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You can book your holiday or day trip by using the calendar below. Choose the month and the chart will indicate which dates are free.

Before booking please read the terms and conditions of hire paying particular attention to:

  • Payment of deposit and balance/full payment
  • Hire periods and start and finish times
  • Nomination of person in charge of boat
  • Cancellation charges
  • Insurance
  • Data Protection

Click here for the Terms and Conditions for the Shropshire Lady

Click here for the Terms and Conditions for the Shropshire Maid

Click here for the Terms and Conditions for the Shropshire Lass

Click here for the Terms and Conditions for the Wharf Cottages

Clink here for Hire Rates for 2024


You can book multiple or combinations of our facilities, for example 2 day trips on the Shropshire Lady, or the Cottage and Chalets and the Shropshire Lady together. You will need to book them individually ie for 2 day trips you will need to book the Lady for each day required.

The booking system is designed for holidays with overnight stays.  When booking the Lady please be aware the system will assume you will stay overnight.  This is not the case, the latest time the Lady can be hired to is 5pm.  Click and book the day you wish to take a trip.  Remember our skippers are all volunteers so please give us as much notice for your day trip as possible.  We can not guarantee accepting your booking if less than 7 days notice is given.

Please note the holiday boat standard period of hire is 6 nights.  The booking system will say 7 nights, we can not change the system.

Please note as well as booking on line a booking form will need to be completed and deposit payment made (full payment for day trips on the Shropshire Lady) before confirmation of your booking can be issued.  Booking forms can be found below the on-line booking chart.  


If you need any help or have a question before booking please contact the Trust 01948 710708, but you may find your question answered through the frequently asked questions section.

Once you have booked through the automated booking system please download and complete the appropriate booking form and email it to

Booking forms:

Shropshire Lady

Shropshire Maid

Shropshire Lass

Wharf Cottages


Need some help to pay for your holiday?

The Basil Houghton Memorial Trust was set up in 2002 in order to support people with learning disabilities to fulfil their dreams or aspirations.  One of the criteria is that the individual or group beneficiary must be resident or based in Shropshire.  For more information use this link.


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If you need help to book your holiday or day trip, please get in touch.

You can phone on 01948 710708, email or use the Contact Page