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Great Holiday with Country Crafts

We've just returned from a 7 day 'cruise' of the Brecon and Monmouth canal with Country Crafts. The... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Chris M
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Lovely trip

Really good value trip of nearly three hours taking a leisurely cruise in a Narrow Boat along the... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Madeleine W
Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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Opened in 1812, this major waterway runs 42 miles from Brecon to Newport, Gwent, where the first 33 miles are navigable.
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

We've just returned from a 7 day 'cruise' of the Brecon and Monmouth canal with Country Crafts. The canal offers a fabulous back drop to a hoiday. The scenery is superb, mainly because the canal was built into the side of high ground and is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Really good value trip of nearly three hours taking a leisurely cruise in a Narrow Boat along the canal watching birds and dragonflies. They offer tea,coffee and snacks at a very reasonable price. Going through the lock was fascinating. Beautiful views over the Usk valley...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. We cruised up the canal, the dogs were welcomed on board and it was a very relaxed and peaceful Tim. Stopped half way and took photos of the aqueduct and had a hot chocolate and returned. Would...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

My wife and I decided to have a week on a narrowboat on the Mon. and Brec. Canal, considered to be one of the most scenic of Britain's canals. Having done some research, we chose to rent our narrowboat from Road House Narrowboats, based in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

The canal it's self is great it's got fantastic surroundings... We hired a canoe for the day from goytre wharf, they do different size canoes to fit 1 to 4 people...they also hire day boats.. Steady paddle up to Abergavenny and back will take a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

We walked from Brecon to Pencelli along the canal and over the Usk aqeduct on a very sunny day. Lots of wildlife, cyclists and walkers. Finished at the pub and caught the bus back to Brecon. (Check the times as not many buses). A lovely...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Travelled on this canal for a week, pretty quiet and easily navigable with plenty of pubs and stops off points, wildlife was good, very relaxing

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

As first timers to narrowboat holidays, Nigel and Sally were tremendously supportive throughout with their very personal care. Nothing seemed too much trouble for them. The boat was well equipped with all we needed. The thorough handover was very much appreciated and the instruction manual...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Deborah M
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a week on ‘The Queen’. All four of us were narrowboat novices but found the trip very relaxing. The boat was perfect for four people and well equiped with plenty of storage space. Nigel and Sally were knowledgeable and attentive and provide...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Just back from a very sunny week on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. Hired the Gilwern Princess from Nigel and Sally at Roadhouse Narrowboats. Excellent pack arrived well before the trip detailing the on-board inventory, a brilliantly useful and detailed map book of the canal,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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ewan c
November 15, 2018|
Response from DevonNobles | Reviewed this property |
We hired from Road House Narrowboats. They have a very informative website. They were great!
August 7, 2018|
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Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
yes and picnic areas, it's lovely well worth it!
June 2, 2018|
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Response from Beacons A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the first section is often busy with dog walkers.