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Grand Union Narrowboats

Weedon, United Kingdom
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About Grand Union Narrowboats
A small family operated company operating a fleet of five Narrowboats providing canal boat holidays on the Grand Union Canal.
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Roy C wrote a review Oct 2020
Fareham, United Kingdom35 contributions11 helpful votes
Just returned from a week with friends on Hawkweed and Ragweed. Steve and his team are brilliant, communication from first contact to end of our holiday was perfect, especially considering the times we are in. When we turned up the boats were spotless and perfect. The tuition and explanation provided was excellent to get us on the way, Steve then met us the following day at the first locks and stayed with us until we were all comfortable with their operation. We had a small issue with one boat and after trying a few things over the phone Steve was straight out and had it all sorted in no time. We would highly recommend and are already looking to book next year. Thanks Grand Union Narrowboats for a great week having fun and making memories with friends.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ann Greenfield wrote a review Oct 2020
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From start to finish we had a fantastic week on board Ragweed Steve and the staff at the boatyard were excellent following all Covid 19 guidelines 100% value for money we loved it and so did our dogs .
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Carl H wrote a review Sep 2020
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Excellent week on Jimsonweed. The owner Steve is always happy to help and nothing is to much trouble. The boat was very clean and has everything you could need, the additional measures in place made us feel assured in this current climate, very COVID safe. We have used several boat companies over the past 12 years, and Grand Union Narrowboats stands out above the rest, so much so we have already booked for next year. Carl and Kate.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Grafton traveller wrote a review Sep 2020
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We had a lovely week heading first North to Braunston on the GU, then South to Banbury on the Southern Oxford. Driftweed is a lovely boat - very comfortable and well fitted out for the just the 2 of us. Very spacious cruiser deck, with good perch seats. Lots of useful cubby holes and stowage space inside. And she handles very well. We have hired narrowboats a number of times over the past three decades. Grand Union Narrowboats are, by a long way, the best firm we have hired from. They are a small family run firm and Steve, the owner, really goes out of his way to give his clients a good holiday. Nothing is too much trouble, with attention to detail and prompt customer service. Flowers and bottle of wine in the cabin on arrival. On the first afternoon, Steve caught up with us 3 hours down the cut to check things were going OK - a very nice touch. Finally, the firm's safe Covid processes on arrival and departure were clear, well ordered and inspired confidence.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Travel00197189386 wrote a review Sep 2020
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Our first holiday on a narrowboat and we certainly picked the best outfit with Steve and his family run operation. We were on Jimsonweed and although she was 65 feet she handled beautifully and made the handling stress free with all the home comforts you could ever want or need. There clearly was no stone left unturned when it came to safety and training us novices to feel confident in all that we needed to know to have a safe and throughly enjoyable few days. Steve and all his team made us feel welcome. On pick up we had full training and were supervised until we felt confident to handle the boat without guidance. Steve also met us on the second day to give us first hand lock training for as long as we wanted him. This far exceeded our expectations. For anyone thinking - shall we hire a narrowboat - we thoroughly recommend you try Grand Union Narrowboats!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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