Offering a terrace and river view, Narrow Escape - 20 yards Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring is located in Tring, 17.4 miles from Watford Junction and 18.6 miles from Notley Abbey. Boasting free private parking, the boat is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking and fishing.

Featuring a DVD player, the boat has a kitchen with a fridge and an oven, a living room, a dining area, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom with a shower. A flat-screen TV is provided.

Woburn Abbey is 19.9 miles from the boat, while Bletchley Park is 19.9 miles away. The nearest airport is London Luton Airport, 23 miles from Narrow Escape - 20 yards Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring.

Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring has been welcoming guests since 13 Sept 2022.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.0)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Bedroom :
1 single bed
1 double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hello SirMa'am m Lovely Boat! I am planning to book it for the 30th Nov.. Just wanted to know, what is the parking like? And is the boat heated? Kindly let me know.. Best Regards Metrilia
    Hello, there is 1 dedicated parking space for guests which is located directly next to the boat. The boat is heated by a log burner (kindling and logs are supplied) and if it is exceptionally cold there is also 2 radiators which can be used.
    Answered on 13 November 2022
  • Hi is there anywhere we can eat from within walking distance?
    The Cow Roast Inn, just a 2 min walk away is currently being refurbished. A little further there is the George & Dragon in Northchurch (25 mins), the Greyhound Inn in Wingginton (30 mins) and the towns of Tring and Berkhamsted are about 45 mins walk.
    Answered on 15 November 2022

Managed by Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays

Company review score: 9.5Based on 5 reviews from 2 properties
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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 within the marina 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

The boat is moored at Cow Roast Marina, in an ideal location for accessing nearby towns such as Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Watford and Aylesbury. 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 within the marina.

Language spoken

Property surroundings *
Facilities of Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
No internet access available.
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Sofa bed
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Terrace
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Fishing
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • River view
  • View
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

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


14:00 - 16:00


08:00 - 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

Maestro Mastercard Visa 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

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.

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

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.

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

  • Narrow Escape - 50ft Boat on the Grand Union Canal, near Tring is 2.2 miles from the centre of Tring.

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

    • Hiking
    • Fishing

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

  • 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.

  • 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.