Kingfisher Canal Boat

More than a stylish narrowboat stay - there is a canalside private hot tub. Sauna & treatments. Set in beautiful spot on the Chesterfield Canal.

The Quirky Tour

This gorgeous canal boat for 2 adults is moored at the back of the owners property and is far more than just a stay on a boat.

You get your own part of the canal bank with private hot tub and seating area and from here you can enjoy sunset views.

There is also a BBQ hut, sauna and steam room for guests. Day cruising is an optional extra as well as afternoon tea, a variety of food hampers, treatments and more. Go all out for the ultimate unique romantic break.

Jess' visit on 13th February during The Quirky Tour 2023

Key Points

  • Enjoy a static stay year round. If you wish to go cruising during your stay (available all year, subject to weather conditions) there will be an additional cost of £170. Request this at time of booking.
  • Kingfisher sleeps 2 adults in one king size bed with memory foam mattress. A lovely romantic getaway.
  • Private garden area with hot tub, or you can book a session in the sauna or BBQ cabin too.
  • Fully equipped kitchen for cooking. Large welcome hamper with bacon, sausages and fresh eggs from the free roaming chickens on site.
  • Log burner and central heating for those chillier days and nights.
  • Book a couples massage for that extra special treat.

Special Offer

10% discount on stays of 3 nights except bank holidays & Valentines.

15% discount on stays of 4-6 nights. 

20% discount on stays of 7 nights or more. 


Moored on the Chesterfield Canal, this 57ft narrowboat with modern decor offers a cosy romantic escape for 2 with private hot tub. Choose to stay moored and enjoy your private facilities.

You have the option to take her cruising on the canal too. There is an additional cost of £170 if you wish to take the Kingfisher Canal boat cruising during your stay as a self drive option. Price includes training, diesel and insurance. No previous experience needed. Or have Kingfisher driven for you with the skippered option at £220. Request this at time of booking and before payment is made.

This is truly the ultimate place to relax with your loved one. Enjoy relaxing in the warmth of the hot tub in your private garden area, chill out on the unique swinging wigwam day bed whilst soaking up the sun or enjoying the night sky, or book a session in the on site sauna with a view or aromatherapy steam room. Alternatively open a pack of marshmallows or sausages and cook up a feast on the fire bowl BBQ.

The boat itself comes fully insulated and with heating for those chillier English nights. There are real wooden floors throughout plus blackout curtains for total privacy. The bedroom offers a luxurious king size bed with memory foam mattress and the ensuite shower room comes fully equipped with eco toiletries, fluffy towels and bathrobes. The living area offers a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar area, plus a gorgeous blue velvet sofa which you can sink into and watch the TV or the flames of the log burner. There is a large deck at the back of the boat and a smaller one to the front, both of these offer a great place to enjoy your morning cuppa surrounding by the sights and sounds of the canal. 

Locally you can enjoy a stroll along the canal path taking in the rare fauna and flora that surrounds it or bring a bike (there is bike storage) and cycle all the way to Chesterfield, if you are feeling energetic. Historians will love a trip to Gainsborough Old Hall, one of the best preserved timber framed manor houses in the UK whilst animal lovers will enjoy a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. 

Complimentary breakfast hamper includes: local sausages, bacon and eggs. Tomatoes, mushrooms, corn flakes, bread, butter, milk,  jam, coffee, decaff coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sparkling flavoured water, sugar and sweetener. (Subject to change)

Private use of the sauna, steam room, and BBQ cabin are included in the price of your stay. Also included is a starter pack of wood, toiletries, cleaning pack, bathrobes, towels, luxury linen, smart TV, and digitial guest book.

BBQ and steak hampers and afternoon tea can be booked as extras. As a special treat book in for a couples duo deluxe massage in the therapy yurt! More information below. Please request at booking and state any dietary requirements and allergies. 

Why not surprise your loved one with a celebration pack of flowers, balloons or both (mimumum order £30) or locally handmade chocolates (minimum order £11) which can be purchased and presented lovingly in your lodge ready for your arrival. 

No children or pets. 

2 night minimum stay, Mon/ Wed / Fri arrivals. 3 night minimum stay during bank holidays & Valentines weekend.

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Prices include VAT (excluding food and massage treatments). Over 18's only for a moored stay. Over 21's only for a cruising stay. 



BBQ hamper (£30 for 2 people) - includes locally made 2x beef burgers, 2x Moroccan flavoured chicken skewers, 2x lamb chops, 2x bread rolls, mushrooms, peppers, courgette, cheese, ketchup, BBQ sauce, salt and pepper.


Steak hamper (£32 for 2 people) - includes 2x rump steaks, peppercorn sauce, mushrooms, asparagus, peppers, salt and pepper.

ECO DELI BOXES (£40 for 2 people)

A choice of afternoon tea, brunch, charcuterie, ploughmans and anti pasti. Please let us know if you would like more information or would like to book. They will be delivered ready to your boat. 

Dietary options will include: Slimming World, Gluten Free, Lactose free, Vegan/Vegetarian. Happy to consider other requirements on request. 


De-Stress Massage Treatment 

Take time out for yourself to de-stress and re-balance with this 3 in 1 focused massage treatment, it will release unwanted tension in your back, neck and shoulders, a great way to start your luxury break.

(Approx. 30 minutes) £35


Spring in your Step - Foot Treatment

This foot treatment is the perfect solution for tired aching feet. This lower leg and foot massage offers a choice of massage lotion to suit your mood. You will leave feeling like you’re walking on air.

(Approx. 30 minutes) £35


Heavenly Full Body Massage

Drift away on a soothing journey to a world of relaxation. The ultimate in relaxation combined with the power of touch and expert massage techniques will leave you floating on a cloud. This massage can be adapted to suit pregnancy (14 weeks +), all you need to do is advise at time of booking.

(Approx. 90 minutes) £60


Couples Duo Deluxe

Enjoy the heavenly full body massage as a couple, the massage therapists will perform this treatment in sync so you can enjoy the treatment together.

(Approx. 90 minutes) £140

(subject to availability of a second therapist)

All the treatments are carried out in the comfort of our therapy yurt allowing you to completely relax and enjoy the experience, no driving or walking required. Wash off oils thoroughly before using the hot tub.


Skippered Trips 

Skippered trips are available from £220, where you can be driven either to Drakesholes or West Stockwith and return back to site. 

Room Types

Double Ensuite





 Hot water








 Clothes rack

 Dining area

 Fairy lights



 Hot water bottles


 Ironing board

 Plug sockets


Paid Extras

 Decoration for celebrations

 Extra logs / firewood








 Dining area

 Fairy lights

 Fire pit


 Garden - enclosed


 Private entrance

 Seating area


Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub / Bar

 Pub within walking distance

 Public transport




 No loud parties

 Quiet after 10pm

 Quiet after midnight


 Whole site bookings for group events


 Board games



 TV - Smart



 Book a massage

 Book a sauna session

 Private Hot Tub

 Private sauna

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Self check-in

 Welcome pack

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Deep Covid-19 clean

 Fire blanket

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Lockbox / Safe

 Security cameras

 Smoke alarm



 Drinking water






 Kitchenware / Utensils



 Tea & Coffee



 Free parking

 Guaranteed parking space


 Quiet location


 Small site (2-4 accoms)


Is the sauna shared?

The sauna is booked in private 1 hour sessions. It will be cleaned and lit and ready for your private use.

Is the BBQ cabin shared?

The BBQ cabin is booked in private 2 hour sessions. It will be cleaned and lit and ready for your private use.

I want to add extras for a celebration weekend.

You can book massages, hampers, a self drive or skippered boat trip and afternoon tea.

Is the steam room shared.

The steam room is booked in private 30 minute slots.

Nearest Airport/s

Doncaster Sheffield / East Midlands

Content updated on 17th April 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Ronnie and Josephine from Kingfisher Canal Boat