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Canal boat bliss

Hired a canal boat from Warwick and went down to Stratford upon Avon and then down the Avon to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
david h
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Unforgettable experience

Looking for something different that would engage our teenagers and take their focus away from Snap... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jason M
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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...more
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The Boatyard Nelson Lane | The Boatyard, Warwick CV34 5JB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hired a canal boat from Warwick and went down to Stratford upon Avon and then down the Avon to Bidford. Great experience and the help and guidance by Cheryl and Colin was great plus they were obliging with the time we collected the boat. Will...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on the Canals. Should you wish to book again with us, don't forget you will get a discount! Many thanks.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for something different that would engage our teenagers and take their focus away from Snap chat streaks and Wifi codes.You receive a friendly welcome from the staff at the yard and your boat ours was Martin is ready and waiting to go. We were...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So pleased you had a great time on Martin. We find a lot of families return having experienced getting closer to their family over the holiday . It really does take a team effort to get through the locks and many people on the canal...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no experience of narrowboats and Kate Boats quickly and professionally sorted us out with a boat that suited our needs. On our arrival our boat Henry James was modern,spotlessly clean and ready to go. The quality of the boat far exceeded our expectations...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased you had an enjoyable time on Henry James and the tuition was clear. It is a bit like taking the bull by the horns when you do it the first time but it sounds like you are old hands now! We...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

It was my first time on a canal boat and I loved it. The pace of life, the view and some of the boating community made this trip great. We were lucky with the trip as we got it for a good deal. However, the...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

I am so sorry you found problems with your boat and the send out procedure. Could you let me know which boat you were on so that I am able to look into this matter further. Many thanks

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We are a family of four and had always wanted to do a canal boat holiday. We opted for the Alexander which was larger than we needed so that we wouldn't be on top of each other all the time. We started on the grand...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much that you wish to go again! Don't forget, if you choose us next time you will get 10% discount for returning hirers!

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Er have just finished a weekend onboard Marie from Kate Boats. Marie is and excellent Narrowboat with a fine indoor finish and a silent engine. Kate Boats staff were helpfull and answered out mails imidially. We were 3 adult and one child on board a...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review. We are so pleased you had a good time and that your Grandson had fun also. Apologies about the bread knife and thank you for our gift! We hope to see you again soon, and once again, thank you.

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We hired a 58 foot boat called Jim for a week's holiday sailing to Stratford Upon Avon. We'd hired boats before. We opted for a larger craft to give us more storage space as you do take quite a lot with our unpredictable weather! Whilst...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Thank you for your review. We're sorry that you had some issues while you were out. Due to the nature of the toilet systems, some smell may be present in certain areas, particularly in hot weather or when the holding tank fills up. The first...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018

A very well equipped boat with very friendly staff. We did the full Warwickshire ring it was hard but we loved it. We were lucky with the weather. I would advise going for a birth bigger than your party as it can get a bit...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip and we do try with the weather! Hopefully we will see you again and don't forget you get an extra 10% off for your next hire.

Reviewed May 11, 2018

We enjoyed a lovely family weekend away aboard Kate Boats' brand new boat - Harry Hudson. The weather was lovely and the spring countryside looked so beautiful as we chugged slowly along, stopping off at the villages of Ufton and Long Itchington along the way....More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you had a good time and you enjoyed our new boat Harry - we're very proud of him! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed May 11, 2018

We were a group of 12 people with 2 dogs on 2 boats, we had plenty of space for all of us, all the amenities were provided, comfortable beds and clean bedding, the only thing we had to bring were towels! We had around a...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thank you for your review. We're pleased that your 'flotilla' booking with two boats worked for you - it's a great way to get the family and friends together. We hope to see you again soon!

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