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“"Topsy" - The Perfect Canal Boat”
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Romantic getaway. Something special and very different
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Romantic getaway. Something special and very different
Jacuzzi bath tub to wind down after a long day relaxing Luxury widebeam boat. You can cruise or stay on it as an appartment
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Romantic getaway. Something special and very different
Jacuzzi bath tub to wind down after a long day relaxing
Luxury widebeam boat. You can cruise or stay on it as an appartment
Vintage record deck with a collection of must-have spins for you to enjoy
Fleecy robes for for you to snuggle up in
Electric bikes so you exercise as much or as little as you want
Luxury hamper included in the price of your break or holiday
Room to dine on board
Oak shaker kitchen with full-size cooker and washing machine
Multi-fuel stove to keep you cosy and warm
Media centre with TV, Smart box, WiFi and film on demand
Good size comfy sofa bed
Luxury fully-fitted bathroom
Comfortable pocket sprung mattresses and silk duvets and Egyptian cotton sheets
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Bath, Somerset, England

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“"Topsy" - The Perfect Canal Boat”
Reviewed July 29, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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A rather delayed review as we've been a bit busy since we spent a glorious week on board "Topsy" at the end of May. It was a privilege to be able to enjoy everything "Topsy" has to offer on the Kennet and Avon canal. Not just any old run of the mill canal boat but a very special boat, much loved by its owners Mark and Lynda.
So often when booking accommodation online we rely on pictures to give us an impression of what our accommodation will be like, and often we are disappointed. Not in the case of Lazy Days Cruises. What you see is what you get and a few hidden extras to make you smile.
From booking, arrival and departure Mark and Lynda made everything run smoothly. Their attention to detail was astonishing, but helped us slip so quickly into making the most of "Topsy" and our holiday. There training session on arrival and back up of very informative manuals, maps, etc. made us quickly feel at home. The welcome basket was stuffed full of useful and yummy goodies!
I've never said this before, despite several holidays on different types of boats, but I could imagine living on "Topsy" . Everything you could want is there. Stove and radiators to keep you warm, a very accommodating kitchen with all mod cons you need (including a washing machine!), a bathroom that is out of this world (jacuzzi bath a big hit), comfortable lounge including large TV and one of our highlights a record player with numerous classic LPs, comfortable bedrooms and dog friendly. We made many other canal boat users jealous.
We probably didn't see as much of the Kennet and Avon canal as we would have liked as met up with friends in Bath and Bristol but did enjoy takling the various locks we encountered. The deep lock at Bath is a challenge but there is usually someone around you can ask for help. We found a couple of hunky Lithuanian students more than willing to help .
All in all a fabulous holiday despite variable weather. Would we book again? Yes. Would we recommend? Yes. Customer service at its BEST! I write in my Tripadvisor reviews what myself and my husband Jerry see and feel. Thank you Mark and Lynda for making our time and our friends time on "Topsy" so special

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Liked best: Topsy
Liked least: Rain in Bristol
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with pets
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London, United Kingdom
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“Splendid weekend”
Reviewed July 29, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We where lucky enough to hire Topsy at last minute, due to a late cancellation.
The whole experience was delightful.
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JHWS
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
“Fantastic Boat. Mark and Lynda have thought of everything. The beds were so comfy . We will be back .lovely to meet you”
Reviewed June 12, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Had a lovely welcome from Mark and Lynda . We all had excellent training before we set off on our holiday .
The boat is amazing , having spent hours looking for a barge to celebrate Anita's 50th we were not dissapointed .. Everything you could wish for .
The Hamper was great too .

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Verbier
Reviewed May 22, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: Attention to detail.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 28, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 19, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Appledore, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Travelling group: Extended Family
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