Willow is a modern, superbly fitted 44 foot long narrowboat. We have a young fleet of high quality boats so that all our valued customers benefit from the same exacting standards on any of our craft.  Willow has been assessed and awarded 5 stars by Enjoy England - the national tourist board for England. We have also been awarded a 2015 VisitEngland ROSE Award in Recognition Of Service Excellence. This new VisitEngland award is to be awarded annually to only 100 VisitEngland quality assessed accommodation businesses that go the extra mile to provide excellent customer service and we are the only Narrowboat Company in the country to have been awarded this prestigious award.

You will be cruising on the Lancaster Canal on a boat of high quality with a quiet diesel engine and a large stern deck for all the family to enjoy the scenery. This provides integral seating with steel safety rails and all the controls are within easy reach. If you’d rather unwind at the front of the boat then there is relaxing seating there as well.

Inside you'll find a plush and comfortable living area - the boat is centrally heated with radiators and a towel rail and the boat benefits from large windows affording plenty of light, giving the boat a bright and airy feel.  Willow can sleep up to 4 adults - a luxury fixed double and a "make-up" double.

The fully equipped kitchen has a gas fired cooker with an oven, grill and 4 cooking rings and a microwave oven - the kitchen also has a large fridge (with a freezer box) and is fully equipped with everything you’ll need. In the bathroom is a full size shower (a 100 gallon stainless steel water tank supplies all your fresh water) and a proper [macerator] toilet (similar to yours at home) disposing to a discrete tank.

The main bedroom comes with a plush non-allergenic duvet and pillows and fresh linen over an interior-sprung mattress.

We provide an LCD colour television with a built in DVD player (with a selection of DVDs), a Radio with integrated MP3 docking station. There is also a hairdryer provided for your convenience.

Our boats don't look like hire boats so you'll feel proud to cruise the Lancaster Canal with Crabtree Narrowboat Hire

Sleeps up to 4 with a fixed rear double and a double to make up in the lounge area.

Prices for Willow are inclusive of:

  • Bed linen and towels
  • Diesel fuel and gas
  • Holiday Memories Book for you to keep
  • Boat licence and insurance damage waiver
  • Complimentary welcome pack including fruit, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar & milk, washing-up liquid, toilet rolls, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary duck food - no really !!
  • Filtered Drinking Water Tap
  • DVD of the Boaters' Handbook and expert tuition
  • Buoyancy aids / life jackets
  • Secure car parking
  • VAT


Crabtree Farm · Hagg Lane · St Michaels-On-Wyre Preston · Lancashire · PR3 0UJ


01995 67 17 12 · 07572 66 49 49
7 days a week - 9.30am - 5.00pm