Nuthatch – Canal Boat Hire Near Bath

Firstly, if you are looking for canal boat hire near Bath, Nuthatch is a cosy, comfortably-appointed Wiltshire-based 2-3 berth canal boat, available for private hire for canal holidays. Secondly, it is important to note that Nuthatch isn’t the most spruced-up boat on the canal. However, that just means that I can let her out a bit more cheaply than many of the others!!  Do read what one recent holiday-maker wrote:

All Aboard Nuthatch! A Perfect Break May 2017

Canal Boat Hire Near Bath

“Nuthatch is the perfect way for two, inexperienced narrow boaters, to learn about knots, mooring, locks, swing bridges, turning around and finding beautiful places to stop to eat along the Kennet and Avon Canal. After a few hours of good tuition, we set off with our little Westie and headed towards Bath. We’d been shown how to use the tiller and avoid other boats, to go through a lock and a swing bridge and how to moor and rope up or walk the plank if needs be!

The whole narrowboat experience is so calming and so slow, nothing can be rushed. At only 35ft long, Nuthatch is very compact, bijou and romantic, she is a very pretty narrowboat. The galley is small, only one person can create meals at any one time but, with plenty of beautiful old pubs and small towns along the way, we often just enjoyed eating out and sampling the local food and ales.”

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Canal Boat Hire near Bath

Nuthatch – Canal Boat Hire Near Bath – Location

Set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, Nuthatch is moored on the Kennet and Avon Canal at:

Marsh Farm, Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 7PJ

For Canal Boat Hire Near Bath, book here or through Airbnb.

Canal boat hire near Bath – you can see what the Kennet and Avon Canal has to offer by looking at the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust Site.)

Canal boat hire near Bath
Canal Boat Hire near Bath

You can enquire and book in the following ways:

(Telephone messages, contact forms and emails are usually replied to Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.)


Please Note: As of 11th July 2018 these are the dates that are available for Nuthatch during the forthcoming season (please feel free to suggest part of the time blocks, it doesn’t need to be the whole amount of days):

  • 3-6 July
  • 13-30 August
  • 9-12 September
  • 26 September – 28 October

We will update availability as quickly as we can after a booking has been made but not immediately, so there is a small chance that one of these dates above may have been booked by the time you enquire.  

7 Nights – One Week – £600

4 Nights – Monday – Friday – £500

3 Nights – Friday to Monday £400

(Inclusive of VAT)


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