We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“😍 Simply the best 😍”

Review of Beacon Park Boats

Narrowboat Grouse: One of our fleet of 5-star hand-built boats with lavish interiors.
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Narrowboat Grouse: One of our fleet of 5-star hand-built boats with lavish interiors.
Narrowboat Grouse: Beds have luxurious sprung mattresses, duvets and traditional Welsh blankets. Narrowboat Grouse: Impressively large kitchen with everything you'll need to cook a superb meal.
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
173 reviews
Narrowboat Grouse: One of our fleet of 5-star hand-built boats with lavish interiors.
Narrowboat Grouse: Beds have luxurious sprung mattresses, duvets and traditional Welsh blankets.
Narrowboat Grouse: Impressively large kitchen with everything you'll need to cook a superb meal.
Narrowboat Grouse: Lounge with comfy chairs and log-effect gas stove.
Narrowboat Grouse: Front deck, with seating and table, can be enclosed to form a conservatory.
Narrowboat Grouse: Snuggle up to the fire with a good book for a relaxing evening in spring/autumn.
Narrowboat Grouse: For 2 couples. Has a large canopied front deck - perfect for al fresco dining.
Narrowboat Grouse: The beds are large and comfy for a great night's sleep.
Narrowboat Grouse: At the touch of a button, the beds glide away, providing more space for daytime.
Narrowboat Grouse: Spacious shower room.
Narrowboat Grouse: Ceramic handbasin on marble counter, with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Narrowboat -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Llangattock, Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 173 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
English first
German first
Any
English first
568mauree...
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
1 review
“😍 Simply the best 😍”
Reviewed 7 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This is the ultimate in luxury narrowboat holidays. We have hired a boat each year for the last 13 years and are always impressed by the consistently high level of service provided by Alasdair and Sarah.
The boats are beautiful with many imaginative design features,very high spec finishes and luxurious little touches like quality linen and super shower gel! Together with top notch central heating and lashings of hot water, these make for a truly comfortable, 5-star stay.
A floating boutique hotel!!
The canal itself is in most attractive countryside with pretty villages along the way and plenty of handy amenities for holidaymakers. Lots of suggested itineraries are also provided.
Perfect boats, perfect location....what could be better?

Quality boats in a perfect location what could be better

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
8 Nov 2016
We are delighted that you return again and again to cruise on our narrowboats in this idyllic setting. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to your next visit!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
jantuttle
Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
1 review
“Floating luxury!”
Reviewed 6 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Simply the best boat we've hired. From the moment we arrived we were made welcome without too much fuss. Within half an hour we were on our way. We will be back!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
8 Nov 2016
Thank you for your review. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your cruise with Beacon Park Boats. We very much hope to welcome you back in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mervyn G
Leek
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The best boat I've ever hired”
Reviewed 3 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We booked Beacon Park Boats having looked at their website and, for once, this is a website that doesn't exaggerate the quality of the product.

The boat (we chose Peregrine for two adults and two teenagers) was exceptional. It is designed to be easy to operate and idiot proof, with all the latest technology.

It was very comfortable for the four of us, with two full shower rooms and toilets, full sized cooker and fridge and a decent sized saloon. We got colour tv (when a signal could be found, which was all but one of our stops, and a DVD player when it couldn't), on board wifi (again subject to mobile phone coverage - patchy to the north of the base, but then my phone wouldn't even send texts there often either, but pretty good to the south) and a DAB radio, which worked most of the time.

The boat has a bow thruster, which makes life easier on this relatively narrow and shallow canal.

The information provided before we arrived was excellent, including a DVD on boat handling and the quirks of the canal, a great guide book and maps showing the locations of shops, pubs and visitor attractions, and suggested itineraries depending on how energetic we wanted to be.

The welcome and handover on arrival were spot on too.

At first glance the prices looked slightly higher than some other companies but there were no extras - everything including fuel was included - so all things considered it wasn't more expensive at all. In fact great value for all we got.

And the canal? Stunning. The scenery more than makes up for the lack of depth in places.

All in all a holiday that exceeded expectations. The owners should be very proud of the product and service they offer.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Nov 2016
We are thrilled to read that you found Peregrine 'exceptional' and the Mon and Brec canal 'stunning'. Thank you for leaving a review. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Penny H
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beacon Park Boats are the Cream of Cruising”
Reviewed 1 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

My husband & I have had many canal holidays over the years, which we have enjoyed, but none so much as our canal holiday this year with Beacon Park Boats. When the boats are described as 'luxurious' they truly are head & shoulders above any other canal boat we have been on. The interiors are luxuriously comfortable & look delightful; you feel in a holiday mood the minute you step on board. The storage space is incredible but blends into the general ambiance, the bedding is pure white bliss, everywhere is spotless & there are wonderful, welcoming touches like fresh flowers & coffee on board. The owners, Alasdair & Sarah, are as lovely as their boats & nothing is too much trouble & Sarah's special touches on board are evident everywhere. My motto when coming on canal holidays, is 'never knowingly underpacked' as the kitchen equipment is normally thin on the ground. However, Beacon Park boats were so well equipped, that I simply put all the utensils I brought, straight back into the car, much to Alasdair's amusement. We happily rebooked for next year, before we had finished this year's holiday, as we loved it so much & next year I will be coming with a much lighter load; I promise Alasdair! The car park is very conveniently situated & trolleys are provided for transporting your luggage onto the quay side, so even with my quantity of 'luggage' the whole process was quick & very easy. Not to forget the chaps & ladies in charge of steering & destination, these boats are definitely the real deal & all the equipment & more, needed for comfortable control of the boat, is top notch. You could be a complete novice or a seriously determined canal enthusiast & these boats will not disappoint. Thank you Beacon Park Boats & its owners, Alasdair & Sarah for the best canal holiday we have ever had.
Penny & Keith Howard
Anglesey

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g186455-d195350-r432932862-Monmouthshire_Brecon_Canal-Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html#

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The quality of everything.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Nov 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that your first cruise with Beacon Park Boats was a success, and look forward to welcoming you back next year!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
EssexCapr...
essex
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“5 star all the way ...”
Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We were warmly welcomed by Sarah & her excellent team at Beacon Park Boats for our week in mid-October and were soon shown all we needed to know about our home from home for the week, Grouse. The boat was amazingly well kitted out, spotlessly clean and with a fantastic kitchen complete with nespresso machine and le creseut cookware. The weather was very kind to us and we enjoyed a peaceful and picturesque week long cruise along the lock-free stretch of the canal, exploring the countryside and canalside pubs and then mooring up and spending cosy evenings in front of the log effect gas burner with a nice meal and a DVD. Alasdair and Sarah are running a fantastic company, their customer service was excellent and they have a really good team working for them who are obviously key in maintaining the high standard of holiday that we received, If you are considering a canal holiday on the Mon & Brec, you need not look any further than Beacon Park Boats.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
3 Nov 2016
Delighted to read that you enjoyed your week on the Mon & Brec canal, and that Grouse had everything you needed. Thank you for writing this review. Hope to see you again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing