Cunning Fox 2-9 June 2017
3 couples on Cunning Fox have just had a brilliant week traveling to Bath and back. Yes I fell in but that was my own fault, (not as cold as I thought it might have been !)
“Captain” Pete Matthews.
Cunning Fox 22-26 May 2017
Hi All at Foxhangers...
Five wonderful days spent on HMS Cunning Fox...
We got as far as Dundas Wharf along the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal. It would have been further if not for the amount of wonderful pubs along the way...
The Boat and everything to do with it was fantastic ... I would thoroughly recommend Foxhangers anytime.They even arranged the beautiful weather
Ann & Dave, Alison & Dave, Ann & Geoff
Cunning Fox 19-22 May 2017
We had a lovely weekend aboard the 'Cunning Fox', the staff were friendly and helpful and the boat was clean and well equipped. We will definitely be back!
Cunning Fox 2nd - 8th May 2017
We rented out Cunning Fox 69ft , all four of us are sailors and have our own boats so we are used to boat handling, but we soon realised she was not going to handle the same as our sailing yachts.
After a couple of days we got the hang of it and enjoyed our week very relaxing, but also energetic when doing the locks and swing bridges.
We found the Kennet and Avon Canal very picturesque and especially enjoyed our day in Bath.
Foxhangers staff were very helpful and the Boat was clean and well equipped. Access to Boat was easy as we parked up beside her and loaded.
Weather was fine so good time was had by all.
Cunning Fox 21st - 24th April 2017
A delightful long weekend for our party of eight on "Cunning Fox". Everything from the warm and friendly welcome of the Foxhangers staff, the superb vessel and the gorgeous Wiltshire countryside made a break we will all remember for many years. We are all narrow boat experts now and will be returning.
Mr P Styles
Cunning Fox 17 - 24 March 2017
We had a great time thank you all at Foxhangers such a friendly group of people we would not use any other company as we find your staff so helpful we will see you all next year thankyou
Mr M Baker
Cunning Fox 21-24 October 2016
We would just like to say what a fantastic weekend we had! It was a surprise for my partners 40th birthday, and we couldn't have been happier with the weekend! We loved the boat which was spacious enough for 7 of us, and the facilities on board were great! We managed to find a beautiful local pub, and also managed to go into the beautiful city of Bradford On Avon for the day.
All in all it was an amazing weekend, and we would definitely be visiting foxhangers again. It is reasonably priced compared to others and we felt it was extremely good value for money!
Charlene Johnson & friends
Cunning Fox 14-17 October 2016
Thanks for the email. We thoroughly enjoyed the weekend aboard ‘Cunning Fox’ and are already making plans to possibly do the same thing next year (hopefully longer than a weekend next time)! Foxhangers made everything easy and the tuition would relax even the most apprehensive first time skipper.
In one weekend we made it to the Avoncliff aqueduct before returning to base for Sunday evening. We would recommend the Barge Inn, Seend and the Swan Hotel in Bradford on Avon for differing but both excellent evening meals.
I have made a video which can be found here: https://youtu.be/SCT5vvTvnpw
Happy for you to use this on your website or wherever. Hopefully it gives an insight to those first timers who are considering a boating holiday!
Hopefully see you soon,
Mr Lee McIlwraith
Cunning Fox 2-9 September 2016
Our 3rd hiring from Foxhangers and we were not disappointed. Boat good and service excellent. We left a coat behind which was posted on to us and no charge made.
Mr Barry Jones
Cunning Fox 19-26 August 2016
Six of us recently a wonderful week's holiday on Cunning Fox, going west from Foxhangers to Bath and back. The weather was with us, for the most part, the scenery beautiful and Cunning Fox ran like a dream throughout. Foxhangers staff are wonderful people who did a marvellous job of helping us prepare and plan our route, and did their best to accommodate any and all requirements. While the week seems a long time ago now, we'll remember it for a long time and look forward to repeating the experience in the future.
Mr Randy Banks
Cunning Fox 5-8 August
Whilst I’ve done many canal holiday’s before this was my first experience on the Kennet & Avon and of Foxhangers. I have been truly impressed right from the outset when making the original booking. The booking team were so very helpful and really wanted to make sure that they got every aspect of our holiday right.
Our boat was very clean and nicely set out - everything we could possibly have needed was available and neatly stowed.
Only three or our group of 8 (which included 1 four-yr old and two family members visiting from Thailand) had been on a canal before but everyone was entranced by the picturesque route from Foxhangers to Bradford on Avon. The wild flowers and birdlife were a true highlight and we were all excited to find glow-worms.
The number of locks and swing bridges on this route was perfect for a novice team - enough to be really interesting but not so many to be demanding and the pubs were very good too.
Thank you to all the team at Foxhanger’s we had a truly great few days. Will be back soon and we might just opt to turn right out of your base next time … but having driven up and looked at Caen Hill we might need a fitter crew!
PS - one top tip … Tesco did an ace job delivering food to the boat. I hadn’t realised that there was a local shop that did deliveries and next time might opt to use them also.
Mrs Jane Cochrane
Cunning Fox 6-10 June 2016
On arrival the handover was very thorough and informative (but not too long) once David was happy we were on our way. Canal boating is the most relaxing way to see the countryside and wildlife, you can feel your work stresses leaving your body as you chug along at just 3-4 miles an hour. We made it to Bath to wind-round by late afternoon second day then back to Bathampton to moor up and sample the great food at the George Inn, spent the day in Bath Wednesday, then back to Foxhangers Wharf for Friday Morning. I have used Foxhangers twice before with workmates and now with Family and I will definitely use them again. Many thanks.... Steve.
Mr S Weeks
Cunning Fox 23-31 May 2016
Everybody enjoyed themselves so much so that the grandchildren want to go again and one daughter-in-law in particular who prefers the more exotic locations was waxing lyrical about the peace and serenity that you get on the canal and is looking at going again. So we couldn't have asked for more.
Mr & Mrs Morgan
Cunning Fox 11-14 March 2016
We had a fabulous weekend on the Kennet and Avon canal on the Cunning Fox.
The weather was warm and the boat was comfortable. The Foxhangers staff were extremely helpful and flexible. Would definitely recommend Foxhangers Thank you
Mr & Mrs Rudgley
Cunning Fox and Foxtrot 21-24 August
We had two boats Cunning Fox and Foxtrot for a family group of 16 over a long weekend in August. Only three people had previous experience on narrow boats but that did not matter and by the end of the weekend we had two new budding skippers. The size of the boats were just right for what we wanted, although we were full up we all seemed to have plenty of space, the boats are very well designed, clean and well equipped, and Foxhangers could not have been more helpful. With such a big group we tended to eat our main meals at pubs and there was plenty of choice but the Brewery at Seend did us proud, having booked ahead for the first evening. The trip down to Bradford and back was just right giving everyone enough to do in terms of locks and swing bridges, the verdict was that it was all great fun and worth repeating.
Mr Garth Long
Cunning Fox 23 March to 3 April
As usual the boat we stayed on Cunning Fox, was as excellent as ever, staff very friendly and very helpful especially when some of the bedding accidently got wet when the front doors opened. At the next stopping place, clean, dry bedding waiting for us and the wet bedding collected, excellent service. Thank you. Now if only you could arrange the weather!!!!
Cunning Fox 11-15 August
We had an absolutely lovely time. The barge was clean, cosy and well equipped. We were well informed about life on board and recommendations about routes and pubs was very welcome. We would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun holiday.
Cunning Fox April 2014
Seven of us hired Cunning Fox, the boat was well laid out, very clean and tidy, and best of all, the people at Foxhangers were really helpful and friendly. We were all first time narrow boaters, and the staff explained all the workings of the boat to us, and how to use the locks. We would definitely use Foxhangers again, but probably head East the next time, up the Caen Hill flight. Thanks for a great holiday
Cunning Fox May 2013
Six senior citizens spent Monday - Friday on the Cunning Fox from 20th-24th May '13.The boat was well equipped & in excellent condition.Four of us had been on canal boats before & said this was the best ever,from the efficient staff when booking to picking up the boat @ Foxhangers you couldn't have asked for better.We must add the two Pubs in particular that had exceptionally good & reasonably priced food & well worth a visit, were the Hop Pole Inn @ Limpley Stoke & on our last the Three Magpies @ Scotts Wharf Bridge.
Great time had by 6 Seniors from Kent.
Cunning Fox April 2013
We hired Cunning Fox again and it lived up to all the usual expectations, warm, confortable and suited our needs perfectly, especially as the weather was rather cold and wet, hot showers and central heating were very welcome. Staff friendly and helpful and dates adaptable to our needs, we have hired from you in other years and will be back for more, thank you.
Cunning Fox June 2012
We had a brilliant week on the Cunning Fox (2nd June 2012). The layout was perfect for our needs. A really good boat with loads of storage, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The shampoo in the shower rooms, the chocolate and wine in the fridge were all lovely touches, and I loved the hot water bottles - the first time on a boat in the last 13 or so years that hot water bottles have been supplied. We didn't actually need them as we had a really hot week but normally we "do" the canals at the end of October when they will come in useful when, as we will, return to "Foxhangers". Many thanks to you and your very cheerful staff.
Cunning Fox ~ October 2011
Just to say how much we enjoyed our first ever canal boat hire on the Cunning Fox this October 2011, it was brilliant. All 4 of us will do it again sometime. Everything was organised by Foxhangers to perfection. Keep up the good work.
Joost and Maureen Dobbelaar. Hans and Andrea Simons.(all the way from Holland).
CUNNING FOX August 20/27 2011
Lovely Craft, very clean with a well equipped kitchen to meet all our needs. With another Grandchild joining the party, and needing their own bedroom, we had to sleep in the Salon. We coped with that easily and it meant we had an extra cuppa in the mornings. At 69’ long, we found our ‘walkie-talkies’ very useful. The whole week was very relaxing and we are each looking forward to doing it all again. Mention must be made of ALL the Staff, from Front Office to Quayside. Everyone was extremely helpful and patient with us when giving full instruction. Just the right start to a brilliant week.
Anne & Alan Jackson Horsham, West Sussex.
Cunning Fox 31/07 - 07/08/10
Thank you for the email about our Damage Deposit refund. We all had a brilliant holiday on the Cunning Fox - my relatives from Rome thought the whole experience was wonderful!! Thanks again for a great holiday experience, Regards,
Cunning Fox, 27th September 2008
“Great boat, great canal, great service, great holiday. What more could you want? Many thanks and all the best.”
Cunning Fox, April 2008
"Thank you all for such a pleasant holiday, all your staff were really helpful and the boat was well equipped and the layout was great"
“Me and six friend hired Cunning Fox from 13th-15th June, for a short break heading towards bath. As none of us had never been on a canal boat we didn't know what to expect, but after our briefing everything was fine and we all had one of our best weekends ever and we definitely be doing this on yearly basis. The staff were excellent and the boat was spotless. Cant wait till next year.”
Marino and crew, Cornwall