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“Loved every minute!!!”
Our Narrowboat 'Duckling' is available to hire all year round
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Our Narrowboat 'Duckling' is available to hire all year round
View from the galley to the front The Dining and seating area, the table conveniently stores away to maximise space
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Very good
10 reviews
Our Narrowboat 'Duckling' is available to hire all year round
View from the galley to the front
The Dining and seating area, the table conveniently stores away to maximise space
The Galley
The magical Lancaster Canal
The mystical lancaster Canal
Beautiful evening on the Lancaster Canal
Sunset on the Lancaster Canal
Lovely little ducklings
Our boat basking in the sunshine
Lovely and cosy on a night time
The galley close up
Lighting
The wet room
The shower
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Narrowboat -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Tewitfield, Carnforth, Lancaster District, Lancashire, England

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Very good - based on 10 reviews
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alder2017
Lancashire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved every minute!!!”
Reviewed 26 January 2017 for a stay in October 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We found our week holiday absolutely brilliant. I was a little nervous having never been on a narrowboat before, but I was quickly reassured and nurtured through the process of handling little ducklings, by the very friendly and capable Nick & June. We were delighted with the boats layout very spacious and comfortable with great attention to detail. It was a lovely surprise to find fresh flowers, biscuits, tea and coffee provided for us, it really did make us feel at home. We were blessed with beautiful weather, immersed in the autumnal changing season imbued the surrounding landscape with rich colours, which made for the most idilic sailing. We spyed some old kilns hidden amongst trees which then led us on a historical fact finding journey of the Lancaster canal. In between going for family walks with our dog to the nearby beaches we found our everyday stresses dissolved away leaving us totally relaxed which made learning effortless and fun followed with a whole lot of laughter. We also found a cupboard filled with current films and games which provided entertainment when we were just to tired and relaxed to do anything else. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience. Your care was second to none. We will be back very shortly <3

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Louise B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Smaller than the pictures show”
Reviewed 6 January 2017 for a stay in August 2016

My husband and I had booked this boat to do a weeks holiday on the Lancaster Canal with our cocker spaniel and had planned lots to do along the way. However it didn't work out that way as we only stayed for 4 of the 7 nights due to space available on the boat and even that was too long. It is advertised as sleeping 2-4 people but the cabin bed was very claustrophobic and there was not adequate storage space for clothes and personal items. I contacted the owners to let them know we would be returning the boat early and there was no compensation for time lost which I think is really bad for a small family run business.

The only good thing about it was the weather which was nice while we were there so we could go out and about.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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PeteD60
Ware, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
427 reviews
162 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Worked well for us…….”
Reviewed 26 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Booked 6 months in advance before John Sergeant’s programme – wanted a canal experience without locks – and the Lancaster fitted the bill

Went with Ducklings – Monday departures – 4 nights – compact boat with all the mod cons – booking process by email – payment by PayPal – deposit and final payment – no problems - lots of links provided to information needed for the voyage – so pre-planning a breeze

Reality just as good – warm and informative welcome from June and Nick at Tewitfield Marina – boat well thought out layout – lots of touches – bottle of wine – tea coffee milk biscuits large bottles of drinking water – lots of storage chubby holes – double bed at back – made up a double in lounge – slept well under duvet – real bonus was a TV that worked – lots of information about boat and the route – shower good flow and well controlled – towels good – cassette toilet with spare cassette - parking at car park at marina which is surrounded by flats and was secure

We had a little problem with the engine on first morning but June and Nick arrived by 8.00 and called in mechanical re-enforcements and we were away by 11.00 – many apologies – but we did have a brief encounter in Carnforth which was a bonus – although the problem with vibration did remain throughout the voyage

Ducklings only have the one boat in their fleet at present – so book early

Ducklings hire worked well for us – boat a convenient size – comfy and convenient environment with lots of thoughtful touches – competitively priced – excellent hosts – what more can you ask for? Thank you

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Liked best: the boat
Liked least: the clatter from the engine due to a loose mounting
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jul 2016
Thank you so much for reviewing Ducklings and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday. Apologies again for the engine trouble and we seem to have sorted out the vibrations now. Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the future. June and Nick
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Ian M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic long weekend on the Lancaster Canal”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

A great weekend, despite the classic British weather! Truly excellent boat, everything you could need and then some, very thoughtfully fitted out. June and Nick - great hosts, very welcoming and nothing too much trouble, had to call up late at night because I'd had too much wine to figure out how to turn the power on - phone answered immediately and sorted straight away (to my embarrassment!). Lancaster canal offers some truly excellent scenery and miles of lock free cruising, great for first timers/nervous boaters. Plenty of canal side eating/drinking options too. Cannot recommend enough, shall definitely be back again!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jul 2016
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you had a good holiday and really hope to see you again in the future. June and Nick
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Josh C
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cozy home on the water!”
Reviewed 16 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Hi, just wanted to say we had a wonderful time on the canal this weekend. Such a cozy and well equipped water home! Will definitely be hiring again! Cheers!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
18 Feb 2016
Thank you Josh, we are glad you had a lovely time! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks June and Nick@ducklings
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