Tiller Girl

Explore the waterways of the beautiful English countryside in a luxury Narrow Boat​

Tiller Girl is a luxury Narrow Boat perfect for family holidays or as a couples retreat. Beautifully furnished to ensure your comfort. Sit, relax and watch the sun go down whilst eating alfresco from the bbq on the waterside.

Dates are available for 2021-2022 and booking early is advisable to avoid missing your chosen holiday

COVID-19. We continue to adhere to the government guidance on cleaning and self distancing so that you can feel safe and relaxed on your holiday adventure.

Why Tiller Girl?

a room with a view

Wake up each morning to a different view whatever the season or location. Towns and cities, waterfront bars and restaurants as well as the peaceful tranquillity of the open countryside. Canal holidays have it all.

Luxury Living

Tiller Girl is a beautifully fitted out semi-traditional narrow boat refurbished to a high standard with fresh clean lines and comfortable furnishings. Oak flooring throughout with thick warm rugs and runners make for cosy living.

“Just come back from a fabulous sunny bank holiday weekend on Tiller Girl. 2 adults, 2 children and one dog. The boat has been beautifully renovated and has a lovely homely feel. Bbq was provided and outdoor seating so we could enjoy meals where ever we moored up. We have enjoyed our time so much on board that I think we will be booking again very soon”. GB

Undisturbed Tranquillity on serene waters

Tiller Girl is privately owned, hand built locally at Shardlow and finished by a local carpenter.  She was built in 2014 as a 2 berth live aboard so a perfect couples retreat! 

Our home mooring is on the Trent and Mersey Canal at Sawley Marina, a private marina near Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire.

human friendly
dog friendly

Tiller Girl is not only human friendly but dog friendly too. We have dogs of our own and understand the importance of including your pets on holiday. Your dog is more than welcome and may even find a treat or two on board!

We advise Water Woofer or similar buoyancy aids for pets.

The tow paths along the canal are great exercise yards for dogs but be aware of water safety and wild life. (Please make sure you do a poo pick up along the way!)

Wildlife is never far away, always hungry and will probably find you when you have their favourite wildbird feed to hand.

The operators of Sawley Marina have no responsibility for Tiller Girl and it’s operation as a business.