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The Billet Hotel Boat

Billet Boat
Luxurious wide beam canal boat built by traditionally trained craftsmen. All inclusive. Sleeps up to 4 - this canal boat runs to a cruise schedule
Changing start points
Surrey, England


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The Billet offers an All-inclusive, fully catered and fully crewed 5 star experience, in which you can do as much or as little as you choose. Relax and enjoy the countryside while cruising the canals, go for walks, learn how to crew and helm the boat and how to operate the locks, learn the local history and that of the glorious canal heritage.

The Billet is a new build widebeam canal boat and not a standard narrowbeam. It has one of the most luxurious designs and fit outs on the canal network. Also, being 12 feet wide and 67 feet long, the Billet offers a quality and comfort that will ensure a memorable and relaxing holiday.

The Warkworth bedroom has a double bed, and the Rothbury room has twin beds. In addition, each room has its own en-suite shower room. The rooms have also been equipped with their own tea and coffee facilities. Fresh milk is provided every day in thermos jugs, plus mineral water and cookies. The beds have quality Egyptian cotton sheets and quilts. The rooms have been provided with towels, a hair dryer, cabin slippers and dressing gown.

The spacious saloon and dining area, which is dedicated to guests, is panelled in light oak, with oak cupboards and shelves. This light and airy room has four large windows and doors out to the bow deck. The soft furnishings include a large comfortable settee and two wing back chairs, table and reading lamps. There is a comprehensive entertainment system, satellite TV, DVD, radio, and WiFi. Also enjoy a selection of books, magazines, DVDs and CDs.

The Stern Deck is a feature unique to The Billet, amongst Canal Hotel Boats, is the rear outdoor seating and dining area of the stern deck. Many guests find this social area the focal point of their day’s activities. Here there is comfortable seating for 6-8 people around a hand-made panelled table which is available all day long. Join the skipper as he steers the boat using a hydraulic steering wheel, as opposed to a traditional tiller, from the side of the stern deck. Additionally, for comfort and safety, the stern deck has no open sides.

Visiting the counties of Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Surrey and Greater London with different pick up points. Please enquire for the latest route / dates.

Short breaks are possible with a 3 night minimum stay from £560 per person, £730 per person for 4 nights, £900 per person for 5 nights and £1240 per night for a week. NO PETS.

Please click the Website link to see the cruising schedule and prices and to get in touch.

Room Types:

  • Double Ensuite
  • Twin


  • High > £220

Nearest Airport: Birmingham Airport


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Dinner included
Billet Boat
Set up table for 4 guest
Inside the Billet
Rothbury twin bedroom
Warkworth double bedroom