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Address: South of Durley, Durley BA15 1LE, England
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Superb service, very relaxed 1week holiday

Super service, boat very complete and clean. Very easy going staff and good comminucation. I did everything via email and that was already a smooth way of doing so. I can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Louth, United Kingdom
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English first
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I just love the Kennet & Avon Canal. My wife is disabled, so she's always in a wheel chair or on front of our wheel chair bike. However, the state of the tow-path on recent visits, particularly between Devizes and Bradford-on-Avon, has been appalling. It's made our usual journey almost impossible! The deep and rugged holes in... More 

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Louth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Super service, boat very complete and clean. Very easy going staff and good comminucation. I did everything via email and that was already a smooth way of doing so. I can certainly recommend Sally narrow boat hire, you won't be disappointed. This was our first time but not our last, thank you Sally narrow boat staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The National Cycle Network is a wonderful help for a foreigner. I wish the NCN were a little better marked since I missed turns occasionally and ended up wandering around until I linked up again. This wasted a lot of time.

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Bel Air
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We recently completed a week long narrow boat holiday on the K&A canal. There were a total of 14 of us...three generations, from age 7 to 84! After considering all the narrow boat rental companies, we chose Moonraker Canalboats. We are SO glad we did! Their boats are 10 feet wide (3' more than most) which makes a big difference... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We walked along the towpath from Kintbury and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Well maintained towpath and quiet tranquillity with beautiful surroundings and the occasional pub to stop at.

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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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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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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 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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