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Address: South of Durley, Durley BA15 1LE, England
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Activities: Walking

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Without question the best narrowboat company we have hired from !

Without question Sally Narrowboats are the best hire company we have experienced. Attention to detail is obviously their motto. The boat was 100% both in presentation immaculate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Without question Sally Narrowboats are the best hire company we have experienced. Attention to detail is obviously their motto. The boat was 100% both in presentation immaculate cleanliness equipment supplied and maintainence. The detailed well prepared and interesting introductory briefing left no questions or doubts unanswered for even the complete novice. On top of all this they were user friendly... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

4 of is and 3 dogs went along the kennet and Avon canal and enjoyed our trip, we planned and crammed in too much so was not a relaxing hoilday. Caen hill is very hard work, and some locks are heavy. But over all a goo holiday

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
30 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Eight 'senior' canal boaters hired a craft from Anglo Welsh and were served by the Sally Boats staff . Our welcome at the Marina was friendly and professional, and after cars were parked and the paperwork completed, the crew boarded the 10 berth 70ft Derwent. For those not in the know, those of the crew who prefer their own sleeping... More 

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Southam, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My friend and I have just returned from a four day break using "Sally Narrowboats", on-board "Lydia". I can only say that nothing was too much trouble by them, from handling the booking to supplying of matches to light the coal fire onboard (supplied). Everything was provided for a trouble free break including safety chat on handover. Most enjoyable canal,... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We hired narrowboat "Lydia" for a four day break between Xmas the New Year. Boat was in excellent condition - clean and tidy throughout - and benefited from both central heating and a traditional fire. We were warm and comfortable throughout despite it getting so cold the canal began to freeze over! It was an idylic holiday, taking leisurely trips... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We used a Groupon voucher for a day out on the Kennet and Avon Canal with Sally Narrowboats. The staff were welcoming and efficient, doing everything they could to help on arrival. The handling briefing was comprehensive and well presented. The boat we had was only six months old, was in good condition, clean and presentable. On advice from the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We hired "Leah" Sept 12-26 2014,we arrived with me hopping around because I had injured my knee a few days earlier,talking to the staff they offered to put us out on the riverbank for a few days till my knee improved.First+ for us,the next morning Saturday, knee giving me hell they drove me up to A&E at Trowbridge and gave... More 

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hemel hempstead
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We cruised from Devizes to Bath and back. As this part of the canal realistically goes from below the gruelling Caen Hill flight of a days worth of locks to Bath it is ideal for the novice boater. There are many hire boats. This means there are quite a few people attempting to steer large 70ft long boats - narrow... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We rented a narrowboat from Sally's Narrowboats operating out of Bradford on Avon. We had a midweek break of 4x nights. It was a fabulous relaxing time. We went to Bath and back at a very slow pace. There was just the two of us and we managed to do the swing bridges and locks(although we had help with the... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Would highly recommend walking from Bradford on Avon along the Kennet & Avon Canal into Bath. It's about 10 miles through lovely countryside and well worth a visit. Allow yourselves a good 3-4 hours - taking in the various stops along the way - ice cream, café, country pub! Whilst suitable for walking, I would also recommend taking your bikes.... More 

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