Peak Narrowboat Hire

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Canal Holidays from the Peak District

Bugsworth Basin, High Peak, Derbyshire. SK23 7NE


Why Georgia?

Georgia is a recently renovated, 55ft narrow boat, 35hp Lister Petter Diesel Engine and moored on the beautiful Peak Forest Canal.

Whether you are new to canal holidays or a seasoned canal cruiser, Georgia narrowboat offers the perfect way to unwind along one of Britain’s most beautiful canal networks and offers handovers at the historic Bugsworth Basin.

Inclusive in your booking is freshly laundered bedding, towels and tea towels, plus domestic cleaning products and toilet rolls. We provide the diesel and gas. We also provide two free parking spaces.

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Canal Holidays from a weekend to 2 or 3 weeks.
Bugsworth Basin, High Peak, Derbyshire. SK23 7NE

Georgia offers...

Interior layout (Front to back)

Outside seating area at the front, seats 4. 
Lounge area. Three seater sofa with 2 additional directors chairs & woodburning stove.
Shower room, with cassette toilet and sink. 
Fixed double bed with wardrobe space.
Dining area (converts into further double bed)
Kitchen with granite worktops & sink.

Equipment Provided

  • Life vests
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Fuel for stove (in cooler months)
  • Linen, Bedding & towels
  • Cutlery, crockery & kitchen utensils
  • Pots & pans

Sleeping Arrangements

One fixed double bed, one dining area that easily converts into a second double bed. Also one three seater sofa that may be suitable for a fifth person.

  •  Linen & Bedding provided
  •  Bath towels provided

Bookings Available

  • Online booking available
  • Discounts available for booking of 2 weeks or longer
  • Deposit secures booking
  • Balance payable 30 days before arrival


  • Fridge/freezer
  • Gas Oven & grill
  • Gas Hob
  • Kettle
  • TV with DVD player
  • DAB radio
  • USB Charge points
  • Wood burning stove

Local Area

Handover of Georgia will take place at Bugsworth Basin.

The historic Bugsworth Basin is at the end of the beautiful Peak Forest Canal and soon connects at Marple to the Macclesfield Canal or via the locks at Marple to the Cheshire Ring (going anti clockwise). A weekend break can take you to Bollington or Macclesfield and back, avoiding all locks and tunnels. Or a two-week journey could take you to the magnificent Pontcylite Aqueduct and back.

Cruiser's Comments

Enjoyed Every Minute

We all had a brilliant time on Georgia. Lovely boat lovely hosts had a few nautical hiccups due to me being skipper but enjoyed every minute would recommend it anytime.The weather was brill as was the experience Thankyou Matt & Jenny.
P.S. and Georgia.

Lovely Enjoyable Stay

We spent a few days on the lovely, well equipped, spotless Georgia. 
We took our dog Barney who thoroughly enjoyed his stay.
Everything you need is available on the boat.
Matt welcomed us and gave us a good tour and instructions about the boat.
Lovely enjoyable stay. The fire is so cosy on those cool nights. 5* from us.
We are hoping to book again later in the year.
Lovely boat and lovely people.

A Weekend in January!

My wife and I grabbed a 3-day break on the lovely Georgia narrowboat just last weekend… Yes – in January!

Thanks to the lovely multifuel stove she has, we were comfy each evening and the fire stayed in all night! Each morning just a little more coal and she was burning away again. The automatic fan on the top of the stove blows warm air down towards the stern of the narrowboat’s interior. Cosy!

If you want a very quiet narrowboat holiday – with very little canal traffic - do consider a winter break. The scenery is still gorgeous and you never know what birds you might see as non-native, winter visitors appear in the area.

Thanks to Matt & Jen for their advice and training. We loved every minute of our short canal holiday.

A 7-Day Hire

We hired GEORGIA for 7 day for 4 adults.
The old gal had some quirks, electric management in the evening to get use to and toilet, but start the engine and everything came back to life.
Its not a modern day car so should be treated like a old Rolls Royce and she will potter on all day. Perhaps a few 12v carlighter sockets would help the electric situation, just a thought.
Nothing spoiled the holiday and will be looking again to hire Georgia off Simon. Great experience!
Thank you!

A Lovely Day on Georgia

A lovely day spent on Georgia yesterday for my sons birthday.
The owner was very helpful in booking and the canal boat was clean and well presented.
Driving it was more challenging than we thought but we got the hang of it in the end! Thanks for a great day!

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