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Grand Union Narrowboats

Weedon, United Kingdom
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A small family operated company operating a fleet of five Narrowboats providing canal boat holidays on the Grand Union Canal.
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Andy T wrote a review 26 Jul
Northampton, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I have hired a narrow boat for a holiday on an annual basis for the past few years. This was the first time we had used Grand Union Narrow-boats. We were only going away for a weekend as we were taking my wife's parents and my sister, none of whom had even been on the canals before. Our trip was originally planned for May but due to Covid, the trip had to be rearranged twice. On each occasion, Steve (who owns the company was very helpful and understanding). Picking the boat up was such a smooth and easy process and Steve gave me a full run through of the whole boat and all of the safety features. Once we were all on board, Steve and his team helped us to get underway. The boat was very clean, and everyone said how comfy the beds were and it was equipped with everything that we needed for a weekend away. We had a great time and I now have a family of canal holiday converts! We would definitely use this company again.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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hugh d wrote a review 21 Jul
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Well equipped boats (better than most) and excellently presented. Tasselweed includes a generator, dishwasher and washing machine (used twice as we had a toddler on board) We catered on board mostly which the well equipped galley made a simple task. Friendly and knowledgeable staff who have a sound Covid strategy that impinges little on the handover. And comfortable berths
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Graham S wrote a review 21 Jul
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We had a great time on the Grand Union on “Driftweed”. It was our first time on a narrowboat and Steve and his team did a fantastic job of explaining everything to us. The handover was excellent – and Covid safe – with lots of local knowledge and we were given hands on instruction for the first mile or so on steering, stopping and mooring which was very welcome. Next day Steve met us to go through lock handling. The boat was well equipped – better than we expected a narrowboat to be – with plenty of storage, a good shower and full facilities. There were also some personal touches, some flowers and a bottle of wine, which summed up the personal service from Steve and Steph. Overall we couldn’t have chosen a better company to hire from and we’ll certainly be back.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Mark E wrote a review 5 Jul
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Would highly recommend this company. We went on a narrowboat for 4 nights as it was our first time. We went with friends and we had a great time. We were shown around the narrowboat and hated assistance when we first went out. The owner Steve met us on the second day to show us how to do the locks. Such a great relaxing experience. We will be back for a week next time. If you want to try this book with them. So friendly and helpful
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Hollie wrote a review Jun 2021
United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
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Had a wonderful time on Driftweed, family of 4 adults, never been on a narrowboat before and was made to feel welcome and with help from Sophie we were on our way! Thank you so much, we have some lovely memories from our trip.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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