This was our first experience on a narrow boat, and we could not have been in better hands than Nigel & Sally of Roadhouse Narrow Boats. Nigel provided a very thorough induction explaining clearly how everything worked and, of course, how to steer and handle the craft. Once we were clued up Nigel accompanied us a short way along the canal. He would have been very happy to have met us at the first lock we encountered, but we decided to give it a go on our own, and after some scratching of heads and paddle re-setting we got through it successfully. Our boat was ideally suited to this canal in that its width was perfect for negotiating all the bridges, sharp turns and locks. It was well equipped with everything you could need, was spotlessly clean and all appliances etc. worked. We all had a great week and as Nigel stated “It’s the fastest way to slow down”. We now know what he meant, which was just what we were looking for. We would thoroughly recommend a narrow boat holiday on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal and the stunning scenery around it. Roadhouse Narrow boats provide an excellent level of customer service and support. Thank you, Nigel and Sally for helping make our first narrow boat holiday so enjoyable.

814Kelm – Visited April 2015

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