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Nene Valley Boats

On the River Nene
Explore the River Nene onboard a narrowboat for 2-6 guests based at Oundle. Cruising breaks available April to October, or static hire in winter
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-£860. 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 find out more and make an online booking. 3 night minimum stay with Monday and Friday changeover days. Up to 2 dogs accepted onboard. Select the appropriate calendar for Sammy from the drop down box.

Over the winter static hire is available on Houseboat 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
St Mary & All Saints, Fotheringhay
Moored at Fotheringhay near the castle mound
The River Nene at Barnwell
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