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Canal Boat Holiday In the Midlands on the Ashby Canal, Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal

Are you looking for a Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands? Firstly you are in the right place and thank you for choosing your Canal Boat Holiday with Midland Mallard. Secondly no matter the length of your canal boat holiday we’re sure that you’ll have a great time cruising the cut with us! Thirdly we will provide “probably the best equipped boat” on this rural and beautiful part of the Midlands countryside. In conclusion You won’t find a more reasonably priced Narrowboat Holiday in the UK.

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  • Cruising through Shackerstone to the Rising Sun Pub
  • Narrowboat Holiday setting off from Market Bosworth.
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Late availability Midlands canal boat hire Ashby Canal

If you are looking for boating holidays, barge hire, canal boat holidays or Narrowboat holidays in the midlands you’ve come to the right place. Here at Midland Mallard we provide narrowboats (canal boats) for hire on the Ashby canal in the Midlands. We are between 10% and 50% cheaper than comparison websites like Hoseasons. Secondly others charge for listing on their sites. We also do not charge VAT. If you decide to book a late break please click the link to contact us about booking. Late availability narrowboat hire in a beautiful location is our forte.

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Holidays Based on the Ashby Canal

Midland Mallard are located on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal or more commonly known as Ashby Canal at Market Bosworth marina. You can access all areas of the Canal network by joining the Coventry Canal at Marston Junction at the start of the Ashby canal. We also cover canal boat hire on the Coventry canal and are based close to the Coventry Basin. Also provided for each canal boat holiday is our flexible six berth Narrowboat (Hotel Boat) which has a luxury, well equipped flexible layout. We provide Wi-Fi on our canal boats. We are available for groups of two to 6 people which are steered by you our customer following some training. Midland Mallard are a self drive holiday hire company registered by the “Canal and River Trust” under license number 90952936.

Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands

Midland Mallard provide Narrowboat holidays in the Midlands, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Coventry, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Stoke on Trent. We provide trips on the Ashby canal from Shakerstone, Hinckley, Snarestone, Nuneaton, Market Bosworth, Congerstone, Stoke Golding to Rugby, Tamworth and the Coventry basin Hawksbury Junction and the Atherstone flight.

What we provide during Midlands Canal Boat Hire

Canal Boat Holidays in the Midlands, barge holidays, boat hire and Narrowboat hire in Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Coventry, Staffordshire and the West Midlands countryside. We provide everything you need to feel safe, comfortable and assured on your narrowboat holiday in the midlands. What’s more is that we also provide solar energy powering the appliances on our boat giving you a greener experience

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Sutton Cheney Wharf

About your holiday with us! Midlands Canal Boat Hire

Your stay on board will give you access to the Ashby canal and the rest of the canal network. Starting in the beautiful Leicestershire / Warwickshire countryside where there are lots of things to see and do. There are no major roads nearby so you can feel confident that your canal boat holiday In the Midlands will be tranquil. If you are thinking of buying a Narrowboat to live aboard then why not try staying with us on the Ashby canal and journey through the rest of the Midlands network? This stretch of the canal is lock free and it will allow you to enjoy a canal boat holiday in the UK with no distractions.

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Things to do on the Ashby Canal

You may wish to stay in the historic town of Market Bosworth, the final battle scene for King Richard III. Market Bosworth is just a few short minutes walk from the Marina. The Ashby canal runs through the old battle lines and there is a visitor centre which is also free. Why not check out the historic steam railway which runs parallel? You could meander through the SSSI countryside a (Site of Special Scientific Interest) which boasts a great many species of wildlife. Whilst being beautiful, the Ashby canal also has lots of pubs and restaurants to visit and shown below.

Pubs and Restaurants on the Ashby Canal

During your Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands you might wish to visit some pubs or restaurants on the Ashby canal. 14 sites to visit are detailed below…

Places to visit on the Ashby Canal the Midlands
Places to visit on the Ashby Canal the Midlands
The Lime Kilns Pub
The Lime Kilns Pub

What’s on board the Narrowboat?

Entertainment on board comprises of digital SMART t.v. with Netflix and YouTube. We also have a top of the range “Kenwood” audio system with DAB radio and Bluetooth. Why not bring your own sounds and play them through our system? You can also just relax to the sounds of nature passing by. Either way, we know you will enjoy your narrowboat trip through the Leicestershire countryside.

Justin Forbes Midland Mallard Canal Boat

However you wish to spend your time, holidays won’t be the same again having spent time relaxing and enjoying the scenery around the beautiful Midlands countryside with Midland Mallard Canal Boat Holidays on the Ashby Canal.

Our Aims during your Holiday

Firstly we aim to make your visit to the historic Ashby canal network a peaceful and interesting affair. Secondly we will have equipped the boat with all the mod cons. In addition we have included a two way radio and canal navigation app provided free with every boat hire. Finally, we have WIFI on-board (You will not find these additions with other similar hire companies).

There are many places to visit on the canal network including some lovely pubs and cafes or if you wish to just relax and watch the beautiful scenery roll by you can!

How will we know where to go?

You may be asking yourself questions like how far can I travel in the time I have? Well we have maps and guidance for you provided on booking and on the boat when you arrive.

During your canal boat holiday in the Midlands you may wish to know how far the points of interest are from the canal towpath. We have that covered too!  If you have any questions like this then please feel free to contact us through our form on our contacts page.

You can enjoy many points of interest including pubs, cafes and restaurants on your canal boat holiday In the Midlands.

We will send you maps for points of interest on the Ashby Canal…

Ashby Canal Map
Ashby Canal Points of Interest
Ashby Canal Boat Hire
Ashby Canal Boat Hire from Bosworth Marina

Reviews from Our Lovely Customers

Tracey Taylor

This was the first time – but it certainly won’t be the last.- time that we had taken a narrowboat holiday. We’d talked about doing it for years and finally got round to it. So glad we chose Justin’s boat and the Ashby canal to do it on. Everything went really well from the: very well equipped, clean and well laid out boat, beautiful weather, a lovely pub with excellent food (Rising Sun), a fabulous little steam railway station at Shackerstone and a great canal to navigate for ‘narrow boat virgins. Justin was really personable and helpful, easing our first-timer nerves and giving us his number in the event of any difficulties – happily, there were none. Looking forward to the next time already.

Alex Etherington

Just returned from a fantastic three nights on-board the Midland Mallard. A beautiful narrow boat with all the mod cons to make your stay enjoyable. A beautiful part of the Ashby canal from Bosworth to Snarestone with some lovely little pubs and places to eat. Being total newcomers to narrow boats Justin was very thorough with his pre-trip tutorial and put our minds at rest with regards to steering and all other aspects relating to the narrow boat. Amazing long weekend and looking forward to booking again.
Thanks Justin .
Alex &Tracy

About Us!

“Here at Midland Mallard we aim to provide a luxury narrow-boat holiday (Canal Boat Holiday) experience in the Midlands. We provide hire boats for people wishing to visit the beautiful countryside and canal networks across the Midlands”

Based at the new luxury Marina on the wonderful Ashby canal we aim to provide a bespoke Canal Boat Holiday in the Midlands. We run a service that allows a family or couple to enjoy relaxing among the U.K’s best kept waterways. Providing a friendly and professional canal boat holiday service and providing customers with safe and professional training on all aspects of boating.

Our Aims

Midland Mallard aim to become an industry leader in promoting green practices. We pride ourselves in helping our clients safely and peacefully navigate their way through the waterways. Our aim is to use best practice initiatives throughout, whilst concentrating on luxury Canal Boat Holidays at a reasonable cost. Our aim is to use environmentally friendly cleaning agents. Conduct environmentally sound practices and carry out constant safety checks, as-well as quality checks on all aspects of the business.

Please feel free to ask any questions you wish by using our comments section below.

Setting up a Narrowboat Hire Business?

Do you like our website? Our website is designed in house by Midland Mallard. In addition we provide information and advice about setting up a Narrowboat hire business. if you are interested in buying a Narrowboat Hire business we can also help you. For instance we can design and implement your website for you. Feel free to contact us about this service.

Eberspacher Fault Finding

We also provide a mobile fault finding service for Eberspacher D4WSC and D5WSC water heaters. Please contact us on 07397 997646 for information and prices. Prices usually start at £50 per callout and we can also advise you on the cheapest and best way of repairing and replacing faulty Eberspacher heaters.

We Can Service Your Fire Extinguishers!

Our in house engineers are fully BAFE trained to service fire extinguishers so we can also do yours. If you need to contact us to service, maintain or replace your boat fire extinguishers please follow this link F.E.S

Day Boat Hire Ashby Canal

Want to hire a day boat on the Ashby canal? Then please take a look at Harry and Sally, the day boat that is based at Bosworth Marina. You can visit their website for more information.

Happy holidays!

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Alison LordAlison Lord
14:34 19 Jun 21
Great week and perfect weather aboard the comfortable and well equipped Midland Mallard. Some excellent pub stops and walks. Thank you Justin.