We are a small, family run canal holiday
hire business and
as such are able to provide a more
personal, flexible and cost effective service than many larger companies. Our aim is
to provide a friendly service and a
reliable, comfortable holiday hire boat
at a reasonable price.
Canal boat holidays are
suitable for all members of the family
from those who want to sit back, relax and watch the world go by, to those who want the satisfaction of mastering a new skill and have lots of energy to expend operating the locks and walking or cycling along the towpath, and also those seeking a glimpse
of the heritage of the canals e.g. canal tow-path pubs, landmarks etc. They are a great way of spending time with friends and family of all ages. Holiday Questions & Answers >
want you to have a relaxed and enjoyable canal boat holiday
and will do everything needed to ensure this.
Boat available throughout the year. Nov - Feb static hire in Marina (both short and long term)
Holiday and short breaks available.
Flexible start and finish days available.
Thorough instruction given (if needed).
Pets are welcome.
Kitchen & Bathroom sundries provided.
Bedding & Towels included.
We are based at Pilling's
Lock, a modern marina near Quorn in the heart of the
Leicestershire countryside. Adjacent to
the River Soar, a quiet, rural part of the Grand
Union Canal Leicester section, it affords easy
access to a good choice of routes. See routes >
Only 30 minutes from East Midlands
minutes from the M1.
minutes from Loughborough.
Less than an hour from Nottingham.
"Isla" is a modern, well
appointed 58ft canal holiday hire boat. Sleeping 4/6
in comfort she can accommodate up to 8, if smaller
children are in the group, which makes her ideal for
a larger family group or if two families want to
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