaxing holiday, great boat, fabulous scenery!”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2014
From the initial booking to the collection of the boat everyone at Kate's Boats was very helpful. The boat was lovely and exactly as we were expecting. Jim's handover & tuition was excellent and he se… More
Rachel is a 47 foot semi traditional stern narrowboat. She sleeps up to 4 but gives the ultimate in luxury cruising for two.This boat is state of the art, with a fixed double at the stern, and a convertible double (or two singles) in the lounge area.The kitchen is fully …see more
Sleeping up to 8 people, she is a 66 foot semi-traditional narrowboat with a 5 foot well deck providing an outside seating area. Patricia Helen would qualify as a 5 star narrowboat as a 4 – 6 berth, but the addition of bunks drops her to a 4 star.Once inside there is …see more
Stephen is an elegant semi-traditional design, fitted out by Kate Boats to the very highest standard, providing accommodation for up to six people.There is a fixed double bed and a convertible double. The forward lounge features a dining area with comfortable seating w …see more
Alexander offers spacious prestige accommodation for up to six people. The forward cabin houses two people in convertible beds – either one double or two singles, and there are two other cabins, each with shower room and double bed. The steel hull narrowboat features …see more
Isabella has a large cruiser stern.The interior arrangement consists of 2 single beds (that can be converted to a large cross double) in the rear cabin, then a spacious bathroom with an electric macerator toilet and shower cubicle, followed by a cabin with a fixed doubl …see more
Jenella has two fixed double beds, each with its own en-suite shower room. The lounge area has plentiful seating which converts to give an additional double and two further singles, or a total of four singles.She has a semi traditional stern, and a spacious front deck a …see more
My wife and I decided to take our daughter and her husband together with our son, partner and 2 year old grandchild on a family narrow boat holiday. Having previously taken a narrow boat holiday I ch… More
A 54 foot semi-traditional style boat, fitted luxuriously in ash, she is light and airy; a good example of the high quality boat building that Kate Boats is renowned for.The front lounge area has a removable dining table along with a TV, DVD player, and CD radio. The s …see more
Jemima is a cruiser stern narrowboat.The forward lounge features a dining area with comfortable seating which converts into a double berth, or two single berths. In this area is the usual entertainment area, with a tv and dvd player, and radio with cd.The U shaped galle …see more
Esma Frances is an elegant semi-traditional style boat fitted out to the very highest standard, providing luxury accommodation for up to six people.The forward lounge features a dining area with comfortable seating which converts into a double berth, or two single berth …see more
Stayed here for a week while visiting family. Loved the fact I could arrive by train and get everywhere either on foot or using local public transport links. Well equipped apartment and I wouldnt hesitate to return. …
The Shakespeare Lodge LUXURY HOT TUB Sleeps 12
Space with a view
With a party of 9 adults and 2 young children these properties provided all the space that we needed and plenty of parking. The location is excellent being close to Stratford but in a rural setting with great views of the surrounding countryside.
Arden Hill Farm House HOT TUB & Snooker Sleeps 16
Excellent place for my brother's stag do
16 of us stayed here for my brother's stag do and had an excellent time. Antonia responded to my queries very quickly and answered all the questions I had. The house was a great base for the surrounding sights and activities. The snooker table and ho …
Romeo Cottage Luxury HOT TUB Sleeps 6
Relaxing and comfy perfect for a short break
My partner and I have stayed at Romeo Cottage several times, and without exception have had a wonderful time. Antonia was incredibly helpful and generous to us, in allowing us early entry on arrival date, and late departure on final day, so we were …
Juliet Cottage Exclusive Luxury HOT TUB Sleeps 5
I found the cottage and hot tub very clean and really enjoyed the stay. The booking system was very easy and the staff were friendly and helpful. The area around the cottage was very pretty and peaceful. …
Home from Home
The property was thoughtfully presented providing a homely atmosphere which led you to forget you were in a rental on holiday. The extensive gardens were also extremely well kept, there was nothing more we could have asked for to improve our stay. …
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