Crabtree Narrowboat Hire

Crabtree Narrowboat Hire, Preston: Hours, Address, Crabtree Narrowboat Hire Reviews: 5/5

Crabtree Narrowboat Hire
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Crabtree Narrowboat Hire is a family run narrowboat hire company based on the idyllic, lock free Lancaster Canal. We operate 4 luxury boats from our base at Barton Grange Marina - our narrowboats were awarded 5 stars by Enjoy England in 2015 - the national English tourist board. Rest assured that you will find a warm welcome with Crabtree Narrowboat Hire.
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Rod L
Windsor, UK3 contributions
Great boat on a lovely stretch of canal
Apr 2021
This is our second trip on narrowboat Cedar and met all our expectations, Robert and Mandy are knowledgeable, professional and very welcoming, we couldn't ask for more really. The boat is excellent, equipped to a very high standard and much admired by others on our trip. The variety of scenery and attractive towns make this a varied an interesting stretch of canal, just right for a peaceful week. Highly recommended.
Written 29 April 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review. You had lovely weather for your holiday and we are happy that you enjoyed it again. It was lovely seeing you both again.
Written 3 May 2021
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JuneLes
Liverpool, UK63 contributions
Relaxing break, quiet canals
Oct 2020
Great few days away, peaceful and quiet. Aboard narrowboat Cedar, equipped with everything you could need. Had a problem with the central heating, reported fault, Robert was out right away and sorted, great service. Great handover of the boat with Robert and great communication all the way with Mandy. Lovely time in the autumn aboard Cedar when the canals were so quiet. Highly recommend.
Written 17 November 2020
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We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and we apologise for the problem with the heating. Hope to see you again.
Written 26 November 2020
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Jim Whitlock
4 contributions
Lovely four days late October
Oct 2020 • Couples
We have just spent four nights on Narrow Boat Willow. It was fantastic - if you want COVID busting peace and quiet, to see Lancashire from a different perspective and most of all a relaxing adventure this is the holiday for you. The Narrow Boat was lovely inside, easy to handle on the canal and had everything we needed. It had all the mod cons and was very cosy and warm. The staff at Crabtree were brilliant, very knowledgeable and supportive and happy to give advice when required. Whilst it’s an excellent way to isolate, all the other canal users we did meet were really friendly. It really was a fab adventure and we will be booking with Crabtree again.
Written 2 November 2020
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We are pleased you had a lovely break on Willow even though the weather wasn’t great. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written 3 November 2020
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Happy Traveller
2 contributions
Wonderful holiday
Oct 2020
The stretch of canal up to the Lune Aqueduct was so easy to navigate. Our boat Willow was a lovely home for a week. Robert and Mandy made sure we were completely confident with the handling of the boat before they left us! Watching the wildlife and water go by was so relaxing. Next time we will go for longer and sail further we loved it so much!
Written 24 October 2020
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Thank you for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing you again.
Written 26 October 2020
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Rod L
Windsor, UK6 contributions
Highly recommended
Oct 2020
We enjoyed a lovely week on the Lancaster Canal on narrowboat Cedar. The boat was really well equipped in every respect. Robert and Mandy are very friendly, welcoming and helpful with advice - this was our first narrowboat experience for a couple of decades. Originally booked for first week of lockdown, we really appreciated the flexibility over re-scheduling. Our first time on the Lancaster, we enjoyed the contrasting scenery, mainly rural with a scattering of small towns plus Lancaster itself. We would recommend Crabtree Narrowboats very highly, thank you both.
Written 20 October 2020
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Thank you for your kind words. We are really pleased you enjoyed yourselves.
Written 23 October 2020
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Pete O
Blackpool, UK12 contributions
A relaxing 2 weeks on the Lancaster canal
Oct 2020
Highly recommended relaxing 2 weeks on the Lancaster canal,
aboard Narrowboat Mulberry,

Plenty to see and do along the way, and the odd pub lunch here and there,

The narrowboat Mulberry was spotless, at handover, we Thoroughly enjoyed our time aboard.

I can’t recommend Crabtree narrowboats hire, highly enough, Robert and Mandy are very professional and friendly, they take pride in their business and it shows.
I have already booked for next year.
Written 19 October 2020
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Thank you Pete. We are glad you and Chris enjoyed your break. We look forward to seeing you next year.
Written 19 October 2020
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sylmarservices
Shrewsbury, UK44 contributions
Another box ticked!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Always wanted to cruise the Lancaster Canal in our own boat but never quite made the Ribble Link so hired a boat instead. A well equipped boat and quite comfortable although a few scatter cushions in the lounge area wouldn’t have gone amiss on the long dark evenings. Mandy and Robert were very friendly and very helpful with the handover. Plenty of places to stop and explore on the canal but a little bit difficult in these COVID-19 days! The walk down the locks to the Glasson Basin was well worth it, also the walk to the end of the line from Tewitfield. We were even quite blessed with the weather for October!!
Written 14 October 2020
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Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you had an enjoyable holiday.
Written 16 October 2020
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Margaret C
Brighouse, UK9 contributions
Narrowboat Experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
We have just spent 4 days on the Lancaster Canal with Crabtree Narrowboat Hire. As complete novices we couldn’t have had a better experience from start to finish. Robert came out with us initially to make sure we were confident and competent operating the boat. They remained contactable throughout in case we had any questions or problems. The boat was immaculate and the perfect size for two of us (Linden). The Lancaster Canal was perfect for first timers as there are no locks to operate. The scenery is beautiful taking in the Lune aqueduct and Morecambe Bay. I can’t recommend this company highly enough, Robert and Mandy are lovely professional and friendly, they take pride in their business and it shows. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Written 28 September 2020
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Thank you for your lovely words. It was lovely meeting you both and we are glad you enjoyed your break along the Lancaster Canal.
Written 30 September 2020
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Steve_Lomas
Hornchurch, UK88 contributions
Very nice company and owners
Sep 2020 • Couples
For our week stay on the Lancaster canal we had Mulberry a 57ft traditional stern narrowboat. It is ideally fitted out with everything that is needed for a comfortable time.
The owners, Mandy and Robert, are incredibly helpful and friendly and will look after you to the best of their ability. Give Crabtree narrowboat hire a try and you will not be disappointed.
Written 26 September 2020
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Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you had a lovely holiday.
Written 27 September 2020
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Gill S
2 contributions
A Fantastic Relaxing Holiday.
Sep 2020
We have just spent a brilliant week on Cedar, we were very lucky and had 7 days of dry sunny weather. Cedar is very well equipped and was spotlessly clean. Complimentary Tea, coffee, fresh milk and toiletries were provided. The handover was detailed and thorough. Mandy & Robert are brilliant and couldn't do enough to help We would definitely recommend Crabtree Narrowboats for a relaxing cruise on the very pretty lock free Lancaster Canal . Plenty to see - Lancaster and the Castle is definitely worth a visit and also a walk down the Glasson Arm to the basin - 21/2 miles each way but well worth it. We are experienced boaters but never made it to this canal on our own boat - so glad we have now. Thank you Robert & Mandy.
Written 21 September 2020
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Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased you had a lovely holiday and the weather was brilliant for you.
Written 22 September 2020
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