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Oxfordshire Narrowboats

Heyford Wharf | Station Road, Lower Heyford OX25 5PD, England
+44 1869 340348
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Fantastic stag do

First impressions of the boat - exactly what we needed, clean and well equipped, a bit tired and... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Jon A
Midweek Hire

This was a trial to see if we would enjoy canal boating. The boat was clean on arrival and the... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
monty467
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Heyford Wharf | Station Road, Lower Heyford OX25 5PD, England
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+44 1869 340348
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

First impressions of the boat - exactly what we needed, clean and well equipped, a bit tired and canal-boat-ish (read: dated) maybe but we weren't bothered by this. None of us had ever set foot on a canal boat before but the staff we're friendly...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

This was a trial to see if we would enjoy canal boating. The boat was clean on arrival and the initial instruction which included getting us through the first lock was very good. The guidance given on how far we could get was, for us,...More

Thank monty467
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

As others have already said, the boat was clean and well equipped. The staff was very friendly and helpful. And our 3 days on the Oxford Canal with family and friends was a complete blast.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Had a great Monday to Friday break. Staff were very friendly and helpful and got us off by 2.30 pm. Boats well fitted out and equipped. Need to be agile to convert dining table to double bed.

Thank Keith S
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Very bad experience had to return the boat after 2 days as the toilet over flowed due to it being faulty told we would get a full refund. on our return the staff were very rude and aggressive also No refund no apologies and could...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Our group of two families hired an eight berth boat from Oxfordshire Narrowboats out of Lower Heyford. The boat itself was comfortable and well equipped, and the service received from their ream at the outset and when we returned was efficient and courteous. We had...More

Thank KentishO
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Monday to Friday canal holiday for 11 people ages 5-86 years, enjoyed by all. One small issue with the boat and a phone call had someone dispatched right away to fix the issue. Everything you need is supplied. Just bring your food and personal items....More

Thank Riehlly
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We had a 4-day long mid-week trip on the Avon-Kennet Canal. We hired the boat from the Oxfordshire Narrowboats and they worked together with the Wiltshire Narrowboats in Bradford-on-Avon where we picked up our boat. The booking process was efficient and the team was helpful....More

Thank Danczer
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Booked a long weekend with Oxfordshire Narrowboats on the Chalford, 9 of us in all (family and friends) The boat was a 10 berth and thought it might be a squeeze but it was perfect. We set off on Friday afternoon and headed south.The staff...More

Thank nicola b
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had a most fantastic day out on the Oxford Canal on a narrow boat. Party of 7, all first timers and had such fun opening locks and bridges and steering. All the boat people help each other, lots of good advice and so you will...More

Thank Judy F
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, judging by the section north of Lower Heyford that we did, Jeff P's comments don't surprise me. I imagine that Oxford itself should possibly be the scenic focus of your trip, anything else would be a bonus! Plus of... More
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