Independent owner operated hire boat company with tourist board inspected boats
• Foxhangers is a family run business that has been providing holidays on and around the Kennet & Avon Canal since 1974. Our narrowboat holidays have proved extremely popular since we began operating with just one boat in 1997.
• Foxhangers continues to be owned and directed by the family who originally founded and grew the business, we employ all of our own staff, we own all of our boats and property: our sole focus is to provide you with the optimum canal boat holidays.
• Foxhangers narrowboats are built in our own facilities by our own dedicated professional boat builders: they are specifically designed to be the best possible holiday hire boats.
Canal Boat Holidays
Our hire fleet consists of 15 narrowboats which include 2 x 2-4 berths, 2 x 2-5 berths, 2 x 4-6 berths, 5 x 4-7 berths and 4 x 6-9 berths. We offer the following lengths of breaks as standard;
• Weekend breaks - available from Friday afternoon to Sunday or Monday morning
• Midweek breaks - available from Monday afternoon to Friday morning
• Weekly breaks - available from Friday, Saturday and Monday afternoon
• 10/11 day breaks - available from Friday and Monday afternoon
Foxhangers Canal Holidays is operated from our holiday farm/marina alongside the canal and your holiday will start at the foot of the magnificent flight of 29 locks near Devizes.
From here you can choose to navigate this famous flight and travel East towards Newbury, or for a less strenuous cruise head West, where you can easily travel to Bath or even reach Bristol and back in a week!
Travel through tranquil waters Explore the roman city of Bath Moor-up at canalside pubs Navigate famous Caen Hill locks Explore pretty market towns & villages Navigate over aqueducts Explore countryside walks Enjoy the canal architecture Visit heritage sites Cycle the towpath Dangle a fishing rod Track down mysterious crop circles Navigate through the Bruce Tunnel Push open locks gates Swing open swing bridges ...... and meet many friendly faces along the way!
Places To See
Cities of Bath, Bristol & Reading Market Towns of Devizes, Bradford on Avon, Hungerford & Newbury Caen Hill locks Barge Inn pub Dundas & Avoncliff aqueducts American Museum, Claverton The Roman Baths, Bath Cross Guns pub, Avoncliff Bristol Docks Bristol Science Musuem Crofton Beam Engine Rivers Avon & Kennet The Bath Valley inc. Browns Folly Vale of Pewsey The SS Great Britain
'Experience a virtual trip down Caen Hill Locks'
The Seniors have their own Senior Moments narrowboat
Foxhangers Marine of Devizes have this month launched a new boat called ‘Senior Moments’ onto the Kennet and Avon Canal which they have designed and built for local couple, Brian and Anne Senior who have been keen to take to the water for sometime.
Introducing our New Hire Boat in to the Silver Fox range for 2015
Lazy Fox~ Is a 64 feet is a 5+3 berth semi-traditional style narrow-boat ideal for extended families or large groups of up to 8 people. Unique to our fleet It has a reverse layout with the saloon at stern end of the boat meaning the helmsman is never isolated when steering. There are three sleeping cabins of which two are permanent bedrooms with clever bed designs that offer several combinations of single and double beds: either 2 permanent doubles; or 1 double and 2/3 singles; or 1 double and 4 singles; in addition to the convertible single and double dinettes in the saloon.
Fitted with a light and modern Maple interior, central heating, microwave oven and 240v electrical system this boat has an additional feature of a secondary TV/Games lounge created by simply revolving a single bed that then converts into a desk and TV.
Many canal boats have been built out of our premises at Foxhangers for over 25 years, and we have built all our own hire boats over the years. So for 2011 using all our experience and knowledge, we will be selling several brand new finished narrowboats every year direct to the public. We also will endeavour to offer a highly coveted mooring at Foxhangers on the Kennet & Avon with any boat sold.
We believe our in depth knowledge of the canal boat industry, years of experience and attention to detail has helped develop what we intend to be the ultimate in good value yet luxuriously appointed modern well crafted narrowboats.
Narrowboat building is a vastly competitive field and you will find many companies offering attractive promises and deals but we believe our product will stand up for itself.
We have an excellent reputation as medium sized family run business which does things the right way and not necessarily the cheap n’easy way yet at the same time we do it with a smile on our face because we enjoy what we do and gain satisfaction from getting people ‘out on the water’.
Boats for Sale - click images for details
Canal Boat Moorings Set amongst farmland in a quiet, rural location Foxhangers Wharf offers private moorings for some 40 boats of varying lengths and widths.
Just 5 minutes from Devizes town centre and 30 minutes from the M4 we are readily accessible to most of the population centres in the south and west.