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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 layout vintage canal boat that sleeps up to 12 and retains much of its original character. A stay on William offers adventurous trips and holidays in the  south Midlands. This boat is all about camping on water 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.

'William' has a simple galley with 12 bunk beds each with a mattress, a basic kitchen with a full but mismatching inventory and a shower and toilet. 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 museums, cinemas, shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy along the way as well as working the locks having a go at steering. 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.  Based in Northamptonshire.

Weekend trips (one night / 2 days) at £338, Weekend trips (two nights / 3 days) at £395. One Week trips cost £1295 for up to 12 guests. These prices relate to April to October bookings.

Day trips can be arranged. If you want to charter William during the winter months do enquire. These trips are for the more hardy boaters, although the log fire onboard assists with the cold.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Luton