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Kate Boats

The Boatyard Nelson Lane | The Boatyard, Warwick CV34 5JB, England
+44 1926 492968
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A great week on the Alexander

We are a family of four and had always wanted to do a canal boat holiday. We opted for the... read more

Reviewed today
sue s
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Warwickshire Ring.

Er have just finished a weekend onboard Marie from Kate Boats. Marie is and excellent Narrowboat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 convenience usually associated with private craft. We offer short breaks or longer cruises from two different bases in the Warwickshire area. All prices include damage waiver, all fuel and car parking. Nothing more to pay, unless you bring your family pet with you although we do have 2 boats that are completely pet free for any allergy sufferers. We look forward to meeting you!
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The Boatyard Nelson Lane | The Boatyard, Warwick CV34 5JB, England
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Reviewed today 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Er have just finished a weekend onboard Marie from Kate Boats. Marie is and excellent Narrowboat with a fine indoor finish and a silent engine. Kate Boats staff were helpfull and answered out mails imidially. We were 3 adult and one child on board a...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind review. We are so pleased you had a good time and that your Grandson had fun also. Apologies about the bread knife and thank you for our gift! We hope to see you again soon, and once again, thank you.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a 58 foot boat called Jim for a week's holiday sailing to Stratford Upon Avon. We'd hired boats before. We opted for a larger craft to give us more storage space as you do take quite a lot with our unpredictable weather! Whilst...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're sorry that you had some issues while you were out. Due to the nature of the toilet systems, some smell may be present in certain areas, particularly in hot weather or when the holding tank fills up. The first...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

A very well equipped boat with very friendly staff. We did the full Warwickshire ring it was hard but we loved it. We were lucky with the weather. I would advise going for a birth bigger than your party as it can get a bit...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip and we do try with the weather! Hopefully we will see you again and don't forget you get an extra 10% off for your next hire.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We enjoyed a lovely family weekend away aboard Kate Boats' brand new boat - Harry Hudson. The weather was lovely and the spring countryside looked so beautiful as we chugged slowly along, stopping off at the villages of Ufton and Long Itchington along the way....More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you had a good time and you enjoyed our new boat Harry - we're very proud of him! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We were a group of 12 people with 2 dogs on 2 boats, we had plenty of space for all of us, all the amenities were provided, comfortable beds and clean bedding, the only thing we had to bring were towels! We had around a...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you for your review. We're pleased that your 'flotilla' booking with two boats worked for you - it's a great way to get the family and friends together. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We have just fulfilled a dream of doing a canal boat holiday with 4 nights on “Stephen” in icy, wintry conditions but had a great time despite the weather. A fabulous holiday to get the whole family involved (three kids from 9 to 17 years)....More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you for a wonderful review! I am so pleased we were part of your UK adventure and glad you had such a wonderful time! Unfortunately we cannot do anything with the weather, but we are happy that Stephen was warm and cosy! We all...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great time aboard Molly May for 1 week from 30th October to 6th November, We went down the south Oxford Canal for the first time having done the Warwickshire ring and many other canals in the area before, and we would definitely...More

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Cheryl H, Owner at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Many thanks for your kind review. So glad you were warm enough! Mornings can be a bit nippy this time of year. Hopefully we will see you again and don't forget your 10% discount for being a previous hirer. Take care and a merry Christmas...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Kate Boats are ideally situated to do the Warwickshire Ring. Hiring was very easy and we got a discount as we had used the company before. Friendly staff and we found the boat had everything we needed, very well equipped. The Warwickshire Ring was a...More

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Kate B, Manager at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your busy week. The Warwickshire Ring can be great fun as well as a good workout! Hope we see you again soon!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent boat hire company which allow me to take my four big dogs. Boats are comfortable and very well equipped and warm even at this time of year. Delightful 10 days on the cut after picking the boat Isabella from Stockton top lock. Friendly and...More

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Kate B, Manager at Kate Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are please you enjoyed your time with us on the canals and we look forward to seeing you again.

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