Day 35 of The Quirky Tour and Jess and Dom enjoyed a visit to Kingfisher Canal Boat in South Yorkshire, England.

Find out more about their visit: 

Jess at Kingfisher Canal Boat

First Impression:

It was great to meet Ronnie and be shown around by Josephine. They have a fabulous plot here along the canal and plenty of land to give their guests a variety of things to do here.

This is all about romance and Josephine loves to add in new lighting or a sculpture to give the place more ambiance as time goes on.

We have already seen lots of changes since starting to work with them in 2021 and look forward to seeing what else they do! 

Interior of Kingfisher Canal Boat

The Accommodation:

Just 15 minutes from Gainsborough and an hour from Sheffield you can find this delightful canal boat.

Apart from your own canal side garden with covered and decorated private hot tub and seating, you will enjoy the interior of this long boat.

Designed for a couple, you can be totally self sufficient here with a well equipped galley kitchen for cooking.

Pass by here to reach a relaxing blue velvet sofa where you can get cosy, watching TV in front of the fire.

To the back of the boat is a double bedroom and shower room with robes. You can watch canal life through the circular portholes.

Day cruising can be added for a fee. 

Book a session in the sauna or BBQ cabin included in the price. A variety of food hampers and massages in the treatment yurt can be added for an additional fee.

Collage of canal side deck with seating and a small covered tipi & covered private hot tub

Food and Drink:

Enjoy the fantastic welcome breakfast hamper of local sausages, bacon, eggs from their own hens, as well as a range of drinks and other yummy goodies.

The boat is set up for self catering so be sure to bring supplies with you for the duration of you stay. 

Alternatively treat yourself to a delicious BBQ or steak hamper or order a tasty deli box of afternoon tea, brunch, charcuterie, ploughmans or antipasti.

There is a BBQ outside, or alternatively you can hire the BBQ hut if the weather isn't on your side. 

If you can tear yourself away from this romantic location then The Red Hart pub and kitchen is a 35 minute stroll away along the canal and The Blue Bell Inn pub and restaurant is a 40 minute walk away.

What better than to enjoy a delicious pub lunch after a lovely canal side walk!

Collage of BBQ Hut, steam room, sauna & treatment yurt available to book during your stay

Jess' top tip:

We walked along the canal bank and enjoyed the tranquillity of this location and large houses and gardens located along it.

Set just 45 minutes from Sherwood Forest - home to Robin Hood, here you can admire The Major Oak, a tree between 800 and 1000 years old, that folklore says was the base for the infamous outlaw.

If you like the idea of taking to the trees yourself, then Go Ape, offers treetop activities with zip wires and wooden platforms to cross.

Closer to the lodge, you can discover the Yorkshire Wildlife Park - the UK's number one walk through wild life adventure where you can see polar bears, black rhinos and tigers. 

Jess' review of Kingfisher Canal Boat - 13th February 2023


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