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Stargazing on a winter houseboat holiday

After a successful first season for our houseboat holidays, we are once again offering two of our toasty-warm narrowboats for winter breaks in the Brecon Beacons.

From November to March, our luxury narrowboats Buzzard and Owl will be permanently moored at our wharf in Llangattock, offering a luxury houseboat experience. It’s a very special holiday - being close to nature yet living in 5-star luxury. You’ll be one of the few who get to enjoy the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal when it’s at its most tranquil.

The two narrowboats are moored on either side of our wharf – one to the north and one to the south – so you have your own space. Our car park is just a few metres away, though you may find you don’t go near your car on this get-away-from-it-all break. From our wharf the historic market town of Crickhowell is just a 20-minute walk, with a lovely selection of independent shops, pubs and cafés, overlooked by mountaintops which you may wish to explore.

Last winter the houseboats were enjoyed by amateur photographers, couples who wanted to take long walks with their dog, visitors who liked exploring castles, a couple who cycled stretches of the towpath, and keen stargazers - after all the Brecon Beacons is an International Dark Sky Reserve!

Both Houseboat North and Houseboat South are designed for a couple, but, like all our narrowboats, they are highly individual. Which would you prefer?

Houseboat North

From November to March, our narrowboat Buzzard becomes Houseboat North. Styled on an Inspection Launch, this wider boat has a canopied front deck with side curtains which form a conservatory.  It’s packed with creature comforts including a 5ft by 6ft 6in double bed, mood lighting and surround sound system in the lounge.



Houseboat South

From November to March, our narrowboat Owl becomes Houseboat South. Owl is the perfect boat for an anniversary or honeymoon. Laze in the lavish 5ft four-poster bed and relax in the hot tub on the front deck under a starry sky. Enjoy a romantic meal for two or snuggle up together on the cosy sofa in front of the wood-burning stove. Sheer indulgence.



If you’re looking for a property that accommodates more than two, how about Wharfinger’s Cottage, set on the canalside near Abergavenny.