Snooty Fox

4 - 6 Berth Narrowboat, Silver Fox Class

Snooty Fox is medium sized boat ideal for couples, families and groups of friends. A member of our Silver Fox Class of luxuriously appointed Semi-traditional narrowboats.

A 4+2 berth with a large permanent private double cabin located aft followed by the bathroom and the second private double cabin where a clever design means it can convert easily from a double bed to 2 fixed single beds. The galley, saloon and dining area are towards the front which easily converts at night into another double and single berth.  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.

Luxuriously appointed and beautifully crafted with an uplifting warm interior in Maple and Cherry woods that contrast with a sumptuous Walnut floor throughout. Facilities include a toilet and shower, a comprehensively equipped galley with a full-size cooker and microwave, a 240v electrical system as well as central heating that provides great comfort from March to November.

At 58ft(17.7) long she has a bow deck with space to socialise and a Semi-traditional stern that has an elevated steering position for greater visibility and improved weather protection in the steering cockpit.  Popular with dog owners, the lockable doors provide the bonus of an ideal pen for dogs.  Though there isn’t a guard rail to protect the steerer around the back deck, the semi-traditional stern has seating for 2 to 3 people on the storage benches when cruising.


Standard breaks for this narrowboat:

  • Weekly & fortnight breaks (2pm Saturdays afternoons to 9am Saturday morning)
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This boat is 4 - 6 Berth

maxmimum of 3 double beds OR 2 double beds and 2 single beds

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The Stern Deck

This is a “semi-traditional” style deck which as well as being the place where the boat is driven can also be a sociable area for 3-4 people to sit even when cruising. The overall higher standing platform makes viewing easier when at the helm. Note this style does not have a safety rail behind the tiller.

The Double Bedroom

A permanent double bed with a comfortable, good quality mattress which is 4ft (122cm) wide x 6’3” (1.91m) 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 Double or Twin Singles Bedroom

This bedroom can be arranged in two ways. As a 4ft (122cm) wide double bed or as two single beds that are 2’3” (69cm) wide. All beds are 6’3” long with quality mattresses. The bedroom has cabin doors to provide privacy and there is hanging wardrobe storage, drawers a vanity unit and further storage above and below the beds.

The Shower and Toilet

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

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, microwave 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 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. Extra seating is provided by two folding chairs.

The Entertainment & Storage

A 15” flat screen TV/DVD and DAB Radio/Bluetooth stereo are fitted. There is a hanging rail drawers and storage located in a half 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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1 shower

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1 TV

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240v Hairdryer

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Central heating

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Full size cooker

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Reviews (16)

Good Morning, We have just returned from a wet and windy week on Snooty Fox. The boat was very clean and well presented, comfortable beds with nicely pressed linen. It was warm and well equipped with a full size cooker and fridge. We are used to boats but have never been on a narrow boat before. The tuition and induction was clear and relevant and the lock instruction and demonstration invaluable. Your staff are very well informed, friendly and helpful. We came to you on a recommendation from a friend and would certainly recommend you to others. Also, your fleet are the smartest on the canal!

Captain Cpt Jacqui Garratt, Snooty Fox October 2023

This was our first time on a narrowboat, and we enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks to the professional introduction (given by Mike) and all the conveniences the boat offered. It took no time for the boys to drive the boat smoothly, to go through locks and to open/close bridges. Everything was professional from providing information before, during and after the journey, both verbally and written till facilities and equipment. The manual was especially useful - finding nearby pubs. We can highly recommend Foxhangers to anyone going on a narrowboat holiday.

Captain Cpt Tamas Herczeg, Snooty Fox September 2023

Hi Sharon, Thanks, and we had a great week onboard the Snooty Fox: a great boat, some fantastic weather, lovey waterways & countryside, and friendly fellow canalboaters - we couldn't have asked for more. Plus, the challenge & fun of doing the Caen Hill locks! Thanks for helping us have a great holiday, and best wishes to all at Foxhangers. Hope you have a great summer.

Captain Cpt Mark Ross, Snooty Fox July 2022

We really enjoyed our holiday on Snooty Fox. The narrowboat was the perfect size for four people. We had everything that we needed on the boat including all the kitchen utensils etc. I felt the whole operation was run really professionally. We were given a short demonstration on the boat which was fine as we are “seasoned” narrowboat users. I would highly recommend Foxhangers to anyone who wants to go on a canal holiday.

Captain Cpt Sharon Convisser, Snooty Fox May 2022

Initial tour of the boat and instruction was very professional and thorough. Snooty Fox was beautifully presented and well equipped. We had a lovely relaxing week and thoroughly enjoyed our first experience of canal boating. Thank you Foxhangers - we can thoroughly recommend you.

Captain Cpt Douglas Jeffery, Snooty Fox April 2022

We've just returned from a week on Snooty Fox and Urban Fox. We had an absolutely fantastic time. Come rain or shine, the boats were comfortable & easy to navigate. Foxhangers were fantastic. They gave us really good instructions, advice & were on hand should we have got into any difficulties on the trip. I would recommend hiring a narrow boat through Foxhangers : )

Captain Mr Thompson, Snooty Fox July 2020

Friendly welcoming staff, arrival and departure arrangements speedy and efficient. Clear and concise instructions were given. We enjoyed our two weeks with Snooty Fox in spite of the weather and would recommend Foxhangers to anyone.

Captain Alan Gaskin, Snooty Fox

Everything from start to finish was superb! The lady at Reception was so kind - both in person and on the phone. To get the phone call before the holiday, making sure that we were happy with the arrangements, was so thoughtful; her reaction to us phoning to say we would be arriving late because of traffic was so understanding and the welcome she extended to us when we eventually arrived, was wonderful. The two gentlemen who showed us the workings of the boat were very pleasant , friendly and patient. Without that introduction we would have found it difficult to cope. The boat, Snooty Fox, was in wonderful order - very clean and tidy with everything on board we could have wanted. The extra gifts of wine, chocolates and the Captain's Mug were a delight to find. (We could have done without my grand daughter's broken thumb but I think that was probably our fault!) To finish with, the weather that week was the best of the summer - hot with no rain! Thank you to everyone who contributed to a wonderful experience. We will certainly recommend Foxhangers to all our friends.

Captain Anne Burrows , Snooty Fox

Dear Foxhangers, Thank you for a great holiday.  I have attached a few photos which you are welcome to use as you wish.   The handover procedure was very thorough and informative, explaining the key aspects of the boat.  The manual on the boat was a useful reminder when we needed reassurance.  The boat was in great condition and well equipped with all the essentials needed for the trip.  There was ample storage which was appreciated.  We were blessed with fantastic weather through our week aboard, making it all the way to Bristol Floating Harbour and back without a hitch.  Our favourite part of the trip was being on the Avon beyond Bath, particularly the final stretch from Hanham Lock to Bristol which was just idyllic.     We have had a number of family canal boat holidays previously but this was the first time with our dog, Flynn who loved it.  He was very much at home laid down on the stern, supporting the Skipper.    Maybe next time we should head east, although this may be a tougher challenge with the number of locks! Thanks again,

Captain Robert & Julia Allen , Snooty Fox

Had a wonderful time on the Kennet and Avon canal with the Snooty Fox.  Didn't have any problems with the boat and it was in an excellent condition.  I couldn't find fault with Foxhangers, the introduction to the boat and its operation was great as was the DVD we were sent beforehand. I would definitely use them again.

Captain Mr Howell , Snooty Fox

To whom it may concern, With reference to our recent holiday on the Foxhangers barge the "Snooty the fox". We would like to thank the very professional manner of all the staff, from the first point of booking with your extremely friendly and helpful receptionist and booking agent. The barge was very well equipped, and we had no problems with any mechanical issues. We enjoyed all the friendly barge owners along the canal, and would recommend this as a holiday to all, ages. Thank you very much.

Captain Mr And Mrs Griffiths, Snooty Fox

Had a wonderful time the boat handled well and was very comfortable. Your team did you proud Would certainly recommend your company Many Thanks

Captain Johnson Family, Snooty Fox

Many thanks to the entire Foxhangers team for facilitating a wonderful holiday. All of the staff we dealt with were friendly and very helpful, especially when we had to change the booking for a larger boat, when more people joined the party. The handover process was thorough without being too intense.  For a crew of novice boaters it was pitched just right - employed particularly appreciated the request to try to return the boat with the green side uppermost :-) I cannot fault the boat at all. It was thoroughly clean and well maintained - everything worked exactly as it should - with comprehensive information provided on board covering pretty much every aspect of both the boat and canal. Little extra touches like the local shop delivering groceries to the boat prior to our arrival, and the little 'welcome on board' gift were really appreciated. It has been a  real struggle adapting back to the pressures of work after such an enjoyable and peaceful week conducted at walking-pace.

Captain Paul Bodiam, Snooty Fox

My personal thanks go to everyone at Foxhangers who contributed to a the extremely friendly and helpful experience before, during and after the event.  I am confident that no other boat hire company could have exceeded the service and quality that you provided.

Captain Lin, Snooty Fox

I recently spent the summer half term on the Snooty Fox with my three children (15/13/12) travelling west towards Bristol.  This was our first ever venture on a canal boat and it was an inspired choice.  Foxhangers made the whole process from booking to hand over as easy and stress free as one could get which made the rest of the holiday very easy.  My children really enjoyed the challenge of piloting the boat and negotiating the locks and were in complete control after only a few days.  The boat itself was in very good order, well stocked and very comfortable so we never felt as if we were roughing it.  There were plenty of good memories to take away from this holiday and I would definitely use Foxhangers again.

Captain Christian Jenkins , Snooty Fox

On our return home we commented the bed had been the most comfortable she had slept in on any of the narrowboat holidays we have taken over the past 30 years. We were surprised at the speed at which we negotiated the 16 lock flight.  Just over 2hours on the ascent, and, with the help of 2 CRT volunteers, under 2 hours on the descent! We might see you next year - weather permitting!

Captain Jeremy Woodford , Snooty Fox