COVID 19 – The canals are now fully reopened for normal cruising (until/unless any further restrictions are introduced by HM Government)

Summer 2021

Summer Holidays!! With the great staycation available holiday boats in summer are now at a premium, so why not think about hiring one of our Long Term boats for a month or two – and these summer hires also include use of the boat’s home mooring in rural Oxfordshire on a non-residential basis i.e as a base to come and go from as often as you like allowing you to enjoy as much or as little cruising as you wish on this beautiful canal during the summer – and all for less per month than the cost a fortnight’s hire of a normal holiday hirecraft in this peak period.

August 2021 is available on The Marquess or The Count at £4500

Autumn 2021

Autumn is a wonderful time on our canals and rivers. Misty mornings, often crystal clear days highlighting the beautiful Autumn colours. Much quieter on the waterways after the summer rush begins to recede. Wildlife is especially fascinating at this time of year as many birds either migrate or start building their winter reserves. I like Autumns afloat and, with a real fire to keep you warm on cooler days and full central heating once the colder weather properly arrives, I love the idea of a cosy evening in front of the fire with a good book and a suitable drink at hand!

We have availability on The Laird for September onwards due to a Covid-related late cancellation. The Laird is thus available for up to 6 months with prices for one month between £1300 and £2500, two months £2400 to £4400 …as far as all six months for £8750.

Otherwise we are fully booked until 1st November 2021 at which point The Duke and The Laird are available for hire up to 3 or 4 months respectively – please contact us for a quotation.

Winter 2021

As long as you don’t mind the weather, winter is a great time to cruise – the canals return to their peaceful slumbers after a busy summer holiday hire season. It’s the ideal time to hire relatively cheaply and for those thinking of moving onto the water more permanently it’s the best time to see if you can cope – after all if you can do winter then spring and summer are a doddle! In 2020 we hired most of our boats for extended winter cruises: these are great value at as little as £1100/month for three months or more. So why not hire from December to March at just £4400 and enjoy a warm and cosy life afloat discovering the waterways at their most tranquil…. our boats The Count, The Earl, and The Duke are all available….

2022….and 2023 Bookings – Book now!

We are already taking 2022 bookings but April to end June 2022 are already fully booked, and in September only The Duke remains available.

We also have some 2023 bookings too so, if you have a long hire in mind, we would strongly advise you contact us to discuss this at your earliest convenience….