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Relax and unwind at your own gentle pace.

Stunning views and scenery as you cruise along the River Nene.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu

Welcome to

Solitude Narrow Boat Holidays

Solitude Narrowboat Holidays welcomes you! we are located on the beautiful River Nene in Earls Barton (Northamptonshire) where you can choose to holiday on the river or have easy access to the canal network giving the option to discover the beauty of Northamptonshire and further afield by water.

We are small family run business which operates out of the same marina where we live. Being a small family run business we are able to give you the personal touch to add to your holiday where nothing will be to much trouble.  Our hire boat is fully equipped for a family holiday but if you would like to hire it for a special occasion or a romantic break we can tailor to your requirements.

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Why Choose Us?

Choose us to experience the waterways in a well equipped, comfortable, clean narrow boat hire at a fraction of the cost of our competitors. With simple pricing and no surprises at the end of your stay, you can relax, unwind and escape the hustle of everyday life.  A welcome basket will be provided upon arrival to help you ease into a relaxed holiday mood.

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whilst travelling at 4mph along sleepy, historic waterways through beautiful English countryside & villages.

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on the picturesque River Nene taking in rural Northamptonshire.

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on a narrowboat and forget about the hustle and bustle of every day life whilst taking all your creature comforts with you.

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About Us

Solitude Narrowboat Holidays was set up by Sue & Chris after Sue finally retired as a nurse.  They live on their own boat and regularly cruise the waterways.

Chris has many years experience from living on a boat, to teaching as a Qualified RYA Instructor, so you can be sure to sail off in confidence after receiving your tuition.

Sue realised the importance for people to be able to relax in comfortable accommodation, giving the opportunity to unwind and forget about everyday worries whilst being able to see the county from a very different view.