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Your recent holiday on Grebe - Great Crested Grebe from Whitchurch Marina

Our first time on a narrow boat and we loved it.

06 Apr 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that you loved your first Narrowboat experience and we hope that you will be back for more!

16 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Woodpecker - Green Woodpecker from Aldermaston Wharf

Unluckily it was cold and rainy and the Kennet was in flood.

06 Apr 2018

Carolyn

We have been very unlucky with the weather this Easter and it is a shame that it affected your holiday. We hope that you will be able to take another narrowboat holiday in better weather.\n
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17 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Lark - Crested Lark from Blackwater Meadow Marina

Lovely boat, excellent holiday

06 Apr 2018

Carolyn

Great to hear that you enjoyed your holiday on Created Lark, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

17 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Blue Rock Thrush from Hilperton

Friendly, organised staff that couldn't do enough for you and all questions and any boat problems were sorted quickly.

06 Apr 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your holiday from Hilperton Marina. We hope to welcome you again soon.

16 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Clarks Grebe from Blackwater Meadow Marina

What an amazing weekend we had on Clarks Grebe courtesy of ABC Boat Hire. £ of us went 2 adults and a 10-year-old boy. The barge was fantastic, It was clean, well equipped and clean and comfortable bedding provided too. Cannot fault this at all. Thanks from all of us for providing a fun filled Easter Weekend.

06 Apr 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your great feedback, it sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! We look forward to planning your next adventure with you!

16 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Woodpecker - Black Woodpecker from Wrenbury

Long weekend on Black Woodpecker, 3 of us with experience, 4 of us without. Went really well, good boat with good facilities for a large group, only criticism was a little lacking in storage ie.. for bags etc.. . Marina very helpful and a good spot to explore the Llangollen or head down onto the Shropshire Union.

06 Apr 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed exploring the beautiful Llangollen Canal. We hope to welcome you again soon!

16 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Owl - Short Eared Owl from Union Wharf

Excellent short stay away with friends ,staff at abc very friendly and helpful with good instructions .We will definitely be returning next year .

06 Apr 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for great feedback, we look forward to planning your next holiday with us!

16 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Gull - Laughing Gull from Anderton

We had a lovely first canal boat holiday and would definitely do it again. The team at Anderton Marina where so friendly and welcoming. They even remembered our dogs name. Hopefully see you again soon.

04 Apr 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased to hear that your first boating experience was a success and that the team at Anderton looked after you! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

06 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Little Grebe from Union Wharf

The boat was lovely and very well equipped. Nice plush bedding, decent toilet/shower room and the shower itself was far better than i was expecting (we've been in hotels where the showers weren't as good). The only slight niggles were really minor stuff like the water pumps running occasionally during the night but that was easily fixed by turning them off last thing at night and back on again in the morning, and the doors at the front (main bedroom area) being draughty but we fixed that with a well placed towel. To be fair, it's a narrowboat and it's to be expected. We did travel in March as well (there was still snow on the canal banks) so i would expect a bit of fresh air to be quite welcome if travelling in the summer months. Would certainly recommend the Little Grebe with the extra bits and bobs it comes with.

03 Apr 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for giving us your feedback on the Little Grebe. We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and all of the amenities onboard. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

06 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Owl - Short Eared Owl from Union Wharf

Great fun but the boat's first outing following the winter and the batteries wouldn't hold their charge. This meant the heating would only operate when the engine was running but not enough power to use microwave or toaster. It was chilly.

02 Apr 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, your comments about the batteries have been forwarded to Union Wharf to look into. We look forward to welcoming you back aboard!

06 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Black Headed Bunting from Whitchurch Marina

Constructive observations about a good holiday. Problem with the gas as soon as we set off but the technician came and sorted it out very promptly. Dinette bed uncomfortable and difficult to put together - the components were a bad fit. We got better at it as the week went on but it was still uncomfortable and cold. We could have done with a Winter weight duvet - it's still cold at Easter time! I slept with my clothes on all week ! Oven door glass fell off ( twice ) but we managed without it. Poor quality cutlery. Surely there is no need to save weight on a boat? Toilet tank signalled full on Tues. of a Sat/Sat trip.Either it was not fully empty at the start or the guage was faulty ? However, a full refund was willingly given for the pump-out charge. Television had very poor sound quality. Why don't boats have fuel and water guages like camper vans ? Very nice polite and helpful staff at the Whitchurch Marina (and Chirk where we got our pump-out)..

31 Mar 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for sending us the lovely photo's. It is a shame that you has a few issues at the beginning of your holiday but we're pleased that they were resolved quickly. We have forwarded your comments about the television and toilet sensor to the marina so that they can be checked. Although we don't offer winter weight duvets we do have blankets at all of our Marina's. We look forward to welcoming you back aboard soon!

06 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Veery Thrush from Aldermaston Wharf

Generally good but some problems with showers and bed awkward to set up at night and return to living accomodation during the day.

31 Mar 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. Your comments have been forwarded to the Marina who will look into the issues you had with the showers during your holiday. We do have larger boats to offer if you would prefer not to convert the dinette in future.

06 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Wren - Flutist Wren from Rugby Wharf

Lovely boat, good responsive engine & throttle with fine settings. Heating excellent too. Despite very wet weather everything worked well.

31 Mar 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your brilliant feedback. It's great to hear that you were impressed with our lovely new Wren Class. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

06 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Sea Eagle from Hilperton

Very good ..first time experience.loved it

31 Mar 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for the feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your first boating holiday with us! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

06 Apr 2018

Your recent holiday on Dove - Turtle Dove from Aldermaston Wharf

My rating is high because the whole experience from talking to the booking team through the the teams at Aldermaston Wharf focused on friendly customer focused support. Every element of the boat was of a high standard it was clean just as set out in the brochure therefore you got what you saw. So ABC do keep focuing on the customer service as it does make us want to comback for a third year.

30 Mar 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for taking the time to send us such great feedback. Your lovely comments will be forwarded to both the Booking Office and Aldermaston Wharf. We look forward to welcoming you again next year!

06 Apr 2018