What's Included

Taking a short break over 3 nights from Friday to midweek breaks Monday to Friday gives lots of time to relax and explore the tranquil routes from Sawley Marina along the Trent and Mersey Canal or the River Soar.

Having a longer break for one or two weeks will take you further along the canals again with many breathtaking routes towards the historical Potteries of Stoke on Trent or Newark on Trent with its beautiful castle and market.

Tiller Girl will be clean and fully serviced ready to hand over on your arrival.

Please bring with you masks for hand-over and your preferred hand sanitiser.

All bed linen is provided: Sheets, pillows, pillow cases, pillow and mattress protectors, duvets and duvet covers. There is 1 bath towel and 1 hand towel for each guest.

Dishclothes, tea towels and washing liquid are included.  We only use eco-friendly cleaning products to help preserve the canal wildlife.

All gas and diesel is included in the price. A lighter and logs are in the log basket enough for your first night and please bring your own BBQ coals.

There is always a small gift to welcome you on board.

Hand Over

Hand over days areusually Monday and Friday whether a short or long break. However due to Covid-19 Government guidance there will be more flexibility on dates. Handing over Tiller Girl from 12 midday to returning by 10am on the final day. We may be able to be more flexible at times depending on bookings, please ask, we can only say no!

High Season

High season is April to September
£1,600 for 7 nights.
£950 for a 4 night mid-week break.
£750 for a 3 night weekend break.

Low Season

Low Season October to March.
£1250 for 7 nights.
£800 for a 4 night mid-week break.
£600 for a 3 night weekend break.


We ask for a £100 cash damage bond which will be returned at the end of your holiday if all is ship shape.

A 25% deposit to be paid on booking and the balance 4 weeks prior to your holiday. Payment by BACS please.

Car parking is included and transfer from the Local railway station, East Midlands Parkway can be arranged with prior notice.

There are no hidden costs.

“I stayed on Tiller Girl in August 2019 with my cousins. What a fabulous, fun, relaxed holiday and learning experience!
Tiller girl is beautifully finished, lovely interior design touches and a real homely feel for boat life!
….. I’ve never opened locks before or used the ropes to moor the boat, fantastic adventure at the leisurely pace of the canal. A thoroughly enjoyed experience, I would highly recommend!!”. JJJ