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!
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Canal Boat Holiday Activities

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'
News

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.

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See below for virtual tour:
Introducing our New Hire Boat in to the Silver Fox range for 2013

Urban Fox ~ A 69 feet (21 metres) semi-traditional style narrow-boat ideal for extended families or large groups of up to 9 people. 

There are four sleeping cabins of which three are permanent bedrooms with clever bed designs that offer several combinations of single and double beds: either 3 permanent doubles; or 2 doubles and 2 singles; or 1 double and 4 singles; in addition to the convertible single and double dinettes in the saloon.

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Foxhanger Boat Building

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.

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Boat Servicing & Repairs

Using the experience our engineers have gained over many years looking after our hire fleet we are able to offer a maintenance and repair service for most types of boats.

We are able to undertake large and small jobs from an engine Service to refitting a whole narrowboat.

We have close links with the major engine and
heating suppliers and we are able to source and fit most types of boat equipment, etc. Give us a call to discuss your requirements.

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Self-Catering & Camping at Lower Foxhangers

There are four self-catering holiday homes pleasantly situated in a farm orchard among fruit trees and mature gardens.

The orchard is in a quiet setting about 300 yards from the public road. The Kennet & Avon canal passes nearby and situated at the foot of the famous flight of twenty-nine locks.

The towpath at the side of the locks makes a pleasant and varied walk to Devizes and has been resurfaced suitable for cycling between Devizes and Bath.

The fishing in the canal is very good, and the canal is well stocked with carp especially. We can provide Devizes Angling Association fishing licenses if required.

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