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Welcome to The Wessex Rose Luxury 5 Star Canal Hotel Boat


As featured on Channel 4′s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces!

The Wessex Rose 5 Star luxury hotel boat offers you all inclusive cruising on a purpose built hotel barge, the perfect choice for your next UK canal boat holiday. Join us for a luxury hotel boat cruise travelling the Kennet and Avon Canal and Southern waterways

Take a Tour  or  Choose a Cruise

Whilst our scheduled cruises run from April to October, we offer additional special cruises and the Wessex Rose hotel boat is available for private charter to suit your occasion.

We want you to have a fantastic cruise on the Wessex Rose hotel boat and a large part of this will be enjoying the beautiful waterway that we are sailing on, and the delicate eco structure that it supports.

It goes without saying that Inland Waterways are a wonderful place to see nature first hand and the Kennet and Avon is no exception.

Each cruise on the Wessex Rose hotel boat begins at a mooring chosen for its convenient proximity to a main line railway station, other public transport and car parking facilities.

The Wessex Rose is not just our life it’s our passion and the desire and determination to offer the highest level of service and quality only increases as we witness our dreams becoming reality

David & Karen (Owners of the Wessex Rose)

The Wessex Rose is the largest hull we have ever built and it’s one that we have really enjoyed building. We are proud to have been involved with such a unique boat and it’s been a pleasure to work alongside Milburn boats in developing the ideas that David & Karen brought to the project. We look forward to seeing Wessex Rose on the water and wish David & Karen all the best with this fabulous project.

Tim Tyler (Tyler Wilson – Hull Builders)

The art of boat building is to combine design, engineering, craftsmanship and skill with the very best of materials and produce a thing of beauty and quality. Milburn Boats long tradition in boat building, supported by David & Karen's exacting standards, will ensure that the Wessex Rose readily proves this rule

Andrew Milburn (Milburn Boats – Boat Builder)