This is our second holiday booked with Countrywide Cruisers having been fortunate enough to hire Sir Galleron in October 2007. Both times we have found the quality of the hire boats to be second to none. Having hired a boat from Alvechurch Boat Centres (UK Boat Hire) in October 2009 we must say that Countrywide Cruisers' boats are of a much better quality.
To address the issue of (allegedly) unhelpful staff I must say that things were greatly improved on our latest visit. Steve couldn't have been more helpful and spent an appropriate amount of time to ensure we knew what to do with regards to the boat controls, daily checks and who to contact in the event of an emergency. Certainly an improvement on the welcome we received in 2007.
Sir Bruin is a lovely boat (as is Sir Galleron) with the most fantastic showers, comfortable beds, efficient central heating system (not that we needed it much last week!) and a pleasure to 'drive'. None of our family are particularly tall and all found the beds adequate and comfortable.
All-in-all we had a fantastic week navigating the many locks of the Stourport Ring and the beautiful River Severn.
If narrowboating is your thing then you can't go far wrong with hiring a boat from this small, friendly company.More
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