“Well equipped and excellently prepared” Well equipped and excellently prepared for our stay. The bathroom, kitchen and bedroom were all a real pleasure to use. Absolutely everything we could need was provided. Perfect telephone assistance from Ray to get over our grounding on day one. Other than that the week was perfect (including the weather). Will definitely want to recommend her to others.
“Excellent boat on a great stretch of the canal network” Box of Delights is a really well equipped boat - far better than the ones we normally hire. It was also nice dealing with a person rather than an anonymous company.
We had the boat for a long weekend and managed to spend some time on the Thames as well as the Wey Navigation (Wey & Arun Canal).
We found some nice pubs too which was a bonus!
“Perfect pet-friendly, romantic and quiet 'getaway' on a static narrow boat” We stayed on Marianna the narrow boat at Maidstone for 3 days/ 2 nights over the bank holidays.
Patricia and Laurence were the perfect host, very accommodating and very friendly.
We had the garden all to ourselves and enjoyed walks along the river.
Complimentary bicycle and kayak were a plus.
The amenities on the boat were perfect and everything was so neat and clean.
We didn't cook on the boat even though there is a stove and cutleries; as there are good pubs around and supermarkets nearby. So we bought some ham, cheese and cracked open a bottle of wine and had dinner al fresco under the clear night sky.
Would definitely recommend this stay to everyone.
“A relaxing week in beautifu and peaceful surroundings.” A very relaxing week on the beautiful Shropshire Union canal near Chester. There were many good canal side pubs and restaurants along the way. Martin and Ann were extremely helpful and we particularly enjoyed the welcome cakes! The boat was very well equipped and easy to navigate.
“Unique way to see a beautiful part of Portugal” We spent a fantastic week exploring the upper Douro Valley on two boat. Our party of 11 hired two boats with skippers. Jose Alberto was an excellent guide and host and is very knowledgable about the region. Our week involved beautiful scenery, hiking, eating at local restaurants and sampling excellent wine and port. The flexibility of staying at local hotels or sleeping on the boats worked well for us.
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted for the rest of the holiday, the narrowboat is beautiful, clean and very comfortable with everything you could need other then food.
I am 6ft2ins tall and had plenty of room both standing in the boat and laying in the double bed.
We were supplied with maps of the river and recommendations of where to stop and visit.
We have three children ages 14,10 and 7 and they all loved it, they were all able to help with the locks and the sailing and were all given specific jobs when we arrived which they took very seriously.
The scenery was beautiful and it felt like we were in another country, the locks all had lock keepers on who were very friendly and when they weren't there due to lunch breaks the self service information meant that our 10yr old could do them unaided.
we would definitely recommend to everyone, they are a lovely couple with a lovely narrowboat that beat our expectations and we would love to do it all again.