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Your recent holiday on Weaver - Cape Weaver from Wrenbury

From the booking process until the time we vacated our boat, all the staff we had dealings with were friendly, informative and very efficient making all aspects hassle free. Our boat was very clean, in excellent condition and with many storage spaces. Little things, such as the practical welcome pack and good quality mooring ropes made a difference.

05 May 2018

Carolyn

What fantastic feedback, thank you! It's great to hear that you found the whole booking process hassle free and you received great service from Wrenbury Mill. We hope to welcome you aboard very soon!

07 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Medway - Ragnar from Whitchurch Marina

Boat layout suits our needs and looked like it had been refurbished. Also quiet, no exhaust fumes and light tiller. Adequate Power points and WiFi.

05 May 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, it sounds as if you had a great holiday on Ragnar. We look forward to welcoming you aboard soon!

07 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Corn Bunting from Hilperton

Really enjoyed the 5 day. first time experience

05 May 2018

Carolyn

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your first Narrowboat experience and we hope you'll be back for another adventure soon!

07 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Goose - Blue Goose from Hilperton

The boat was in excellent condition with every extra we needed. The hand over and instructions were good.

04 May 2018

Carolyn

What great feedback, thank you! Your lovely comments will be forwarded to Hilperton Marina. We hope to see you again soon.

07 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Swallow - Red Sea Swallow from Goytre Wharf

The Mon and Brecs is a lovely canal with few locks so not too strenous but although plenty of water, the the canal is very low in places and it is easy to get grounded especially when passing other boats. The boat itself was very clean and well maintained although the layout was not the usual front or rear lounge and didn't seem to have the storage we have had before.Would certainly recommend.

04 May 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. The Mon & Brec is renowned for being shallow in areas which is why our Finch and Swallow Class boats have been designed with a low draft to reduce the chance of grounding. We're pleased to hear that you were happy with the cleanliness of the boat and your suggestions of more storage have been forwarded to our boat building team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

07 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Wren - Marsh Wren from Hilperton

We were impressed with the price of a very last minute booking, less than 48 hours in advance. The boat was what we expected as we had used ABC many times in the past although not for a few years. The boat was well presented and equipped to a good standard. I would have given 5 stars but for the following reasons. The first evening the water pump to the shower worked only for 15 seconds or so before triggering the breaker which then had to be reset before repeating the exercise again and again. To be fair when I phoned the next morning, an engineer came out whilst we were working the Caen Hill flight of locks and made a temporary fix to allow us to continue with our holiday. Great and immediate response and I would not have penalised the score if that were the only problem. We subsequently found that water from the shower was penetrating through to the carpet in the corridor outside - we concluded it probably needed a new seal. The third night onwards we could not get a signal on the tv in the saloon although we could in the cabin and we discovered that the box through which the aerial was plugged had broken. This did not mar the holiday unduly as after many years experience of boating holidays we had bought dvds to watch. The tv in the cabin had a yellow line running vertically through the picture. One of the helmsman’s waterproof jackets provided had no zip fastener. The staff were very pleasant and helpful but did not have much knowledge of the canal outside the immediate area. We were advised that due to strong currents between Bath and Bristol we could not travel beyond Bath but were unaware there was a similar situation at the other end of the canal which I mentioned. I had been longing to do the Caen Hill flight of locks for years so we happily set off in that direction, met with another boat and had a great 4 hours in the sunshine working through all the locks on Sunday. I always worry when we meet huge numbers of volunteer lock-keepers as most of them have far less experience than us and do not follow the instructions of the captain ie the person in charge of the boat often resulting in the boat being thrown about in the locks and wasted water resources. Especially so, when they see we are just two crew and hire-boaters on top. We normally politely refuse any offers given the opportunity and whilst some smile and accept our decision, others act affronted and almost aggressive in their response. This happened on our return down the Caen Hill locks. Some even assume that you want help and dive straight in without asking at all which is upsetting. Part of the fun of the holiday for us is to use the locks and we actively seek out routes with large numbers of locks so we have many of these confrontations.

04 May 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. It is a shame that you had some issues with the showers although it does sound as if Hilperton were quick to respond and make a temporary fix until your boat could be returned to the Marina. Your comments about the televisions and the jacket have been forwarded to Hilperton so that they can rectify these issues ready for our next guests. We have also asked the Marina Manager to speak to the Waterways Manager for the Kennet & Avon about how the Volunteer Lock Keepers operate with our hirer's, it is important that you are given the opportunity to refuse any help if you want to experience the locks yourselves. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

07 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Owl - Eagle Owl from Alvechurch

Excellent service from all the boatyard staff and Alistair was first class. The boat was in excellent order and very clean.

04 May 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback, your comments will be forwarded to Alvechurch Marina so that Alistair can be recognised for his great customer service. We hope we will see you again soon.

07 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Wye - Horik from Worcester

Very professional and well managed Marina

04 May 2018

Carolyn

What lovely feedback, thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

07 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Horned Grebe from Gailey Wharf

All went smoothly, we were advised about the breach at Middlewich promptly and changed what we intended to do accordingly.The boat was spotlessly clean and well prepared with a few nice added extras, the staff at Gailey marina were the friendliest and most helpful we have ever come across and we have done plenty of Narrowboating holidays. A lovely holiday, everyone was very friendly.

04 May 2018

Carolyn

We're pleased to hear that you had a lovely holiday and that you enjoyed one of the many great routes on offer from Gailey. Your fantastic comments will be forwarded to the staff. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

07 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Dove - Emerald Dove from Gailey Wharf

The boat was well equipped and handled well. The staff were friendly and professional and the week went well. Pity about the English weather.

04 May 2018

Carolyn

It sounds as if you had a great week on Emerald Dove! It was a shame you didn't have better weather, perhaps we can arrange it for you next time!

07 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Heron - White Faced Heron from Hilperton

We had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday

03 May 2018

Carolyn

Great to hear that you had a relaxing time on the Kennet & Avon, thank you for your feedback.

04 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Woodpecker - Green Woodpecker from Aldermaston Wharf

Lovely boat, had a wonderful week-end. Would recommend.

03 May 2018

Carolyn

It's great to hear that you would recommend us to your friends, thank you for the feedback.

04 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Weaver - Brown Weaver from Alvechurch

Fantastic holiday, the boat was well maintained and very clean.

03 May 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your lovely comments, which we will pass on to Alvechurch Marina. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

04 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Warbler - Yellow Warbler from Hilperton

Everything was ready when we arrived and very well organised

03 May 2018

Carolyn

It's great to hear that Hilperton Marina looked after you well and that you enjoyed your holiday on Yellow Warbler. We hope to see you again soon.

04 May 2018

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Whites Thrush from Alvechurch

There were some issues, probably minor but they had an effect on the holiday. We had to have a pump out of both toilets after only 3 days when I would have expected it to last much longer. The cold water tank wasn't full when we left the marina. The first fill up took almost an hour when on subsequents days, the fill up took less than 30 minutes

03 May 2018

Carolyn

Thank you for your feedback. We certainly wouldn't expect you to require a pump out after 3 days so your comments have been forwarded to the Marina for them to check how this could have happened. We hope we will see you again soon.

04 May 2018