Moored on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal, Boutique Narrowboats offer romantic getaways for two in the Heart of England. If you’re looking to float away from it all for a special anniversary or a minimoon in the UK, look no further. Boutique Narrowboats have artfully created stylish, light and spacious interiors. Delicate colours, handcrafted natural materials and a fusion of elegant furniture make these unique canal boat holidays for two. Woodland Grayling boat also welcomes one small dog aboard. You will receive practical training on your first afternoon aboard, so that you’ll soon be confident at the tiller, watching the world go by. How you’ll love gently motoring through the countryside, stopping to enjoy a pub meal or explore the treasures to be found along the towpath! What are you waiting for!
Wave goodbye to the dark and fussy interiors of yesteryear, Boutique Narrowboats have all the mod cons miraculously included in the clean and stylish interiors. You have WiFi, a flat screen TV, fully equipped kitchen and central heating to keep you cosy any time of year. Of course, no romantic retreat would be complete without an evening by the cosy log burner.
Sink into the sumptuous king sized bed with luxury linens and a hatch opening onto your view from the rear deck. Sleep gazing at the stars and listening to the peaceful lapping of water and rustling of the wildlife upon the bank. Stretch out on the sofa with a book. Rest and restore with calm canal life beyond your windows. Freshen up with a generous rainfall shower after a day at the helm and navigating locks. Then snuggle up by the fire or perhaps head out for the evening.
Life at the tiller will soon become second nature. Perhaps your boating companion will bring you fresh coffee and get breakfast sizzling as you begin to chug along. The banks of the Grand Union Canal become your garden. Trees dip their lower branches into the water and ducks root around by the bank. Meditate upon the reflections of the sky in the water, or on the many relics of our industrial era as you pass beneath bridges and through awe inspiring tunnels. You can share a luxurious picnic aboard, or stop at a pretty spot that catches your eye along the way. As trips away for couples go, a romantic canal boat holiday in the heart of England’s canal country is hard to beat.
Boutique Narrowboats is located at Union Wharf in the historic town of Market Harborough. Here you are spoiled for choice of independent eateries and purveyors of fine foods. Pick up some mouthwateringly flaky pastries from Garage Bakehouse or breakfast provisions from the Artisan Butcher. Award winning Farndon Fields Farm Shop curates a beautiful selection of home grown veg and pick your own. There is an array of independent restaurants and shops such as Mecardo Lounge, Fifty Eight and Fernie Hall for food, drinks and cocktails. Or Rocksalt Bistro or Ascough’s for fine dining. Market Harborough is packed with history and personality and buzzing with life, an exciting spot to start your adventure! You’ll have been provided with tons of information on routes before you arrive, so after your training session with the staff, you can set off on your adventure. Choose the direction of travel – perhaps towards Watford Lock Flight. A pretty flight of seven locks which take you up to a spectacular view over Leicestershire, perfect for a picnic. Learn about canal history at The Boilerhouse Canal Museum at Foxton Locks. Or take a leisurely pub crawl and sample the many canalside pubs. Moor up or simply raise a toast and wave to those in the pub garden as you motor on by…Bliss!
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Sublime romantic breaks or a dreamy minimoon in the UK’s heart, where you choose the scenery!
Why Boutique Narrowboats should be on your list of places ToWander
Explore the peace of the waterways in style and luxury – a world away from the every day!