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“Dry Dock Cottage”

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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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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Llangattock, Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

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janiedevo...
devon
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Dry Dock Cottage”
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in June 2018
1
person found this review helpful

This is the most wonderful ‘narrow boat on dry land’! The old dry dock has inspired the owners to create a truly unique cottage. The photographs don’t do it justice, it really is beautifully finished, and furnished with the same care. Comfy bed with good reading lights, lots of hot water for both bath and high pressure shower, and everything you could possible need in the kitchen. The bonus is the setting; open the huge sliding windows onto the canal in the morning and sit in the sun with a cup of coffee waiting for the ducks to come and call, or walk straight out onto the canal path or up the footpath at the back onto Blorenge. The ‘cinema room’ is amazing, although we had rented films on iTunes, and failed to get the TV to see our AppleMac. However watching England beat Belgium on the huge screen was great! There are two chairs and a table provided outside at the back of the cottage, up narrow steps without a hand rail. There is also one set of steps without a handrail inside.

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Management Response
Jul 16, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable time in Dry Dock Cottage. Hope to welcome you back.
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cliveever...
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fabulous home away from home”
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in June 2018

We rented the Dry dock cottage and were so impressed by the whole experience. attention to detail, and calm, relaxed, atmosphere were a joy . absolutely, you should go

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2018
Lovely review. Many thanks. Glad you were 'so impressed'. Hope to welcome you back.
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Liz H
1 review
“A perfect holiday - again!”
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in June 2018

We rented Hobby, for the second year in a row! The Brecon Beacon canal experience is the most restful and peaceful holiday we have ever had. The scenery is stunning, the boat is extremely comfortable and well equipped. We slept well each night, visitied great pubs, pretty villages, and lovely walks. Really, the perfect holiday. We'll definitely do this again!

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Management Response
Jul 16, 2018
Can't wait to welcome you back to enjoy the scenery, pubs, villages and walks. Wonder which narrowboat you'll choose next time?
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monty467
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful and relaxing break.”
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in June 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Everything about the break was excellent. After a not so good break on the Oxford canal last year we were a little apprehensive about what we would would find but we need not have worried. From the moment we arrived, the instruction about the boat, the practical instruction we felt that the staff cared about our holiday. The Mon and Brec is very quiet and there are plenty of mooring places - with luck you even get help with the locks from some friendly volunteers. We are now considering a break on one of the houseboats during the closed season in order to explore the locality more thoroughly.

Thank you all for a very pleasant holiday.

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Management Response
Jul 16, 2018
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time on the Mon & Brec canal. It really is a delight in all seasons. We hope to welcome you back before too long.
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beachbumb...
hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“In 20 years of canal boating holidays this is the best canal boat we have ever hired”
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in June 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Monmouth and Brecon canal is a pretty and easy canal to do in a leisurely week. Beacon park boats are by far the best canal boat company we have ever used. The boat was so well appointed. We hired Osprey and I can't believe how comfortable the bed was it was full length and sprung very unlike the usual narrow hard beds you get on other canal boats. The space within the boat we had was very well used with plenty of room to move about, plenty of hot water without having to motor for hours. Good quality equipment supplied. It will be hard to find a company to meet Beacon park boats standards.

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Management Response
Jul 16, 2018
Thank you for leaving a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed being on Osprey. We constantly strive to offer the very best in facilities and services to our customers... the type of things we look for when we go on holiday!
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MEJ0409
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A fabulous week!”
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in June 2018

We had Hobby for a week - perfect for 2 people, very well equipped and really enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness of the Brecon Canal. Pubs too!! Beacon Park Boats - great company and team of incredibly helpful people.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2018
What a lovely review! Thank you. We love the beauty and peacefulness of the Brecon Beacons, too.
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Wonderful trip”
Reviewed June 11, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2018
It was lovely to welcome you back and we are thrilled that you had another great holiday cruising on the Mon & Brec. Glad you like the facilities at our wharf at Llangattock. We outgrew our previous base and welcomed our first visitors here in 2016. Hope to see you again.
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