Region: North West

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Middlewich Narrowboats Residential Boat Trips, Canal Terrace, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9BD

Contact: 01606 61404



Middlewich Narrowboats has been running since 1971, and we are a small family run business. Every customer will be dealt with by a member of staff, we are not a central booking office. Our narrowboat hire fleet has a variety of boats from fully modernised, with facilities for ipods and games consoles etc, to a fully traditional style boats with traditional style boatman's cabins with solid fuel stoves and authentic canalboat engines. All of our staff have in depth knowledge of canal holidays, boats and the waterways.

Our canal holiday hire base in Middlewich is conveniently situated at the very hub of the famous, historic canal system of the North West. From our base many routes radiate, the Four Counties Ring, the Cheshire Ring and the world famous Llangollen Canal, are among the finest routes in the country. Plan your narrowboat holiday right here, click canal routes.

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What group sizes do you cater for?

We hire out the three boats which accommodate up to 36 in a group.  The price listed below is standard for the use of all the boats to accommodate school and educational trips   

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?

The Elm

70’ semi trad 12 berth

Elm is a well laid out 12 berth narrowboat ideal for a large group of friends or two families as she has two bathrooms and a very versatile bed layout. Equipped with a powerful inverter which enables the use of domestic equipment such as hairdryers, and games consoles etc. (low wattage only please). Gas cooker with oven, hob and grill. Fridge (with small freezer compartment). Also equipped with an entertainment unit consisting of DVD player, TV, and CD/radio. The sleeping arrangements comprise of 2 doubles and up to 8 singles in 4 sleeping areas including the saloon. Large kitchen and saloon. Large front windows and front deck. 2 showers and 2 toilets with wash basin. For reasons unknown to us this boat and only this boat, attracts large parties of pirates regularly so beware!


Cruiser stern. Bed layout can be 3 doubles & 2 singles, or 4 doubles, or 2 doubles and 4 singles in 3 cabins & saloon. An ideal boat for that family or friends break. Extremely comfortable for six. Unique external design. Spacious aft (rear) terrace deck with seating. Quiet, modern diesel engine. High-tech fresh water flush toilets. Coordinated soft furnishings. Permanent beds with sprung mattresses and duvets. Radiator central heating. Colour TV/video player and radio cassette. 240V supply (max 1800 watts).12V socket for mobile phones (please bring your own car lead).

Kitchen Facilities: Fully equipped galley with 4 burner gas cooker complete with grill and oven, refrigerator, sink and drainer, work surfaces and storage space.

Bathroom Facilities: Domestic type shower with door, and 2 fresh water flush toilets and wash basins.

Whitchurch Navigator

57’ 7 berth

A spacious boat with a versatile bed layout, ideal for groups of friends or family parties. There is a second toilet/wash basin as well as the main shower room. Hairdryer is provided. 240v electricity supply with 3-pin plug socket (for low wattage appliances only). ’Digital’ flat screen ‘Freeview’ TV with built in DVD/CD player. Radiator central heating. Full-sized fridge, cooker (with oven, hob and grill), microwave & cafetiere. Duvets and bed linen are included as well as a full tank of diesel and gas. This boat has an optional seventh single bunk over berth in rear cabin.

What is the cost of the accommodation?

Between £10.00 to £20.00 per person per night

All our prices include all bedding and fees…no hidden extras!

Free fuel!*

Free gas!*

Free insurance!

Free damage waiver!

Free parking!**

No hidden extra costs!

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

Please contact Greg or Sue & Josh  01606 614204

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?

Please contact Greg or Sue & Josh 01606 614204  

Please list facilities available.

All boats are fully equipped with toilet and cooking facilities.  We supply all bedding 

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open all year round

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

On behalf of Fazakerley High School, I hired three boats: Elm, Llangollen & Whitchurch. The Company were more than patient with me as we booked and paid for the trip and even more helpful as the day of departure approached.

The three boats were ready for departure hours ahead of schedule and were in a very clean and tidy state for us. The beds were made, the boat was filled with gas and fuel. The staff were so helpful in getting the children and their luggage aboard. The safety briefing was quick yet thorough and the staff were kind enough to escort us through the first lock showing our pupils how to work locks.

Even though there were a few minor, unavoidable problems with the boats that required a visit from the engineers, this was dealt with quickly and without fuss and did not hold us back on our journey at all. The company even delivered spare bedding half way through our journey.

Their lovely, friendly staff and efficient service would make me recommend this company without further hesitation.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Residential Boat Trips

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