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Crabtree Narrowboat Hire

Open Now: 09:00 - 21:00
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Excellent Service and Lovely Boats

My wife and I returned to Crabtree Narrowboat Hire for our fourth visit to the Lancaster Canal. As... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
OldGeordie
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Northumberland
Excellent Holiday on the Lancaster Canal with Crabtree

We holidayed on the Lancaster Canal last week with Crabtree Narrowboat hire and had a great time... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Kelvinvale
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Crabtree Narrowboat Hire is a family run narrowboat hire company based on the idyllic, lock free Lancaster Canal. We operate 3 luxury boats from our base at Barton Grange Marina - our narrowboats have been awarded 5 stars by Enjoy England - the...more
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Garstang Road | Barton Grange Marina, Preston PR3 0BT, England
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

My wife and I returned to Crabtree Narrowboat Hire for our fourth visit to the Lancaster Canal. As always, we were greeted by Robert as returning friends. The narrowboat Cedar was stocked with everything needed including a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and fruit....More

Thank OldGeordie
Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks once again for your words of praise - I know how much you enjoy the Lancaster Canal and the pubs on it !!! I'm sorry that you needed to call me out - stuff does get wrapped around the prop on occasion and fortunately...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

We holidayed on the Lancaster Canal last week with Crabtree Narrowboat hire and had a great time. We holidayed last year on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and really enjoyed ourselves so were looking for something a little different but still in the North of England. The...More

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Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you very much for a lovely review of Crabtree Narrowboat Hire and the Lancaster Canal. As I've said before, it is always really lovely to hear from guests about the time they have spent on the boat and the enjoyment they have got from...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My family and I had a fantastic week on Mulberry at the beginning of July. Robert was so helpful and informative and the boat was really well equipped. We had amazing weather for the whole week and it was such a relaxing holiday. Lancaster canal...More

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Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. It is always a pleasure to read that the product we have worked so hard to get right is appreciated and enjoyed. The Lancaster Canal is one of the prettiest on the network and when the weather...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic week we all enjoyed on Linden, superbly equipped boat, with a full welcome pack,everything you needed or could ask for and the holiday memories book is a lovely touch. Despite media commitments (😁) the owner Robert was extremely helpful and attentive. The...More

Thank ghtickle
Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Well it was all a bit hectic !! but I’m glad that you didn’t feel too rushed with the handover. Linden is a lovely narrowboat and I’m so pleased that you appreciated all the touches that we put into it in order to create that...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

We had a brilliant and really relaxing week on the Lancaster Canal. We hired the narrowboat "Willow", both the boat and the facilities on board were excellent. The boat was very well equipped and had everything you could think of including "the kitchen sink". We...More

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Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

What a great review, thank you so much and yes, we did have a wonderful time at the wedding although you had much better weather on the Lancaster Canal than we did in France !! I’m glad you enjoyed “Willow” and all she had to...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018

We hired Mulberry. Everything fine until I had a fall severely bruising my ribs. My fault, nothing to do with any failure on the part of Crabtree Narrowboats but it incapacitated me for several days. We thought the that our holiday was finished and but...More

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Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for posting a really lovely review on here. I'm so pleased that you ultimately had such an enjoyable time with us. It was quite worrying when you had your mishap and I was concerned that you’d have to curtail your stay but it...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We hired Willow for the Easter weekend and had a wonderful three nights travelling up to Lancaster and back. The Canal just south of Lancaster is truly beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the weekend despite some cold weather (including snow!) at times. The great bit...More

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Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

So glad that you enjoyed your time on Willow and the Lancaster Canal. Thanks very much for the review and look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Crabtree boats are the nicest boats you can hire (they are the only boat company that are 5 star!) All the boats are finished to a high standard and they all come equipped with everything you need so you do not need to worry about...More

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Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Well thanks so much for this lovely review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you back and see you again. I know that you love the Lancaster Canal and the peace and tranquillity that it affords and the ducks and swans are always pleased...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Have just experienced our first Narrowboat holiday hire from Crabtree and can fully recommend the high quality end to end from booking to returning the boat. Welcome and handover from Robert was excellent, all the little extras provided really are a nice touch, the boat...More

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Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

WOW - You certainly had a great week and got to see most of what the Lancaster Canal has to offer !! It is always a pleasure when you read that our guests had such an enjoyable time and that all the hard work and...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

I would strongly recommend booking your canal boat hire from Crabtree Narrowboat Hire. You will not be disappointed. I have just returned from a 4 night booking on the boat called Willow and I could not find a fault with anything. From the start of...More

Thank Joy8891
Robert F, Owner at Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

What a wonderful review and thank you so much for it. I know that you both really enjoyed the narrowboat and the Lancaster Canal experience. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I hope that you will come back and enjoy the delights...More

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