Our Holidays

Rose Narrowboats Collage

Our Holidays

Dawn at Hatton locks, Grand Union

Our Holidays

​Rose Narrowboats is a long established family run narrowboat holiday hire company. We have 20 self-drive boats available for weekly or short break narrowboat holidays and a day hire boat.
Bridge at Hawkesbury Junction

Enjoy the outdoors

​With ever changing scenery this may be a new experience, you will find yourself outdoors more than usual, perhaps taking occasional walks on the towpath beside the boat (it goes at walking pace). The warm and dry boat is always there in case the weather is bad!
Check our Canal Holiday Information…
Carousel Moored

Stopping to moor up

​Stopping to moor up for lunch or for the night is always enjoyable. Prepare a meal on the boat or sit back, relax with a drink and peacefully watch the varied wildlife, different boating neighbours and passers by.
Canal Museum Stoke Bruerne

Pubs, restaurants & villages

​The narrowboat holiday can take many forms, and one of them is cruising from one watering hole to another sampling the local brew or food; pub food can be very good and often not expensive. There are also a number of top restaurants on some routes. There are pretty villages to explore, often with their own local shop and pub, as well as larger towns & cities.
Carousel going into a lock

Operating the locks

Operating the locks is also part of the fun and even younger children can take part (with care). Locks are easy to work (after a little practice) and on a longer flight all the walking will give you an appetite for the pub that is invariably at the end of it!
​Watch our Lock Animation! (coming soon)