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Really enjoyable week and having good weather helped. Very clean nice little boat but probably only suitable for 2 and can't imagine having 3 on board. Extremely well equipped and cooking facilities very good - only ate out once. Take a cushion to sit on whilst steering as a bit uncomfortable perched on the top of the hatch. Boat company lovely to deal with and so friendly. Unlimited fuel provided for the stove which was a nice surprise and we really needed it as it was cold at night but really cosy once the stove was lit. Also diesel included in the price which was one of the reasons we hired from this company. We did the Oxford and Ashby canals from Braunston as far as Snareston and back and terrific route for a week as only 4 locks each way. We will definitely book again and use this boatyard as we were so impressed.
Definitely Do It Again Always Wanted To Give It Go.. Will Love To Do It Again
We booked late on and were very lucky we had good weather on our holiday. We would not do this again because there is not a cover/protection when driving a boat and it is raining and also water would be entering the cabin due to the driving position.
If taking yr dogs along note that pubs along canals (south oxford canal) not really dog friendly, relegated to 'dungeons' or outside.
Small but comfy, has everything you need, Only suitable for 2 adults and a child up to about age 10 due to the single bed being a built in bunk. The boat was easy to steer etc but the "gears" were very hard to move. Having said that we had a great holiday and would return.
Excellent company to hire from; very friendly and the boat was well appointed.
It had a full size cooker, 4 gas rings, and normal under counter fridge. Full suite of cooking utensils, chopping boards & bedding on board. Unlike some companies the dog is free and fuel was included.
We only had three nights so we went towards Rugby, which is very pretty (the canal area!) but there aren't many places to get off. Wrekin is dual control so the throttle is separate to the gears, which can be more challenging but as first time users, we did manage once we got used to it.
Lovely little narrow boat, very cosy and easy to handle, we've had two wonderfull week's aboard and would certainly book her again
Wonderful break! Went in February, so was very cold. We struggled to get the fire going each day, but some friendly boat owners sorted us out. We would definitely do this again, but possibly when it's warmer. However, it was very relaxing as the canal was very quiet at that time of year.