boat holiday accommodation on the canals

Canal Boat

Sleeps: 2 – 8
Minimum nights: 3 nights High Season, 2 nights Low Season
Pet friendly: For well behaved dogs

Come and have a static canal boat holiday in Stone, Staffordshire in the West Midlands, we have boat holiday accommodation to fit all family sizes!

If you want to use the boat as a moveable canal boat this is subject to additional charges and coaching by the owner – subject to negotiated additional costs

Prices start from short breaks of two night at £329 for a 2/3 berth boat at low season to £1,700 for an 8 man for a week in August, please tell us the numbers in your party and we can then calculate the cost of your accommodation, depending on the size of the boat you require.

From £110 a night

Everything is provided in your boat holiday accommodation. We have fitted out and equipped our boats to the highest standard. We provide duvets, blankets, sheets, pillows and pillow cases. We also provide an initial supply of tea towels, brillo pad, washing up liquid, dish cloth, kitchen roll and toilet paper.
The boats vary in size and each boat has a slightly different layout, depending on the numbers staying on them.
Features of the boat holiday accommodation include : Table (Drop-leaf or loose), Colour TV, Radio Cassette Player, Hair Dryers, Full Size Cooker, Electric Fridge, Carpeted Throughout, Full Central Heating, Hot and Cold Water, Duvets, Pillows and Blankets, Centre Ropes, Mobile Phone Charging Points, Fully Equipped Galley, Electric Razor Point, Towels for Overseas Guests if required.
This is just one of the boats available if you have a larger or small party of people coming on holiday with you, please send us an enquiry and we will forward it to the boat owners, to see if they can accommodate your group.
Whilst we provide a selection of board games on our boats for your use I am sure, like most people, you will have a number of family favourites in the attic. Why not encourage your ‘Family’ holiday experience by bringing them along with you. When our children were growing up and we took them out on the boat we never switched the TV on. By the time they had been out in the fresh air, helped with the locks, steered the boat (under supervision), walked the towpath and played games as a family the TV and Gameboy (or whatever the favourite electrical gadget was at the time) was long forgotten.
Our boat holiday short breaks run from Fri 2.30pm to Mon 9.00am / Mon 2.30pm to Fri 9.00am / Bank Holiday & Easter Fri 2.30pm to Mon 9.00am. We also accommodate week and multiple week boat holiday bookings which gain great discounts.
We have ample open air parking and we take every precaution to ensure the security and safety of your vehicle. All vehicles are left at the owners’ risk.
Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. Part of the National Forest lies within its borders. Your boat holiday accommodation will be located in the picturesque boatyard in Stone, Staffordshire, which is a small and compact market town that is easily accessible by road and rail, and that is at the centre of the canal network, offering a wide choice of routes. Once you have booked we can send you link to our waterways map and touring suggestions if you wish to move the boat.
If you do decide that you would like to move the boat and go out and about on the canals ample instruction is given on handling the boats on your arrival, once you have settled in. It usually takes about an hour depending on the locks. All boats have forward gear, a reverse gear and tiller steering. You push the lever forward and your off, it’s as simple as that! Tiller steering is precise and you have all the boat in front of you. With most people, ten minutes’ instruction gives them all the confidence they need, but we also demonstrate the locks and give advice on mooring, navigation and safety.
Whether you stay static or you travel north or south from our base in Stone there are a number of visitor attractions that can be easily accessed from the canal.
Why not take this opportunity, whilst in the area, to explore what we have on offer, Boscobell House, Shugborough, grab some real excitement and adventure on the rides at Alton Towers Resort and Drayton Manor Theme Park, home to some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around with Shockwave, Europe's first stand up roller coaster and Stormforce 10, with a backwards water drop. Little kids can experience the magic of Sodor and meet their favourite characters in Thomas Land! There is also Warwick Castle, Birmingham and the Sea life centre and lots more. You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the merits of the Lymestone brewery, they have evening tours of this microbrewery, and offer three real ales to try as part of the entrance fee.
Take the family to Water World, is the UK's number one Tropical Indoor Aqua Park open all year round. A great family day out whatever the weather all for an inclusive price! It is built around a wave pool with slides, rides, flumes, spa and bubble pools There is plenty to do for all ages, weak and strong swimmers. If it is wet make a day of it and have lunch at the licensed cafe bar or water's edge restaurant.
For the climbers why not test your climbing skills tackling dramatic gritstone crags in the Staffordshire Peak District. Try all kinds of fantastic outdoor action activities with Peak Pursuits. You could even attack challenging mountain biking terrain at Cannock Chase. Or take to the trees on a couple of daring adventure ropes courses at Go-Ape! There really is so much to do for some great days out; your holiday will just fly past.

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