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50 years of Hotel Boating


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Enjoy a relaxing hotel boat holiday on the Tranquil Rose & discover England's beautiful Waterways

Many thanks for visiting our website, but it is with a great deal of sadness that after thirteen years of
running Tranquil Rose, and Tranquil Rose’s fiftieth year of operation as a hotel boat, we are taking
the decision to retire both ourselves and TR.

On behalf of TR’s previous owners and crew, we would like to thank our past guests, and encourage
anyone who has an interest in our wonderful waterways to Google “hotel boat holidays” and book
one of the most relaxing holidays available for 2024.

Let’s leave the last words to Mole and the Water Rat in Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the
Willows”. When explaining that he had never been on a boat before:

`Is it so nice as all that?’ asked Mole. The reply encompasses hotel boating completely:

‘Nice? It’s the ONLY thing,’ said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. ‘Believe
me, my young friend; there is NOTHING — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply
messing about in boats. Simply messing,’ he went on dreamily: ‘messing – about – in – boats;
messing —-’

All the best, James & Sheelagh

James & Sheelagh