Away4awhile was launched in Warwick during the mid summer
of 2002 after Cliff & Gail decided to leave the Bus Industry and start a
Hotelboat business in 2001. Their Hotelboat Katie had been acquired from a
national hire boat operator and was the best layout they could find for
conversion, which was completed virtually by the Spring 2002.
Starting the idea of specialising in short breaks with
cruises to Stratford upon Avon and back proved in the first season that they
had beginnings of a good product. Introducing Birmingham into their
destinations in 2003 brought the idea of moving their base to a big city and
providing more canal based options for their customers. The introduction of
a canal cruising restaurant and offering Bed & Breakfast on Katie in the
winter months were additional aspects they
to the business, which became known as The Awaygroup.
2006 was the year of consolidation with the restaurant
boat being relaunched as Away2dine at The Mailbox in 2007 and
the interior of Katie having a facelift as the popularity of B&B on a
Narrowboat is growing.
Away4awhile now offers 13 cruises as far as Great Haywood,
Worcester, Stratford upon Avon, Stoke Bruerne, Market Harborough and
Shardlow (near Nottingham). Away2stay was the brand name introduced in 2005
to develop an untapped market in Bed & Breakfast. Away2stay on
becoming the place to stay the night in Birmingham with customers booking
from far and wide including many from overseas.
Away2stay is a product name for
252-260 Broad Street, Birmingham,
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Away4awhile Limited Registered Office: Sovereign
House, 12 Warwick Street, Coventry, West Midlands. CV5 6ET
Company No 4853926. VAT No 906 9997 61 Member of British Marine