We look forward to welcoming you for your canal holiday. Below are some notes about what to expect and how to get here. our contact telephone number from outside the UK is 044 1455 21267, also written as +44 1455 212671. In 2014 we welcomed visitors from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Israel, India, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
The Ashby Canal is a very pretty and rural English waterway. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-and-rivers/ashby-canal.
We are well located in a very attractive part of England close to the Bosworth Battle site with excellent transport connections to and from the major airports (London Heathrow, Birmingham International, and Manchester). We have some general advice here but if you need any further advice on how to get to us please do not hesitate to contact us.
We have an excellent choice of waterways routes, one of the best ways to see England – by boat.
If you have never been on a narrowboat before, don’t worry – many of our new customers haven’t – and our expert instructors will provide detailed and clear tuition on all aspects of your boating holiday, including practical experience, so that you will feel confident and prepared before you set off. Canal and River Trust have produced an excellent instructional film which you can watch here before you arrive as an overview.
We provide complimentary towels for overseas visitors as well as safe storage for your suitcases if required. There is a full back up service, including out of hours, should you require any assistance whilst you are on the boat.
Nearest towns are Nuneaton (3 miles, 12 minutes by car) & Hinckley (2.5miles, 10minutes by car)
Nearest Cities are Leicester, Coventry and Birmingham
Nearest airports are East Midlands and Birmingham.
Nearest Premier Inns are Hinckley (LE10 0NB) tel 0871 527 8524 and Nuneaton (CV10 7PJ) tel 0871 527 8858
Nearest Small Village Hotel is Ambion Court (Dadlington village 1.5 miles) tel 01455 212292
Car hire companies : Entererprise www.enterprise.co.uk 01455 636393
Sixt Car Hire www.sixt.co.uk 0844 4993399