Offering a terrace and river view, Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring is set in Tring, 30 km from Notley Abbey and 32 km from Woburn Abbey. This boat provides free private parking and private check-in and check-out. The property is non-smoking and is located 28 km from Watford Junction. Featuring a DVD player, the boat has a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a fridge and kitchenware, a living room, a dining area, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. A flat-screen TV is provided. There is also a seating area and a fireplace. Guests at the boat will be able to enjoy activities in and around Tring, like fishing and hiking. Bletchley Park is 32 km from Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring, while Cliveden House is 38 km away. The nearest airport is London Luton Airport, 37 km from the accommodation.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.2)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
Bedroom :
1 single bed
1 double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Tring
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  • Kennedy
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Lovely little break away very great experience loved the cosy log fire and decor in the boat! The owners were welcoming and very helpful. Sorry for the late review!
  • Beresford
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    We had a lovely 2 night break in the Narrow Escape, it was wonderful. Everything was clean and tidy, the kitchen was well equipped, the sofa bed was so much more comfortable than we expected and the log burner is sooooo lovely.
  • Vivien
    Jersey Jersey
    Interesting location, and we never had any intention of taking the barge anywhere, as we booked it as somewhere to stay close to a family party.

Managed by Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays

Company review score: 9.1Based on 11 reviews from 2 properties
2 managed properties

Company information

We are a family run business. As narrowboat lovers ourselves, we are excited to share this unique type of accommodation and holiday with others, and the great local area that we are so lucky to live in. Guest satisfaction is at the top of our priority list, so if there is anything we can do to help, please just ask :)

Property information

Narrow Escape is a delightful 50ft narrowboat with a traditional stern. Offered as a 4/5 berth, this boat is perfect for couples, families or groups of friends. Please note - Summer season bookings (March to mid-November) are for self-drive boating holidays. Winter bookings (mid-November to end of February) are for static hire only. Please see our Prices page for more details. Accommodation: The outside area on the bow of the boat provides 2 bench seats where you can sit and enjoy the view. Entering through the double doors, you step down in to the bright and cosy lounge, with a comfy reclining sofa and traditional coal burning stove. As well as a Samsung smart TV and DVD player, there is also a selection of books, games and DVDs available. The sofa converts into a double bed at night, using a quick and easy click-clack system. The lounge is open plan to the kitchen, which comes with a gas oven, grill and 4 hobs, as well as a good sized fridge with freezer compartment and plenty of storage. We provide all crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment. The luxurious bathroom is located in the centre of the boat and benefits from a full height shower, a electric flush Thetford cassette toilet and a table top sink. There is also more storage in both the under-sink cupboard and a separate cupboard next to the shower. Moving through to the rear cabin, there is a cosy dining area with table and 2 bench seats. Further storage is provided in the full height cupboard and under the bench seats. At night this area can be converted into a second double bed, and a child's bunk bed can also be setup above. All bedding is provided, but customers are asked to bring their own towels. The boat provides 12v power while cruising, so any personal appliances should have either a USB or car charger cable. There are 2 charging points located in the engine room at the rear of the boat.

Neighbourhood information

Your boat can be collected from Cow Roast, in an ideal location for accessing nearby towns such as Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes. Between March and October, customers are able to hire the boat for a self drive holiday where you can cruise along the Grand Union canal and explore the beautiful Chiltern Hills with a great range of nature reserves, canalside pubs and countryside walking routes. During the remaining months the boat must remain moored at its provided location.

Language spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • River view
  • View
  • Terrace
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Sofa bed
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • TV
No internet access available.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Private check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 16:00


From 08:00 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

No cots or extra beds are available.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 25

Diners Club Cash is not accepted Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Bookings from March to mid-November are for self-drive boating holidays where guests must undertake an induction on how to drive and operate the boat on the local canals. Bookings between mid-November and end of February are for static hire only, and the boat must remain moored within the marina.

Please inform Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring

  • Check-in at Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring is 2.2 miles from the centre of Tring. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing