Foxglacier 2nd-8th May 2017
I would like to thank you for a great introduction to the world of canal boat holidays. The service from Foxhangers was superb with a great introduction and instruction by your staff.
The boat was well equipped, clean and provided a comfortable relaxing experience for all.
The scenery along the canal was breath-taking and there were plenty of superb watering holes along the route for the boat and its occupants.
I would definitely recommend this holiday and next time will bring my dog Winston on board as well!
Dr Martin Rich
Foxglacier 31 March - 3 April 2017
Thanks for having us onboard!. We had a lovely time on Foxglacier.
No complaints at all. Everyone was super friendly and efficient.
Thanks, and we hope to be back.
Foxglacier 28-31 October 2016
Our weekend trip aboard Fox Glacier was absolutely brilliant. Our party of four adults and one child accommodated really well, and all the facilities on our barge were really good. The trip we took only got us to Trowbridge, but we will definitely be coming again, and will probably book for a week next time. All the staff at Foxhangers were very pleasant and informative (Dave). Thanks again for a great weekend, and we look forward to coming to visit you again soon.
Geraldine Bradley and party
Foxglacier 22-25 June
I have hired numerous boats from various yards in the Midlands and the SouthWest, and Foxhangers are right up there for service, quality of boat and attitude. Well done, we all had a fab holiday....
Foxglacier 8th - 15th May 2015
We had a superb week on Foxglacier. Was a bit apprehensive about steering her but after the instruction and a few miles she was a delight to handle. We went to Bath and back at a very leisurely pace and had a great time, the dog also loved it after the first couple of days. Found plenty of nice places to tie up for the night with good access. Well kitted out boat everything worked well. Very comfortable had to put heating on one night this warmed up very quickly.
Mr M Blakeman
Foxglacier 23rd to 29th June 2014
Upon arriving at the marina I wondered if I had made a mistake getting a boat that long, but no, it handled really well. I really enjoyed the boat handling, getting a few tons of boat to go exactly where you want is not as hard as I first thought, you just have to think a little ahead.
The onboard equipment was spot on, the beds were comfortable and having two bathrooms made for a good holiday. We made use of the canalside pubs, which all turned out to very nice. Having only three days effectively, we couldn't go that far, but it was far enough to get the flavour of using the locks and enjoying the K & A canal. We didn't want to flog ourselves moving the whole time, so we made sure we enjoyed our surroundings.
As to 'Foxhangers', the people were just what you want, friendly! Kevin gave us the handover chat and I thought he did it well. They were there when we arrived back and talked us back into the berth, painless! The only thing 'Foxhangers' can take no credit for, the weather.....it was perfect, a classic British sunny June. It didn't last, on the way home it tipped it down.
I'm glad I chose 'Foxhangers', pre-holiday info, communications and product were spot on!
Foxglacier 7-11 July 2014
Thanks for making our canal trip on Foxglacier so enjoyable. We hope to return later this year or next.
The Tonner party
Foxglacier August 2013
Many thanks to all at foxhangers we had the most amazing adventure , from start to finish everything was fabulous , my husband even looked like a pro at the back of the boat !!!
The Kirby family
Foxglacier June 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our Monday to Friday hire from Foxhangers. The staff were pleasant, helpful and informative. The instructional stuff was pitched at exactly the right level. The boat was in extremely good condition, well fitted out and very roomy for four of us. Everything you could need was provided.
We would happily recommend Foxhangers to anyone wanting to explore the K&A - they were very competitively priced!
Phil & Lesley Stead
Foxglacier April 2013
We hired Fox Glacier for a week - start date Monday 15th. April.
We liked the boat very much. It is clean, comfortable and very well equipped.
The welcome on arrival was friendly and helpful and it was nice to be greeted when we returned to the boatyard.
We would certainly like to book with you again. This time we took a leisurely trip to Bath. Perhaps in the Autumn we will hire a boat for a fortnight and tackle the flight in the other direction.
Foxglacier April 2013
Thanks for refunding our damage deposit so efficiently.
We had an excellent four night break on Foxglacier. We were most impressed with the standard of the boat and the attention to detail in the furnishing and on-board equipment.
The hand-over from your staff was delivered with just the right mix of ease and professionalism and at a level which took into account our previous canal experience. It also gave us the confidence to handle the double locks which we encountered for the first time.
The Kennet and Avon is a delightful and varied waterway with some excellent pubs and eating places along it. We would thoroughly recommend both it and your company.
Jonathan Cross and Hester Doherty
Foxglacier August 2012
Thanks to the Foxhanger crew for the welcome and the initial training. We left the dock fully confident that we would enjoy our week on the canal. The journey to Bath was fantastic and nothing would match the final stage into Bath. One slight malfunction with the lights was fixed quickly, and on a Sunday too! Would recommend this company to anyone thinking of going on the canals.Thanks again!
David,Jo, Brenda & David from Australia
Foxglacier July 2012
Hi all at Foxhangers, I feel strongly compelled to let you know what a great time we had on Fox Glacier. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all 6 of us and such a civilised way to spend a weekend! I thought the set-up at Foxhangers was excellent and really efficiently run - I have always been able to get hold of someone on the phone who has been knowledgeable and helpful. Top marks for quality of service. I am out with you again in September and will be recommending the experience to many of my friends and family.
Kind regards, Ed Taylor
Foxglacier May 2012
We booked ‘Foxglacier’ for a weekend break in mid-May between six friends, and were impressed by Foxhangers’ staff, who were welcoming, helpful, organised and informative. The boat itself was clean, comfortable and very well equipped with plenty of storage space. We achieved our goal of climbing the Caen Hill (seemingly endless) staircase of locks on the first afternoon/evening. After that it was all plain sailing! Foxhangers were happy to provide us with extra lifejackets for some family friends with young children who came to visit us for a bbq during the trip. After so much rain in the preceding weeks, we were lucky to enjoy warm sunshine every day - with just a light shower on our final, homeward stretch on the Monday morning. It was a brilliant few days and we would love to return to this beautiful area, hopefully for a week’s hire next time, when we’d like to head west towards Bath.
Foxglacier April 2012
Thank you for your letter of 7th April and the refund of our Damage deposit. This was our first holiday with your Company and it was a great success. Fox Glacier was clean and very well equipped and we were impressed with the handover by one of your colleagues at the beginning of our trip. Thank you all for making it a memorable week on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Michael and Pam Parrish, Tony and Penny Elphick, Susan Lewis
We had an excellent weekend and were spoilt with the weather - all you pre trip organisation and briefings were first rate - Catherine was great - really helpful and all our party were impressed - along with the quality of the boats - looking forward to the next time !
Dave & Alison
Foxglacier 25th - 28th March 2011
Just to say the Brooks & Voisey families & our dog Jake had a truly wonderful long weekend staying on the Fox Talbot, we were pleasantly surprised that this boat had everything onboard that we needed, kitchen although compact had a wealth of kitchen utensils and we wanted for nothing. The weather was great which helped a lot and the peace at this time of year ( March ) was fab and a welcome bonus. Definitely a trip to be remembered and repeated. Thanks to you and the helpful staff for making our trip safe and memorable.
"Foxglacier" 5/11th May 2009
“Just a note to thank you for a great holiday. The cleanliness of the boat, equipment and training (Richard) were first class. Again many thanks.”
FoxGlacier June 2008
“Four of us had a short break on Fox Glacier last weekend of June 2008. We are two couples who had never been on a canal boat before. When we arrived we were very apprehensive and wondered if we had perhaps bitten off more than we could chew. Our fears were groundless. Your induction was very professional but at the same time an entertainment in itself. When we set off we soon found we could actually do it! First we learned how to go through locks and swing bridges; a little later how to get unstuck with the barge poles; then how to park without falling in. Last how to turn round. A great thrill! A small technical problem was dealt with immediately by your extraordinarily helpful people including chauffeuring us to the best pub dinner we have ever had! We had an absolutely splendid break! We are hooked!. We are telling all our friends you've gotta do it! Kindest regards”
Jules & Norman, Hanneke & Maurice of Nottingham
Foxglacier June 2008
"Thanks for a lovely relaxing holiday. Went up the Caen Hill locks which was a fantastic experience and then onto Hungerford where we turned round.(106 locks in total for week). Staff were very friendly and the boat was excellent. Hope to hire from them again in the future."
“Just like to say we had an absolutely fabulous mid week break on your Foxglacier narrowboat. We have had a holiday before with you which is the reason why we returned to hire the larger Foxglacier. My sister and her husband accompanied us on this holiday - they had never been on a canal narrowboat holiday before. They loved it. My husband has been on several canal holidays before but this is my third time. We hope to hire one of your canalboats again.”
Foxglacier 25/06 - 16/07
We are home again and back into the usual routine. We want to thank everyone at Foxhangers for another great experience on the canals. Foxglacier handled like a dream - the best of any boat so far. Cheers
Kathie Thompson Victoria