A very warm welcome and a thorough induction greeted us when we arrived. The 3 days we spent on the boat we very comfortable, the on board shower was better than some hotels I have stayed in! Brecon is beautiful and this is the way to experience it for the first time. Some nice pubs and very friendly people.
My wife and I together with our friends & small dog have just returned from a weeks cruise aboard "Condor". From the moment we made the initial booking to the welcome we received at the wharf service was first class, but the boat certainly eclipsed that!!! The boat was constructed maintained and presented to the highest standards with all everyday needs catered for. The layout of the cabins,bed linen,toiletries and particularly the en-suite facilities drew high praise from the ladies. All in all Beacon Park boats offer a friendly well run organization which we highly recommend one nice touch is the comprehensive canal guide which is included in your package and is a mind of information.
Without a doubt Beacon Park Boats are the absolute Rolls Royce of canal boat hire
Way beyond the quality of anything else we have hired their fleet is pure luxury in every way for cleanliness , presentation and quality of finish and care
Our narrowboat Kite was amazing with 2 incredibly comfortable beds , beautifully equipped bathroom and fabulous galley
The Monmouth and Brecon canal is an absolute delight with breathtaking scenery
The proof is we have already booked our next visit for 2018
Joyous! Alasdair and Sarah and team run an amazing operation
Cannot recommend highly enough
For the first time, we hired a canal boat on the Monmouth / Brecon canal, choosing Beacon Park Boats to rent from. From the booking process, through the guidance on using the boat; the boat itself; the staff and the canal experience itself (thanks to the staff and their tips / knowledge of the area) we experienced nothing less than total professionalism, superb equipment and surroundings and loads of fun. The boat was beautifully built and kitted out, which made the experience all the more pleasurable. Thank you so much to all the staff. We will be back.
Having been hiring narrow boats for nigh on 50 years, this was the most comfortable and well fitted out boat that we have ever hired. The quality of the workmanship was top rate and, while on all narrow boats storage space is limited, every effort had been made to utilise the available space to provide storage. A small but important attention to detail was the number of hooks on the walls. Provided with the boat was a detailed gude to navigation produced by a local author which contained much more useful and interesting information than the national guides, such as Nicholson's.
On top of that, the Mon and Brec is a beautiful canal, especially in the springtime when the trees are mostly in leaf but still bright green and fresh. In addition, there was almost wall to wall birdsong. In a week we managed without great effort to travel ffrom the base to both limits of navigation. The canal is shallow, so progress is slow and occasionally the boat scrapes the canal bed, especially at the southern end towards Pontypool, where the canal is maintained by the local authority rather than the Canal and River Trust. For the most part, the onshore facilities were good, with abundant mooring rings and water points.