Rose Narrowboats Collage


Everyone mucks in
Joey looking down onto river
Swan with cygnets on back
The Waterways Museum
Hawkesbury Junction
Lift Bridge

Mrs Lucinda Cocks          5 Stars          Cascade  

We had a super week on one of the Rose narrowboats, and a warm welcome and introduction to the boat by the team. The standard of the boat was excellent, it was equipped with everything we needed – even a teapot! (Most important for me!). There was plenty of information provided prior to our holiday to help us pack and prepare. We particularly liked that this is a friendly, family company and we felt we had a very personalised service. Thanks to all at Rose, we will definitely be booking again Lucinda.

Mrs Anne Day          5 Stars          Concerto

We spent three lovely days on ‘Concerto’. My husband who has Alzheimer’s found to his delight that he could still remember how to steer, and our Chinese daughter-in-law was so excited to learn how to operate the locks. The boat is really comfortable and so well equipped – and the sun shone almost all the time.

Mr David Wells          5 Stars          Rosette

Yet another excellent day out on Rosette. Thanks to Rose Narrowboats. Our group have used them annually now for the last few years; always good.

Mrs Paula Hunter          4 Stars          Carousel

Thank you to Rose Narrowboats for a wonderful 4 day trip. Our barge, the Carousel, was clean and an ideal size for the two of us. Thanks to Jamie for setting us up at the start and the end of the trip; he was friendly and very helpful. It was a restful holiday on the Ashby canal, with only one lock and not too much traffic on the canal. We would recommend Rose Narrowboats.

Mr Peter Rayner          5 Stars          Cascade

We hired Cascade for the Jubilee weekend. We were welcomed when we arrived at the boatyard and the boat was clean and well presented. The handover was professional and everything about the boat was explained to us. Over a 35 year period I’ve been on many different hire boats, this was the first time with Rose Narrowboats and the boat was excellent with many well thought out features. We were able to arrange a early return on the Sunday evening (because of work and school the next day) and that worked out well. Thanks.

Mr Andrew Jolley          5 Stars          Concerto

Hired the boat for a week.The boat was clean all in good working order. The guys at the yard were very helpful and friendly. Definitely would recommend rose narrowboats to friends.

Mr Timothy Buck          5 Stars          Carousel

Absolutely fantastic weekend had by all. Carousel performed very well, and was comfortable to live aboard. The handover briefing was spot on – thank you Jamie. I would definitely recommend Rose Narrowboats.

Mr Roger Tricker          4 Stars          Cascade

Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Boat very clean and tidy and ready for us on time. We had one minor blown fuse problem (probably my fault) and the engineer came out to us very promptly. My only very minor criticism is the lack of some sort of mat to make it easier to prevent dragging mud around the boat, especially as we had paid extra charges for two dogs. Overall a very good 4/5 days trip and I would recommend Rose Narrowboats to others.

Day Boat Rosette
Fanfare with Bridge 30