FoxTalbot

4 - 7 Berth Narrowboat, Foxy Class

FoxTalbot is a medium sized boat ideal for just two couples or larger groups. A member of our superbly equipped Cruiser style Foxy Class.

A 4+3 berth with 2 private permanent fixed double sleeping cabins each with en-suite bathrooms. The galley, saloon and dining area are towards the front where another 3 people can sleep as it easily converts at night into a third double berth and additional single bed. This traditional layout allows the main sleeping cabins to be out of the way from the social areas in the saloon and outside bow deck as well as offering the best tranquil views through the windows and front doors.

A light and bright Ash veneered wooden interior combines well with carpeted floors giving a modern warm and welcoming feel. Facilities include 2 toilets, 2 showers, a fully equipped galley and central heating provides great comfort from March to November.

Along with her almost identical sister boat Foxglacier they are 62ft(18.9m) long Cruiser style boats in our Foxy Class.  Our Cruiser stern decks are popular with young families and the less mobile as they offer easier stern access. They have a seating bench around the stern safety rail for up to 4 people to enjoy during non-cruising times.

 

Standard breaks for this narrowboat:

  • Weekend breaks (1:30pm Fridays to 9:00am Mondays)
  • Midweek breaks (1:30pm Mondays to 9:00am Fridays)
  • Weekly, 10/11 day & fortnight breaks (1:30pm Mondays/Fridays afternoons to 9:00 am Monday/Friday morning)
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This boat is 4 - 7 Berth

maximum of 3 double beds and 1 single bed

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The Stern Deck

This is a “cruiser” style deck with a safety rail around the stern. There is seating for up to 5 people when moored, making it a lovely outdoor sociable area. This is also where the helmsman (driver) will steer the boat from.

The Aft Shower and Toilet

There is a standard flushing toilet, the waste is stored in a large holding tank with capacity usually suitable for 1 week. There is a shower with dimensions of 2’6 (76cm) x 2ft (61cm) with headroom of approx. 6’3 (1.91m). There is also a small washbasin with cupboard above.

The Aft Double Bedroom

A permanent double bed with a comfortable good quality mattress which is 4ft (122cm) wide x 6’3” (1.91cm) long. The bedroom has internal cabin doors ensuring privacy, there is also wardrobe hanging space, drawers, vanity unit and more storage below and above the bed.

The Fwd Double Bedroom

A permanent double bed with a comfortable good quality mattress which is 4ft (122cm) wide x 6’3” (1.91cm) long. The bedroom has internal cabin doors ensuring privacy, there is also wardrobe hanging space, drawers, vanity unit and more storage below and above the bed.

The Galley

There is a domestic sized gas cooker with a two-shelf oven with a separate grill. There is also a gas hob with four rings and a domestic sized electric refrigerator with small freezing compartment fitted under the worktop. The galley is equipped to suit the maximum capacity of the boat.

The Fwd Shower and Toilet

There is a standard flushing toilet, the waste is stored in a large holding tank with capacity usually suitable for 1 week. There is a shower with dimensions of 2’6 (76cm) x 2ft (61cm) with headroom of approx. 6’3 (1.91m). There is also a small washbasin with cupboard above.

The Saloon

The ‘L’ shaped dinette will seat 3-4 adults around the table which is stowed beneath the gunwale when not in use. The dinette will also easily convert to a double berth approx. 4ft (1.22m) wide x 6’3” (1.91m) long. There are two single seats separated by a table, the tables will drop down overnight to make a single berth approx. 2’ (61cm) wide x 6’3” (1.91m) long. Extra seating is provided by two folding chairs.

The Entertainment & Storage

A 15” flat screen TV/DVD plus an FM Radio/CD player are fitted. There is a hanging rail, drawers and storage located in a half height cupboard in this area.

The Bow Deck

Outside sociable area where on board folding chairs can be positioned to allow full enjoyment of the tranquillity of your surroundings.

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Facilities

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2 toilets


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1 Macerator Toilet


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2 showers


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1 TV


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240v Power


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Microwave


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12v Hairdryer


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Central heating


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Full size cooker


Reviews (40)

Must compliment Foxhangers for their very efficient handover which had us cruising within an hour of arrival. The boat was very well equipped and presented. In all a very enjoyable holiday.

Captain Cpt Chris Pearson, FoxTalbot August 2021


We had a fantastic holiday for 4 nights on Fox Talbot. The handover session was very thorough and took about 1.5 hours. We had 4 adults and 3 teenagers on board and were all kept busy with working the locks, steering and making the tea! We managed to get to Dundas Aqueduct and back and we had time to look around Bradford on Avon. Lots of nice pubs to eat at; we ate at The Barge, The Cross Guns and the Three Magpies. We loved the boat and the teenagers didn't want to leave! Many thanks for a lovely holiday.

Captain Cpt Jo Furley, FoxTalbot August 2021


The staff were friendly, professional and the boat was clean, well presented and in good working order. 10/10.

Captain Cpt Thomas Jenkins, FoxTalbot June 2021


Many Thanks Foxhangers for an excellent short holiday. The Fox Talbot was very clean and faultless in every way. The detailed handover was much appreciated as only one of our party had been on a barge before! As skipper I really enjoyed the various manoeuvring challenges, and the rest of the party all had fun playing their part on the locks and swing bridges between the wharf and the aqueduct near Bath. All on board definitely want to repeat the trip, maybe next time bring partners too. Many thanks for the discount vouchers, we'll be in touch again soon to use them.

Captain Matt Spencer, FoxTalbot October 2020


We had a super time on Fox Talbot for 3 nights. The service from Foxhangers, from booking, to handing the boat back was excellent. The boat itself was very comfortable and roomy enough for 2 couples. We managed to get to Bathampton and back. But next time maybe take it slower, so we can look around some of the towns and villages. Some great pubs en route. We took our 12 year old springer as this may be her last year with us. She had the absolute time of her life and if she could write, she would mostly mention the ducks!

Captain Wilson, FoxTalbot June 2019


We had a really great time regardless of the weather, thanks Foxhangers. Fox Talbot did us proud😀👍

Captain John Rounce, FoxTalbot May 2019


One company one great holiday what more can you ask for ~ perfect, thank you!

Captain Angie Scott, FoxTalbot


We had an amazing time and will be using you again. Boat was perfect and very comfortable, we had excellent instructions. Very relaxing great scenery, a trip I will never forget.

Captain Tim and Rachel Thorne, FoxTalbot


We had a super few days - the welcome wine/ mug and chocolates were a lovely touch. The instruction on the boat was thorough, and the CD was also a useful addition to make us feel ready for the holiday. Boat was very comfortable and had all we needed. Thank you

Captain Mrs Kiggell, FoxTalbot


Thank you, Foxhangers, for a most enjoyable leisurely trip to Bath and back in September 2017.Our narrow boat, Fox Talbot, was excellently appointed, very clean and tidy when we took command, very comfortable and fun to drive. A chance to slow down the pace of life, marvel at the feats of engineering by our canal-building forebears and enjoy the delights of the towns and hostelries on the way.

Captain C N & R D Phillips , FoxTalbot


We hired Fox Talbot for 4 nights & cruised to Bath. Our boat was very nice, could not fault it! Very clean, well equipped with everything you needed. Even the weather was kind to us. And, an added bonus was we saw a Kingfisher!! Not forgetting to mention Foxhanger staff, a friendly helpful bunch. Many thanks.

Captain Mrs Redgewell, FoxTalbot


What an excellent holiday! From the moment we arrived at Foxhangers we were welcomed and looked after by friendly staff. The boat handover was relaxed and informative with no rush. Any questions we had were fully answered and how to operate locks was fully demonstrated. The boat was clean and fully equipped with everything that we could possibly have needed for our stay onboard. We will definitely be coming back again.

Captain Mr Evans , FoxTalbot


Our second barge from Foxhangers. Barges are well equipped, very clean and the two we had, Wily Fix and Foxtalbot, had good layouts. Staff very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Booking process easy and email communication excellent. Instructions on arrival very informative whether you are a novice or experienced. I did laugh when one of my friends told one of the staff that she was a 'barge virgin'. His face was priceless! We have hired from many centres over the last 15 years and Foxhangers are highly recommended.

Captain Mrs Sian Oliphant , FoxTalbot


Hi To All the Foxhanger team, Thank you so much for a great weekend. Your service and boat were fantastic. The facilities, information and equipment provided on board and the cleanliness were the best I have experienced. Thank you to for the lovely touch with the chocolates, wine and card. The 5 others travelling with me were new canal users and have gone home hoping to plan a repeat experience - they loved it! " A weekend not to be beaten' was one response.

Captain Mrs S Sapwell, FoxTalbot


We all loved the weekend.  The boat was absolutely immaculate, and everything worked very well.  Will definitely recommend it to friends - and next time we come, we plan to tackle the locks up Caen Hill and spend more than a weekend on the boat.  Many thanks.

Captain Mrs Sheila Miller, FoxTalbot


A group of 11 had a great weekend on Foxtrot and FoxTalbot. Both boats are fantastically equipped, spacious (for a narrow boat) and in very good working order. The Information provided at the start enabled us to make a very good plan that suited our group well. All in all a very good weekend. Many thanks

Captain Mr Price, FoxTalbot


I would just like to say how stunning the holiday was, just to relax and float away without a care in the world... All the staff were amazing and made us feel at ease straight away, Colin was so helpful. We loved the boat and will be recommending to everyone, we had wonderful weather and met some lovely people along the way... See you all again next year, big thank you to all that made our holiday wonderful

Captain Mrs Alison Wright, FoxTalbot


We had a fantastic holiday with the help of a very comfortable and well equipped boat hired from Foxhangers. It had everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday - even good TV reception! and thanks to Colin who very patiently gave us some training to help us on our way. Kitchen was also well stocked with cooking utensils if we didn't fancy a pub meal along the canal route. Went from Foxhangers (near Devizes) to Bath and back (fairly easy beginner’s route). Had plenty of laughs, even the unreliable British weather didn't spoil our fun. A bit crazy on the first day, having a 62ft long boat not quite as easy as parking a car but we soon got the hang of it! Would definitely do it again. To anybody considering a canal holiday we would definitely recommend Foxhangers boats, they seem well organised and cater perfectly to people's needs.

Captain Mrs Stephenson, FoxTalbot


We had great time on our first adventure aboard a Narrow Boat. The efficiency of all fox hangers staff was 1st class. Foxtalbot was a very well equipped and comfortable boat. Thanks to excellent tuition handling the craft soon became easyish. We will be considering another adventure with Foxhangers perhaps next year. Thanks to you all

Captain Mr David Leadbetter , FoxTalbot


We’ve already booked to come back in a couple of months time as we had such a good time I want to take my son along next time.

Captain Mrs Samantha Boisse, FoxTalbot


To everyone at Foxhangers We had a fabulous week on your narrow boat Fox Talbot. From the moment of our first enquiry and the pre-departure information received, to the friendly reception on our arrival by your staff, professional briefing , cleanliness and condition of the boat, everything went really well. The handover at the end was quick, courteous and hassle free. We would certainly recommend your services to others and when the time comes make another trip with you. Many thanks for everything.

Captain Gail & Edwin Sadd, FoxTalbot


Dear Foxhangers, A month has passed since we completed our one-week Foxhangers holiday on Fox Talbot, and my wife is still raving about what a great time she had motoring to Bath and back. We want to take this opportunity to tell you about the high points for us. Although I was involved in the boat business in Miami a few decades ago, we had never operated a narrow boat previously, so it was all a new experience for us, unlike the high-speed powerboats and sailboats in my previous experience. As someone with lots of prior boating experience, I was particularly impressed with how well thought-out Fox Talbot was. Foxhangers did an excellent job of anticipating the operation of the boat and where things are when you need them. I was pleasantly surprised at the way hot water appeared at any of the three taps - galley, forward head or aft head - as soon as the water was turned on. It was much better than even in our own home, and that helped us conserve our boat’s limited water supply. We particularly enjoyed the short tour we had of the new boat being fitted out in your workshop. It was very impressive to see the quality of the work you are doing there. We were also pleasantly surprised at the comfort of the bunks. Before the trip, my high-school friend, who is 6’2”, wondered whether there would be room in their bed for himself and his wife, or if one of them might have to sleep in the salon. It turned out that they both slept comfortably in the bed in the aft cabin for the whole week. We want to thank your personnel who gave us our brief introduction to the boat when we picked it up for a very thorough summary of the procedures for operating the hob, filling the water tank, checking the engine oil and water, cleaning the weed hatch, and operating the heads. The onboard manual was also helpful. Everything worked flawlessly. We are looking forward to the opening of the circular route you mentioned and another longer canal holiday after that becomes available.

Captain Mr Chenoweth, USA , FoxTalbot


In spite of wet weather at the start of our holiday we very much enjoyed ourselves. The quality of the information provided before we arrived was excellent. We did not need to hunt for any other guides. The equipment on board compared favourably with what I had experienced previously. Everyone one was very friendly and Gary’s handover briefing was very thorough. He even phoned us because he thought he had failed to explain the central heating (although he had). The engine had clearly been very well maintained. Although the manual was very thorough it was useful to be warned that there were some winding holes that were too short for our boat. We were grateful for advice on the best place to view the Caen Hill flight - we didn’t go that way in the boat of course - and enjoyed a chat with one of the volunteers. We would certainly choose Fox Hangers if we came on the K&A again.

Captain Mr David Smith , FoxTalbot


We hired the Fox Talbot for 4 days. The boat was a 7 berth which was comfortable enough for the 6 of us who were on board. It had all of the conveniences we needed. On arrival the staff could not have been more helpful. We were taken through a briefing, which explained the basics of boat maintenance and handling, in addition to the helpful information pack which was sent out on confirmation of the booking. The boat was immaculately clean and tidy throughout. If you want a gentle paced time away from home, where everyone is friendly and helpful, then this is the holiday to have especially when the weather is as good as it was between 26 - 29th May. Will definitely book again.

Captain Mrs Lisa Thomas , FoxTalbot


We had a fantastic Easter weekend aboard Fox Talbot - four days slowly chugging up to Bath and back again. I had canal boated once before many years ago and it soon came back after the tuition session. I really cannot recommend this holiday enough - we travelled with our 3 young children (10, 8 and 4) and had one of the best weekends ever. Thanks very much Foxhangers I think you'll be seeing us again.

Captain Mr M Warburton , FoxTalbot


Just want to thank you and all the staff at Foxhangers. What a great mid week break we had with you! Your staff are all polite and very helpful and your boats are so clean and all up together. Many thanks we will see you again in 2015. Thank you again

Captain Mr Malcom Baker, FoxTalbot


We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday on Fox Talbot and wish to thank all members of your team for all their efforts.  It is not surprising that the holidays on the canal are so popular; it is a unique experience.

Captain The Walker party, FoxTalbot


The holiday we had (4 adults - first time on a narrow boat) on the Kennet and Avon canal can only be described as excellent. The FoxTalbot was comprehensively equipped to an extremely high standard with everything we required for 2 couples. The introduction we received on arrival covering the boats operation, location of equipment, safety and how to operate the locks and swing bridge was faultless. We travelled from Foxhangers to Bath winding hole and return back to Foxhangers comfortably in 4 days, stopping to take in the scenery on route and eating out each evening in local hostelries. This can only be described as one of the most relaxing short breaks we have had. The staff and boat from Foxhangers being the catalyst to making it possible. I have no hesitation in highly recommending a break of this type to any one and using a boat from Foxhangers. Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

Captain The Berridge party , FoxTalbot


We recently took Fox Talbot for a 3 day cruise. Although we have hired narrow boats many times before this was our first with Foxhangers. I have to say the whole experience was first class. Booking was quick and easy, communication excellent, arrival and boat collection straightforward and friendly. The boat was very well equipped, extremely clean ( the best we have ever had) and in very good condition. We had a most enjoyable time cruising towards Reading and back in spite of the very mixed weather we experienced. Boat return was quick and easy, your canal side crew were as helpful as they were when we set off. I would wholeheartedly recommend Foxhangers to all. Thank you.

Captain Nick Fuller and family, FoxTalbot


My wife and I, together with our daughter, her husband and two children, recently enjoyed a superb 5-day/4-night holiday in the largest of Foxhangers' canal boats called "Fox Talbot".  None of us could think of anything to grumble about, or any suggestions to make for improvement to our holiday.  The company was welcoming, they took proper care to ensure we knew and understood what we were undertaking, and they supplied everything necessary to make our holiday more than a bit special.  The boat was in superb condition and beautifully fitted out.  Overall we could not fault Foxhangers or their boat in any way. A huge "thank you" to all who made our holiday so enjoyable.  We can strongly recommend the company, its services and its craft to anyone considering a holiday on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Captain Doug & Tam Stephenson, FoxTalbot


We set out on Fox Talbot on 6th August with some trepidation as novices and with four teenagers on board! Foxhangers had been highly recommended to us and the boat met all of our expectations. We received a detailed, informative and entertaining briefing before setting off towards Bath. Having negotiated the first swing bridge and then lock we grew in confidence and settled into a wonderfully recuperative week afloat on the Kennet and Avon canal. Our initial worries about planning where to stop proved unfounded as the onboard info was very useful and reliable, the recommended pubs proving to be excellent for both food and ales. A fantastic holiday in no small part due to the professionalism of Foxhangers. We will definitely return.

Captain Richard, Kim, Oli, Bram, Connie and Beth! , FoxTalbot


To all at Foxhangers, I felt I must send you a quick email to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday with you last week. This is the second time we have hired one of your boats and have been impressed both times with the quality of them and especially how well equipped they are. We have holidayed with different people each time, and everyone has been extremely pleased with the boats. We hired the Foxtalbot this time from Monday to Thursday and managed to get into Bath and back. We all lead busy lifestyles and it's the perfect way to unwind. We saw some wonderful wildlife - good to see so many kingfishers. Thank you for providing us with such a high quality vessel. I'm sure we will be back in the future- maybe even tackle the Caen Locks!! We have already recommended you to a group of friends, who are really keen to sample this kind of holiday. The lady on the end of the phone was very helpful, as we were a last minute booking and needed to do things in a rush. Thanks again!

Captain T Wonnacott, FoxTalbot


Just a quick note to say thank you for the great short break holiday we had with you recently, the narrow boat FOXTALBOT fitted our needs perfectly ( Two mature couples) the boat was immaculately presented, warm and comfortable beds, two toilet showers rooms, we had comprehensive instructions on the workings of the boat from Neil, and the same for working the locks. Also the help we had dealing with a problem with our car. To anyone thinking of hiring a narrow boat on the Kennet & Avon canal head for Foxhangers and do it right! Many thanks again.

Captain Glyn , Kim, Steve and Belinda. , FoxTalbot


My wife and I have now hired narrowboats every year in early spring and have become hooked on the joys of canal boating. This year in late March we hired a lovely boat, Foxtalbot, together with three friends and headed west. We made it to Avoncliffe and back and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves along this rural stretch of canal. As 'seasoned hirers' we are quite fussy about the boats and Foxtalbot didn't disappoint. It was very comfortable with two (quite essential with five of us aboard) shower rooms. We all had a wonderful time and I would recommend the company, the boat and the lovely stretch of canal.

Captain Steve Woods, FoxTalbot


We have just completed a two week vacation aboard the FoxTalbot. Together with my wife and two friends we had two wonderful weeks on the Kennet & Avon which was greatly helped by the great service provided by all the staff at Foxhangers and the superior quality of their boat. The staff answered all our questions in advance of our vacation, provided a thorough briefing before we left and were very attentive when our voyage was shortened due to a problem closing the Caen Hill Locks. The boat was extremely clean and had everything aboard it that you could possibly want. We certainly recommend Foxhangers and have already got friends interested in hiring from them. Thank You everyone.

Captain Ken Corbett , FoxTalbot


A young group of us with relatively no boating experienced hired the "FoxTalbot" for a short weekend in late October 2009. (Fri - Sun) We found the information prior to the trip and the website very helpful and the initial briefing was very informative. The boat was surprisingly roomy and comfortable for 3 doubles and was very well equipped and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing trip and we travelled as far as AvonCliff Aqueduct and back, stopping in Bradford-on-Avon too. We have found Foxhangers fulfilled our every need with a very relaxed attitude and will definitely be recommending them to friends!

Captain , FoxTalbot


Let us say we had a great time on "Foxtalbot" Congratulations for an outstanding service and a boat (or home) which gave us not only all we wanted but comfortable living on the water. The equipment and kitchen outfit (I was the cook) was outstanding for such little room, in fact better than a lot of "cottages" we know. The ladies want to remark the top cleanness of the boat. We do not have to mention, what a friendly crew you are! All together we are sorry that you have no boats on other canals, we sure would hire again FOXHANGERS.

Captain Jochen Stange, FoxTalbot


Thank you for a perfect short break. Foxtalbot took myself, my 76 year old Mum, my husband and my two children ( 12 and 15 years) from Foxhangers to the second aqueduct past Bradford on Avon and back again, between Tuesday at 5pm to Friday at 9 am at a relaxing pace. We feel completely rested and energised at the same time. Foxtalbot gained many admiring glances from other boaters who noticed her beautifully constructed and luxurious interior as we shared locks! We are particularly impressed with the courtesy, knowledge and reassurance of the Foxhangers staff, both before and during the holiday.

Captain Alison & Brian Johns and family , FoxTalbot


We hired Foxtalbot in November, with my wife and our daughter and partner for a 4 night mid-week break. What an amazing way to spend quality time with family or friends. We were blessed with great weather (although cool) but with the central heating, it was no problem! We found the whole experience great fun and would not hesitate using Foxhanger for another trip and have already told our family and friends in New Zealand, to try before they die! The boat was very well appointed, clean and had everything that opened and shut, the Foxhanger staff were friendly and very helpful. We would have no hesitation in recommending or using Foxhangers again in the future. And the pubs were great as well!

Captain Bruce & Leeann Macaulay, FoxTalbot


We hired the Foxtalbot from 14-18 April; had a marvellous time. Boat very comfortable, well appointed and warm; canal beautiful, weather cold but dry, thank goodness. A very relaxing break. All the staff at Foxhangers were very helpful. We hope to come back again.

Captain A Ambrose, FoxTalbot