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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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Denise D
1 review
“fantastic”
Reviewed August 7, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

WE spent a long weekend on the kestrel boat. The boat had everything on it that you could ever need.
Everything was fantastically clean and of excellent quality. There was even a towel for the dog
The handover at the beginning was well presented and very well explained - having never done this before.
We enjoyed this so much we have already booked for next year - 2018.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2017
It's so lovely to hear that having experienced your first boating holiday, you've already booked a second. Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.
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Kermit100...
Level 3 Contributor
25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations at every bend in the canal...”
Reviewed August 7, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Our first time on a narrow boat and what a surprise it turned out to be. Looking for something that the whole family, including the dog, might enjoy - we stumbled upon Beacon Park Boats in a part of the world that we already knew to be rather special.
I can report that not a single moment of this holiday was less than 100% enjoyable. Relaxing and active at the same time, we met lots of lovely fellow travellers and indulged in the luxury of what can only be described as a floating boutique hotel suite but without staff.
After a comprehensive handover you are let loose with a state of the art narrow boat with all mod cons (including bow thrusters normally reserved for plastic gin palaces) and quickly achieve a Zen like state of relaxation. Added to this, the Mon and Brec canal is simply breathtakingly beautiful. I doubt there is a better yard to rent from, nothing could touch the attention to detail and pride with which this service is delivered.
Thoroughly recommended.

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Management Response
Aug 28, 2017
What a lovely review. Thank you for your kind words. All our staff put a great deal of effort into delighting our customers. We are so pleased this shows. And we couldn't agree more about the Mon & Brec canal being 'breathtakingly beautiful'. We hope to welcome you back.
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dandecomm...
Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Luxurious end-to-end Fun!”
Reviewed August 7, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We wondered if this holiday could possibly live up to last years.....which was on the same boat! It did indeed! We had a great week and the changeable weather didn't really affect the enjoyment since we had wet proofs for the odd (warm) shower. It was great to revisit old haunts at Talybont (the Star) and Llangynidr (Coach and horses) and note the portion sizes were as huge as ever. The boat was immaculately presented and we were very well looked after from arrival to departure. Thanks so much and will be booking again for next year though will probably select a different boat just for the change!

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Management Response
Aug 8, 2017
It was lovely to welcome you back, and super to hear that you had another enjoyable week cruising the canal. We look forward to discovering which boat you choose for your next holiday.
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Slangers1...
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great boat- lovely canal”
Reviewed August 6, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We hired Hobby for a week in mid July and were blessed with excellent weather for 6 out of 7 days. Hobby was well kitted out and very comfortable to stay in. We had a great induction video before we set out and good guidance on how to handle the boat and navigate the canal, which is incredibly narrow and shallow. Within the first day I think I had reached expert level and so we had very few problems with grounding or collisions!

Can't fault Beacon Boats on anything. It was an excellent week.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2017
Thank you for leaving a review. We are so pleased that your week in Wales was excellent and sunny! We hope to welcome you back back before too long.
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Jetboyray
Shropshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Pure Luxury Afloat”
Reviewed August 1, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This was our second trip with Beacon park boats, our first (a short break) was on Harrier a traditional narrow boat which we enjoyed so much we booked our second holiday upon our return. This time we chose Kestrel, a wider boat which we found easier for our dog Jet to get about in but tested our skills navigating some of the narrower bridges The boats themselves are very high spec with every conceivable luxury. As for the Mon & Brec canal, it is absolutely stunning, the changing views at every bridge and bend are breath taking. We were woken up most mornings by ducks or swans pecking at the side of the boat. The local people we met along the way were also very friendly and helpful as were our fellow boaters.
We received an excellent handover from the team at Beacon Park who are very friendly and welcoming. Thanks to Alasdair and Sarah (and team) for creating such wonderful boats and holidays

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 4, 2017
We were delighted to see you again, and happy to read that you enjoyed your holiday on Kestrel. It's always pleasing to read that our friendly team are appreciated by visitors. We hope to welcome you back sometime.
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clbewi
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Luxury all the way!”
Reviewed July 31, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We arrived in the pouring rain after a rather longer journey than we expected due to accidents and roadworks. Waiting for us was a hot drink and homemade flapjacks.
We boarded Wren which was to be our home for the week. It was truly amazing. The granite worktops and all the accessories in the kitchen were unbelievable. There was cleaning stuff, bin bags, tea towels and anything you could possibly wish for in any kitchen.
The bed was bigger than our bed at home. The bed linen was top quality and the lambs wool blanket on the bed with matching cushions was to die for. (I will certainly be purchasing one of these!).
The double walk through shower was brilliant too, but don't put your socks on before you walk back through it!! Toiletries were also complimentary.
As you go along the canal you get great comments about the boat and everyone was very friendly and there would always be someone to help you if you weren't sure what to do.
We stopped near a pub each night so I didn't have to cook and had some great meals. I was particularly impressed with Bank & Bar Kitchen in Brecon, it was very busy and may be best to book, but was well worth the wait. The White Hart and The Old Rectory Hotel were also very good.
All in all we had a very good holiday despite the changeable weather. Do take some good books as we couldn't get wifi, radio or TV.
Would I recommend Beacon Park Boats? You bet I would.
Happy boating.

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Management Response
Aug 4, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that your holiday was a relaxing one, and that you enjoyed meals out at some lovely places near the canal. Hope to see you again.
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Karen F
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful boat to unwind on”
Reviewed July 31, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We were first time canal boaters and 'Buzzard' set the bar very high for any future ventures. Beautifully designed and built, everything on board was to a very high standard. We slept extremely well in the comfortable bed and were warm and safe even when the Welsh weather turned wet and windy.

We were given a thorough introduction to the boat and soon felt reasonably confident in steering, mooring and filling up the water tank. The Mon & Brec canal was more challenging than we expected, being very narrow in places and with many low bridges. We only tackled one lock but might have done more if we'd known that volunteers patrol the canal on most days and will help boaters through the procedures.

We didn't see very much wildlife, a heron on three occasions, one glimpse of a kingfisher, lots of ducks, but the views were lovely and it was very peaceful all along the stretch we did (Llangynidr to Goytre). There are not as many canal side pubs and shops open as we had expected, so it's a good idea to take provisions and cook on board. The galley kitchen was very well equipped to do that.

We couldn't get TV reception at all on the stretch we did, but WIFI worked occasionally. We listened to our music CDs and watched some films on DVDs borrowed from the library at Beacon Park Boats. All in all we thought it was a great way to unwind.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 4, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased that your first time on a narrowboat went well, even if the weather wasn't the best. Lovely to hear that you found it relaxing.
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