Prices & Availability

Remember!

The all inclusive boat hire price is for your accommodation, transport and entertainment for the duration of your holiday

  • Duchess is available for weekly hire starting Saturday.
  • Lady is available for weekly and short break hire starting Saturday or Tuesday.
  • Princess and Queen are available for weekly and short break hire starting Friday or Monday.
  • Discount given on all bookings of 8 nights or more.

How to book

  1. Select your narrowboat and desired arrival date on the booking calendar below by clicking on the relevant underlined bold date .
  2. Using the drop down menu below the calendar, select the length of the holiday.
  3. Click book and fill out the form as accurately as possible. After submitting this form we will be alerted of your booking request.
  4. Please wait for a confirmation email from Nigel & Sally which will contain information on how to pay your deposit.

If you need any help with your booking don’t hesitate to give us a call on: 01873 830240

 We accept the following Payment Methods

  1. Credit or debit cards are accepted online through the secure payment gateway Cardsave.
  2. Credit or debit cards are also accepted over the telephone
  3. Cheque
  4. Bank Transfer to: Lloyds Bank Plc: Sort code 30-91-08 Account No. 32738860 Account name – Road House Holiday Hire
    (For international customers IBAN No. GB73 LOYD 3091 0832 7388 60; BIC/ SWIFT No. LOYDGB21045)
 
 

Remember! The all inclusive narrowboat price is for your accommodation, transport and entertainment for the duration of your holiday

  • Prices in black show availability of the boat and include vat, bedding, gas, diesel, damage waiver cover & insurance
  • Pets charged at £15 each – No other additional charges – Free Parking in our yard
  • Princess and Queen available for full week hire with Friday or Monday start or short break hire
  • Duchess available for weekly hire starting Saturday
  • Lady available for weekly and short breaks starting Saturday or Tuesday.
  • Discounts given on all bookings of 8 nights or more.
  • All hires start at 2 pm and boats must be returned and vacated by 9.30 am unless agreed otherwise.

Boats are available where price can be seen. If the date you require is not available, please telephone as there may be last minute changes to this list.

If you would prefer to complete the booking form by hand and post it to us, please download and print the booking form here.

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Prices and Availability as follows:

BOAT DUCHESS LADY PRINCESS QUEEN
LENGTH 42 32 36 36
BERTHS 2 TO 5 2 + 2 2 TO 5 2 TO 5
SATURDAY

START DATE

FULL WEEK

SAT START

FULL

WEEK

SHORT BREAK FULL

WEEK

SHORT BREAK FULL

WEEK

SHORT BREAK
SAT START TUE START FRI START MON START FRI START MON START
23 March 929 879 636 636 899 650 650 899 650 650
30 March 929 636 899 650 650 899 650 650
6 April 1028 978 703 998 720 720 720
13 April 978 703 703
20 April 703 998 720
27 April 657 931 673 673 931 673 673
4 May 1045 995 715 1015 731 731 1015 731 731
11 May 1045 995 715 715 1015 731 731 1015 731 731
18 May 1076 1026 736 736 1046 753 753
25 May 1213 1163 830 830 1183 849 849 1183 849 849
1 June 1153 1103 789 789 1123 807 807 1123 807 807
8 June 1153 807 1123 807 807
15 June 1123 807 807
22 June 1123 807 1123 807 807
29 June 1202 1152 822 822 1172 842 842 842
6 July 1202 1172 842 842 1172 842
13 July 1202 822 1172 842 842 1172 842 842
20 July 1281 918 1281 918 918
27 July 1311 1261 897 897 1281 918 918 1281 918 918
3 August 1311 1281 918 918 1281 918 918
10 August 1311 918
17 August 1311 1261 897 897 1281 918 918 1281 918
24 August 1261 897 897 1281 918 918 1281 918 918
31 August 1150 1100 786 786 1120 805 805 805
7 September 1150 1100 786 786 1120 805 805 1120 805
14 September 1076 1026 736 736 1046 753 753 1046 753 753
21 September 1076 1026 736 736 1046 753 753 1046 753 753
28 September 940 890 643 643 910 658 658 910 658 658
5 October 929 879 636 636 899 650 650 899 650 650
12 October 929 879 636 636 899 650 650 899 650 650
19 October 943 893 645 645 913 660 660 913 660 660
26 October 929 879 636 636 899 650 650 899 650 650

 

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Conditions of Hire

Once the booking is confirmed the hirer becomes responsible for the whole of the hire fee, and the balance is due 28 days before the hire date.

All crew members must be named on the booking form and only those named are allowed on board during the hire. Bookings from groups and single sex groups are only accepted under exceptional circumstances. If you wish to have visitors aboard during the period of hire this must be agreed beforehand. Extra people on board the boat will not be covered by our insurance whilst cruising. Boat hires commence at 2.00pm on the start date and the boat must be returned to the owners’ moorings and vacated no later than 9.00am on the day of return. We cannot accept responsibility for delays or limits to cruising due to British Waterways directives. No return of Hire Fees can be made in these circumstances.


Hirers Responsibility

The Hirer and passengers will be shown over the boat and will receive full instruction from us on handling the boat. After this the Hirer becomes responsible for the boat and its equipment. A non-refundable damage waiver is included in the hire price and this gives you cover in the event of accidental damage to the boat and loss or damage to equipment and fittings. We reserve the right to make an additional charge for damage or loss caused deliberately or by negligence. In the event of any accident or damage to the boat, other craft or property, it is the responsibility of the hirer to obtain the names and addresses of the owner and hirer of any other boat involved together with those of any witnesses. Do not admit liability or arrange any repairs to the boat. Any such damage must be reported to the hire base as soon as possible. Particular care should be given to the correct operation of locks (refer to information we provide) as the Hirer is responsible for any claims made by British Waterways for loss of water or damage to property.

We use all reasonable care to ensure that the boat is in good condition when handed over, but no responsibility is accepted for loss of time, non-fulfilment of programmes or expense through any defect, breakdown or accident to the boat, equipment or machinery. Personal injury to the hirer or crew is not covered by our insurance and hirers should check that they have adequate insurance of their own. Boats are insured to cruise from 8am to 8pm or before dusk autumn/winter, they are not insured or equipped to cruise at night and therefore this is forbidden. The Hirer is required to return the boat in a clean and tidy condition, and failure to do this could result in an additional fee of £20.


Owners’ Rights

We reserve the right to refuse to hand over a boat to any Hirer we consider not suitable to take charge. In such a case the Hire Fee will be returned in full and all liability of the Hirer and ourselves shall cease.

We reserve the right to terminate the hire of a boat at any time if the conduct of the Hirer endangers the crew or gives offence to other waterway users. In these circumstances we will take over the responsibility of returning the boat to our base but the hirer remains liable for the holiday cost and no refund will be made.


Cancellation Insurance

Once a booking has been made and confirmed this places a contractual responsibility on the hirer to pay the full cost of the holiday. If you wish to cancel your booking please let us know as soon as possible by telephone. Road House Holiday Hire will make every effort to rehire the boat. If successful the hirer will no longer be liable for the balance of the hire charge, and the deposit will be refunded less a £50 administration fee. If we are unsuccessful in rehiring the boat then the hirer remains liable for the balance of the hire charge.

If the reason for cancellation falls into one of the following categories (and affects a party member named on the booking form) then a refund of the amount paid will be made less a £50 administration fee, when documentary evidence is received by us.

  1. Death, serious injury or illness.
  2. Jury service or an overseas posting.
  3. Fire, flood or storm damage to your normal residence.

In the event of curtailment of the holiday through accident or illness of the Hirer, we will help with transport and take over responsibility of returning the boat to base but no return of hire fees can be made in these circumstances.


Pets are allowed but they are not allowed on seats or bedding and should not be left unattended on boats at anytime. Any damage caused by your pet is not covered under the damage waiver cover and a charge will be made.

Bicycles are not normally allowed as boats are not designed to carry them. Folding/small bikes may be possible upon request.

Fishing is allowed within the hire period, but live bait is not allowed inside the boats. Licences/permits are required out of the hire period.

Hirers vehicles can be left at our base but they and their contents are left entirely at your own risk and we admit no liability.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require clarification of any of the above – we wish to ensure that you enjoy your holiday with us.

Disability statement  The general design of narrowboats and nature of the canal and access to the towpaths are not ideally suited for disabled persons or wheelchairs, however will are willing to advise and accommodate where reasonably possible and in any agreement will request an endorsement of a Hirers Liability Disclaimer.

Single occupancy is not usual advised unless one is an experienced helmsman, the main reason for this is if one is taken ill or has an accident unnoticed, in addition it is very difficult to operate the locks by ones self. if it is proven that one is experienced we can agree to hire to a single occupant with our offer of assistance at the locks.  In any agreement will request an endorsement of a Hirers Liability Disclaimer.

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