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A detailoed description of our boats, Oak and Ash.    
Where we will be going in 2004.  

Hotel Narrow Boats

on the Canals and Rivers of the UK

Out of our Visitors Book. .

How to book a cruise, prices, discounts, booking form.    



"We are grateful for all the work put in by Martin, family and crew to make our holiday such a memorable one. "

"A welcome escape from London and the credit crunch."

"Lovely introduction to canal hotel Boats. Lovely company. Thank you for imparting knowledge of the canals. "

"My first experience of life aboard and I hope it will not be the last. Thank you for providing every comfort. You have though of everything. A memorable trip."



"I came to the boats feeling ill and now leave feeling relaxed, cheerful and more healthy. Thank you for a good trip with an interesting ride on the Anderton Boat Lift and plenty of wildlife on the River Weaver. "

"Full of praise - amazing experience - almost spiritual. " Comment by a correspondent for the Sunday Times. Read his review of us published in The Sunday Times.

"Thank you for a wonderful trip with views of rural England and a history of the canals. Your care was extraordinary. We'll spread word of you around Australia. "

" A new world opened up. I hope to do it again. A very warm welcome and the food was almost too good."


"A most enjoyable cruise with great variety from industry to quiet countryside. Very grateful for day to compensate for delay which could have curtailed trip."

"Nice to have company now I live alone."

"This has been an unforgettable way to celebrate the re-dedication of our marriage after returning from the war in Iraq."

" A young at heart 80 year old, well fed and well cared for. Many many thanks. I'll start saving my pennies for the next trip. "

"We all had a lovely time. Thank you for allowing me to bring the children and their bicycles. My batteries are re-charged thanks to tranquillity, peace, excellent meals and splendid company."


"Thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The attention to detail makes for first class everything! Good fun, food and friendly atmosphere. "

"Thanks for another great week. An added bonus was seeing a kingfisher, different kinds of dragonfly and so many tame herons."

"What a super relaxing few days in such a pleasant ambience. This won't be a once in a life time experience. "

"Could not be better I'll be back."


To be sure of the quality of your holiday you can also ...

  • Come and have a look over the boats at any time. Just give us a phone call to find out where we will be. Obviously on a change over day or in the winter we have more time to talk to you, but during the summer you can meet other guests.
  • However if you can not come along, then you can be assured that an inspector from 'Visit Britain' has given the boats a very strict examination and she says we met their standards and has awarded us four stars. You can read all about this on our Quality Standard page.
  • In 2008 we had a correspondent for the Sunday Times on the boats. Read what he wrote about us here.




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