Winter canal boat holidays – do you fancy it?

For some, a winter canal boat holiday conjures up images of ice breaking along the waterways whilst frantically blowing warm air into your mitts.

It’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

However our Facebook fans seem to disagree.  When asked who would be brave enough to take a narrowboat out at Christmas we were surprised by their responses.

“What a fantastic idea for a Christmas break. It would be lovely snuggled up in front of the heater, looking out at the snow covered embankments.”

“First time I fell in love with the canals was on a snowy walk along the tow path and a canal boat came through breaking the ice as it went.”

“Hmm….Christmas on a narrow boat, sounds lovely!”

So we’ve been talking to our partners at our base near Rugby, Warwickshire, in the heart of historic England and they are keen to continue to offer winter breaks, including Christmas, New Year and February half term holidays.

We’ll be making the boats as cosy as possible.  You’ll have a well-insulated narrowboat, with central heating and of course hot and cold running water for hot showers.  Extra blankets and duvets are available on request just in case!   There is also a television and DVD player, plus free WIFI to keep in touch with the outside word if you feel the need.

“Would love to try it…”

“I am ready. On or near water any time.”

“Got ours booked for February. It may be cold, but it’ll be cosy.”

“I’ve done the canals in spring/early summer and late fall….I SO need to be on the cut again.”

However, there was one concern from our hardy explorers and we’re not sure we can help with this one:

“Will Santa be able to find me?”

Would you spend Christmas on a canal boat?  Let us know!

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