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“Perfection afloat”

Review of Beacon Park Boats

Narrowboat Grouse: One of our fleet of 5-star hand-built boats with lavish interiors.
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Narrowboat Grouse: One of our fleet of 5-star hand-built boats with lavish interiors.
Narrowboat Grouse: Beds have luxurious sprung mattresses, duvets and traditional Welsh blankets. Narrowboat Grouse: Impressively large kitchen with everything you'll need to cook a superb meal.
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Narrowboat Grouse: One of our fleet of 5-star hand-built boats with lavish interiors.
Narrowboat Grouse: Beds have luxurious sprung mattresses, duvets and traditional Welsh blankets.
Narrowboat Grouse: Impressively large kitchen with everything you'll need to cook a superb meal.
Narrowboat Grouse: Lounge with comfy chairs and log-effect gas stove.
Narrowboat Grouse: Front deck, with seating and table, can be enclosed to form a conservatory.
Narrowboat Grouse: Snuggle up to the fire with a good book for a relaxing evening in spring/autumn.
Narrowboat Grouse: For 2 couples. Has a large canopied front deck - perfect for al fresco dining.
Narrowboat Grouse: The beds are large and comfy for a great night's sleep.
Narrowboat Grouse: At the touch of a button, the beds glide away, providing more space for daytime.
Narrowboat Grouse: Spacious shower room.
Narrowboat Grouse: Ceramic handbasin on marble counter, with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
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Narrowboat -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Llangattock, Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

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sue163
UK
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfection afloat”
Reviewed July 31, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We have been regular clients of Beacon Park Boats for the last 10 years and we are eagerly planning our next visit. Each holiday is different but the boats are always excellent. They are beautifully crafted and equipped to the highest standards, with everything being spotlessly clean.
If you want to be active, then do the trip to Brecon taking in the fun of the locks, the swing bridges and the tunnel. If you would rather not tackle locks (but they are fun and simple) then travel south to Pontymoile. Further than that is a bit tricky as the canal gets shallower and there are a lot of weeds, but we have been down as far as Five Locks in the past. The scenery is beautiful in either direction and entirely different on the way back with fresh surprises around every twist and turn in the canal.
Pubs with excellent food, beer and cider can be found a short walk from your moorings and if you fancy a night in, then sit at your picnic table on the bank with your meal and a bottle of wine enjoying the birdsong. What more can you ask for? The peace and quiet with just wild flowers and nature is a treat. When we visited Crickhowell, we were even lucky enough to watch an otter playing in The River Usk.
We have rented a different boat each time we've ventured out on the Mon and Brec but always with Beacon Park and it has always been a complete pleasure from beginning to end. We've had no complaints at all and we've always felt proud to be out on the water on one of their beautiful boats because they are kept in such pristine condition both inside and out.
This time we chose Kingfisher as this boat has comfy leather chairs in which to relax if it rains, but each of the boats have their own personality and charm.
You have a fantastic business Sarah and Alasdair of which you are justly proud. Your reviews are well earned and we will be returning soon.
P.S. Can we have the recipe for those flapjacks please?

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Management Response
Aug 4, 2017
What a lovely review - many thanks. Your holiday sounds idyllic, being so close to nature and enjoying al fresco meals in tranquil spots. We look forward to welcoming you back... for some more flapjack!
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asant2
Linkinhorne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best canal boat in the UK.”
Reviewed July 31, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We have been hiring canal boats for decades. Beacon Park boats are the best by far. The specification is stunning- hard wood surfaces everywhere. Top class linen and towels. Good quality toiletries. On Grouse there is a professional standard stainless steel kitchen. Almost all of the boats have a bow thruster for ease of manoeuvring. Even Grouse as the largest boat on the canal is a dream to handle. We got many admiring glances and did impromptu tours for several interested people. This is our second holiday with Beacon Park Boats and the major mark of our enjoyment is that we booked next year's holiday the day after we got back. Only 51 weeks left to go!

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Management Response
Aug 4, 2017
We're looking forward to welcoming you back next year, after your enjoyable time on Grouse this summer. We are delighted to read that you were suitably proud of your narrowboat!
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PennyF405
1 review
“Lovely relaxed holiday on super comfy boat”
Reviewed July 29, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our week on Peregrine. The boat was very comfortable and well-equipped and the scenery beautiful. The weather was mixed with some lovely sunny days and some overcast, but even when it was a bit cold outside the efficient heating kept us beautifully warm. We moored some nights by villages and some in more remote spots, always quiet and scenic. We loved the pretty stone bridges and wonderful old trees along the canalside. It was great to be able to take the dog who enjoyed towpath walks. We very much hope to go back.

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Management Response
Aug 4, 2017
It sounds as if you had a lovely time on the Mon & Brec canal. It's always pleasing to hear that visitors appreciate the amazing surroundings of the Brecon Beacons. Hope to see you again before too long.
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Alice B
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous Boats, Clean, Comfortable & Well Equipped”
Reviewed July 25, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We had three boats, Grouse, Eagle & Merlin so had a great family holiday, The boats had different layouts. Our boat 'Grouse' was a fairly new and beautiful boat with a great layout inside, the kitchen was ample and I was able to prepare lunch for 13 people every day.
Such a marvellous relaxing holiday and we were so lucky with the weather.
Brecon Beacons is stunning in April, great time to visit.
They explained how to use the boats very quickly and we were on our own in no time. Got stuck more than once, but was always able to get ourselves out of trouble. Locks were no problem, I think if there were just two of us it would have been a bit more difficult, but they were fun and there was always people around to give a helping hand.
We had two small dogs on our boat and another on one of the other boats.
All in all, if you are thinking of using Beacon Park Boats, then don't hesitate and book your boat with them, you wont regret it.

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Management Response
Aug 4, 2017
Thank you for your delightful review. We are so pleased that your family holiday on three different boats was a huge success. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Ann F
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pure luxury,tranquility assured. One word bliss.”
Reviewed July 21, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The Monmouth Brecon canal,beautiful scenery,abundant wildlife an absolutely wonderful way to spend a holiday. We were a group of four,mother,father,son and daughter in law.Oh and not forgetting our two jack russells Marley and Pippa. What a special holiday we had.We decided to use Beacon Park Boats,and we were not dissapointed.sheer luxury. we hired the Puffin,which was spacious,very very comfortable and everything you could think of that you would need,right down to every last detail had been thought of.we had two double en suite rooms. The beds were the most comfortable we had ever slept on,also the pillows.the showers were what you would expect in a five star hotel,even shampoo,conditioner and hand soaps.lovely snowy white fluffy towels. everything in the kitchen you could think of. All of us were impressed.The journey was great,taking in six locks,several bridges and an aquaduct.we moored every night where we could stroll to the pub.The Coach and Horses did amazing food,and we were allowed to take the dogs.Crickhowell is a lovely place,as is Brecon.Thankyou Sarah and Alasdair simply delightful people.Tea,coffee and cake provided.secure parking.we will return.

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Management Response
Jul 25, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review. We are delighted that you, and your dogs, found the holiday to be 'sheer luxury'. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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elaine m
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect pet friendly accommodations”
Reviewed July 21, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We have just spent a week on a barge and a week in a cottage .
Boats were all of a high quality , we peaked at some of the bigger boats for an idea for a return holiday with family/ friends.
Our boat Heron was beautiful, the best equipped boat that we have ever been on.
Bow thruster was a must as parts of the canal are very narrow and shallow.
Towels, bed linen , every thing was good quality.
Staff at the boat yard were really helpful , even giving us a telephone number so that we could ring a head to see if we could take the dog with us to a restaurant
Week 2 was spent at Incline cottage , again we were accommodated by the owners who arranged for the cottage to be cleaned early so that we did not have to hang around for hours between the end of the boat holiday and the start of the cottage holiday.
The cottage was fabulous, setting was beautiful and very quiet.
Again every thing there was top quality and brilliantly equipped.
Thanks to the owners and all staff for a fabulous break
We will be back

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 25, 2017
We are thrilled that you had such an enjoyable holiday, split between a narrowboat and a cottage. Every member of our team strives to deliver on those small details which makes a holiday go smoothly. They will be so pleased to read your review. Look forward to welcoming you back.
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Olliercw
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderfully relaxing way to spend a weekend”
Reviewed July 21, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our weekend of narrow boating from Crickhowell to Brecon. The weather was sensational, the canal and countryside was beautiful and all on board had a memorable time. Would thoroughly recommend the experience to young and old and the locks were much easier than I thought they would be!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 25, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent holiday. We're glad to hear that you had such a good time enjoying the glorious Brecon Beacons, and that you got to grips with the locks so easily. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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