Self-Catering Accommodation in Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire

About our Static Narrowboat Hire

If you are looking for great value self-catering accommodation with easy access to both Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, our static narrowboat hire could be the perfect choice for you. Offering a completely self-contained space with everything you'd expect to find in a self-catering holiday cottage or apartment, our narrowboats offer a unique place to stay that's suitable for both business and leisure travellers.

With Covid rates expected to rise again during the colder seasons, staying in self-catering accommodation gives you better peace of mind, where you have you own private bathroom and a fully functional kitchen. So say goodbye to shared bathrooms and crowded hotel restaurants, and sleep easy knowing that you have the privacy and safety that you need this winter.

So whether you've always wanted to stay on a narrowboat but have been a bit unsure about driving a boat and operating the locks, or if you are working nearby and need a quiet, great value space to relax at the end of the day, a static narrowboat hire with us could be the answer.

Static Hire Boat Kitchen and Lounge Area


Located on the border between Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, right in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, our self-catering accommodation in the form of static narrowboat hire provides guests with a quiet rural setting with easy access to a number of popular nearby towns and cities, including:

  • Tring, Hertfordshire = 2.6 miles (6 minutes)
  • Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire = 2.7 miles (8 minutes)
  • Chesham, Buckinghamshire = 7.3 miles (16 minutes)
  • Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire = 9.9 miles (16 minutes)
  • Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire = 12.5 miles (17 minutes)
  • Amersham, Buckinghamshire = 12.6 (21 minutes)
  • Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire = 15 miles (32 minutes)
  • Harpenden, Hertfordshire = 15.3 miles (33 minutes)
  • Luton, Bedfordshire = 15.5 (36 minutes)
  • Watford, Hertfordshire = 17.2 (25 minutes)
  • St. Albans, Hertfordshire = 18.3 miles (29 minutes)
CCBH Location Map

Getting Here

Our marina location is just a short distance from the junction 20 of the M25 so we are easily accessible by car. Also, with Tring train station less than 2 miles away, guests can easily reach the property by public transport, with train journeys from central London taking less than 40 minutes, and regular trains also arriving from the Midlands.

Nearby Attractions

Whilst our static narrowboats are located in the beautiful english countryside with lots of great walking spots and nature reserves, our fantastic location near London means you'll be spoilt for choice on how to spend your days. Whether you want to experience the magic of nearby Harry Potter World, or join a wild bicycle tour to explore the best of the Chilterns cycle trails, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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    Unique Self-Catering Accommodation

    Lounge Area in Self Catering Accommodation near Hemel Hempstead

    Each of our static hire narrowboats are completely unique, but they all come with equipped with everything you'd expect in a self-catering holiday cottage or apartment, including:

    • a fully functional kitchen, with all cooking equipment, crockery and utensils provided
    • a private bathroom with shower, table top sink and a flushing toilet
    • super comfy beds with bedding and linen supplied
    • Freeview TV with DVD player 
    • Log fire with fire lighting equipment supplied and a starter pack of coal/logs

    The boats are moored in a quiet marina, with 1 dedicated parking space available directly outside the boat, so there's never a worry about finding a spot or having a long walk back to the accommodation at the end of a busy day.

    Static hires are available to book from 1 - 28 nights and have a starting price of just £85 per night.

    Take a closer look at our self-catering accommodation options here

    Customer Reviews

    We absolutely loved this stay! The Canal boat had everything we needed and our boys loved it! The marina it’s in is quite quiet and there are some lovely walks along the canal to enjoy. I had wondered if it might be a little cold and damp in February but that couldn’t be further from the truth, the coal fire kept the whole boat lovely and toasty! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Greg - 5 Stars

    We absolutely loved our stay on the boat and wished we could have stayed longer! It was truly a unique experience. The location is stunning and the owners were really lovely and informative. We cannot wait to stay again soon. Thank you so much.

    Lynette - 5 Stars

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