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  • Where else can you enjoy a luxury narrowboat hire with a private hot tub, garden area with fire bowl, sauna with a view, BBQ cabin, massage treatments and be able to drive it down a beautiful canal. No where but at Hawthorn Hideaway. If you are looking for somewhere special you have found it. 

  • Kingfisher, is a uniquely styled, luxury 57ft narrowboat, which sits on the Chesterfield Canal

  • It is made for 2 for a romantic and cosy escape on the water

  • It has its own private fenced off garden area in the woodland adjacent to the canal

  • Private hot tub, fire bowl BBQ, picnic table and swinging wigwam day bed

  •  Sunset views​

  • Fully insulated and with central thermostatic heating

  • Large deck at the back of the boat (the stern) and smaller area to the front (bow)​

  • Real wood floors and blackout curtains throughout

  • A fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher

  • A generous, welcome breakfast hamper of local produce includes bacon and sausages, and eggs from our free roaming chickens plus much more and is included in the price of you stay

  • Dining area, velvet sofa, smart TV and log burner with starter pack of wood included

  • A fully equipped shower ensuite with eco toiletries, fluffy towels and bathrobes

  • Luxurious king size bed with memory foam mattress and luxury bedding

  • Use of the BBQ cabin and sauna are included in the price of your stay

  • For static and skippered (all year) or self drive hire (1st March to 31st October Only)

  • The price for Kingfisher Narrow boat is for a static boat hire. Please select the extra option at booking for self drive boat hire or skippered boat option.

  • A 2 hour journey in either direction takes to you either the famous Drakeholes Tunnel and The Duck, restaurant or West Stockwith Marina and The White Hart Pub and  Restaurant. There are only 2 locks each way. You can choose to travel further a field if you wished but why miss out on our onsite facilities. 

  • Full training and boat manual are included 

  • ​Why not watch the Canal and River's Trust guide to narrow boating called the The Boater's Handbook, to get an idea of what to expect. Once you’ve booked with us, we encourage you to watch this 25 minute video as part of your training before your inhouse training on arrival.

  • Insurance, petrol, gas, electricity, pump out if needed and water are all included. 


You must be over 21 years of age to hire out Kingfisher for cruising.

You will not be handed over control of the boat for cruising if we feel you are not competent, this is for the safety of others and property. 

Check out the lodges, facilities and extra's page to see what else Hawthorn Hideaway has to offer. 

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*check in days are mondays, wednesdays (low season only) AND fridays 
*2 night minimum stay Low season (Lodges ONLY)
*3 Night mininum boat and high season
*offers available, select dates for details*


"Hawthorne Hideaway A lovely bolt hole with lots of scrumptious treats and activities. We booked a duo massage (sublime), afternoon tea (generous variety and even included a bunch of daffodils!), sauna (fabulous) and BBQ hut with hamper (high quality and so lavish, we had the chops and enough vegetables for dinner the following night). All highly recommended. We enjoyed walks along the canal and in the ground’s illuminated woodland. An evening glass of fizz by the water’s edge & hot tub bubbles under the stars. Our lodge (we stayed in The Swan) was cosy and had plenty of quality fittings; comfy bed, log burner, super shower and the kitchen was fitted with all the basics. The breakfast hamper provided enough for at least two breakfasts (we enhanced with extra teabags). There are too many positives to list and it’s probably nice to leave a few surprises for future guests to discover for themselves. A big thank you to Sarah, the site team and local suppliers, but especially to Josephine for your warmth and hospitality and being on hand for us when needed. We will return for another adventure soon. Kind regards, Angela and Paul"