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Middlewich Narrowboats

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Address: Canal Terrace, Middlewich CW10 9BD, England
Phone Number: 01606 832460
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Middlewich - Sycamore

Just got back from a week on 'Sycamore' and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have been on many narrowboat holidays and found the boat to be on a par with most hire boat fleets. I read... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2014
Andrew B
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Arrived on time to pick boar up to be told it's not here. When asked why was told had run out of fuel yesterday. Spoke to owner on phone who advised their cleaner was bringing boat back to marina. When owner arrived at marina was told I've been run about for parts for this all day, whatever happened to a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Billingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just got back from a week on 'Sycamore' and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have been on many narrowboat holidays and found the boat to be on a par with most hire boat fleets. I read some of the reviews after booking and would agree the new owners seem to have made a difference, although have had no personal experience with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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547 attraction reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

You can easily visit this part of the canal and park in the Waitrose car park. There are two interesting swing bridges at each end of this part of the canal.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We spent a week on Sycamore. We found the staff very friendly and helpful and the boat was very comfortable (for a narrow boat). We got help through the first lock and guidance about the running of the boat (though this was a bit rushed for me as a newcomer, though fine for my husband who had been on a... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We travelled halfway around the world, from Australia, to have a Canal Narrowboat experience, and although the weather was sporadic, the boat left a lot to be desired. Our friends had ordered, and paid nearly £2000 for a 10 day holiday aboard a 58ft Narrowboat, we got a boat nearly 70 ft long, and in very poor and old, interior... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I booked the holiday following a simple search in Google under “Luxury Narrow Boat Hire”. On face value Oak appeared to be exactly the type of craft that I wished to hire. When I booked over the phone I was assured that it would be suitable for four people, and that we would be very satisfied with the standard. Following... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My Wife and I Hired boat named OAK for one week in May 2014, had many problems from day one, unable to complete planned route, boat was of poor quality for the price and poorly maintained. On our return we made may phone calls and sent emails, unfortunatly they have not had the decency to reply. We do not recommend... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

My son (35) and I spent a week aboard the Montgomery Navigator and completed the Four Counties Ring. The Middlewich staff could not have been nicer and the layout of the boat, with two permanent double beds was ideal for us. The boat was easy to manoeuvre and was well equipped with all the basics we could possibly need. In... More 

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Manchester UK
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189 reviews 189 reviews
31 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We bought a weekend break via Groupon. We'd looked at hiring a narrowboat previously but always thought it was an expensive test. But we were delighted with the friendly welcome & advise we received. Our 10 berth boat was clean & tidy with lots of home comforts. Our party had 3 under 7s but they were perfectly safe & thrilled... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Nice welcome and run through of boat. after a few minutes teavwlling it became apparent that the tv didn't work as advertised (might seem sad but a week on a boat and you really need sone tv on an evening occasionaly, only so many games of scrabble you can play!), the rudder was rubbish and meant that steering was very... More 

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