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Your recent holiday on Owl - Marsh Owl from Hilperton

No problems during boat check in/out, Area well suited for canal boating. The boat was good, but should have some more outdoor space, and indoor It was difficult having all 7 people seated for breakfast.

19 Sep 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. Crews on our larger boats are always going to be restricted with space and if we were to offer more outdoor space then we would have to reduce the space inside. The kitchen area of the Owl has a dinette either side, which should allow enough space for up to 10 people to sit for a meal. We hope you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you in the future.

20 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Osprey Eagle from Wrenbury

Everything on the boat functioned correctly. The boat was clean and well appointed. One of the best boats I have hired since I began going on narrow boats in 1983.

19 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Corn Bunting from Hilperton

Comfortable, well equipped boat, well maintained and good introduction to the experience. Great canal

19 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Dove - Stock Dove from Gailey Wharf

Best boat we have had so far in 10 similar holidays all at this time of year. Everything worked including TV most of the time and good little radio very good rear shower, front one no power, beds comfortable and warm good storage space, could have been a new boat. Cleaned spotlessly for when we left and we were early. Must have some good staff at this boatyard. Lovely canal to Stone and back, plenty of convenient pubs for food.

19 Sep 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your lovely feedback, which we will forward to our team at Gailey. Stone and return is a great mid week route and we're really pleased you enjoyed it! We hope to welcome you back aboard again soon!

20 Sep 2019

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

Helpful staff Boat lovely Great rates

19 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Goose - Blue Goose from Hilperton

Boat clean and tidy etc, the immediate impressions though in the reception was not very welcoming, especially the toilet area, which needs an update.

19 Sep 2019

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

Well fitted boat and helpful staff.

18 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Mist - Scotch Mist from Falkirk

Boats name was Falkirk Mist

18 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Wye - Horik from Worcester

Boat was in excellent mechanical condition even though it was old. Very good route availability from this base. Boat would benefit from a little more storage space in the form of more hooks and shelves. We preferred this aspect of this class of boat from Gailey last year.

18 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Owl - Snowy Owl from Hilperton

Excellent break ..well equipped barge ...cosy and clean..We were nervous at first but soon got to know what to do and when , with an instruction before set off ,and our book supplied in easy to understand print

18 Sep 2019

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. Our team at Hilperton are used to first time boaters and will always endeavour to calm any nerves! Our on board manual is invaluable and often has the answers to most queries. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday so much and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

20 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Red Necked Grebe from Hilperton

Although the boat & marina was good the actual cruising area - Kennet & Avon canal was awful. Nowhere to moor. Every village Town or pub front you might want to stop on full of gypsies. row after row of boats that dont or cant move Tow paths covered in piles of wood & rubbish from these boats. Chimneys belching out black smoke day & night. Not how it looks in the brochures. People need to be warned about the lack of spaces to moor

18 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Hermit Thrush from Wrenbury

TV signal was never available on my trip. ( little you could do I know) A longer front mooring rope needed to be obtained at another ABC boat yard. One supplied far to short.

18 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Lark - Shore Lark from Aldermaston Wharf

Had a great time and very good service from staff at ABC Boat hire. Boat was very clean and well looked after.

17 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Gull - Laughing Gull from Anderton

Boat was clean, well equipped and comfortable. Staff were helpful, well organised and efficient.

17 Sep 2019

Your recent holiday on Dove - Emerald Dove from Gailey Wharf

Boat clean and all worked well

17 Sep 2019