Welcome

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Cameo Rose Narrowboat

Escape to a Slower Pace of Life….

The beauty of a narrowboat holiday is its freedom. You can enjoy the great outdoors with something new around each bend – a different pub for lunch perhaps, or a pretty village to explore. Canal cruising is a relaxing way of visiting major towns or waterside developments, and just sitting back and watching the world float by.

Through the bridge at Hawkesbury Junction

It’s so easy with Rose Narrowboats

With over four decades’ experience of offering the best in canal holidays, you can be assured that you are in safe hands. Our team is dedicated to making your whole holiday, from your first enquiry to the end of your trip, as easy and straightforward as possible, with no hidden extras.

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A Rose Narrowboat to suit you

Our range of differently sized boats means there’s one that’s right for you and your crew. To ensure your comfort and enjoyment our boats are fully equipped with quality furnishings, equipment and utensils. All our boats have galleys with good sized cookers and fridges, bathrooms with fresh water flush toilets, central heating and hot showers, plus much more.

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Foxton locks, Grand Union Canal

Perfect location with Rose

Rose Narrowboats’ fleet is based at Stretton under Fosse, Warwickshire (see our map).  This is the heart of the UK’s network of over 2000 miles of navigable canals and rivers which means that you have an excellent choice of varied routes to cruise and places to see; from the beautiful and remote Ashby Canal, to the vibrant centre of Birmingham on the Warwickshire Ring.

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Dawn at Hatton locks, Grand Union

Autumn and Winter Hire

Try something different!
During Autumn and Winter the sun still often shines and the canals are wonderfully peaceful. And even if it’s cloudy our cosy canal cruising boats are centrally heated, and you will find many snug canal side pubs to welcome you along the way.
Plus big savings on prices, see our Winter Cruising page

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