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Inland Navigators

Weedon, Northamptonshire, England
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Enjoy a back-to-basics canal boat holiday on 'William' based near the hub of the canal system in the Midlands. Sleeps up to 12.

Built in the 1930's, this is a basic renovated canal boat that sleeps up to 12 and retains much of its original character. A stay on William offers adventurous trips and holidays across England and Wales. This boat is all about getting back to the basics and enjoying a simple, affordable holiday. Your captain is responsible for the safe navigation of the boat during your stay leaving you to enjoy your holiday without a worry. His or her advice and local knowledge will assist you throughout.

The William has a simple galley with 12 bunk beds each with a mattress and pillow, a basic kitchen with a full but mismatching inventory and a shower and toilet, and nice indoor and outdoor areas to relax. There is a limited amount of electricity for recharging phones etc. The captains accommodation is entirely separate in the back cabin of the boat.

You will be surrounded by beautiful views and wildlife and will be able to enjoy stops at historic villages and cities. There are also many museums, cinemas, shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy along the way. There are many routes to choose from from the south Midlands base near the hub of the canal system. There is a place to leave your car or you could arrive by train.

It is perfect for families, large groups, and dogs are welcome if arranged in advance. Please bring your own bedding, towels, torch, wellies etc. Inland Navigators offer day trips, weekend stays and week long trips or longer. Saturday changeover for week long stays. Based in Northamptonshire.

Prices start from just £270 a day and £340 in the summer months with a skipper, or self drive for between £120-£190. Weekly trips run from Saturday - Friday and cost from £745-£895 for up to 12 guests. 

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s