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Tel. 01455 212671

Ashby Boat Company, for your canal boat holiday, or short break in the UK.

Top quality Narrowboat Holidays from Ashby Boat Company. Enjoy all that’s best in canal holiday cruising. Our quality interiors  provide comfort and style. 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.

Early Spring 2016 Breaks

Two Day ,one night “Taster Breaks” on a narrowboat for just £350 fully inclusive for 4 people. If you enjoy the “Taster Break” and the boat is available you can add a third day for just £90!

The hire period will be of your choosing and includes available weekends. You depart at 10.30am and return at 5.30pm. You will be given comprehensive and patient instructions on how to operate and steer your boat before your departure. Now is the time to try a narrowboat holiday with a couple of friends. For the latest availbility please telephone the boatyard on 01455 212671 Or 07539 945041



2016 Prices and Brochure

Our 2016 prices are now published, all our holiday prices are all inclusive……. SPECIAL EARLY BIRD 2016 PRICES…….Call 01455 212671

While 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, 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 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.

The Ashby Canal and Stoke Golding

The Ashby Canal is an unspoilt and lock-free rural canal winding its way through picturesque countryside on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire boarder. Travel north past the Battle of Bosworth Field or south onto the Coventry Canal and join the Oxford and Grand Union canals with a wide choice of canal and waterways cruising.

Stoke Golding is a picturesque village situated in the heart of the English countryside, a two hour drive from London or Manchester and with excellent access by both road and rail. Collection from a local railway station can be provided. The village has a 13th Century church, three good pubs, 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 Holiday

A family group anticipating their cruise along the inland waterways, as they begin their their canal boat holiday.

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.

Trip Advisor Reviews


“Thank you for making our holiday so memorable ” September 2015 Clive and Jenny Rudd

“Its nice to have fresh flowers ,chocolates and wine on board when we arrived . Its the best boat we have ever had ”

April 2015 Ann and Bob Carrot