On our website we’ve introduced a flexible way to pay for your holiday, and the ability to hold a boat or cottage provisionally for up to 14 days - two features that should prove really useful when planning next year’s holiday.
Interest-free monthly payments
You’re more likely to get the boat/cottage and dates you prefer if you book 6 to 12 months ahead. In order to encourage advance bookings and to help you budget for your holiday, we now accept interest-free monthly payments for bookings made at least 6 months in advance. An initial deposit confirms the booking, then you spread the cost of your holiday over monthly instalments, up until two months before the departure date.
There’s no complicated administration. Just choose ‘instalments’ when making your booking online. We take an initial deposit from your credit/debit card and, thereafter, monthly payments for set amounts are taken from the same card. Each time the payment is taken you’ll receive an email confirming the transaction. These interest-free monthly payments are available for online bookings only. Of course, you can still choose to pay an initial deposit and the full balance two months before your holiday date. Whichever suits you best.
Hold your preferred holiday dates
We realise that many people need some time to check with friends and family before confirming a booking. While we’ve always held bookings if people phone us and request it, we’ve now introduced a quick and easy ‘hold’ button which enables you to make a provisional booking via the website. You’ll find it next to the ‘book’ button.
Just choose the boat and dates you’re interested in, then click the ‘hold’ button. After you’ve filled in your details, we’ll hold that provisional booking for you. If you’re booking over 6 months in advance the booking will be held for 14 days, if 3-6 months in advance, we’ll hold it for 7 days, and if less than 3 months, we’ll hold it for 3 days. Your provisional booking will appear in yellow on the website calendar, and will automatically be released if you do not confirm the booking during the hold period.
email you the details of your provisional booking as a reminder, and explain
how to confirm your booking online. No reason to miss your preferred boat now!
Beacon Park Boats logo
Notice that our stylish new branding, which graces the sides of our narrowboats and features on our brochure (just ask, and we’ll pop one in the post to you), can also be found on our website now.