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Fantastic holiday

My family and I had a fantastic week on Mulberry at the beginning of July. Robert was so helpful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fiona M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Fantastic Week

What a fantastic week we all enjoyed on Linden, superbly equipped boat, with a full welcome... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
ghtickle
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Upholland, United Kingdom
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Crabtree Narrowboat Hire is a family run narrowboat hire company based on the idyllic, lock free Lancaster Canal. We operate 3 luxury boats from our base at Barton Grange Marina - our narrowboats have been awarded 5 stars by Enjoy England - the...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I had a fantastic week on Mulberry at the beginning of July. Robert was so helpful and informative and the boat was really well equipped. We had amazing weather for the whole week and it was such a relaxing holiday. Lancaster canal...More

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic week we all enjoyed on Linden, superbly equipped boat, with a full welcome pack,everything you needed or could ask for and the holiday memories book is a lovely touch. Despite media commitments (😁) the owner Robert was extremely helpful and attentive. The...More

Thank ghtickle
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We had a brilliant and really relaxing week on the Lancaster Canal. We hired the narrowboat "Willow", both the boat and the facilities on board were excellent. The boat was very well equipped and had everything you could think of including "the kitchen sink". We...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We hired Mulberry. Everything fine until I had a fall severely bruising my ribs. My fault, nothing to do with any failure on the part of Crabtree Narrowboats but it incapacitated me for several days. We thought the that our holiday was finished and but...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We hired Willow for the Easter weekend and had a wonderful three nights travelling up to Lancaster and back. The Canal just south of Lancaster is truly beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the weekend despite some cold weather (including snow!) at times. The great bit...More

Thank LordByronStingley
Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

So glad that you enjoyed your time on Willow and the Lancaster Canal. Thanks very much for the review and look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Crabtree boats are the nicest boats you can hire (they are the only boat company that are 5 star!) All the boats are finished to a high standard and they all come equipped with everything you need so you do not need to worry about...More

2  Thank Madge S
Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Well thanks so much for this lovely review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you back and see you again. I know that you love the Lancaster Canal and the peace and tranquillity that it affords and the ducks and swans are always pleased...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Have just experienced our first Narrowboat holiday hire from Crabtree and can fully recommend the high quality end to end from booking to returning the boat. Welcome and handover from Robert was excellent, all the little extras provided really are a nice touch, the boat...More

Thank Alan G
Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

WOW - You certainly had a great week and got to see most of what the Lancaster Canal has to offer !! It is always a pleasure when you read that our guests had such an enjoyable time and that all the hard work and...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

I would strongly recommend booking your canal boat hire from Crabtree Narrowboat Hire. You will not be disappointed. I have just returned from a 4 night booking on the boat called Willow and I could not find a fault with anything. From the start of...More

Thank Joy8891
Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

What a wonderful review and thank you so much for it. I know that you both really enjoyed the narrowboat and the Lancaster Canal experience. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I hope that you will come back and enjoy the delights...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We hired the Mulberry for a week in August. From start to finish Robert could not have possibly been more helpful. The narrowboat, Mulberry was absolutely beautiful, very clean with everything you would need for a weeks holiday. The beds were really comfortable and we...More

Thank janetThailand
Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thanks for that lovely review and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the beautiful Lancaster Canal. I'm sorry about the problem you had - the boats are living breathing things and unfortunately things sometimes go wrong but I look forward...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went on a family trip on the Lancaster Canal, the children had never been on a canal boat before. The loved every minute of it as did we and their parents. The 6 berth boat was out of action so we had two 4...More

1  Thank Pat P
Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you for a lovely review and I'm so pleased that not only did you enjoy your narrowboating experience but the children did as well. I'm sorry that Mulberry (our 6 berth) wasn't available but I don't think having the 2 narrowboats spoiled the holiday...More

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