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Due to demand we now have FOUR houseboats available this winter! Perfect for a winter get away.

From November to March, four of our luxury narrowboats are permanently moored in private spots at our wharf in Llangattock. It's an enviable setting, just a short walk from the delightful market town of Crickhowell with friendly pubs and cafes, and surrounded by amazing walking country. On a clear night, cosy up together on the deck and watch the stars. Enjoy all the pleasures of living on the water while the Mon & Brec canal is at its most tranquil. 

Beacon Park Boats - Points to note:

  • All our boats graded at a luxury 5* rating with the British Marine Federation
  • All our prices are fully inclusive, including diesel, parking and Wi-Fi where available
  • All boats are pet friendly and they travel free of charge 
  • We pride ourselves on exceptional cleaning standards, echoed by regular customer feedback  
  • We provide towels, toiletries, linen and also cleaning products, there are coffee pods for your on-board Nespresso machine, as well as tea bags and sugars
  • All boats have bow thrusters to help you manoeuvre and moor up
  • For those chilly evenings all boats have central heating, and many boats have wood burning stoves, which we provide our home-made briquettes 
  • We give you some goodies for when you arrive, we will leave this as a surprise
  • You will be supplied with a free DVD on boat handling in addition to a one to one detailed handover on arrival, and be assured we will not leave you until you feel confident in handling the boat. 

Beacon Park Boats is our family business, offering 5-star boating holidays on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. Take a look inside our narrowboats.


The all new boat Robin

Robin, the first UK/Welsh battery powered canal boat which won't require charging during their weeks' vacation. Energy for the boat is from lithium batteries, charged back at our base via our solar panels, making the boat completely fossil free green cruising. Hot water for showring and washing up will be heated via a water source heat pump using the canal water as the heating medium. All the upper surfaces of the boat will be covered in solar panels, the boat will currently sleep 2, either in two single beds or one double. Steering uniquely for a canal boat, will be from a seated wheel position. The boats fit out will be of a similar 5* standard to our other fleet of 20 boats. 

Swan - Our new accessible boat

Swan. The mon and brec's first wheel chair access canal boat. Swan will be our first luxury five-star boat with wheelchair access. We felt inspired to design this wide beam narrowboat after Alasdair, the owner of Beacon Park Boats, spent a year in a wheelchair and realised that the fleet is definitely missing something. Swan will sleep four people while providing the same quality and features as Falcon.

This luxurious narrowboat will have two bedroom layout options: the first cabin will easily convert into a large single bed for wheelchair users, providing good access to the lift and corridor, while the aft cabin will offer spacious double accommodation for non-wheelchair users. You’ll definitely get a great night’s sleep on our incredibly comfortable sprung mattresses.
If in a wheelchair, a foldaway ramp will make it easy for you to access the rear deck. You’ll also be able to take the lift down into the bottom of the boat and then travel along the corridor through the galley and stop in the forward resting area to enjoy spectacular views through three large picture windows. A turning area will help you enjoy the space when cruising along the canal while the central heating or log burning stove will keep you cosy during the colder evenings.
Swan will have two electric flush toilets and two showers with doors. The bathroom closest to the lift will be fully accessible and fitted out with helpful equipment such as a shower seat and toilet bars.


Hire a Skipper for your holiday

NEW for 2022 Your very own skipper offering as much (or as little) boating assistance as you'd like, to enhance your canal holiday. Need help with locks or mooring? Like an extra pair of hands on deck? Find out more >


Fleet of 20 narrowboats: all 5-star

20 highly-individual luxury canal boats sleeping from 2 to 8 people. Take a self-drive cruise through the Brecon Beacons National Park from March to October or choose a permanently-moored houseboat holiday from November to March.

5-star eco-friendly hybrid narrowboat Coot

Reduce your carbon footprint while enjoying a deluxe holiday on 5-star Coot - the UK's first hybrid-electric holiday narrowboat.

'The Bentley of barges' says rugby legend Sir Gareth Edwards

Sir Gareth Edwards, one of the greatest rugby players ever, took a short break with his wife, Maureen, on our narrow boat Harrier in summer 2019. During their holiday, which was filmed for a BBC series, Gareth describes Beacon Park Boats as 'The Bentley of Barges'! Watch his video.taken from his BBC film on welsh canals


New to boating?

No experience is needed as our narrowboats are simple to handle. We'll send you an instructional DVD and there's a detailed handover before you set off on your cruise. The hardest task is choosing a boat!

Rave Reviews for Beacon Park Boats in Waterways World Magazine

Waterways World has described our boats as "something special" and "very different from normal holiday boats."  

Read all about it on our blog page

Spectacular part of Wales

Considered to be Britain’s most picturesque waterway, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (known locally as the Mon and Brec) is in rural Wales, yet close to road and rail links. Situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park and Blaenavon World Heritage Site, it's rich in heritage and wildlife, with endless things to see and do along the route.

Locks or lock-free?

Taking your boat through the six locks on the Mon & Brec canal is exciting. Everyone on board can get involved, including children. If you’d rather a lock-free holiday the Mon & Brec is a perfect choice; you can spend a week cruising a 25-mile stretch without having to operate a single lock. Take a look at our suggested itineraries for short breaks and longer holidays.



Remember this holiday is not just about you; it's also perfect for your dog! We allow up to 2 dogs per boat without a charge and provide you with a dog towel for that unexpected swimming lesson. The path alongside the canal is in excellent condition making dog walking a pleasure. 

Watch our video

This 3 minute video gives you a taste of our canal holidays on one of our luxury boats within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.
Simply click on the photograph to the left.