Road House is by far the oldest boating company on the canal commencing in 1894, since 1972 Road House have operated all-steel holiday narrowboats on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. Our holiday canal boats are designed by the former owner John Smith with a maximum size of 42 feet and special features to give easy handling on the shallow waters of this canal. The present fleet of four traditional boats are carefully fitted out to make maximum use of space and provide comfortable and well-equipped accommodation for your holiday with us.

We took over the business during April 2011 and really enjoy the new lifestyle and business challenge. After changing the colours and livery of the boats, applying traditional canal artwork and building up the hire business again.

All our boats have a clear walkway through when the fixed beds and dining tables are in place giving easy access to the front and rear doors at all times. The decks are large enough for the helmsman and members of the crew. Regularly maintained engines and comprehensive protection mean that you are not required to lift deck boards to make numerous daily checks whilst on your holiday.

All our holiday narrowboats are fully equipped including a full size 12v electric fridge, full gas cooker and hob, LPG radiator central heating, filtered water taps, shower, true freshwater flush toilet, stereo radio/CD/MP3 player, 350w inverter 3 pin plug charging facility, 12v Car Charger, CM Detector, Fire appliances, First Aid Kit, all domestic and cruising equipment and a free copy of the John Norris Canal Guide. (A TV/DVD is provided upon request only).

Nigel, Sally, Ashley and Diesel

All inclusive price: Bedding, Gas, Diesel, Damage waiver, Insurance, John Norris Canal Guide, Car parking and VAT (excluding pets at £15.00 each)

Prices

Gilwern Lady

Road House Narrow Boats - Berth

32ft x 7ft – 2+2 berth – Tiller Steering – Diesel BMC 1500cc

Sleeping options:
 fixed double front
• fixed double front up to 2 singles rear.
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Comfortable for two people.

Week Hire:
Start Saturday 2.00pm – Vacate Saturday 9.00am
Start Tuesday 2.00pm – Vacate Tuesday 9.00am

Short Breaks:
Start Saturday 2.00pm – Vacate Tuesday 9.00am
Start Tuesday 2.00pm – Vacate Saturday 9.00am

Road House Narrow Boats Holiday Hire Gilwern Brecon Monmouthshire - Lady Boat Plan

See Boat Inventories Read Gilwern Lady Reviews

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Gilwern Princess

Road House Narrow Boats - Berth

36ft x 7ft – 2/4/6 berth – Tiller Steering – Diesel BMC 1500cc

Sleeping options:
• fixed double rear
• fixed double rear + two singles front
• fixed double rear + dinette double conversion front
• dinette double conversion front + up to 4 singles rear (includes 2 bunks).
• Comfortable for four people.

Week Hire:
Start Friday 2.00pm – Vacate Friday 9.00am
Start 
Monday 2.00pm – Vacate Monday 9.00am

Short Breaks:
Start Friday 2.00pm – Vacate Monday 9.00am
Start Monday 2.00pm – Vacate Friday 9.00am

Road House Narrow Boats Holiday Hire Gilwern Brecon Monmouthshire - Princess Boat Plan

Rear double can have one bunk above or converts to two singles either side (with optional bunks above each side)

See Boat Inventories Read Gilwern Princess Reviews

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Gilwern Queen

Road House Narrow Boats - Berth

36ft x 7ft – 2/4/6 berth – Tiller Steering – Diesel BMC 1500cc

Sleeping options:
• fixed double rear
• fixed double rear + two singles front
• fixed double rear + dinette double conversion front
• dinette double conversion front + up to 4 singles rear (includes 2 bunks).
• Comfortable for four people.

Week Hire:
Start Friday 2.00pm – Vacate Friday 9.00am
Start Monday 2.00pm – Vacate Monday 9.00am

Short Breaks:
Start Friday 2.00pm – Vacate Monday 9.00am
Start Monday 2.00pm – Vacate Friday 9.00am

Road House Narrow Boats Holiday Hire Gilwern Brecon Monmouthshire - Queen Boat Plan

Rear double can have one bunk above or converts to two singles either side (with optional bunks above each side)

See Boat Inventories Read Gilwern Queen Reviews

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Gilwern Duchess

Road House Narrow Boats - Berth

42ft x 7ft – 2/4/6 berth -Tiller Steering – Diesel Mitsubishi 1500cc

Sleeping options:
• fixed double rear
• fixed double rear + dinette double conversion front
• dinette double conversion front + up to 4 singles rear (includes 2 bunks)

Top plan:
Arranged as 4 berth with two doubles.

Below plan:
Arranged 4 berth with one double and two single bunks rear. (special arrangement available for 6 berth see below) Comfortable for four people.

Week Hire:
Start Saturday 2.00pm – Vacate Saturday 9.00am

Road House Narrow Boats Holiday Hire Gilwern Brecon Monmouthshire - Duchess Boat Plan

Road House Narrow Boats Holiday Hire Gilwern Brecon Monmouthshire - Duchess Boat Plan

Rear double can have one bunk above or converts to two singles either side (with optional bunks above each side).

See Boat Inventories Read Gilwern Duchess Reviews

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Boat Inventory as follows:

Kitchen Equipment Galley equipment Boat equipment
Kettle
3 Saucepans
Milk pan
Frying pan
Colander
Measuring jug
Flat oven dish
Casserole dish
Mixing bowl
Flat baking tray
Roasting dish
Glass board
Chopping board
Cheese grater
Knives*
Forks*
Dessert spoons*
Tea spoons*
Bread knife
Vegetable knife
Potato peeler
Wooden spoon
Potato masher
Serving spoon
Slated spoon
Fish slice
Tongs
Scissors
Bottle opener/Corkscrew
Tin opener
Whisk
Dinner Plates*
Tea Plates*
Soup/Dessert Bowls*
Saucers*
Cups*
Mugs*
4 Wine glasses
4 Tall tumblers
4 Short tumblers
Fruit/Salad bowl
Tea pot
Sugar bowl
Milk jug
Water jug
3 small storage containers
Cafeteria
Cruet set
Egg cups
Plastic bowl
Draining Rack
Matches/Gas lighter
Tin foil
1 Kitchen roll
Washing up liquid
Kitchen spray cleaner
2 tea towels
Kitchen hand towel
Oven gloves
Washing up brush
Scourer
2 dishcloths
3 bin liners
2 toilet rolls
Toilet cleaner & toilet brush
Window blade squeegee
Liquid hand soap
Air freshener
Travel hair dryer
Waste bin
Dustpan & brush
Broom
2 lock keys/windlasses
2 mooring pins
Mop
Pole
Gang plank
Lifebuoy/ring
Lump hammer
Gloves
Hose pipe
Torch
Travel First Aid kit
3-4 Fire extinguishers
Carbon Monoxide detector
1 set of waterproofs
1 extra waterproof jacket
2 folding Chairs
Large Umbrella
Vanity bin
4 Scatter cushions
2 door/barrier mats
Boat manual
A4 Canal Guide
Tourist leaflets
Guest book
Playing cards/board games
Padlock & key
BW key
Boat filler cap key
(Buoyancy aids/jackets issues on request during handover)

* Normally six of each but Lady may only have four of some items.

Bedding: One pillow, duvet, duvet cover, sheet and mattress protector will be provided for each single bunk. Two pillows, duvet, duvet cover, sheet and mattress protector will be provided for each double bunk. All linen will be freshly laundered. Towels can be provided for overseas visitors.

TV/DVD: We supply a TV/DVD upon request only as most people do not require them whilst on holiday, in some instances you may not receive good TV reception along the canal.


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