Foxterrier 3-7 April 2017
Dear Foxhangers Team,
We would like to extend our gratitude for providing us with such a pleasant enjoyable week on your vessel 'The Fox Terrier'. We thought you were extremely helpful and hospitable and would thoroughly recommend your company to friends and family. Amelia was particularly welcoming and friendly. We tried our utmost to give the boat a scrub and a once over at the end of the week but apologise if anything was found slightly damaged or dirty.
We had a wonderful week and will hopefully see you again in the future sometime.
All of our best regards,
Sam McNamara, Dan Drew and the chaps from Dover.
Foxterrier 7-10 October 2016
We had an amazing weekend with Foxhangers. They are a very friendly, relaxed and efficient company. Having never been on a narrow boat before I really didn’t know what to expect but I needn’t have worried. The boat was really comfortable and I soon got the hang of it. I even steered the boat! Definitely recommend Foxhangers to all.
Mrs Rowan Johnson
Foxterrier 1-4 April 2016
We had a great few days on Foxterrier, everyone slept well and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Would definitely book again if not because the dog had his best holiday ever
Foxterrier 28 August - 1 September
We have used Foxhangers several times over the years. Great boats, clean and well appointed, The staff are fantastic and helpful and the ease of access and set-up at the wharf is great and painless. The stretch of canal down to Bath is stunningly beautiful and there are many all important canal side pubs to choose from and plenty to do by way of locks and swing bridges. Everyone you meet is helpful and pleasant. Highly recommended!!
Foxterrier 27-31 July
This was the second time we have used your boats, once in October 2014 and of course last week. On both occasions we had lovely time. We have been canal boating for 40 years on and off, but up until last October we hadn't been in recent years.
We found everything easier, even buying milk was easier than it used to be. We found all the Staff at Foxhangers to be friendly and professional. If we boat again it will definitely be with you, we need to do the other side.
Thank you again for lovely holiday, just ploughing through the washing.
Mike and Janet Padwick
Foxterrier 22-26 June
Yet another fantastic break on Foxterrier!
This member of the Foxy Fleet suits us down to the ground and, at 69 feet, it had plenty of space for the family (even the father in law, haha!).
All of our group really enjoy this kind of holiday as there is something for everyone to do whether at the tiller, operating the locks, walking the dog of just chilling out on the boat.
Thanks to all the Foxhangers staff and we hope to see you in September when I will collect my hats xx!
Mrs Karen Griffiths
Foxterrier 19-22 July, 2013
We had the most magical time on Fox Terrier. The boat was much easier to control than expected the facilities were great and beds comfortable. Your staff were very informative and helpful and would definitely come again.
Foxterrier May 2013
We had a wonderful time and the boat was excellent - one of the best we have ever hired.
Thanks again & Regards
Foxterrier March 2013
To all the staff at Foxhangers, a big thankyou. We hired Foxterrier for a short break from the 11th March 2013. Before our holiday commenced we were very impressed with all the information you sent us through the post - especially the map of the canal which was a welcomed touch. Any questions we may have had were answered in this pack. All Foxhanger people we met were very welcoming and friendly. We were all extremely delighted with how well appointed and equipped the boat was (as is no doubt all of your fleet). Despite the obvious contraints of being on a narrowboat, we did find it to be reasonably spacious - even the two toilet/shower facilities. Obviously a lot of thought had gone into the interior design to get the absolute most out of the space available. Everything was so clean and ready to use and the beds were very comfortable. Although the weather was quite cold during our trip, we were pleased to wake up in the mornings to piping hot water for washing/showers etc. It was truly the best boat we've ever hired over the 15 years we've been boating. Naturally we would be very pleased to return for a longer holiday next time. If I had to say anything negative, it would only be to provide provision to stand a cup of tea/coffee somewhere whilst relaxing in bed - hardly worth a mention. Genuinely we thought it was good value for money for exceptionally comfortable accommodation. We've already recommended you to our work coleagues and friends.
Colin W - Torquay
Foxterrier October 2012
We booked the Foxterrier for a weekend in October 2012 for a (surprise) 60th birthday break, a 69 foot, 6-9 berth boat, which we all took a turn to drive. It was our first experience of this type of holiday. The boat layout was perfect for the three couples in our party, two shower rooms, two double bedrooms and one bunk room, although we used the convertible double bed in the saloon instead of the bunks. The boat was very well equipped, cosy and comfortable, the heating system was really efficient and there was plenty of hot water for the showers (you do have to refill the tank along the way). The handover/instruction from Dave was excellent. We were so lucky with the weather and everyone we passed along the canal were very friendly and, of course, we visited several very nice pubs along the way. If you love photography, you'll love the many opportunities to capture the wild life and the changing scenery, I was chuffed to bits to see and photograph a kingfisher. We would definitely book with Foxhangers again, all the staff involved were extremely helpful and friendly. Thank you Foxhangers for a truly memorable weekend.
The Snell, Sparkes and Layland party
Foxterrier September 2012
I booked this boat as a surprise holiday for my husbands 50th birthday, the office staff were excellent at helping to keep the surprise. The boat was as always clean and well laid out. There were 6 adults and 2 dogs in our crew and we had plenty of space on board. The weather was typical for this year, rain and showers but it didn't spoil the holiday. The Foxhangers crew were very helpful and even delivered us a replacement windlass (we lost one at the bottom of lock 68) before we came back down the Caen Flight. We have used Foxhangers before which was the reason for choosing them this time, I knew we would get a great boat and great service, which we did. The surprise was kept until my husband arrived at the boat, he was absolutely thrilled and we had a great week with our sons. Thank you to all at Foxhangers.
Mrs A Ives
Foxterrier July 2012
We had the best time on the 9 berth Foxterrier on a long weekend break in July.It rained almost continuously but it didn't matter in the slightest. All 4 kids had something to do running up and down the Caen Hill Locks, opening and closing gates, letting down paddles and generally having a ball. Thank goodness for the wet-weather gear included on the boat! The canal boat had excellent facilities, it was so warm and toasty when we finally settled in for the evening and put the heating on. There was plenty of room for all of us and the hot showers were great!! All the staff, from the office to the wharf at Foxhangers are brilliant. So friendly, helpful and really quite laid back considering the size of the boats we were expected to handle!! I would absolutely recommend hiring a canal boat from Foxhangers. We're hooked and will definitely come back for a longer stint on the Kennet and Avon canal. Big thanks to everyone involved in the making of this experience which is now fantastic childhood memory!
Foxterrier June 2012
We had a fantastic mid week break aboard Foxterrier in mid June. The boat was first class throughout and the service and briefing from the staff was excellent. We had no problems whatsoever with the boat during the trip, everything that was needed was on board and we had all the information for our trip along the canal. Foxterrier is a 6-9 berth with 2 bathrooms and a well fitted Galley and Lounge area, very comfortable and large enough for large groups or families. Excellent value, excellent holiday and an excellent company, will use again.
Mr P Davey
Foxterrier June 2011
We had a brilliant time on Foxterrier. As you know we had planned to be out on our shard ownership boat but at short notice we were unable to do so and we were pleased to find a boat at short notice and a good price. The experience was perfect from the moment we arrived at your base to the time we sadly drove away for home. Fox terrier was so well laid out and well equipped for our party of 5 and well located for a good trip including up and down Caen Hill ! Maybe we will be able to book again in the near future. Thank you again
Foxterrier 22nd April 2011
'On behalf of the group I wanted to thank you guys for a accommodating us on what was a superb Bank Holiday weekend, the Foxterrier was excellent and I would most certainly recommend it!
Dr Sahir Kara
Foxterrier 10 - 13 /09/10
This is the 2nd time I have hired a boat from Foxhangers and once again the quality of your service and boat was brilliant. I'm looking to hire again in April, on the website I can see availabilities but cant seem to get a price. Could you email a price list to me for april for Cunning Fox? once again many thanks for a fantastic weekend. see you again next year.
M. J. Taylor
Foxterrier 19th - 23rd July 2010
We were all complete novices to canal holidays and were a bit daunted by hiring one of the largest boats but the staff at Foxhangers were friendly and explained everything really well. Off we went on what turned into one of the best holidays I have ever had. With three generations of family on one boat there was something around every corner for everyone, picturesque countryside, wildlife, great pubs and plenty of interesting people to meet en route. The boat was well equipped and comfortable with plenty of room for all seven of us and a dog. I would definitely recommend Foxhangers to anyone planning a canal holiday. Thanks,
"Foxterrier" October 2009
We have just had a most enjoyable and relaxing week on Foxterrier. Very impressed with both the cleanliness and standard of equipment on the boat. The Foxhanger's staff were extremely helpful on arrival and at departure time. We went west to Bradford on Avon. The Kennet and Avon canal was tranquil and very beautiful. Importantly for us, there were lots of child friendly pubs en route.
"Foxterrier" October 2009
We had a mid-week break on "Foxterrier", 19 - 23 October 2009. Most of our previous boating experience has been from Calcutt in Warwickshire where the Royal Navy keep three narrowboats for off-service and retired RN personnel. They are 60 footers, understandably Spartan by comparison with "Foxterrier", but strangely, they don't handle as well. Although a bit longer, "Foxterrier" was very responsive to the helm and easy to manoeuvre, precisely and with confidence. First class boat, very well appointed, and to echo a previous testimonial, great to have all the galley kit you could possibly want. We tend to go for on-board catering, having arrived too many times at pubs that don't offer food on whichever day it is we arrive, have stopped serving 10 minutes previously, the kitchen is closed etc. Very much liked the canal, going Devizes to Bath and return, which compares well with the best parts of the Warwickshire Ring, the Stratford and Oxford Canals, Grand Union South, Leicester section, and Ashby Canal. Thanks also for recommending the "Cross Guns" at Avoncliff. I have just looked at their web site. Its all that they say it is, and more, excellent food and selection of beers. A walk around the attractions of Bath was, expectedly, a good half day well spent. But Bradford on Avon is also a bit of a gem. Thanks again.
Thanks for a wonderful week on the Kennet & Avon - four adults and four children (not forgetting the dog!) on Fox Terrier. The boat was comfortable and superbly equipped - we have many years experience of self-catering holidays both abroad and in UK, afloat and on dry land, and I don't think I have ever had such a well-equipped kitchen! We managed to cook a celebration dinner for 8 for a family birthday with no difficulty at all. Despite fear and trepidation that it might be difficult to handle such a large narrowboat, it was no trouble at all and the "walk-through" by a member of your staff was thorough and all-encompassing. We were blessed with fantastic weather and travelled down to Bath and beyond through some of the most beautiful countryside. Thank you again for marvellous customer service - I have already mentioned your name to most of my friends and work colleagues!
FoxTerrier June 09
“We hired out Foxterrier for 8 members of our family at the end of June 09 for a midweek break and had a great time. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and we explored some new hostelries en route to Bathampton and back. This is our 2nd holiday with you and would not hesitate to come back for a 3rd. Many thanks again.”
Foxterrier Sept 08
“Well, from the start of contacting Foxhangers via email we knew we'd made the right choice, attentive, friendly, cheerful bunch of people!! We hired Foxterrier a 9 berth boat for a 4 day break(22/26 Sept 2008)for a skipper, crew of 7 & baby ,well I can say it was a first class boat & service, we made it to bath & back & had some spectacular views along the way(& bacon butties..!!)the boat was fitted out very comfortably & had everything on it to make it a home from home!!! Can't wait to go again next year!”
Aaron & crew, Basingstoke
“I am writing to thank everyone concerned for a fabulous weekend on board Foxterrier. It was a surprise for my husband's 60th birthday and he new nothing until we turned into your gate on Friday. I am pleased to say that he enjoyed every minute of the weekend as did our children and their partners and especially our 2 year old granddaughter. The boat is superb and was well fitted out and very clean. The bottle of wine and the chocolates in the fridge were a very nice touch and our first experience of narrow boating has not disappointed us and we possibly now have the bug and will be back again.”
Foxterrier August 2008
“Thank you for a wonderful holiday. It was our first canal boat holiday and we are already planning our next. Everybody we met at Foxhangers, and on the canal were friendly and helpful. The standard of the boat exceeded expectations. We would not hesitate to recommend Foxhangers to anybody. Keep up the good work.”
Foxterrier Aug 2008
“Thanks for a wonderful week on Foxterrier. The boat is one of the best we have ever hired, superbly equipped and maintained. We were particularly impressed by the two hot water tanks and the fact that we could shower first thing in the morning!”
Pat and Alan Wright