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Nene Valley Boats

The River Nene at Barnwell
Explore the River Nene on board a narrowboat based at Oundle. Breaks available April to October
Northants, England

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Nene Valley Boats is located near the market town of Oundle, Northamptonshire. On board Sammy you can explore the river between Northampton and Peterborough winding your way through the timeless English countryside. The boat sleeps 2-6 guests. Discounts are available for two people.

The River Nene meanders for about 100 miles via 38 locks through the counties of Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, bordering on Norfolk and ending its journey at the Wash. The Nene Valley is a haven for rare water and wetland birds and numerous species of dragonfly and damselfly.

If you have an interest in history, there is plenty of it. The Bronze Age village at Flag Fen; the remains of the castle at Fotheringhay, birthplace of Richard III and execution site of Mary, Queen of Scots; the fine Cathedral at Peterborough which is the burial place of Katherine of Aragon the first wife of Henry VIII, plus many other sites of heritage and historical interest.

The narrowboat can be hired for short breaks, weeks or longer trips. Book a 4 night mid-week trip or 3 night weekend one with prices from £660. Cruising hire is available from April to October and the holidays start on Fridays and Mondays.

Please go to the Check Availability link above to enquire. 3 night minimum stay with Monday and Friday changeover days. Up to 2 dogs accepted onboard.

Over the winter static hire is available on Sammy priced per night. Please enquire for details.

Room Types:

  • Double
  • Family Rooms (2 Adults / 2 Kids)
  • Accommodation for 5+
  • Triple
  • Quad


  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: London Luton


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Pets Welcome
Moored at Fotheringhay near the castle mound
St Mary & All Saints, Fotheringhay
At the lock
Cotterstock, River Nene
At a River Nene Lock
Moored at Fotheringhay near the castle mound
Lilford, River Nene
Oundle Mill on the River Nene
Oundle School Boathouse, Tansor
Tansor, River Nene
On the River Nene