Crabtree Narrowboat Hire

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Crabtree Narrowboat Hire
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Crabtree Narrowboat Hire is a family run narrowboat hire company based on the idyllic, lock free Lancaster Canal. We operate 4 luxury boats from our base at Barton Grange Marina - our narrowboats were awarded 5 stars by Enjoy England in 2015 - the national English tourist board. Rest assured that you will find a warm welcome with Crabtree Narrowboat Hire.
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Kim W
1 contribution
May 2022
Our 2nd time with Crabtree Narrowboat, this time on Linden. The boat was clean and well presented. Mandy and Robert were welcoming and the handover was excellent. We had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying the canal, wildlife and scenery.
Written 13 May 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had another enjoyable holiday with us.
Written 15 May 2022
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Bradley
1 contribution
Apr 2022
It was very insightful and tranquil. Boaters were pleasant and helpful. A unique point of view of English country and urban areas! I would 100% recommend to anyone.

The hand over and condition of the boat was excellent. Both Mandy and Robert were very friendly. Robert's explanation and expertise of the boat felt professional while also being down to earth. The instructions given were clear and concise, I felt 100% competent as a result.

The boat is a beauty. It felt good to be at the helm of a well kept and maintained machine. It was satisfying to navigate through the bridges and make a 360 turn.
Written 13 May 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you all had a lovely time.
Written 15 May 2022
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Gillian W
3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
First time hiring a narrowboat and thoroughly enjoyed the change of pace. We hired Willow for 4 nights which was well equipped and very clean. Robert and Mandy were excellent and would highly recommend hiring from them. After initial nerves about controlling the boat Robert was great staying with us until we were happy. As Robert said it did become very instinctive and you forget nerves very quickly and relax into it. If you would like a chilled way to relax and unwind and you are not in any hurry to be anywhere this is the perfect holiday. Especially as there are no locks to navigate perfect for first timers! Be prepared for any weather and how cold it can feel while sailing the canal especially under the trees and when moored at night. Was lovely being able to moor up in the heart of a town with easy access to shops and lovely pubs. Would recommend having a good lunch before starting your holiday if not self catering. We almost missed out on an evening meal our first night in Garstang as some of the pubs had already stopped serving food @ 7pm. We made it as far as Lancaster which is a lovely place and the sun did shine 🌞
Written 7 May 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday.
Written 9 May 2022
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Simon H
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
Robert and Mandy were so helpful from start to finish, the boats are excellent and induction and training 1st class, as for the Lancaster canal, stunning views, no locks, it’s cruise all the way and the Lune aqueduct just has to be seen from a boat, Willow was perfect. Fantastic trip!
Written 2 May 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your holiday.
Written 5 May 2022
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Roman B
Belper, UK1 contribution
Apr 2022
On our arrival at the marina, we received a warm and friendly welcome from Mandy and Robert. We were given a thorough walkaround introduction to our boat CEDAR before casting-off. Robert stayed with us until he was satisfied with our safe handling of the boat. They gave us very good support during our holiday, and we really enjoyed out time aboard CEDAR! Thank you, Robert and Mandy! A great experience!
Written 26 April 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had a lovely holiday.
Written 28 April 2022
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ValF53
York, UK6 contributions
Apr 2022
The Boat was fabulous, our boat was Cedar, it had everything we needed and more. Lovely relaxing canal. Robert and Mandy were great, we felt as if we had known them for ever right from the booking, very friendly. We arrived a little early but the boat was ready, they helped us get everything on board and get settled in and then did the briefing, we were away by 2.30pm. Lots of lovely restaurants to eat at on the way and everyone was so friendly. We would highly recommend Crabtree Narrow Boats.
Written 20 April 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had an enjoyable holiday and look forward to seeing you again.
Written 20 April 2022
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Karen H
6 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Mandy and Robert are lovely people to book with. Excellent communication. Our car was safe in a lock up and Mandy and Rob helped move our cases and bags in a trolley from the car park to the boat. Linden was just perfect, she was spotless, we had every thing we needed, the bed was luxurious we have never slept so well, brilliant shower and flushing toilet which is a must! Complimentary drinks, biscuits and milk provided. Robert gave an excellent tutorial taking us out until we were confident and safe to handle the boat. Canal book and information manual provided plus a daily log which we loved filling in. We would highly recommend them and will definitely book with them again.
Written 4 April 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had a lovely time. Hope to see you again.
Written 5 April 2022
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Anne M
1 contribution
Sep 2021
We had a relaxing week on Willow, a minor niggle with the central heating but a phone call to Rob had it sorted straight away.even though the weather was dreadful we had a wonderful week, plenty of instruction from Rob andMandy we will be back
Mike And Anne
Written 5 October 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had a lovely time especially with the wet weather. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written 6 October 2021
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Albaboyz
Edinburgh, UK64 contributions
Aug 2021
After a year of working in COVID wards - a week on Willow was the perfect way to relax! Robert and Mandy were great at making sure we where set up and ready to go - and on hand for any problems. Travelling at 4MPH is the perfect way to chill and unwind - watching the wildlife and countryside simply float past.
Written 16 September 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you both enjoyed it.
Written 19 September 2021
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Lisa K
Edwinstowe, UK56 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We hired the Linden boat back in June. This is our tenth year of boating.
When we arrived we were welcomed by Mandy and Robert they both helped us unpack our car and settle onto the boat with a full tour and tuition once they were happy we was happy off we went on our own.
The boat was beautiful clean with a welcome pack of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits, plenty of loo roll and cleaning products for us to keep the boat clean all week.
We went right out of boat yard and travelled to the end of the canal with lots of stops on the way there are plenty of pubs to stop at along the way
On the last day went passed the boat yard to the left there is one pub that way then the river is very quite with not much to see but countryside worth a visit if you want quite if we come again we will go this way first and try to get to the end
Would definitely recommend these boats and this boat yard and canal for someone who has not done boating before as there are no locks so you have a great chance to learn how to use the boat before braving the locks.
We will be back some time we had a fantastic time thank you to Mandy and Robert
Written 22 August 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had a lovely holiday and look forward to seeing you again.
Written 23 August 2021
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