Explore the Thames aboard your very own boat

Lady Willow Rose – moored on the serene banks of the river Thames, neighbours mostly consist of ducks and swans, accompanied by abundant wildlife. Willow Rose is situated in a picturesque and calm area of the Thames, nestled between Windsor and Runnymede, where the historic Magna Carta was born. Its ideal location allows for delightful explorations of nearby attractions like Henley, Marlow, Bray, Cookham, and beyond (depending on your length of stay onboard, of course!).

Willow Rose is ideally placed for sightseeing trips to the likes of Windsor Castle, Cliveden House, Legoland and Thorpe Park to name but a few.

There are also several premium restaurants along the thames with mooring facilities where guests can take advantage of the culinary delights on offer, including Oakley Court in Windsor, The Compleat Angler in Marlow, Cliveden House (who do an especially exquisite afternoon tea) in Maidenhead and many more, not to mention the more accessible Cote Brasserie in Windsor and The Swan pub in Staines, both of which are situated bankside.

For more things to do check out http://www.riverthames.co.uk/

Check in and out

Check in After 15:00, check out before 11:00

Lady Willow Rose
Lady Willow Rose

Aboard Lady Willow Rose

You enter Willow Rose from the deck area through a single door down the steps and into the galley. The bathroom is immediately to the left which includes a bath (VERY unusual for a narrowboat of this size!) plus portable toilet, sink and shower. You then enter the kitchen area which includes a fridge, oven, hob all fully equipped with pots and pans, cutlery etc.

You then carry on into the living area where you’ll find a single sofa and two further sofas opposite each other. These transform into a double and a single bed but equally can be used as the dining area with a small table which can be put up in the middle. You can then continue out of the double doors at the back to a small seating area, perfect for watching the world go by, reading a book or feeding the ducks!

What’s Included

Lady Willow Rose comes fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a fantastic stay…

  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Enough fuel so you can explore to your heart’s content for a long weekend, but you can also fill up en route
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Handbook

What do I need to bring?

  • Waterproofs just in case you need to navigate in wet weather!
  • Sturdy shoes to wear while sailing (i.e. not flip flops as they can be slippy!) 
  • Food & drink including drinking water
  • And anything else you wish to consume… shops aren’t always on your doorstep!

Before you arrive

We highly recommend you read The Boaters Handbook before you arrive… https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/refresh/media/thumbnail/41331-the-boaters-handbook.pdf

Lady Willow Rose is a charming 30ft narrowboat that offers the very best holiday experience. It features a cozy bedroom with a double bed, plus a portable toilet, sink, and shower. The well-equipped kitchen includes a fridge, oven, and hob, along with pots, pans, and cutlery. In the spacious living area, you’ll find comfortable seating that can be transformed into additional sleeping space or used for dining. Step out onto the back deck for a relaxing spot to enjoy the surroundings and unwind. Lady Willow Rose is fully fuelled and ready to go – just bring yourself and your sense of adventure!


Tom – chose to have a spontaneous couple of days away. We sailed up the river, found so many beauty spots and had a lot of fun working the locks, our first boating trip as a family and we really enjoyed it. So relaxing and picturesque! the boat served us well as two adults and a three year old. Slept really well, nice to experience living on the river. yes to boat life!

Joanna – Our stay on the boat was perfect; such amazing scenery; so tranquil and relaxing. It was great to spend time on the river Thames.

Lady Willow Rose is the perfect choice for exploring the beautiful River Thames. With its comfortable living area and spacious back deck, it provides a relaxing and picturesque experience. Just bring yourself and your sense of adventure, and Lady Willow Rose will take care of the rest!