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Kate Boats

The Boatyard Nelson Lane | The Boatyard, Warwick CV34 5JB, England
+44 1926 492968
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Trip of a lifetime

We have just fulfilled a dream of doing a canal boat holiday with 4 nights on “Stephen” in icy... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
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Molly May adventure down the south Oxford

We had a great time aboard Molly May for 1 week from 30th October to 6th November, We went down the... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
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Whether you are looking for a fun family holiday or want to take life at a more tranquil pace, you'll find our fleet of narrowboats provide the luxury and convenience usually associated with private craft. We offer short breaks or longer cruises from two different bases in the Warwickshire area. All prices include damage waiver, all fuel and car parking. Nothing more to pay, unless you bring your family pet with you although we do have 2 boats that are completely pet free for any allergy sufferers. We look forward to meeting you!
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We have just fulfilled a dream of doing a canal boat holiday with 4 nights on “Stephen” in icy, wintry conditions but had a great time despite the weather. A fabulous holiday to get the whole family involved (three kids from 9 to 17 years)....More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you for a wonderful review! I am so pleased we were part of your UK adventure and glad you had such a wonderful time! Unfortunately we cannot do anything with the weather, but we are happy that Stephen was warm and cosy! We all...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great time aboard Molly May for 1 week from 30th October to 6th November, We went down the south Oxford Canal for the first time having done the Warwickshire ring and many other canals in the area before, and we would definitely...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Many thanks for your kind review. So glad you were warm enough! Mornings can be a bit nippy this time of year. Hopefully we will see you again and don't forget your 10% discount for being a previous hirer. Take care and a merry Christmas...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Kate Boats are ideally situated to do the Warwickshire Ring. Hiring was very easy and we got a discount as we had used the company before. Friendly staff and we found the boat had everything we needed, very well equipped. The Warwickshire Ring was a...More

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Kate B, Manager at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your busy week. The Warwickshire Ring can be great fun as well as a good workout! Hope we see you again soon!

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent boat hire company which allow me to take my four big dogs. Boats are comfortable and very well equipped and warm even at this time of year. Delightful 10 days on the cut after picking the boat Isabella from Stockton top lock. Friendly and...More

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Kate B, Manager at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are please you enjoyed your time with us on the canals and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Had a great 4 day break with Kate boat hire.We hired Dorothy Constance. She's a sweet little boat.Fully equipped with everything you need. We cruised the South Oxford canal with beautiful scenery. We stopped at The Wharf at Fenny Compton and enjoyed and really good...More

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Kate B, Manager at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We're pleased you had a good and look forward to seeing you again. Maybe the North Oxford for next time as it is a very enjoyable and scenic route. Thank you also for your recommendation, it can be a daunting...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Hired a canal boat,Henry James,with two friends,an all girl crew,we had an hours guide on how to steer and do our daily checks then we were left to it! It was a bit scary at first but we soon relaxed and had an enjoyable week...More

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Kate B, Manager at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your review. It can take a little bit of time to get use to the boats and a slower pace of life but the friendly nature of the canals always helps. We hope to see you again soon when you need another...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Just back from our first ever narrowboat holiday on "Thomas David". We travelled from Stockton down to Thrupp on the Oxford canal. It was a brilliant week,on a great little boat (at only 38ft great size for first time) it's very light and airy and...More

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Kate B, Manager at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review and your tip for improvements. We are always looking out for ways to improve the usable space. We're pleased you had a good time and enjoyed Thomas. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived a Stockton top lock marina to pick-up 52ft Molly May and where greeted by the friendly and helpful staff. We unpacked the car and loaded the boat and then given an in depth guide to the operation of the boats equipment and the...More

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Kate B, Manager at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

We are all so pleased you enjoyed your honeymoon! What a perfect chance to relax after all your celebrations. We look forward to seeing you again next year, and don't forget, a 10% discount will be taken off your bill as you have sailed with...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were a family group of eight including a year old baby. From the moment we arrived we could not have been made to feel welcome nor could they have been more helpful. As for Georgina (the boat) she was an absolute joy. Definitely built...More

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Kate B, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Many thanks for your kind words. We always endeavour to make sure families have the best time. It is a great chance to spend quality time and to relax and enjoy each others company. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Third hire of a canal boat from Kate Boats. Small friendly family run business, great service and good quality boat.

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Kate B, Manager at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again.

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