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CANAL ROUTES TO CRUISE
DETAILS OF EACH BOAT
DAY BOAT INFORMATION
AND BOAT HIRE CONDITIONS
PLACES TO VISIT
INTRODUCING ASHBY BOAT
FOR YOUR CANAL BOAT HOLIDAY, OR SHORT BREAK
Book a Narrowboat Holiday
from Ashby Boat Company and enjoy all that's best in canal holiday cruising.
The quality interiors are
extremely comfortable and superbly equipped.
The independent Ashby Boat Company take great pride
in their narrowboats, both inside and out, with many people returning year
after year for a canal holiday.
Ashby Boat Company have working directors and
not employ booking agents you will find
that our hire prices are up to 20% lower than the largest fleets.
Please browse this website to appreciate the
quality of our hire boats.
All boat interiors can be viewed by clicking on the exterior photo of the
boat on the Boat Details page.
The build quality of our boats can be browsed by looking at our web pages
recording the fitting out of the boats,
all recent additions to our fleet of luxury narrowboats.
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Tel. 01455 212671
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IN TOURISM" ASSESSMENT RATING
narrowboats underwent their annual inspection for the "Quality
in Tourism" ratings in March 2012.
The thirteen narrowboats were assessed
during the visit made by the inspector.
We are proud to announce that eleven of the thirteen boats put forward for
assessment achieved a four star rating.
The full details of the assessment ratings of our boats can be accessed by
clicking on the "Quality in Tourism" logo above.
ASHBY BOAT COMPANY HIRE OUT NARROWBOATS
THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE YEAR
At the Ashby Boat company we are be open
for business throughout the whole of the year, including Christmas and the
Throughout the Autumn, Winter and early Spring periods we can often be more flexible on the start and return
day and the length of hire period of your narrowboat, i.e. not remaining
rigidly with the stated brochure hire periods.
Please note that all our boats have gas central heating systems, so
you will always be warm inside the boat.
Late availability price discounts will still apply to any party hiring a
boat for a period of hire that starts within 7 days of their initial inquiry.
If you wish to discuss a none brochure period boat hire please telephone the
boatyard on 01455 212671.
The boatyard is open from 8:00am. to 5:00pm. Monday to Saturday.
2014 PRICES AND BROCHURE
Our 2014 prices are now published, and
on the website, please view them, and compare actual costs not the size of "discounts".
The practice of offering "big discounts" off big prices will not necessarily
provide you with the best value holiday.
for 2014 have increased by approximately 5%, this is the first increase
since 2012, prices were not increased in 2013.
Our new brochure in .pdf format can be downloaded by clicking on the
adjacent image of the front cover of our new brochure.
And, while you are on the Ashby Canal you may like to visit the
Bosworth Field where King Richard III was killed, as well
as the museum where the full story of the battle is explained, and the
recent discovery of King Richards' remains in Leicester.
The battlefield centre and museum is
just 20 minutes walk from the canal, but it is to the top of the hill.
There are artefacts from the battle on display, as well as exhibits and
reproductions of armour and costumes of the period.
HIRERS RECEIVING INSTRUCTION
boat "crews" receiving instruction from a member of the
Ashby Boat Company, prior to
leaving on their canal boat holiday.
The few but necessary technical aspects of running the boat will be
ASHBY CANAL AND STOKE GOLDING
The Ashby Canal is an unspoilt and lock-free rural canal winding its
way through picturesque countryside in North Warwickshire and South
Travel north past the Battle of
Bosworth Field to Snarestone, or south to Marston Junction, and the
Coventry Canal, from where you are able to join the Oxford and Grand
Union canals with a wide choice of canal and waterways cruising.
To the south it is possible to visit Rugby, Braunston, Warwick and
Leamington, and to the north Tamworth, Great Heywood, Stoke on Trent
The Ashby Canal is ideal for your first canal narrow boat
experience, or for the more "relaxed" holidaymaker.
However for the more energetic, the "Ashby" is a good starting point
for such trips as the Warwickshire Ring, or the Leicestershire Loop.
Stoke Golding is a picturesque village situated in the heart of the
English countryside but with excellent access by both road and rail.
Collection from Nuneaton railway station can be provided subject
to prior arrangement.
The village has a
13th Century church, three good pubs each of a different character, a post office and a grocery store.
For a larger "shop" prior to your holiday there is a Morrisons supermarket just two miles
from the boatyard.
A family group anticipating their cruise
along the inland waterways, as they begin their their canal boat holiday.
If a local hostelry is not available you have all the convenience of a
fully fitted galley to prepare a meal of your own choosing.
Look out the window, or sit on the canal bank and the English countryside
can be your restaurant.
If you have decided to undertake some serious canal cruising on your holiday,
meals can be prepared and eaten while you are on the move if you have a
big enough crew.
Narrowboat holidays need to be experienced to be fully appreciated, and
can be cruised in the manner you most enjoy.
Whether you are returning year after
year to the canals and waterways of England, or are less experienced, we promise you a friendly and helpful
We welcome many newcomers to our narrowboats each year, and we take
pride in passing on all the necessary tuition you could possibly need for that
first canal boat holiday experience.