Luxury on the Thames with free boat handling tuition

Luxury on the Thames with free boat handling tuition

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"A 5 star plus week

What can I say. Candlewood is more than you could dream for........."

"A Perfect Getaway

Candlewood was beautifully presented with quality fittings and lived up to our expectations of a luxury boat.........."

"Best Boat…great holiday!

We had a great week despite the typically English changeable weather. It really didn’t matter if it was rain or shine as Candlewood has a canopy on the back which meant we could all be together warm and dry. This is so unusual on canal boats. The boat is beautiful and a real home from home........."

"A Truly Memorable Week

The country came out of lockdown and the weather suddenly looked fabulous for a week in October and we were so fortunate that we managed to find Candlewood still available for a week on the River Thames. The boat is fantastic. It is really luxurious..........."

"Wow! What a Superb ‘Ship’

We have just returned from a week on board Candlewood with friends. As a group of seasoned Canal Boaters owning our own Narrow Boat, we were completely blown away with the extremely high standard of furnishings and equipment on Candlewood......"

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A Canal Boat Holiday like no other

A Taste of luxury awaits you onboard Candlewood

 From the top down, the brand new Candlewood widebeam canal boat has been designed to provide a perfect getaway on the fabulous river Thames.

 See below for just a few of the many features of your canal boat holiday on Candlewood

  • 2 private cabins sleeping 2 each, plus a state of the art electronic folding airbed in the saloon
  • Indoor or Al-Fresco dining facilities
  • Fully functional galley with all the home comforts
  • Smart Boat set up with dual 4G WIFI, smart lighting and heating, Smart TVs and even an Xbox
  • Luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding and towels
  • Which best buy memory foam mattresses
  • Wide range of 'rainy day' activities including movies, board games, video games, books, gourmet cooking facilities
  • Latest navigational aids including bow thrusters and hydraulic steering

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Explore the beautiful river Thames in style on your luxury canal boat holiday

 Whether its Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Legoland, Oxford colleges or just the multitude of tranquil riverside pubs, restaurants and picnic spots, you can reach a whole host of amazing destinations whilst you cruise in peaceful luxury! - 

In recent decades, the river Thames has once again become a becon of tranquility, beauty, sustainable wildlife, and fabulous food, drink and entertainment venues. Come rain or shine (we hope shine) during your luxury canal boat holiday, your only problem will be deciding what to do next. Gently cruise and enjoy everything your luxury canal boat has to offer, check out the scenery and abundant wildlife, cast off from the front or rear decks and catch a fish (don't forget your fishing license) or moor up and explore the many ancient and interesting activities dotted along the river bank - the choice is yours!