We rented Hobby, for the second year in a row! The Brecon Beacon canal experience is the most restful and peaceful holiday we have ever had. The scenery is stunning, the boat is extremely comfortable and well equipped. We slept well each night, visitied great pubs, pretty villages, and lovely walks. Really, the perfect holiday. We'll definitely do this again!
Everything about the break was excellent. After a not so good break on the Oxford canal last year we were a little apprehensive about what we would would find but we need not have worried. From the moment we arrived, the instruction about the boat, the practical instruction we felt that the staff cared about our holiday. The Mon and Brec is very quiet and there are plenty of mooring places - with luck you even get help with the locks from some friendly volunteers. We are now considering a break on one of the houseboats during the closed season in order to explore the locality more thoroughly.
Thank you all for a very pleasant holiday.
Monmouth and Brecon canal is a pretty and easy canal to do in a leisurely week. Beacon park boats are by far the best canal boat company we have ever used. The boat was so well appointed. We hired Osprey and I can't believe how comfortable the bed was it was full length and sprung very unlike the usual narrow hard beds you get on other canal boats. The space within the boat we had was very well used with plenty of room to move about, plenty of hot water without having to motor for hours. Good quality equipment supplied. It will be hard to find a company to meet Beacon park boats standards.
We had Hobby for a week - perfect for 2 people, very well equipped and really enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness of the Brecon Canal. Pubs too!! Beacon Park Boats - great company and team of incredibly helpful people.
This was our 2nd holiday on the Mon and Brec canal in a Beacon Park Boat, we have also had a holiday in Wharfinger’s Cottage...what can I say, excellent as before.
The boat was spotless, the equipment, bedding, towels and toiletries great and the bonus welcome pack of wine, apple juice, Welsh cakes and jam ...delicious!
The weather was kind, we had no problems cruising from the base at Llangattock to Brecon and back on a four night break.
This was our first trip to the new basin, which is far more accessible than Llanfoist Wharf, plenty of parking and peace of mind of the security gates.
Alasdair was missed, but rest assured Jason was a worthy replacement.
Thank you Alasdair, Sarah and team.
We have had holidays on canal boats before, but BPB are on the next level regards Canal boat holidays!
They think of everything, the staff are really helpful, the whole set up is very professional, but at same time relaxed. From the security at the marina, to the gorgeous welsh cakes & jam on board, oh & the home made flapjack with a cuppa before you set off, lovely touches.
Boat immaculate, lots of info in folder, very helpful itineries with shops & pubs along the way. We got up to Brecon in one full day, & in hindsight wish we'd stated longer there rather than making our way up to Goytre Wharf, which was like a ghost town, boring part of the canal too.
The handover very informative, they think of everything to tell you, so you feel quite confident when you take over the helm!!
Def recommend BPB & if you want lovely scenery, locks to navigate, & good pubs & walks, book BPB! We will def book again, perhaps a smaller boat just for the two of us & Riggs!!
We booked Kite for our weeks holiday to celebrate my husbands birthday. Our daughter joined us for a couple of days and friends joined us for 24 hours. (This was my idea so they could do their bit on the locks) However I shouldn't have worried. The 36 miles and six locks on the canal were a pleasure to cruise along. Our narrowboat had everything we could possibly want and our two Jacks Russells seemed to love the adventure. The weather was perfect until the last day and so we have tan lines to take home to treasure along with the memories. The whole service from booking the holiday right through to the end was so well managed we can't fault it. The narrowboat was simple enough to operate and we all enjoyed the experience. Sparkly clean and perfect what more can I say ,but thank you