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  • Where else can you enjoy a luxury canal boat hire with a private hot tub, garden area with fire bowl, sauna with a view, aromatherapy steam cabin for 2, cosy indoor 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. This secluded, couples retreat is the perfect place to unwind and relax. 

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

  • It is open all year round

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

  • Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, minimoons or just to escape for a few days

  • Available for static, self-drive and skippered hire

  • 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 and magical nighttime illuminations​

  • 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, steam cabin and sauna are included in the price of your stay

  • 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 could choose to travel further afield 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 (see below).

  • 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.