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South of Durley, Durley BA15 1LE, England
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

We hired a boat for 4 days and travelled from Bradford on Avon to Bath. Beautiful route with great pubs along the way. If you are in need of some relaxation this is the way to do it. You can't hurry a canal boat, you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Somerset321
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We recently hired 2 Dayboats for a family of 18 (including grandchildren). The boats were immaculate, with all the facilities you could wish for. Reception and initial instruction were friendly and clear. The only criticism I have is that, even though we arrived at 9am...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Took a 4 hour cycling tour along the cannal. Hired great bikes from towpath trail hire centre. Beautiful path, mostly flat. Very friendly workers at the hiring centre. Was successful with children 5-16.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank micip2
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We have just returned home after a week on Bella hired from Sally Narrowboats. From arriving and being welcomed by the friendly staff the week was wonderful. The boat was clean and very comfortable and had everything a crew of two, plus a dog, could...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gill4442016
Reviewed 5 March 2018

As a seasoned sailor, I've sailed extensively in many parts of the world and worked as a charter yacht skipper for five years. I've tried many kinds of boating, from large yachts, motor & sail, to small kayaks and all sizes in between but, I'd...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank NigelC47
Reviewed 20 November 2017

just spent an amazing Monday to Friday boating on the Kennett and Avon canal. we had always wanted to have a go and when we spotted a groupon deal with Sallys narrow boats we jumped at the chance. we hired Leah a 55ft narrow boat...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Put 8 hens on a Foxhangers boat and send them out on the canal. Add beautiful weather and you have an almost perfect experience. The boat was really well laid out and the facilities were really good. Need to mark them down as the water...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Just finished a week on 'bella' and would recommend to any couple looking for their first narrowboat holiday. Bella is only 45ft long so is really easy to manage and simple to manoeuvre which is vital for your first time out. Bella is really well...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank celpaulwilliams
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Rented Flying Fox from Foxhangers. The toilets smelt awful from the start. Three days in someone was dispatched to Bath to add chemicals to cover the stench. Two days later it was as bad as before. Mystery foul water in front shower on the third...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We hired a boat just for the day for my Auntie's birthday so the family could spend the day together and we loved it! There were 10 of us (2 of which were children) which was a comfortable amount, but you could have fit a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Linda F
29 January 2016|
Response from RobinThomas1951 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda. I'd say anywhere between Devizes and Bath, but......! If you start in Devizes you'll go down the Caen Locks, which means you'll have to go back up on the way home and it's a long old climb! My wife is disabled... More
Maureen M
27 August 2015|
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Response from Bill W | Reviewed this property |
We traveled to the flight and then turned around as this was our trip and went to Bath on a five day break which was more than enough time. I would recommend two active people on the lock gates for comfort.
Tim W
26 July 2015|
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Response from Colin P | Reviewed this property |
Hi. By a public loo I take it you mean a loo on the canal boat. Yes the loo on the boat we hired from Sally Narrowboats was spotless. Hope this helps.