Winter bookings now available from just £140 per night!


'Narrow Escape' is a 50ft narrowboat providing luxury accommodation for up to 4 adults and 1 child. Available to hire for either short breaks or full weeks,  it's a great floating holiday home for a couples getaway or a family holiday to remember. 

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Located on the south Grand Union, at the foot of the scenic Chiltern Hills, there really is something for everyone - nature, history, shopping and great food. We are easily accessible from the M25 and London Euston Station. 

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Whether you are an experienced skipper or it's your first time, we will make sure you know everything you need to know before you cruise off into the sun. We can also provide skippered cruises so you can just sit back and enjoy the view. 

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About Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays

Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays offer a narrowboat hire service on the Grand Union canal in the beautiful area of the Chiltern Hills, South East England.

If you are looking for a UK holiday that’s a little bit different from your everyday countryside holiday cottage, then a narrowboat holiday with us could be the perfect choice. You can enjoy a canal boating holiday in our unique 50ft narrowboat, Narrow Escape, which has recently been refurbished and offers a light and surprisingly spacious interior. Offering short breaks and 7 day trips, there is lots to explore in this outstanding area of the English countryside.

Please note, we do not provide a day boat hire service.

Christmas 2021 Package

Enjoy 6 nights aboard the festively decorated Narrow Escape over the Christmas period, for just £1020!

Flexible winter bookings available for as little as 2 nights!

Check availability online using the form below and book today with only 30% deposit

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Our Hire Boat

'Narrow Escape' is a 50ft, traditional stern narrowboat that can comfortably accommodate couples or families, and comes with everything you need to enjoy your canal boat holiday in comfort, including:

  • 2-5 berth, across 2 double beds, and 1 children's bunk bed (including all bedding)
  • cosy lounge with traditional coal fire and Smart TV/DVD player
  • fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, oven and grill, plus a fridge with small freezer compartment
  • separate dining area
  • bathroom with shower cubicle, Thetford toilet and tabletop sink
  • 12v power supply

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Customer Testimonials

"Excellent weekend with the family. Highly recommend the trip!!"

Lewis Family - 5 Stars

"Thank you for letting us experience life on your canal boat on a lovely stretch of water and in a beautiful boat."

Bentley Family - 5 Stars

"Great time , great fun and great people... Will return as I loved it all. Thank you guys"

S Blanshard - 5 Stars

Covid-19 Guarantee

Book with Confidence! If, following Government guidance, your holiday has to be cancelled due to restrictions on overnight stays or lockdowns being imposed, or you need to self isolate following a positive Covid test, we'll give you a full refund.

Key Booking Terms & Conditions:

  • All holidays start on either a Saturday or Tuesday and are available to hire for 1 full week or short breaks (mid-week or weekend). If you would like to book for more than 7 nights, please contact us directly for agreement before making your booking request. Additional charges may apply.
  • Minimum party size of 2 adults aged 25 or over at the time of booking. Maximum of 4 adults and 1 child.
  • We can sometimes allow pets to join you on your holiday. Please contact us to enquire prior to making a booking. Additional charges may apply.
  • No Stag / Hen party or booze cruise bookings.

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