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 Narrow 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)
Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays Location Map

Getting Here

Our rural marina location is just a short distance from 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 Static Canal Boat 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 location on the Grand Union canal, with parking for 1 car available nearby.

    Static hires are available to book from 1 - 14 nights and have a starting price of just £90 per night.

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

    Customer Reviews

    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.


    5 Stars
    Really nice and cosy place, and bigger than expected. Corinne and Gareth were super accommodating to our check in despite needing to switch times, and lovely in person too. Will definitely be back for a longer stay soon :)


    5 Stars
    We absolutely loved this stay! The Canal boat had everything we needed and our boys loved it! The location 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.


    How to Book

    1. Click the 'Book Now' button below.
    2. Complete the contact form with your holiday details and press the 'Send' button.
    3. We'll confirm availability of your chosen dates to you via email, usually within 24 hours.
    4. To finalise your booking, just click the Confirmation link in the email to pay your deposit online. Confirmation of your booking will be sent via email on receipt of your deposit.
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    Alternatively, give us a call on 01296 486216 and we can book you in over the phone.

    Static narrowboats moored in private marina in Tring at sunset