Welcome to Ashby Boats located on the Ashby Canal. Boat rental with Ashby Boats is a great way to explore everything there is to enjoy on the Ashby Canal, located in Nuneaton. On this page you will find information about the boats available for hire at Ashby Boats as well as photo galleries, reviews and secure online booking facilities.
Set in the beautiful village of Stoke Golding on the Ashby Canal is the Ashby boat company offering a fleet of well-designed, quality narrow boats from two berths through to ten. With over 25 years’ experience you can relax with the knowledge that you are in capable hands. This picturesque canal is great for first-timers or those just wanting a relaxing break as it offers you 22 miles of lock free cruising. For the more adventurous why not choose a cruising ring.
Ashby Boats offers the following facilities on board to help make your holiday on the Ashby Canal as relaxing as possible:
240v system Quiet water cooled engine Radiator central heating Galley including cooker, fridge, kettle, cafetière and microwave Flat screen TV/DVD CD/radio Hairdryer Bed linen and duvets Fixed berths made up for your arrival Freshwater flush WC Fuel Extra persons 1 pet per boat (maximum 3 pets per boat, 2 at extra charge) Helmsman’s waterproofs (2 sets) Damage waiver Car parking Complimentary flowers
The following boats at Ashby Boats are available for hire. You can view details, photos, reviews and specifications below.
Looking for reviews of Ashby Boats? The following displays a selection of Ashby Boats reviews and have been sourced from Google reviews.
Absolutely amazing 4 days, lovely people, great advice. Everyone you meet are so friendly. This was our first time and already booked a day trip for our grandsons! Will definitely be booking for longer next holiday in the year! Thank you so much Julian and James for all your help and kindness. X
Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant. Julian the owner is fantastic. Highly recommend this
We had an amazing day aboard the Mole. The barge had a small kitchen toilet, running water cold and hot. It also had a shower but we where only on a day trip so not needed. There was a lovely seating area at the front and an inside seating area. The barge was very clean and was a joy to be on. The staff where excellent really attentive and helpful. They where really approachable especially the manager hes such a nice guy and nothing was too much trouble. I also got a lovely cuppa whilst we waited for the barge to be cleaned. I can't wait to go again. I might make a few days of it next time as they also hire boats for longer trips and have bigger barges with sleeping compartments. If you want to have a go but your not sure go down and meet the staff they will put your mind at ease and make sure you have a great day trip or holiday.
Last minute booking of the dayboat \"Badger\" for a beautiful summer-like day in February 2019. Booking process was quick and painless. Greeted on arrival, and our friendly and knowledgeable guide adjusted the induction to suit our experience. Boat was very nicely fitted out and we'll equipped with seating areas, kitchen (cooker, hob, oven, grill, sink, fridge) and toilet plus a shower! Front seating area can convert into a bed for two for overnight hires (hence the shower). A log burning stove kept the interior cosy. Boat appeared to be well maintained and had recently been fitted with a new engine. In comparison to other boats we've hired the engine seemed noisier (but the boat created very little wake) and the toilet area would be difficult for a larger person to use as it was compact. The Ashby Canal is lock free, so ideal for those just wanting to cruise, and passes through some beautiful countryside. We comfortably managed a return trip from the hire base to bridge 53 at Shackerstone in the 7.5hr hire period. We didn't stop for lunch though and cooked on board, plus we only met 4 other boats all day and water levels were high. With numerous narrows and the canal going quite shallow, you'd get nowhere near that far in summer if you had to pass more boats or the water levels were lower. Highly recommended.
Absolutely amazing 4 days, lovely people, great advice. Everyone you meet are so friendly. This was our first time and already booked a day trip for our grandsons! Will definitely be booking for longer next holiday in the year! Thank you so much Julian and James for all your help and kindness. Also thank you to the ladies that keep them in top clean condition. X
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