So far 2017 has been a great year with some of the best weather we have had for years. Makes a change when Clients return and say – “wow”, it was a hot week!
We hope that 2018 is as good a year as 2017 – Our day boat Comet has been out almost every day and boaters have had a great time. So, don’t delay, make sure you book soon to ensure that you book the dates that you want.
We hope to see you soon!!
What a great year! With so many Clients returning for a second or third holiday with us and one family returning for the 4th year in succession both Chieftain and Conqueror are almost full booked! 2017 is off to a flying start with 7 holidays now booked and one intrepid couple and family intending to complete the Thames ring in 3 weeks. Two week bookings are also popular allowing anyone to complete the Warwick Ring with stops at Warwick Castle and the Cadbury’s factory along the way.
I and my friends have been narrowboating for about 17 years and in all that time have generally had good service from the relevant hirers, but our experience this time was exceptional.
From the very first phone call to Colin Graham-Edge, meeting Mick in the yard right through to the end of the holiday the care and expertise of the people involved was first class.
The boat (Chieftain) was in very good order, clean, well equipped and handled perfectly.
During our holiday we met Twyford Wharf’s other boat and the occupants of that boat were equally pleased.
What a great start to 2015 with bookings for this time of the year at an all time high. We have only 40% availability left on both boats – mainly the summer holiday periods. Otherwise limited availability in April, May, June and Sept. We do have a number of weeks amongst those months but be quick! They are being booked fast- why – our boats are really comfortable, great equipment and soft mattresses! We are lucky to have many previous client’s returning for a second or third cruise with us. Thank you to all our customers who have already booked with us for this year.
Yes- as last year we are offering all our customers who book before the 31st Dec a 5% discount on this years prices for 2015. This will buy you a great meal in one of the pubs along the canal. So, don’t delay – ring now for a quotation and to reserve your week or two weeks.
Life is never so relaxed as when cruising with Twyford Wharf Narrow Boats.
All bookings made for 2014 prior to December 31st 2013 will attract a 5% discount on this year’s prices.
Don’t delay, book now.
We are pleased to announce that we can now offer a DAY BOAT, 39t to those who would like to celebrate an occasion afloat or just have a day on the Oxford Canal
The purpose built 39 ft Day boat ‘Dancing Duck’ was built at Tooley’s in 2007 and side launched into the canal on the 7th July 2007, the first time that a boat has been side way launched for 90 years. Dancing Duck is 39ft long 7ft wide and Semi traditional style so passengers can sit with the helmsman .The Front cock pit which can be fully enclosed with a canopy.Faculties inside include 2 ring hob, cool box, Toilet, Shower, sink and Central heating. Sleeps 2 Plus 2 more on camp beds crockery and cutlery. You can come on one of our scheduled trips with other people or hire the boat yourself for a private skippered trip.
Self Drive Hire You can hire the boat for up to 6 people for self drive. Persons holding an ‘RYA inland Waterways Certificate’ can hire the boat for up to 12 people. RYA inland Waterways Certificate’ courses are available at Tooley’s Boatyard.
Firstly a very Happy New Year to you both – we hope you enjoyed seeing in the New Year in style, with family and friends!
Having recovered from our own New Year celebrations and having survived our first week back at work, we wanted to write to say a huge thank you to you both for all you did to make our time on board Chieftain narrow boat so comfortable. We had such a lovely time helped enormously by the comfort that we experienced on board – one thing for sure it wasn’t the weather that contributed to our comfort!!
Although Joe has been on a narrow boat before, I never have, so to book your boat during the Christmas period was, to say the least a risk! I was always very excited and keen to “have a go” and the idea of getting up on deck, cruising in the winter sunshine, possibly even snow, soaking up the fresh air and meeting other people on the canals was appealing to me. What we didn’t anticipate was the amount of rain, the high winds and the serious floods that hit the Oxford Canal. However, we were never fazed by this. Chieftain narrow boat was so comfortable and fitted out to provide us with all the amenities that we are used to at home. The two double beds in particular were so comfortable and with radiator central heating on board, we were never cold. The galley kitchen provided us with the equipment to cook a good meal on board, although we decided not to attempt a full Christmas Dinner!
Cruising the Oxford Canal on the narrow boat was truly amazing – the sense of freedom and the joy of meeting so many interesting people along the route was brilliant and has provided us with an enormous amount of memories to treasure. It’s a holiday for all ages; we had Mum and Dad on board who are going to turn 80 next year, Joe, who did most of the ‘driving’ is nearly 70 and then there was me, whose age shall remain a secret but certainly a lot younger! Just as well, because my job was opening the locks!! After the first couple, this became second nature and easily possible for fit healthy people.
It’s a great holiday for all ages, at any time of the year. We had some of the worst rain this year but it didn’t stop us – it only gave us more determination to cruise again in the Spring when hopefully the weather will be much better.
Once again, we can’t thank you enough for the “extra” help you gave us – your hospitality and flexible attitude certainly helped to make our holiday such a memorable one.
Hope to see you again soon – in the meantime, please do send me more details about the painting course in March – I am really interested in pursuing this opportunity. Best wishes –
Linda & Joe – Mum & Dad – Christmas 2012