Boating holidays appeal to a wide variety of interests. You can get away from it all on the tranquil backwaters of the rural canals with their quaint waterside pubs, or explore the normally hidden channels through major towns and cities with a wealth of architectural and industrial history only accessible by water. Your boating holiday offers many places of interest to stop along the way for the whole family.
There is also plenty to do on the water itself, including piloting your own boat, operating locks, exploring backwaters, and maybe taking in a little fishing or soaking up the sun! The slow pace of the waterways is one of the main attractions to many and because you travel only as far as you wish each day, your holiday can be as relaxing or as energetic as you choose.
Not too much! Storage space is quite limited on a narrowboat, although our boats have more than most! We provide all bed linen but remember to bring your own towels. Be prepared for all weather conditions, warm clothes can be necessary even in summer. We do provide 2 sets of waterproofs on all our boats. Do not wear shoes that might slip on a wet deck, and bring wellies outside of the summer months. 12v phone mobile phone charger and 12v chargers for any laptops or cameras that plug into a cigar lighter. There are plenty of excellent canalside pubs and restaurants along the K&A, but you will need to bring or purchase along the way provisions for the boat. Games, books, DVD's, cameras, fishing rods etc are a good idea as there will always be time at the end of a days cruising for some quiet relaxation.
Your dogs can have a holiday too! Share your holiday with your dog and enjoy a different walk every day
Foxhangers narrowboats are fully equipped with modern facilities for your comfort including showers; flushing toilets; TV/DVD; hot water; heating and sprung mattresses with quality bedding included in the price of your holiday.
No. It is not necessary to have any previous boating experience to hire a self-drive boat. We will provide you with a comprehensive boaters’ handbook and DVD prior to your holiday and in addition we provide thorough training on arrival at our wharf. This includes how to steer your boat, daily required boat checks, lock operation and safety instructions.
Your holiday hire cost will include the self-drive hire of your chosen boat for the rental period. A small fuel waiver paid separately to the hire charge will provide sufficient fuel to run the engine and central heating systems during your hire period.
All bedding, 2 car parking spaces (additional spaces available for small charge), digital TV, life jackets and VAT at 20% is included in the hire price.
You will also receive with your booking a pack of details, a Geoprojects Kennet & Avon canal map, and waiting on board for you will be a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates and either a free “Captain’s T-shirt or “Captain’s Mug”.
This content requires HTML5/CSS3, WebGL, or Adobe Flash Player Version 9 or higher.
All of our boats have cooking and cleaning equipment, as well as plates, glasses, cutlery etc. We provide bed linen and pillows, and are able to provide towels if requested (a hire fee is applicable for towels). Click here to go to the boats page. Full inventories for each boat can be accessed by clicking on the boat that you would like to look at.
Up to 2 pets are allowed (on larger under occupied boats we will consider allowing 3 dogs) on the boat if it has been agreed at the time of booking and written confirmation has been received from the company. Hirers must provide their own pet baskets or blankets and should ensure that their pet has been treated with the appropriate flea treatment or be wearing a flea collar. All pets must be properly house trained or caged as appropriate, must not be left unattended, and must not be allowed on bedding or chairs. Pets are not covered under the company’s insurance policy and the hirer shall be liable for the cost of any damage or extra cleaning required. A charge of £25.00 is made for each animal.
We have staggered arrival times between 2pm and 5pm for all of our boats when they are to be taken over by you (see each individual boat for actual times, you will also see it in your booking confirmation letters).
In order for our scheduling arrangements to run smoothly on each departure day, it is important that you arrive promptly at the time allotted to your particular boat please. With this in mind, please allow yourself adequate time for your safe journey to Foxhangers.
The consequences of your late arrival could mean that you incur a charge (as per our Terms and Conditions) and whilst we’ll do our best to re-schedule your Handover as soon as we can, the start of your holiday could well be delayed.