Foxglove 5-9 June 2017
Fantastic time a real adventure met some wonderful people.
The barge was well equipped everything you need and lots of room.
Foxglove 31 October - 7 November
Many thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable week in glorious autumnal sunshine, with wonderful autumnal colours along the canal. The boat was well equipped and suited our needs perfectly. Thanks also for your flexibility and consideration over the booking when health concerns affected our plans. The holiday proved to be a real tonic.
Anne and Dennis Kell
Foxglove 30 September - 7 October 2016
I and my 'crew' had an excellent holiday on your boat 'Foxglove'
The information you supplied beforehand was very good.
On arrival your staff were friendly and helpful.
The boat was clean, and the equipment very good.
When, during our week we had a problem with the heating, a call to your emergency number rapidly produced an engineer who fixed the problem.
I would certainly hire from you again, and recommend you to others.
Mr Edwin Shipp
Foxglove 26-30 September 2016
With over 35 years spent enjoying the Inland Waterways one challenge not achieved until this year was to cruise the Caen Hill flight. My daughter and I recently achieved this during a 4 night hire on Foxglove from Foxhanger Narrowboats.
The whole process of making the arrangements was very pleasant and professional compared with my previous experiences of hiring, although the last time was many years ago. (I am now fortunate to be a member of a private boat owning syndicate)
On arrival at the base our boat was ready on time and was impressively well presented with even a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine in the fridge. After unloading the car we immediately familiarised ourselves with Foxglove before being joined by Dave who gave a very comprehensive handover. He did know that we were experienced but even so left nothing out in a very detailed and pleasant demo. through the boat and all the installed functions.
Once Dave was happy we signed the handover paperwork and set off. Foxglove performs very well and being a 4 berth meant we had plenty of room. In the 4 day trip we not only achieved our main target with time to spare, but also cruised almost to Trowbridge in the other direction meeting the usual mix of very pleasant people on the way.
Foxhanger Boats came recommended by a friend who lives near the canal and his good views as to their fleet were no exaggeration.
Pleasant people, very professional with a good product is how I would describe Foxhangers
Thanks for a great stay
Foxglove 16-19 September 2016
Just back from an excellent long weekend on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
We had the narrow boat ‘Foxglove’ from Foxhangers. All was in good order and we had very good information sent through before our cruise together with an excellent introduction from Mike when we arrived. Needing to be back for 9.00 a.m. is not ideal when just having a long weekend but would not matter if hiring for a week or more. Also we understand that starting and finishing times do vary so that some boats do not need to be back until 11.00 a.m. All in all a great way to ‘get away from it all’ and we look forward to hiring again from Foxhangers.
Margaret and David Birch
Foxglove 22-25 April 2016
Dear Sharon & Team
Thank you for your email and again a big thank you to everyone who helped us when Alan became ill. It was disappointing that our holiday didn't go as planned but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being on "Foxglove" and it gave us a "taster" of Canal Boating on the Kennet & Avon. It appeared to us that all members of the Foxhangers Crew were not only very helpful but seemed to enjoy their work which for us made for a very comfortable relaxing atmosphere and we would not hesitate to recommend the Company.
After having consulted our Doctor here in Spain Alan now has an appointment with a Hospital Consultant next week to decide on further treatment and hopefully he will be back to normal very soon.
We would like to think that we could try Foxhangers again but perhaps at a warmer time of year!
Mr & Mrs Blewitt
Foxglove 8-11 April 2016
Hi a few photos of our great weekend on your barge, our first time on a barge, we all are boat people as we have speed boats, and the weekend we went was, so relaxing and enjoyable, lovely pubs on route. Everyone very friendly and helpful. We will defiantly have another barge weekend at some point. Great we can bring our 2 little dogs who loved walking along the toll path with the girls as the boys were driving. The boat was lovely and clean and very well equipped with everything we needed to use. the central heating was a God send for this time of year and worked brilliantly especially when there was a down pour and the boys got really wet!? Thank you from the Edwards And Locks ( yes they really are called Mr & Mrs Lock) and the 2 dogs Hollie & Milo
Foxglove 5-12 June
We had a fantastic week aboard lovely Foxglove from the 5th-12th June 2015. The weather & scenery was beautiful we spent a day in Bath moored on the river & stopped at various pubs along the way all fantastic food.
What I must really thank is the amazing staff at Foxhangers as our friends left their camera on board & didn't realise until we got home. A member of staff had to go after the boat & retrieve the camera for us
Will definitely holiday with Foxhangers again.
Also the dogs loved it
Foxglove 29 May - 4 June
My sister and I (71 and 67 year old) had no experience with boats when we arrived to rent the 47’ “Foxglove” for a week in late May. After our 1 1/2 hour tutorial, we headed West on the canal, terrified despite the assurance that we “would be fine”. The first morning we actually could not start the boat and had to call for help. In ten minutes our Foxhanger “saviour” arrived and not only schooled us, again, on how to start the boat but offered to accompany us through the first swing bridge. Best of all, this assistance was done with a smile.
We were soon on our way receiving help and companionship all along the way from Foxhangers to Bath and back. We never had a single problem with the boat and enjoyed the handsome and well-appointed, extremely clean interior. The banks of the canal were lined with yellow iris and other wildflowers, ducks and swans swam beside us and herons flew overhead. This was a magical experience.
Nancy Allen, Wayland, Massachusetts, USA
Foxglove 15th - 18th May 2015
Thank you we have had an excellent weekend the boat was all we expected and the handover was very prompt on the Friday evening,
We would not hesitate to book with you again and would certainly recommend to our friends.
Mrs J Handley
Foxglove 7th to 10th April 2015
We stayed on Foxglove for a short break during the Easter school holidays. For my daughter (6 years) and I it was our first narrowboat holiday. My husband had some previous experience.
I'd like to highly commend Foxhangers staff for making our holiday even more enjoyable. The experience of being on a narrowboat was fantastic in itself but then really enhanced by your staff. Notably the customer service received from Sharon and comprehensive handover received from Mike.
Foxglove September 2014
We had a lovely weekend on Foxglove.
Kevin at the boatyard was very helpful.
The boat was excellent and well equipped and everything went smoothly.
We would have no hesitation in using Foxhangers again.
Foxglove April 2013
We had a fantastic weekend on Foxglove.
Had great tuition before taking Foxglove solo, we got as far as Semington, which was not far, but it was our first time on the canals, so great experience opening/closing locks and swing bridges.
So well done Foxhangers for a great time on Foxglove and lovely surprise when I opened the fridge and found wine and choc's on board.... a lovely gesture.
Also I was daft enough to leave something behind on the boat, and Catherine was kind enough to send it back for me.
We would not hesitate in recommending Foxhangers for a fantastic break on the canal.....Great service.
Abbi & Graham Roper.
Foxglove June 2011
A note of thanks for the refund of the damage waiver deposit. Our first time on a canalboat and we found the whole experience very good. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the narrowboat well presented with everything we needed. We had a lovely weeks holiday and will be coming back. Many thanks.
Richard & Carol Carey.
Foxglove, Easter 2009
“10 relaxing days on Foxglove. Weather was great most of the time. We have brought back some happy memories. Thanks to all the staff at Foxhangers who were all helpful and welcoming. We will be back next year.”
Dave & Jane Langlois
Foxglove June 2007
“Kitchen was well equipped, the boat spotless, nice staff. Had a good time despite the English weather. Thank you Foxhangers.”
Foxglove 2nd May 2007
“The holiday was immense fun, excellent boat, keep up the good work!”
Foxglove 21 - 28 June
I booked our holiday week through Foxhangers mainly due to their location to our home address and that they were at the foot of the Devizes fleet of locks. This was a surprise holiday to celebrate our 40th anniversary. My wife and I are in our 60's so I was a bit worried about the physical side of a canal holiday, but Foxhangers were able to reassure me that we would be fine, which is exactly how it turned out. Not only were we surprised ar how easy it was to handle the four berth boat by ourselves, at every lock people seemed to appear from nowhere and muck in with the gates and bridges etc. The boat itself was very comfortable and had more than enough space for the two of us, and from the excellent handover and introduction by the marina staff, handling the water ways safely was a lot easier than we thought, just take your time and do it right. Even though there is TV, DVD Freeview on board, apart from the evening "soap fix" we spent most of our time sitting out on the cruiser stern watching the canal life and wild life pass us by, the Kennet and Avon must be one of the most picturesque canals in the UK, simply beautiful. My wife was particularly impressed with the little things that the females seem to pick up on, in the special washing up liquid the salt and pepper and cutlery being just right in number and extremely clean. The surprise box of chocolates and bottle of wine went down a treat although I did try to claim them as my idea, until she read the card!!! Many thanks for a relaxing interesting and informative holiday, we now add canal boat cruising to our list of experience's.
Graeme and Sue JOY