Is any experience needed for canal holiday hire?
No previous experience of handling electric narrowboats or diesel narrowboats is necessary, as full tuition will be given covering things such as how to steer the narrowboat, lock operation and waterway etiquette. We also provide a boat manual covering all aspects of the canal boat.
Can I bring my pet on my canal holiday?
Pets are welcome and they generally have a great time too. It costs just an extra £15.00 per pet, per booking. However please keep them off the upholstery and bedding and do not leave them unattended unless they are in a dog cage.
Please note that we do not allow pets on some of our canal boats.
How can I find out more about canal holiday hire on the Mon & Brec Canal?
We supply a locally produced detailed guidebook specifically about this canal, full of information and canal etiquette which, we believe, will enhance the enjoyment of your holiday. This guide book is included in the cost of your narrowboat holiday and will be sent to you upon booking.
Can I look before I book?
If you are in the area, feel free to call in. Please phone before you arrive to ensure boats are available for viewing.
Can I download your brochure?
How do I find you?
We are situated approximately 3 miles due west of Abergavenny, in the village of Gilwern. From the centre of Gilwern take the A4077 towards Brecon/Crickhowell. After approximately 200 yards turn left up Church Road, opposite the Corn Exchange Public House. After approximately 200 yards you will go over the canal, take next left into Maesygwartha Road then directly left down the drive onto our wharf. View The Map.
Do you provide bedding?
Yes, either double duvets, single duvets or sleeping bags, as per your requirements.
Are there any extras to pay?
The hire charge includes gas, diesel, electricity, guide book, on site car parking, bedding, buoyancy aids, cancellation cover for crew only and damage waiver cover. The only additional cost is for bringing a pet.
What should I bring?
Can I take a short break canal holiday?
You can take a short break lasting three or four nights, a week break or longer. Your break can start on a Friday, Saturday, Monday or Tuesday. Your boat will be available from 3pm on your start date and you need to be back and clear of the boat by 9:30am on your finish date.