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Kate Boats

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Self drive narrowboat hire and canal boat holidays on the canals in the Heart of England. Whether you are looking for a fun family holiday or want to take life at a more tranquil pace, you'll find our fleet of narrowboats provide the luxury and...more
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The Boatyard Nelson Lane | The Boatyard, Warwick CV34 5JB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for something different for a few days break for my husbands 65th Birthday! We arrived to a lovely welcome and the boat ready! After an hours tuition the kind member of staff had told us all we needed to know but kindly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased that you both had a good time and everything went well. It can be a bit daunting the first time but you soon get the hang of it. Sometimes, the time spent in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely break we’ve just had! We were made to feel so welcome on our arrival and given the cutest boat. This was cleaned and very well kitted out as well as being so comfortable and toasty warm! Our trip was superb. We can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. So pleased you and your partner had a fabulous time. It was so nice to meet you and I hope we see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This was our 1st time we had taken a narrow boat out.we throughly enjoyed our short break from Monday to Friday on Amy Clare weather was kind to us no rain. Kate’s boats guys were very good with the instructions for the boat and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. Som pleased you enjoyed your first time! Don't forget if you come with us again we will give you 10% off as previous hirers. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is the second time we have used this firm and have not been disappointed. Would recommend all to use this company they re the best we have used in over 50 years of hiring boats.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It's good to know we are getting things right! Hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Kate Boats provides a very good narrowboat hiring service at a VERY competitive price. We had used their Stockton base last year and this year used Warwick. The boats are well prepared and equipped although this year, for unknown reasons, they forgot the towels. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Hello! So pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us. And many apologies for forgetting the towels, a complete lack of communication between all of us! We hope to see you all again in the near future. Kindest regards.

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Hired a canal boat from Warwick and went down to Stratford upon Avon and then down the Avon to Bidford. Great experience and the help and guidance by Cheryl and Colin was great plus they were obliging with the time we collected the boat. Will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time on the Canals. Should you wish to book again with us, don't forget you will get a discount! Many thanks.

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Looking for something different that would engage our teenagers and take their focus away from Snap chat streaks and Wifi codes.You receive a friendly welcome from the staff at the yard and your boat ours was Martin is ready and waiting to go. We were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

So pleased you had a great time on Martin. We find a lot of families return having experienced getting closer to their family over the holiday . It really does take a team effort to get through the locks and many people on the canal...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had no experience of narrowboats and Kate Boats quickly and professionally sorted us out with a boat that suited our needs. On our arrival our boat Henry James was modern,spotlessly clean and ready to go. The quality of the boat far exceeded our expectations...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

We are so pleased you had an enjoyable time on Henry James and the tuition was clear. It is a bit like taking the bull by the horns when you do it the first time but it sounds like you are old hands now! We...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

It was my first time on a canal boat and I loved it. The pace of life, the view and some of the boating community made this trip great. We were lucky with the trip as we got it for a good deal. However, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

I am so sorry you found problems with your boat and the send out procedure. Could you let me know which boat you were on so that I am able to look into this matter further. Many thanks

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We are a family of four and had always wanted to do a canal boat holiday. We opted for the Alexander which was larger than we needed so that we wouldn't be on top of each other all the time. We started on the grand...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much that you wish to go again! Don't forget, if you choose us next time you will get 10% discount for returning hirers!

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Denis A
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Response from david h | Reviewed this property |
we hired for 10 days from Warwick and that gave us ample time to even wander down the Avon river to Bidford upon Avon. You could do it in 7 days if you rushed a bit as there are plenty of locks to negotiate.
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