Road House is by far the oldest Mon and Brec canal boat hire company on the canal, commencing in 1894. Since 1974, Road House have operated all steel dog friendly narrowboat hire on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. Our holiday canal boats are designed by the former owner John Smith with a maximum size of 42ft (12.8mtrs) and special features to give easy handling on the shallow waters of this canal. Our five 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 moved to Wales and 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 the hire business again, we are embracing life with our five narrowboats in Wales.
All our narrowboats 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. As from 2019 New Beta 30 engines have been fitted to all our boats and are regularly serviced and maintained, this comprehensive protection means that you are not required to lift deck boards to make numerous daily checks whilst on your holiday.
All our holiday hire canal boats 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. There are stereo radio/CD/MP3 player, 350 or 1000w inverter 3 pin plug charging facility, 12v car chargers available. For your safety there are CM detectors, fire appliances, first aid kit. You also get all domestic and cruising equipment and a free copy of the Mon and Brec canal guide to help you plan your boat hire holiday. TV/DVD is provided upon request.
* 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.