This was our 2nd holiday on the Mon and Brec canal in a Beacon Park Boat, we have also had a holiday in Wharfinger’s Cottage...what can I say, excellent as before.
The boat was spotless, the equipment, bedding, towels and toiletries great and the bonus welcome pack of wine, apple juice, Welsh cakes and jam ...delicious!
The weather was kind, we had no problems cruising from the base at Llangattock to Brecon and back on a four night break.
This was our first trip to the new basin, which is far more accessible than Llanfoist Wharf, plenty of parking and peace of mind of the security gates.
Alasdair was missed, but rest assured Jason was a worthy replacement.
Thank you Alasdair, Sarah and team.
We have had holidays on canal boats before, but BPB are on the next level regards Canal boat holidays!
They think of everything, the staff are really helpful, the whole set up is very professional, but at same time relaxed. From the security at the marina, to the gorgeous welsh cakes & jam on board, oh & the home made flapjack with a cuppa before you set off, lovely touches.
Boat immaculate, lots of info in folder, very helpful itineries with shops & pubs along the way. We got up to Brecon in one full day, & in hindsight wish we'd stated longer there rather than making our way up to Goytre Wharf, which was like a ghost town, boring part of the canal too.
The handover very informative, they think of everything to tell you, so you feel quite confident when you take over the helm!!
Def recommend BPB & if you want lovely scenery, locks to navigate, & good pubs & walks, book BPB! We will def book again, perhaps a smaller boat just for the two of us & Riggs!!
We booked Kite for our weeks holiday to celebrate my husbands birthday. Our daughter joined us for a couple of days and friends joined us for 24 hours. (This was my idea so they could do their bit on the locks) However I shouldn't have worried. The 36 miles and six locks on the canal were a pleasure to cruise along. Our narrowboat had everything we could possibly want and our two Jacks Russells seemed to love the adventure. The weather was perfect until the last day and so we have tan lines to take home to treasure along with the memories. The whole service from booking the holiday right through to the end was so well managed we can't fault it. The narrowboat was simple enough to operate and we all enjoyed the experience. Sparkly clean and perfect what more can I say ,but thank you
We rented Hawk for a week in May 2018. What a fabulous time. The canal is really beautiful and really interesting. We travelled almost all of the Mon & Brec Canal, even overnighting in Brecon Basin, which was empty.
The boat was terrific, finished to a very high standard with absolutely everything we would need for the week. Would we recommend Beacon Park, definately.
The mon and brec canal is most definitely the prettiest narrowboat waterway I have been on. Even after being here twice before and with beacon park boats, it just seems to get more beautiful each time. The narrow boats are superbly built and incredibly well stocked and the company owners an£ staff are delightful. For somebody’s first barge experience I would highly recommend this company and it’s location where you will experience a little bit of everything from locks and bridges, to tunnels and aqueducts with lovely pubs and villages. We will be back again.
From picking up the boat to dropping it back off the whole scenery changed from one perfect post card to another. The boat was clean and fully equipped. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable. It was our first time but it didn't take long for us to both get the hang of it. The whole week was mindfulness in a narrow boat. We've already booked 2019.
The greeting was both friendly and warm, followed by a thorough briefing on the boat and safety aspects. Owl was very well equipped with top of the range additional features such as a jacuzzi, camping chairs, table and umbrella. The Beacon Park Team have provided the highest of standards with their fleet and the boathouse which offers loads of welcome comforts.
The boat was comfortable with great features such as a very comfortable four poster bed and a much used wood burning stove!! We thoroughly recommend to anyone who enjoys canal boating and great views of the Brecon Beacons, personally we cannot wait to return and revisit some lovely pubs and places.