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Testimonials

Merlin 29th October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

A wonderful relaxing week on a

beautifully presented boat.

Thank you, see you next year.

Peregrine 31 October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Probably best hire boat we've been on....

Heron 31st Oct

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Very difficult to improve on perfection,

many thanks

23rd October Grouse

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Best boat we have ever been on.

Build quality is exceptional...

7th October Puffin

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Having been cruising for 30+ years I can say that

the service you provide is second to none amongst the top-end

hire fleets. The joining instructions were the most comprehensive and

informative that we have ever seen, and Puffin was equipped and fitted out to the highest

standard I have encountered.

22nd October Condor

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Thanks so much for a lovely stay!

We'll be back

22nd October Grouse

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

We couldn't fault our experience on Grouse, had a wonderful week

22nd October Buzzard

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Excellent in every respect...

21st October Peregrine

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Just wanted to say thank you again, for what was a wonderful holiday last week, your whole team went out of their way to make us feel really welcome and nothing seemed to much trouble, something which all the family commented on, you even kindly told us where to find tonic water J

Thank you also for the help in deciding which boat to choose, your husband was kind enough to show us the boat being built, which we both appreciated. I have booked the Kingfisher for week commencing 16th September, if the booking for the following week is cancelled and you can move us that would be very much appreciated.

Again my thanks you have a lovely company and some wonderful staff.

Have a nice weekend

10th October Heron

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

It was beautiful

10th October Harrier

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Slept like babies!

This was our trip of a lifetime,

from the bucket list....!

Thanks

3rd Oct Owl

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Better than a hotel bed.....!

Loved the hot hub.....!

3rd Oct. Kite

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Fantastic, well organised,

friendly company

superb boat.

Thanks

1st October Buzzard

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

All amazing!

Couldn't / didn't need for anything!

Perfect

24th Sept Hobby

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Really comfy beds ever!

Very impressed with everything on Hobby,

wanted for nothing!

Owl 16th Sept.

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

We came on our honeymoon on the Owl

Hot tub is brilliant......

Puffin 16th Sept

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

You need to get a

business on the Thames

You will make a fortune!!

Hawk 10th Sept.

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Best holiday we have ever has had in 25 years of married life..

Harrier 9th Sept.

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

We have found our first narrowboat holiday

fantastic, we will be back...

Peregrine 9th Sept

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Best boats on canal!

Osprey 3rd Sept.

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Great holiday.

Very much an escape!

Thanks!

Hobby 3rd Sept.

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

AMAZING!

Heron 2nd Sept.

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

All excellent - thank you

Owl 2nd Sept.

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Excellent boat and service!

Thank you

26th August Puffin

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Can't wait to return!!

26th August Owl

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

THE PERFECT HONEYMOON!

22nd August Peregrine

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

It was brilliant, very impressed with it,

being our first time too!

20th August Hobby

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

All was wonderful - you can do no more, its 100%

20th August Buzzard

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

The boat was really lovely and clean,

beds comfy and we really enjoyed

ourselves, have loved every minute.

Many, many thanks.

20th August Condor

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

A wonderful holiday in a wonderful canal.

19th August Peregrine

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

All fantastic, a wonderful holiday.

19th August Harrier

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Fantastic boat,

amazing canal.

Thanks

15th August Kite

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!

13th August Osprey

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Awesome experience and quality of narrowboat.

A Ward USA

13th August Grouse

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Kitchen was above average for Michelle Roux!!

13th August Hobby

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

What a beautiful boat and canal.

We had a fabulous time.

The boat is very well equipped for every

eventuality.

Many thanks

12th August Peregrine

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Spectacular setting -

Beautiful boats!!!

16th July Buzzard

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Even the dog loved it!

Excellent choice of DVD's, great to have,

loved the flapjacks and tea....

29th July Puffin

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

We had a great holiday, the

boat is superb and scenery

stunning. The amazing weather also helped!!

Thank you

23rd July Osprey

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

BEST BOAT IN 30+ YEARS

30th July Grouse

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Great shower

Beautiful fittings.

Excellent

Many thanks

July 29th Harrier

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Can't wait to do it again - thank you.

22nd July Kite

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Absolutely brilliant!

22nd JulyHarrier

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

You even arranged the weather!

We had a lovely time and our first trip

with Monty our fox terrier who loved it too!

Beautiful canal, v. scenic.

Thank you all very much.

Owl 15th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Fantastic holiday and boat.

Excellent bedding and mattress.

July 8th Harrier

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

First class holiday and establishment

Thank you for all your help

9th July Buzzard

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Perfection!

9th July Merlin

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Great bedding etc

Many comfortable nights.

8th July Owl

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Excellent boat.

Beautifully fitted and very comfortable.

Thank you BPB

8th July Peregrine

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Fantastic as ever.

Loved it

Brilliant service and boat

Owl 1st July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

It was lovely

Kestrel 1st July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Brilliant and a bit additive!

27th June Harrier

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

We had a fantastic time,

Thank you!!

Harrier 20th Junw

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Hi BPB

We have just completed a wonderful week's holiday on your great boat 'Harrier' - it was most enjoyable

Your boats are as advertised - absolute five star and we hope to enjoy them many more times.

See you next year and will be booking soon.

Buzzard May 21st

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

We have been narrow boating every year for 16 years, and Buzzard is simply

the finest boat we have ever seen, so far ahead of any of the large commercial hire fleets

there is literally no one in second place.

The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal itself is intensely rural and spectacular.

The whole 40 miles is reminiscent of the last two miles of the Llangollen

with ever more inspiring views around every bend.

Puffin 17th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

All was wonderful

Thank you

Kestrel 17th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Great as usual.

Grouse 11th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Everything has been fantastic -

including the weather!

Buzzard 11th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

It's fantastic!!

Thank you

Hobby 11th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Much better than I expected.

Very well equipped!

To organise glorious sunshine for us was

a bonus - thank you!

Hawk 11th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Overall 1st class on everything,

Brilliant boat and great holiday.

Thank you so much.

Kestrel 10th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Thank you for all the little things that

add up to so much more than

just the sum of the parts.

Heron 10th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

We had high expectations and

you exceeded them on every level.

Thank you

Hawk 28th May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Many thanks to everyone

who made our holiday such

a wonderful experience.

Your help and little extras were very

appreciated.

Many thanks

Heron 3rd June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

It was excellent - including the weather!

Kite 3rd June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

We had an absolutely lovely time

again on Kite and will be booking again

next year.

Eagle 28th May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

The quality of the boats and service exceeded our expectations.

Incline Cottage

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Just to say how much we have enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage.

It is in such a beautiful spot and there is so much to see around here.

We should love to come for another visit soon as possible.

Hope your business prospers and looking forward to seeing you again.

Peregrine 27th May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Everything is just perfect.

Thanks so much.

Eagle 21st May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Excellent holiday - so great to have comfy beds!

Lovely......

Hawk 21st May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

A fantastic holiday and worth every penny.

We were so happy and were the envy of other boaters!

Such a special holiday and created amazing memories.

Thank you so much.

Peregrine 23rd May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

Hello Sarah and Alasdair, just a quick email to say thank you very much for a lovely holiday. The boat was fantastic and even though there was only the two of us instead of four, we managed very well and had a great time. I went through the locks, even though I was dead against that, and managed to do them on my own!

Thank you

Osprey 7th May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, South Wales

WITHOUT DOUBT THE BEST CANAL BOAT
WE HAVE EVER HIRED IN 30+ YEARS

Puffin 6th May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Wales

As ever our departure was hurried and there was no time to thank you properly
or tell you how much we enjoyed PUFFIN.

Everything was excellent and surely there cannot be a better canal
hire company anywhere in the UK.... your claim to be a five star organisation
is fully vindicated.

As to your Marina...in a league of its own and most impressive.

Thank you for making us so welcome again.

The first time we hired one of your boats
I said at the end that I did not want the holiday to end.

The same was true again, but all goods things etc..............

Harrier 29th April

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal - Wales

We had a brilliant holiday.

Thank you Alasdair and Sarah -

Harrier is a absolute credit to you.

Peregrine 2nd May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

"Everything Quality"

Kite 2nd May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Carry on as you are! FAB!

Hobby 16th April

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Dear Sarah and Alistair, We really enjoyed our week on Hobby (Alaska, Yukon, Somerset!)

There were moments of wonderful peace as one moved almost noiselessly along the canal with peace and beauty everywhere.

You have a superb set up with the Rolls Royce boats on the canal.

We really admired the smooth organisation and help that you gave.

Many Thanks to you both for a memorable week.

Best Wishes.

Saturday 31st October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Canal Boats are well equipped.

More than comfortable and very luxurious.

We love them and will be back again for sure!

Saturday 31st October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Excellent holiday!

Owl 26th October 2015

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A fantastic few days on a beautiful boat.

Thank you.

PS The hot tub was a dream.

Heron 26th October 2015

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Fantastic company and holiday.

it was perfect!

Osprey 24th October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

THANK YOU!

thank you for a fantastic week - BRILLIANT!

Peregrine 23rd October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

All just wonderful as usual.

Autumn colours spectacular along the canal this year!

Lovely comfortable boat.

Thank you.

Owl 23rd October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Better than we excepted!

Kestrel 19th October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

We'll find it hard to find anything that might improve Kestrel and Beacon Park Boats.

We only wish you were on other canals so we could use you there!

Owl 19th october

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Amazing!

Attention to detail fantastic.

Everything sturdy and working exactly how you want it to.

Heron 2nd October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Exceedingly well fitted out, the best on the canal.

Absolutely will be recommending you!

Hope to refer more Namibians.

Eagle 26th September 2015

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Very up market and well designed.

Kestrel 25th September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

We had a wonderful time.....

Excellent!

Heron 21st September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A fantastic, beautiful designed narrowboat,

and very well organised.

An excellent way to relax!!

Osprey 19th September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

To be honest your barges were definitely the

best on the canal and caused much admiring

comments from other boaters!

Kite 14th September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

An excellent holiday.

The boat and all its facilities were excellent,

and we all had a most enjoyable time!

Thanks

Kite 7th September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Dear Sarah and Alasdair

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had on Kite at the weekend – we really did see the canal in all its glory – how lucky were we with the weather?!

As you’ll see below, I work for the English tourist board and wanted to say what wonderful service we received from you, from first planning the trip on your amazingly helpful website, through the booking process and on the holiday itself. You really have thought of absolutely everything to help make a holiday on the canal as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

I spend a lot of time dealing with complaints at work and the British tourism offering quite often gets very bad press. Without trying to sound too patronising, you really do deserve huge amounts of praise for raising the bar with the holidays you provide!

Thanks again – you will be seeing us again very soon I’m sure!

Kind regards

Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive
VisitEngland, Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT

Puffin 4th September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Thank you both for making our first UK canal holiday so super,

the welcome, the explanation and a truly beautifully prepared boat, all excellent.

Peregrine 4th September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Everything excellent!

You've thought of everything.

Condor 29th August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

We all had a fabulous time.

Boat was fab and views excellent.

Everyone friendly.

Osprey 29th August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A wonderful boat and seamless,

friendly operation.

Thanks

Owl 28th August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Cannot fault the whole holiday!

Wonderful boats and region.

Many thanks.

Peregrine 24th August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Whole trip has been beautiful

and very memorable.

Thank you!

Hobby 22nd August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Lovely time,

thanks for a great holiday.

Buzzard 15th August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A very relaxing holiday
with super accommodation.

Thank you

Kestrel 7th August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Excellent in every respect.

Owl 7th August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Wished we had two weeks,

will book again!

Peregrine 3rd August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

We have all had a brilliant time,
and have loved every minute!

Brilliant boats, facilities, information and service!

Thank you

Harrier June 2015

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Apologies for the delay, but we just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our canal holiday in June on “ Harrier". We had been greatly looking forward to our holiday, having read all about your wonderful boats and the beautiful Brecon Beacons in readiness for our trip, and we were not disappointed. The warm welcome on our arrival and your thorough explanation of everything we needed to know to make our holiday a success were very much appreciated. Harrier is indeed a splendid boat with superb facilities and we and Poppy (our Golden Retriever) felt very much at home! Thank you for even managing to arrange good weather for us. We have been telling all our friends and family that they should book a canal holiday with you so….. watch this space!

Kestrel 27th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

The most perfect boat on a beautiful canal.

Your restaurant selection was fantastic!

Thank you

Harrier 27th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Superb!

Best boat we have ever had,

beautifully appointed and well equipped.

Had a great week inspite the weather!

Thank you very much.

Condor 25th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

All Perfect

Great Holiday

Many thanks and see you soon!

Owl 20th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Fabulous few days

Thank you

Eagle 11th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Dear Alasdair and Sarah

As you know, our family of 4 booked the "Eagle" for a cruise on on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal from July 4 to 11, 2015.

We wanted to thank you for a wonderful boating holiday. We live in Alberta, Canada and for the last few years we have taken European boating vacations. We have had the pleasure of boating in Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, and this year in Wales with Beacon Park Boats. We rank boating in Wales with Beacon Park Boats as number 1 of those trips for three reasons: the canal boats, the boating, and Beacon Park Boat service.

First of all, the canal boats. Your boats are identified as bespoke, and that is evident in the quality of the accommodations and systems. Our particular boat had two enclosed walk in showers with ample hot water - a luxury in any boat! And the simple push-one-button toilets are such an improvement on the usual manipulation of levers and wet bowl to dry bowl flushing. Anyone familiar with the rituals of pre-heating and careful shut down of older diesel engines will marvel at the turn key simplicity of these diesel engines. One of our criteria for chartering is bow thrusters, which I believe are standard on all or most of your boats. Finally, our boat was delivered to us in a clean and fresh condition, it did not appear to be used or worn out in any respect. Our boat was first class!

Secondly, the boating. We were very happy with the turn over instruction and with the fact that Alasdair rode along with us until he was happy and we were happy that we could operate the boat. The canal is an exceptional amount of fun in which to operate. With stone bridges of varying characteristics all along, lifting bridges, marinas, the aqueduct, the locks and the tunnel, it seemed that there was something new and interesting around every corner. At the same this is all in a very low volume of traffic, and all of the traffic that there is, is recreational. There was plenty of canal side mooring near villages and towns and we were able to visit pubs or restaurants every night. The canal itself is somewhat unique - to us, at least - in being half way up the mountain side, so the views from the canal are fantastic.

Finally, we found the canal guides and the instructional DVD that we received from Beacon Park Boats to be first rate. It was very easy to communicate with you and you were very helpful to us in answering our questions about accommodation and transportation.

Regards and best wishes,

Peregrine 20th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Six adults ranging in age from 55 to 82 enjoyed a wonderful short break aboard your narrow boat Peregrine.

It would now be impossible to enjoy a Ford after experiencing your Rolls Royce.

We all look forward to another trip with you next year.

Hobby 18th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Really excellent holiday

Thank you

Condor 11th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Excellent, exceeded our expectations.

Beacon Park Boats is a very well run business.

Thank you.

Peregrine 10th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Not enough space for all the excellent comments.

Best of all the boats we have ever had over

the past 35 years.

Hawk 4th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

The consensus during our holiday

is that Beacon Park Boats is the best on the canal.

Really well equipped, no room for improvement!

Buzzard 4th July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Absolutely fantastic,

thought given to every aspect!

Better fitted out than our house!

Owl 3rd July

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

We had a wonderful time,

well done for a very good operation.

Heron 26th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Everything about the boat and holiday was fabulous!

Condor 27th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Better than very good -

FABULOUS!!

Kestrel 19th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Everything excellent, loved the shower!

Had a wonderful break and will be back.

Kite 19th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

This was an excellent experience.

Everything was perfect.

We were very impressed with the whole process.

A wonderful holiday!

Peregrine 15th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for such a memorable weekend on your Peregrine Boat; from the welcoming hospitality (loved the flapjacks) to the spotless presentation of your boats, including the gleaming white bedding and towels, you offer a faultless service.

The canal offers a variety of scenery, wildlife and opportunities for activities which suited our group very well. I would also like to give a special thanks for time and care taken ensuring a disabled member of our group was safe and comfortable boarding the boat.

I would not hesitate to recommend your services and I am sure we will be seeing you soon.

Best wishes

Kite 8th June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

"Actually, excellent"

Particularly enjoyed the picnic chairs and table which were great quality...

Thanks

Owl 1st June

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

All fantastic and very comfy...

Home from home

Thank you very much

Kestrel 29th May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Lovely canal
and
gorgeous accommodation

Peregrine 2nd May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

We had a great break, thanks to you Sarah and Alasdair.

Your boat standard is the highest we have encountered in Europe, let alone the UK, and that goes for your welcome and services too!

We hope we can make it back soon.

Hobby 16th May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Alasdair and Sarah

I just wanted to say a big thank you from Graham and I for a wonderful holiday last week on Hobby. Considering the weather wasn't so great, we still had a really wonderful holiday which nothing could have dampened. Of course the canal is an obvious treasure but the quality of the boat and the experience of your business were a major contribution. I left it rather late for me before booking and with the choice of quite a few hire companies, I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to get. But I have no doubt we made the best choice and Graham has almost accepted that I don't recall paying a huge premium for the high quality we got.

I just put on entry on the Mon & Brec Canal pages on Tripadvisor plugging the canal, the local business and producers down in Abergavenny and of course, Beacon Park Boats.

Many thanks once again.

Regards

Andrew

Kestrel 11th May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Best holiday ever.
Thoroughly enjoyed, will be back

Thanks

Condor 9th May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Excellent all round!!!!

Hobby 9th May

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Best hire boat we've ever had!

Thanks

Puffin 24th April

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Hi Sara and Alasdair

Just a quick e-mail to thank you for a wonderful holiday with Puffin.

Everything about your business impressed me greatly, from the welcome pack to the quality of your boats.

Most of the holiday boats we encountered on M&BC were your boats.

I will most definitely be recommending you to family and friends.

Thank you

Owl 20th April

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Hot tub was awesome!

A lot of love has clearly gone into this boat.

Found your service very professional but also welcoming and helpful.

The Owl was wonderful.

Kite 17th April

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

This was a "top" experience

Thank you so much!

Harrier 17th April

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

We are already planning to return for our first anniversary!

Thank you

Harrier 3rd April

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

The whole experience has been wonderful.

Thank you so much.

Peregrine 30th March

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

We had an amazing trip, and the boat, service, and facilities were fantastic!

Kestrel 30th March

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

It was a fantastic experience all-round!

Owl 1st November

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

What more can we say, we feel you have got all this just right.

This is our second wonderful holiday with you, and of course we will be returning!

Absolutely loved it!

Thank you.

Osprey 25th October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

It was all fabulous!

Thank you very much for everything!

Condor September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Sarah and Alasdair,

I know this is a bit belated, nevertheless, we wanted to tell you how very, very much we enjoyed our canal boat holiday on Condor in mid-September.

Everything was just perfect: the boat, the canal, the scenery, the support you provided to make us feel at ease and at home on the boat.

All four of us agreed that the holiday exceeded our expectations in so many ways.

One unexpected and particularly happy feature was the camaraderie that developed among our boat and several others on the canal at the same time.

We made wonderful friends as we moored together, enjoyed pubs together, helped each other through locks, and just generally shared our enjoyment of the canal boat experience.

We’re recommending Beacon Park Boats to all those we tell about our trip, so perhaps you’ll be hearing from some of them one of these days.

Thanks again!

It was all truly memorable.

Kestrel 18th October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

What a lovely week we all had on your beautiful boat Kestrel.

All 5 of us had a wonderful time in super weather.

We will return if not next year but in the following.

Thank you both once again.

Eagle 11th October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

The Rolls Royce of a narrow boat company!

Thanks

Kite 3rd October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Hi Sarah

Just arrived back in Lanzarote and I just wanted to drop you an email

to say that we all had a fantastic time on the boat last week

– weather was perfect and we thought the boat was exceptional.

Loved it, loved it and we will definitely recommend your company.

Thank you so much for the use of the boat

– we had lots of admiring glances and your fleet is definitely the best on the canal.

Peregrine 5th October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Dear Sarah and Alistair

Your boat was 7 star

Peregrine is high spec and the canal so beautiful.

We will definitely be back.

Buzzard 4th October

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Fantastic boats + 5* all round

Many thanks

Osprey 29th September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Dear Alasdair and Sarah

Just to say how impressed we were with "Osprey" - so thoughtfully built and equipped,

You certainly thought of everything.

So many little touches we all appreciated - tea on arrival - welsh cakes etc - the flowers - lovely linen and china.

I am sure you have heard it all before - but all the compliments are well deserved.

Thanks you from the four of us...

Eagle 6-13th September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Showers were superb!!!

Many thanks for a wonderful holiday.

Heron 5-8th September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Dear Alasdair and Sarah,

Just a brief note to confirm the prompt arrival of the above items and to say once again how much we enjoyed being let loose to experience the beauty the Brecon canal in Heron.

We were really impressed with the luxurious way it was fitted out and the appearance of the boat. The trip was all the more enhanced with the presence of such good weather.

Some years ago I travelled up from Kent to Brecon with an Irish battalion as an attached TA MO and on the first night my tent took off into the darkness, much to every one's
amusement.

We look forward to visiting you again,

Best wishes and thanks for everything,

Charles and Grace

Wharfingers Cottage 1-5th September

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Llanfoist Wharf, Abergavenny

Hi Sarah and Alasdair

Just to thank you so much again for our lovely holiday at Wharfingers Cottage this week

– it really was so special and a real credit to you

We had the most lovely family holiday made even more enjoyable by the cottage and its wonderful location

hanks again and see you next year

Best wishes

Paul

Eagle 23-30 August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Very high quality accommodation
and very friendly welcoming service.
Thank you

Kite 8-15th August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Dear Sarah and Alastair,
Upon our return home, we wish to thank you very much for a blissful week of relaxation in splendid surroundings. The boat had everything we could possibly need, and more, which made for a wonderful vacation.
Many many thanks again
The Caine family

Kestrel 22-25th August Mr. Gouldney

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

The barge and your welcome were first class.
We had a lovely break.
Thank you.

Mr. Farrell Buzzard 9-16th August

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

We always want our accommodation to be as good as, or better than home - Buzzard ticked all the boxes!

Thanks for a fabulous holiday.

Hobby 2-9th August Mr. Merrick

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Had a lovely week.
Your boats are the nicest we have been on. Thank You.

Harrier 25th July Mr. Scott

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

The Harrier is a beautiful and extremely well finished boat. Extremely high spec and extremely comfortable and relaxing.
So many people stopped to tell us how lovely the boat was.
Definitely thinking of booking with you again.

Puffin 25th July Neil McRobert

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Keep up the dedicated work - see you all next year.

Heron 28th July Mr Harrow

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Everything was fantastic - thank you very much

Kite 6-20 June 2014

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Veikko ”Neno” Nenonen
Finland

My heart will stay here

I was a workaholic. I forgot about for 30 years, family, friends, hobbies, leisure-time and self-care until I got a heart attack. Last day of my life was very near. A three-bypass surgery on the heart saved me this time.

My best friend, Paul Stevenson, took the first flight from London to Finland, to tell me that life is not over.

He told me he know the place where I will get back my joy of living. He promised to offer me an unforgettable cruise on the Canal in Wales. Paul took the vows and I was immediately sold.

The Monmouthshire & Brecon, Beacon Park Boats, Sarah and Alasdair Kirkpatrick left in my heart a lasting impression. Everything was like a fairy tale. The Paradise for my heart was found.

It is now about 8-9 years ago when I was on this Paradise Canal for the first time. Like a migratory bird I have come back 1-2 times every year. I have seen a birth of many of Sarah and Alasdair’s new canal boats.

Thanks to this canal I have got more years to live and every year I have something to wait for – next luxury canal holiday experience to my heart.

Again another health journey for my heart and mind (their new boat Kite 6-20th June) is over and time to return home, but my heart will stay there. See you again soon.

Please listen this song from google:
mun sydämeni tänne jää w/lyrics

88’s es GL
The Canal boat Shaman
Neno from Lapland, Finland

Heron 20-27th June 2014

Mon & Brec Canal

Could not have asked for a better boat!
It was much more than expected.
A dream holiday.
Thanks you very much.

Hobby 21-28th June

Afternoon Sarah and Alastair,

We have finally arrive back in Carlisle after leaving your excellent boat yard this morning.

Myself and Jo-Anne have done the Llangollen canal before and thought the quality of the boat we had there was brilliant... Until we arrived at Beacon Park Boats last Saturday...

The quality and attention to detail on your fleet is mind blowing! The warm welcome and thorough instruction from you both was perfectly pitched, telling us everything we needed to know.

We will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family and hope to return at some point in the not too distant future.

Your 5 star rating is very well deserved and we wish you every success in the future.

Yours with thanks,

Steve Rankin

Mr. Mortimer

Kestrel Mon and Brec

We couldn't find fault with anything, the facilities on board are all excellent, we were often stopped by follow boaters commenting how your boats are the best on the canal!
Thank you for a lovely holiday, we will come again.

Mr & Mrs Walsh 2nd June 2014

Llanfoist Wharf

You can't improve on perfection, all the best for a good season.

Keith and Helen June 2014

Llanfoist Wharf

Dear Alasdair and Sarah,

Words can't really do justice to the quite amazing week we spent on Osprey cruising the "Mon&Brec".

We have gazed longingly at our slide show ever since!

Thank you so much - you are responsible for a really first class experience and one we are very much looking forward to again in the Autumn.

Adrian Andrews June 2014

Llanfoist Wharf

Good morning, May I thank you both for your faultless welcome, facilities, boat and over all attention to detail. Peregrine was a joy and beautifully equipped. We look forward to a return visit in the future.

Margaretha Littmann May 2014

Sweden

Dear Sarah and Alistair,

Sorry, it has taken so long before I sat down to write you a thank you letter.

We, my husband Hans and our friends Gunnel and Lars and myself, couldn't have wished more for a perfect holiday than the week we spent on Puffin. From the very first day when we arrived and coffee and cakes were awaiting us, to the last day when we were greeted back as long lost friends.

The introduction was perfect, both of you making sure that we felt happy about everything before letting us set off on our own and making ourselves at home on Puffin.
We were immensly impressed by the extremely high standard on board. Every little detail was thought of.
The gift of the bottle of juice, the jar of jam and the Welsh cakes left on the table warmed our hearts not to mention the vases of fresh flowers. There are not enough words, or supperaltives as Hans said, to describe our feelings about Puffin: we slept like logs in the comfortable beds, enjoyed the hot showers and the fluffy towels. Everything in the kitchen that we could dream of we found and the central heating that warmed us on rainy days.

Your 5-star award is not enough, it should be 10-stars, at least!
We brought home a few of your brochures and they disappeared quickly among our friends so you may have an invasion of Swedes in the future.

Once again, thank you a thousands times and Sarah, thank you very much for kindly taking us to the train station in Abergavenny.

Best wishes,
Margaretha

Cheryl Cobb Sept 2013

Hi Sarah and Alasdair. We recently spent a week on the Osprey and we wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful trip we had. We very much enjoyed meeting you and touring your beautiful countryside. This is the 3rd time we have enjoyed a canal narrow boat trip and your boat was by far the nicest. Each day was a treat searching for the local pubs, markets that offer local eggs, bread and sausage. Very much different than here in the US.
Thanks again, we had a lovely time.

Fletcher June 2013

Thank you both so much for such a wonderful introduction to "barging" on the canals. Clive and I thought all the care and attention to making our holiday so memorable was amazing. Your welcome to all of us was exceptional. "Owl" was the most wonderful long boat and so beautifully furnished. We certainly have great memories of our weekend on the Welsh Wales! All the best and every success for the future.

Mr. Daws Sept 21st

Could not fault anything - the best reception, boat and equipment we have ever had in 45 years of narrow boating. Hope you continue to go from strength to strength.

Mr. McLelland

Another wonderful week aboard Condor. Amazing boat with lots of space and privacy. Beacon Park Boats are the best looking along the whole stretch of the canal, many admiring stares from pedestrians and other boaters. Brilliant and thanks.

Mr. Forman Sept 2013

Owl - floating luxury - hot tub is the best!

Mrs Hyde Sept 2013

Everything exceeded our expectations!

Thank you

Mr Simpson

Oh yes we will be back, best boat we have had in 30+ years of boating - thank you

Erica, Ben and Isabel

Dear Sarah and Alasdair

Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday. This is our first proper holiday as a family and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Coming from Hong Kong it is so wonderful to have the quiet surroundings of the beautiful countryside and the open space. Our 8 month year old baby daughter also really enjoyed the fresh air and nature. It was very easy to have her with us the whole time, and I will definitely recommend this great holiday to our friends as well.

Thanks again for the unique experience, awesome boat and great service, we would love to come back again in the near future.

With best regards

Erica, Ben and Isabel

Mr Hookey

Extremely well appointed, luxurious boat, loved it. We wanted to run away with Kestrel - you could easily live on it! Thank you for a wonderful job you do.

Nick

Alisdair and Sarah


We just wanted to thank you both again for such a fantastic holiday last week on Eagle.

We really were blown away by the extremely high standard of the boat and the care you had all taken in its presentation. I have been doing canal boat holidays for many years including a fair few on my family’s own narrowboat and I have never seen such high standards as those reached by your boats. Even after watching your crews poring all over the boats after our return, I can’t understand how you get your fleet so immaculately clean and prepared so quickly for the next batch of customers. Touches like the complementary local Welsh cakes, flower vase and apple juice really finished things off. In addition, I cannot remember ever receiving anywhere near the warm, friendly welcome and truly comprehensive overview, to say nothing of the equally warm send-off we received from you all. Your beautiful boatyard has also clearly been constructed with real care and thought and it only further enhanced our overall holiday experience. The design and construction of our boat brought a number of admiring comments and queries as we went along.

You have all clearly put huge amounts of effort in respect of so many things big and small and as a result your business stands head and shoulders above all others I have seen on the canals. With all of this, even the few days of cold rain were a pleasure.

We will certainly be back, and I will tell all who will listen about our experiences. In the meantime we wish you all the very best for the future and hope that you reap all of the successes that you so richly deserve.


Many thanks indeed -


Nick, Nicky, William & Joel

Dear Alasdair and Sarah, just a quick email for you to add to your comments page. We had the most wonderful honeymoon, our boat OWL was simply awesome, it was clean and well presented, very comfortable to live in and the hot tub was a joy to behold. We cannot thank you enough for a perfect holiday and we will certainly recommend you to our friends and family.
Kind regards and best wishes

Leanne and Justin