Welcome to Bettisfield Boats.

Bettisfield Boats is based in the small village of Bettisfield in Shropshire, situated on the popular and picturesque Llangollen canal.

We offer individually tailored canal boat holidays in our 2 berth,3 berth and 2+2 berth canal boats.

We are a young and enthusiastic couple who love being on or near the canal and want to share our passion with the rest of the world. We own our own 60 ft canal boat, Tilly Timewaster and have enjoyed chugging her round most of the canal system.

We openly support the Considerate Boater principals and the Shropshire Union Canal Society.

Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have. We're happy to help.

If you do have a holiday date in mind, check our availability calendar.


Nick and Emma - Our history

Nick Markl and Emma Watson are delighted to have purchased Bettisfield Boats back in March 2011 and have already enjoyed seven wonderful seasons sharing our boats on the Llangollen canal and have met some lovely people.

After working in the leisure industry for over 15 years we do really understand just how important your holiday really is. We both look forward to welcoming you aboard Kingfisher, Heron and Swan.


Maintenance time again 2017 / 2018

Now the end of our 2017 season is here, it's time to work wonders on both Kingfisher and Heron in Ellesmere dry dock.

They are both having their bottoms scraped and three coats of blacking reapplied. While they are out of the water, we will be painting their roofs and touching up their sides to complete the make over.

At our wharf, we will be giving Swan some TLC so she too looks shiny and ready for the 2018 season.


On yer Bike!!

We now also have bicycles available to hire for 30 per bicycle per week.

His and hers cycles

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