Boat House

Narrow Escape (5 berth)

  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom

Narrow Escape is a delightful 50ft narrowboat with a traditional stern. Offered as a 4/5 berth, this boat is perfect for couples, families or groups of friends.

Please note - Summer season bookings (March to mid-November) are for self-drive boating holidays. Winter bookings (mid-November to end of February) are for static hire within the marina only. Please see our Prices page for more details.

Front Deck:

The outside area on the bow of the boat provides 2 bench seats where you can sit and enjoy the view. Underneath the seating is storage for logs, coal and other utility supplies.


Entering  through the double doors, you step down in to the bright and spacious lounge, with a comfy reclining sofa and traditional coal burning stove. As well as a Samsung smart TV and DVD player, there is also a selection of books, games and DVDs available. The sofa converts into a full-size double bed at night, using a quick and easy click-clack system. 


The lounge is open plan to the kitchen which comes with a gas oven, grill and 4 hobs, as well as a good sized fridge with freezer compartment and plenty of storage. We provide all crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment. 


The bathroom is located in the centre of the boat and benefits from a full height shower, an electric flush cassette toilet and a table top sink. There is also more storage in both the under-sink cupboard and on shelving next to the shower.  

Rear Cabin:

Moving through to the rear cabin, there is a cosy dining area with table and 2 bench seats. Further storage is provided in the full height cupboard and under the bench seats. At night this area can be converted into a second double bed, and a child's bed can also be setup above (please note, this is a camp bed with no mattress, but extra bedding and blankets are provided for your child's comfort). All bedding is provided, but customers are asked to bring their own towels. 

Engine Room:

The engine rooms houses all of the boating equipment and is also a useful storage space for boots and coats. 

Rear Deck:

The traditional stern deck has a comfortable padded seat for the skipper, and standing room for a further 2 crew members. 


 - The boat provides 12v power while cruising, so any personal appliances should have either a USB or car charger cable.  There are 2 charging points located in the engine room at the rear of the boat.

Home highlights



Canal Boat driving out of a lock

Narrow Escape Boat Layout

Narrow Escape lounge with blue sofabed

Well equipped kitchen in canal boat

Dining area in a narrowboat

Traditional Stern Narrowboat


Parking & facilities

Parking included


Credit cards accepted, Children welcome . Wheelchair inaccessible

Bathroom & laundry

Bed linen, Shower . Washbasin

Heating & cooling



DVD-Player . TV (Satellite)

Kitchen & dining

Cooking utensils, Grill, Kitchen stove, Oven . Refrigerator

Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit . Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Wheelchair inaccessible

Check in: 02:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM


Wharf Lane , Cow Roast, Tring, United Kingdom

Staring at Cow Roast Marina, located at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, you can explore the english countryside with lots of nature reserves and walking routes. There are also several historic towns to enjoy, with some great attractions, restaurants and boutique shops. Click here to find out more about the local area.

How to find us: We are easily from both the M25 and the M1. Just follow signs for the A41 and exit at the Northchurch junction, then head towards Berkhamsted and you'll see the marina signposted. You can also easily reach us by public transport. Take a look at our FAQs for more information.

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Policy and notes


September 2023


About host


Corinne & Gareth Newman

We are a family run business. As narrowboat lovers ourselves, we are excited to share this unique type of holiday with others, and the great local area that we are so lucky to live in. Guest satisfaction is at the top of our priority list, so if there is anything we can do to help, please just ask :)

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