Front deck with steps down onto the bow of the boat to access the double front doors
  • Front deck with steps down onto the bow of the boat to access the double front doors
  • Lounge and dining area with log burner accessed via a couple of steps
  • Open plan kitchen leading through to the bedrooms and bathroom
  • Outdoor seating and dining area with lighting and sun parasol in the summer
  • Master double bedroom accessed via the hallway passed the kitchen. Plenty of storage with wardrobe and chest of drawers. Towels are supplied along wit


Willow is a luxurious, spacious wide beam house boat.  Retaining all the charm of an English canal boat it has a fresh and modern feel.       

Beautifully furnished and equipped inside with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, lounge and fully fitted kitchen it really is home from home.  The quirly kitchen hatch for feeding the ducks and swans is a great feature - we even provide the duck food !

11 miles of beautiful waterway, towpaths and country trails at your fingertips - bring along your walking boots, fishing rod, paddle board or even your bike and explore the great outdoors and wildlife.

If that sounds to energetic then simply plan a short walk to one of the local pubs in the pretty village of Woodham Walter or take a trip into the historic town of Maldon which is only 10 minutes drive away.

At the end of your day curl up in front of the log burner with a cup of hot chocolate on a cosy winters evening or enjoy a glass of wine out on deck and watch the sun set on a summers evening, willow is a great escape anytime of the year.

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, whisking a loved one away for a romantic break, or simply looking for an escape to relax and unwind, we can offer you the perfect holiday on board our luxury widebeam static hire boat Willow.


Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Willow Static Wide Beam Boat£140.00 per unit per night

*3 Berth - 1 Double bedroom and 1 single bedroom. Self catering, with bedding and towels included. The kitchen comes complete with cooking equipment, cutlery, crockery, glassware, washing up liquid and sponges, tea towels. Shower gel and hand soap are provided in the bathroom along with toilet paper. Logs are provided for the log burner.



  • Refuge Support - We use greens recycling which is collected on site

Booking & Payment Details

  • Advance booking essential
  • American Express accepted
  • Online Booking Possible
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Barbecue

Cooking Facilities

  • Cooker - Gas hob and cooker
  • Freezer
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Oven - Plenty of cooking trays supplied

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires - Log burner - matches, firefighters, kindling and logs all supplied

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities - There are 2 radiator airers to assist with drying towels or clothing
  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing - Free off the boat but to fish from the canal side you will need a day license We do not provide any fishing equipment
  • Free WIFI
  • Kit storage area
  • Secure cycle storage - We have a bike rack but you will need your own locks
  • Water sports onsite - We have a Canadian 2 seater canoe available but do need prior notice please

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided
  • Towels Provided


  • Sleeps up to 2 - Sleeps up to 3 - 1 double room and 1 single room


  • Free Parking - 1 parking space secure on site
  • Free Parking on Site - Secure on site parking 1 space

Property Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Non-smoking property
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access
  • Wood Burner - Logs are supplied along with kindling and firefighters

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Ground floor bedroom - 1 double bedroom 1 single bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Scenic view - Private tow path with canal views
  • Shower
  • Television - Operates from Roku

Site Features

  • Garden - Private mooring

Target Markets

  • Adult Exclusive
  • Business Stays
  • Couples
  • Dark Skies / Stargazing
  • Kitchenette
  • Off the Beaten Track

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Located not far from junction 18 of the A12 makes Hoe Mill Lock a great central location for exploring the area - City of Chelmsford and the Historic town of Maldon

There is secure private parking on site 

Public Transport Directions

Hoe Mill Lock is a 5 min drive away from the local train station of Hatfield Peveral or 10 mins from Witham 

Taxi services also operate to the area and we provide contact numbers in our guest book

Willow Boat Hire


Hoe Mill Lock, Ulting, Essex, CM9 6RA
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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

* Willow is available to hire 365 days of the year

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