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“A RELAXING TRIP ALONG THE WEY”

Review of Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones on River Wey
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Narrowboat -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Guildford, Surrey, England

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Mike D
Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“A RELAXING TRIP ALONG THE WEY”
Reviewed May 27, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Stepping Stones is a top-end narrow boat, one of two owned by Julie and Ray White; comfortable, clean, well-equipped and beautifully finished. Four of us spent two and a half days on the Wey Navigation enjoying fine, hot weather, and seeing lots of wildlife. We got as far as the Thames, turning round just downstream from Walton, then went to other end of the Navigation at Godalming, returning to Guildford just in time to hand the boat back. The boat was very easy to handle after a little bit of training and practice at the first lock (where Julie and Ray got off). The bow thrusters are very useful for turning round! There are plenty of mooring places along the Wey (much less busy than the Thames) with pubs either alongside or nearby - also shops in Guildford, Ripey, New Haw, Weybridge etc. Some surprisingly rural stretches for a waterway so close to London's outskirts. There are enough locks to keep things interesting but not too taxing. Overall: great boat (ideal for 4 adults - 6 might be a bit of a squeeze), friendly owners, and a really nice length of navigation that is mostly peaceful and hassle-free. Highly recommended.

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Management Response
Jun 16, 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a very comprehensive and honest review, it is much appreciated, best regards Julie and Ray
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sharon g
2 reviews
“Completely Fabulous!!!!”
Reviewed January 27, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Xmas on the Wey/Thames.

Julie & Ray - Friendly and Professional.
Boat, interior, utensils and fitments - Quality.
Quality of service - Outstanding.
Bow thrusters - Fantastic!!!

Thanks once again Julie & Ray, we will be back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 2, 2017
Thank you for your comments, it is the greatest compliment when our customers want to return and we look forward to seeing you again.
Julie and Ray
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Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: The ease with which the owners put us - nothing was too much trouble.
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Aug 27, 2016
Dear Mark and Kathy, thank you very much for a great review, we are so pleased that your first narrowboat holiday was such a success. We would love to see you both again and we will be purchasing an iPhone 6 adaptor for the docking station! Best regards, Julie and Ray
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 13, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: The bed
Liked least: As there were only two of us we thought it would be helpful if you could communicate from bow to stern.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jul 15, 2016
Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased your first (of many hopefully!) narrowboat experience was successful. Hope to see you again, Julie and Ray
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LucHardy
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Friends Spring weekend away on the Wey”
Reviewed April 14, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed on the STEPPING STONES narrowboat for a weekend and cruised the River Wey between Guildford, Ripley, Pyrford and got quite close to where the Wey meets the Thames. There were plenty of locks and pubs along the route. This boat is amazing! Comfortable and a home-from-home with everything you need to make it a happy experience. Plenty of room for six people. Clean, lots of mod-comms, a quiet motor and a delight to stay on.
The proprietor, Julie, couldn’t have been more helpful, friendly and understanding: From the personal booking service, the tuition on how to handle this 60-foot vessel and the feeling of quality of everything on the boat - I would recommend this company (and its two boats) to anyone who wants a good experience on the waterways of the Thames Valley area. Simply perfect!

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Liked best: The quality of the boat's finish (inside and out)
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 14, 2016
Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your weekend. Hope to see you again, Julie
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