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  2015 PRICES

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BOOK BEFORE DECEMBER 2014  AND RECEIVE  10% DISCOUNT OFF YOUR 2015 CANAL BOAT HOLIDAY
  
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ASHBY BOAT COMPANY LTD.
FOR YOUR CANAL BOAT HOLIDAY, OR CANAL SHORT BREAK

Book a canal Narrowboat Holiday from Ashby Boat Company and enjoy all that's best in canal holiday cruising.
Our quality interiors are extremely comfortable and superbly equipped. Your boat has central heating TV/DVD, 240 volts, bed linen provided ,full size cooker, fridge and flush toilet.                                                                                   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. 

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
  Narrowboat Details page.
The build quality of our boats can be browsed by looking at our web pages recording the fitting out of the boats,

Carlton, Measham and Hawkesbury, all recent additions to our fleet of luxury narrowboats.

LIVE ABOARD A CANAL NARROWBOAT FOR THE WINTER

We are offering the opportunity to live aboard a narrowboat which will be permanently moored at Stoke Golding Wharf.
The hire period is a minimum of a week, or can be for up to four months.
This will be at 200 per week, or 500 per calendar month.
The boats have full gas central heating and mains voltage.
We are not hiring out narrowboats for cruising over the Christmas period

 
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QUALITY IN TOURISM" ASSESSMENT RATING
Click here for full details of the star ratings of our boats.Our narrowboats underwent their annual inspection for the  "Quality in Tourism" ratings.

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.

 

  THE ASHBY BOAT COMPANY HIRE OUT NARROWBOATS
FOR CANAL HOLIDAYS THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE YEAR

At the Ashby Boat company we are be open for business throughout most of  the of the year.

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 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.

 

Click here to obtain a .pdf copy (4.2mb.) of our 2013 brochure.2015 PRICES FOR CANAL NARROWBOAT HIRE
Our 2015 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.

DOWNLOAD A CANAL HOLIDAY BROCHURE
Our new brochure in .pdf format can be downloaded by clicking on the adjacent image of the front cover of our new brochure.

BATTLE OF BOSWORTH FIELD
W
hile you are on the Ashby Canal you may like to visit the
Battle of Bosworth Field where King Richard III was killed, as well as the museum where the full story of the battle is explained, also the events of 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 at 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

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New 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 demonstrated.

 


THE 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 Leicestershire.
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 and Birmingham. 

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 less than a two hour drive from London or Manchester and with excellent access by both road and rail. 
Collection from Nuneaton or Hinckley railway station can be provided. 
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. Or arrange your grocery delivery from Tesco,Ocado or Asda.

ENJOYING THE CANAL HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

A family group anticipating their cruise along the inland waterways, as they begin 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 service. 

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.


The Ashby Boat Company Limited is a member of the British Marine Federation. The Ashby Boat Company limited has approved procedures  for the hand over of boats to hirers.



Ashby Boat Company Limited,
Canal Wharf,
Stoke Golding,
NUNEATON,
Warwickshire
CV13 6EY

 
Company Registration No. 05760492
VAT No. 565912321



Tel. 01455 212671

Email -
sales@ashbyboats.com
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