Canal Cruising Co. Ltd

We operate 14 narrowboats, 3 and 4 star Visit Britain graded. Sleeping 2 - 8 people. We offer full lock and boat handling tuition before the start of your holiday whether a short break or a week. We offer different styles of boats, from the small compact to the more roomy and larger style with lounge areas. All our boats have large family deck areas, central heating, bedding, carpets, hot and cold water, galleys, full sized cookers, crockery, pots and pans etc, toilets/showers, TV's and radios, some have dvd and cd players.  All you need for a self-catering holiday. But if you don't fancy cooking, as you pass through the various towns and hamlets most inns offer good honest fayre.
Karen Wyatt
Canal Cruising Co. Ltd
Crown Street
ST15 8QN

Tel: 01785 813982
Mob: 07785 710309

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Stone Leisure Centre

We welcome both members and non-members to use our facilities.

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