Welcome to the wonderful world of canal boating on the Wiltshire waterways… the fastest way of slowing down.
Here on the Kennet & Avon Canal, along what is probably the prettiest section of the whole waterway, that is just what we hope you’ll do….relax, take it easy, chill out, enjoy….
Immerse yourself in the breathtakingly beautiful Vale of Pewsey, as you meander towards the great Savernake Forest and the gentle Kennet Valley. Discover Wiltshire’s famous White Horses and Crop Circles. Visit sleepy villages, bustling towns….or just sit back and let the scenery unfold in front of you… boat, walk, cycle, or even canoe using our narrowboats as your ‘pied a l’eau’.
Our dayhire, NEW for 2017, allows you to cruise into glorious Wiltshire countryside through the Vale of Pewsey as far as Honeystreet with its world famous Barge Inn and fabulous cafe – an ideal lunch destination… or bring a picnic with you and spread yourselves out on the towpath or open fields nearby. No locks to negotiate – an ideal introduction to narrowboating.
Our canal breaks are lock free if you want them to be – also ideal for first timers and novice crews. But don’t worry if you want locks to do: there are plenty further along for the more adventurous…..
So how do we do it? Simple….we like to think of it as ‘glamping afloat’. We keep all of our costs low and pass all the savings on to you. No extra damage waiver, fuel charged at pump price and no more. Bring your own bedding and towels. It’s simple online booking, but we still offer a real voice at the end of the phone to help you plan your valuable escape from the pressures of modern day living…
We’re proud of our boats! We think that they’re some of the smartest on the water: fully equipped with everything you might need from 240V points, flatscreen TV/DVD players, iPad connectivity, to the basics such as washing up kit and central heating…all you need to do is bring your own personal clothing, bedding, towels, food and drink provisions, and a sense of fun!
Your canal holiday is one of the safest on water – we even have a 24hr manned emergency callout phone for your added peace of mind – and we willingly provide buoyancy aids for children and non-swimmers. Full tuition is provided so that even a total novice will set off feeling confident about their first waterway adventure! We recommend you read the Canal & Rivers Trust’s The Boaters Handbook and watch the short film before you embark on your holiday and these are all sent to you on booking.
We look forward to welcoming you aboard.
David, Caron, Shelly & Poppy