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Narrow Escape Canal Boat

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Boat house
Narrow Escape is a 60′ narrow boat that can sleep up to 6 people. The boat has everything you need for a fantastic holiday on the stunning Kennet and Avon canal. Narrow Escape is available for Long weekends (Fri-Mon) Mid-week trips (Mon-Fri) 1 or 2 week holidays Long term bookings considered The boat has a fully working galley area with a gas cooker, sink and fridge. The lounge is big enough for all 6 to sit comfortably around the table to eat and the table can be stowed away to make a spacious sitting area. There is a bathroom with a washbasin, toilet and shower. The foredeck is a safe area for children to sit and watch the beautiful Somerset and Wiltshire countryside glide past or to feed the ducks and swans from. The 38hp diesel engine is ample enough power to guide the boat along t...Narrow Escape is a 60′ narrow boat that can sleep up to 6 people. The boat has everything you need for a fantastic holiday on the stunning Kennet and Avon canal. Narrow Escape is available for Long weekends (Fri-Mon) Mid-week trips (Mon-Fri) 1 or 2 week holidays Long term bookings considered The boat has a fully working galley area with a gas cooker, sink and fridge. The lounge is big enough for all 6 to sit comfortably around the table to eat and the table can be stowed away to make a spacious sitting area. There is a bathroom with a washbasin, toilet and shower. The foredeck is a safe area for children to sit and watch the beautiful Somerset and Wiltshire countryside glide past or to feed the ducks and swans from. The 38hp diesel engine is ample enough power to guide the boat along the Kennet & Avon canal offers good control into locks and canal-side mooring. In short, this boat has everything needed for a fantastic holiday with a difference and the recent refit provides comfort and style for your time on board.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
Narrow Escape is a 60’ narrow boat that can sleep up to 6 people. She has 2 double bed cabins and a seating area in the lounge that easily converts to another double. Boating tuition as part of the two-hour handover Galley area with oven, hob, grill, fridge Kitchen is equipped to meet all essential requirements Two bedrooms with super comfy air sprung double beds The lounge has a large L shaped dinette/ settee converting to a full-size double bed Bed linen, duvets, blankets, towels
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type

Meet the host
Tony M
Hosting since August 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 40%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (44)
madaboutlondon
madaboutlondon
London, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Christmas on the Canal
Do not hesitate to rent from Tony! He ensured that our family holiday for 4 adults over the Christmas period was fantastic. From meeting us at the station, welcoming us with a glass of bubbles, sharing boating stories, suggestions and educating us in the mechanics and safe use of his lovely vessel, to answering both phone calls we made when in need of assistance- Tony is always available to help! We were complete newbies, but Tony assured us we could have a fun and enjoyable holiday on the Kennet and Avon canal and that is exactly what we did. The kitchen is well equipped with all sizes of pots/pans, crockery, utensils, spices, oils, coffee/tea, etc. We cooked a few really nice meals on board :) The shower pressure and temperature is fantastic, the beds are extremely comfortable and the linens are lovely. The wood burning stove kept us toasty and warm, as does the central heating- but we didn't need it. We don't tend to repeat holidays, but we are going to have to break that rule because this was one of the most enjoyable family experiences we have ever had, and we believe that has to do with Tony making us feel so welcome and capable. Thanks, Tony!
Visited December 2023
Written January 12, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lynsey marie M
Lynsey marie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family of four - 2 adults 2 children (age 4 and 10) and 2 dogs
Well what an experience. A holiday like no other we have ever had. Such a peaceful and tranquil environment. We travelled as a family of four with 2 dogs. We had a comfortable stay with some of the best sleeps we have had. Comfy beds, totally silent with the fluffiest pillows. The toilet and shower facilities were not luxury - but we are on a barge so is expected. The cooking facilities were ample and the cupboards are stocked well. Not huge amount if storage so don’t take to much. Accept plenty of duck food! My daughter was woken by a swan tapping the window which was magical for her. We loved feeding the swans everyday. We have busy lives so appreciated our quality family time so much. We saw some beautiful places. There are not many shops along the way so stock up on drink and food when you find one! Lots of lovely pubs, had some lovely meals along the way. Enjoyed bath the most! We are already looking to book again next year. Tony was great, he also said he is upgrading to a larger tv with Netflix etc which would be good for kids on a rainy day. Definitely harder than it first looks.. the first lock was stressful.. but we quickly overcame that and enjoyed every moment after. And looking back that added to the fun. We laughed so much, hugged so much, and had so much time to watch our children explore and enjoy. We have made so many happy memories on our 1 week trip, ones our children will always remember. ❤️
Visited August 2023
Written August 16, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Abbie C
Abbie C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Definitely would go again!
Spent a week on ‘Narrow Escapes’ and had the best time! Not like any holiday i have ever been on before but would absolutely do it again!
Visited June 2023
Written June 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Caroline H
Caroline H
Bristol, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing weekend for 1st time narrow boaters!
Had a fantastic long weekend on Narrow Escape. Tony was a brilliant host providing a really helpful itinerary and great instruction which made us feel comfortable and ready for our trip. We had an added bonus of an impromptu escort through the bath locks which was much appreciated! Lovely boat - there were 6 of us plus a dog and we managed very well. We all had a lovely time!
Visited May 2023
Written May 10, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Getaway508127
Getaway508127
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful relaxing long weekend
Thank you Tony, for an amazing stay on Narrow Escape. The boat is well equipped and comfy beds. Tony is a great character, who gave us lots of recommendations on where to moor and eat.
Visited April 2023
Written April 12, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John F
John F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome holiday
Just spent 5 great days on Narrow Escape. Had a great handover from Tony. Boat was great, well equipped and beds were very comfy. Canal was beautiful. Lots of friendly people along the route offering help and advice. Wasn't needed but Tony made sure we knew if we had any issues to contact him and he would sort it out. Hope to book again soon
Visited October 2022
Written November 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sheila V
Sheila V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Narrow escape canal boat bliss
So enjoyed our weekend on Narrow escape canal boat coasting along under the changing autumnal trees with heron, swan & duck visitors. Beds were very cozy & boat master Tony gave a thorough induction to make us feel confident with the how to's of manoeuvring the boat. Highlights were touring about Bradford-on-Avon, crossing the aqueducts & enjoying the slow pace of drifting along the water. Thank-you
Visited October 2022
Written October 22, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michelle B
Michelle B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderfully relaxing
We spent a lovely long weekend on Narrow Escape. We were given a very good talk on health and safety aspects, how the housekeeping aspects of the boat works and then a really comprehensive training on sailing the boat under Tony's watchful eye. It was brilliant. For first time novices, we were very nervous, but Tony put us at our ease, until we felt confident. Some parts of the canal were quite busy and this training was crucial. (Not all boating companies give it!) Being able to enjoy a slow pace of life in wonderful surroundings, both in and outside, was definitely beneficial to mind and body.
Visited October 2022
Written October 10, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mary L
Mary L
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing holiday
Just came back from a wonderful week on this great canal boat. Fabulous boat we have previously rented. Tony is a great character who gave us endless information and support. He even gave us personal navigation of the locks in Bath and the river Avon. Fantastic experience thankyou Tony memories we shall never forget.
Visited September 2022
Written September 9, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dixonlj3
Dixonlj3
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant experience
Such a fab week on a beautiful boat. The owner- Tony gave us a fantastic itinerary and handover. The route was picturesque and peaceful and we were given recommendations of where to eat en route and where to moor. We were given the opportunity to head into Bath and were able to moor in the city centre which was fantastic. Tony was an engaging, interesting and supportive host. Would recommend 100%
Visited May 2022
Written June 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Getting there
Bristol Airport
28.3 km

Cardiff-Wales Airport
72.6 km
Restaurants
Cappadocia Mediterranean Restaurant
3.9 km

Sotto Sotto
3.8 km

Menu Gordon Jones
4.5 km

Crescent Restaurant & Bar
4.6 km
Attractions
The Roman Baths
4 kmHistoric Sites

Tempo Escape Room
3.8 kmEscape Games

Active Reality
3.6 kmGame & Entertainment Centres

Krowd Keepers: Magic Theatre
3.9 kmComedy Clubs

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Narrow Escape Canal Boat

Narrow Escape Canal Boat is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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