Tiller Girl

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

Leave stress and worries behind, rest your body and mind on a canal boat holiday.

Blowing away the cobwebs with fresh air and exercise with the locks and towpaths.

Learn new skills and experiences giving you a sense of accomplishment.

Enjoy eating al fresco with waterside barbeques.

Meeting new friends and making new memories to last a lifetime.

Fully equipped luxury accomodation with king sized bed, superb galley and warm relaxing wood burner lounge.

Full training from experienced staff so you feel confident on your adventure holiday.

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.

“River and Canal life is just soooo nice. Gently making our way and taking in all that nature has to offer, we simply kicked back and enjoyed every minute”. Nigel and Louise

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.