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“An amazing experience and very luxurious stay”
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Romantic getaway. Something special and very different
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Romantic getaway. Something special and very different
Jacuzzi bath tub to wind down after a long day relaxing Luxury widebeam boat. You can cruise or stay on it as an appartment
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Romantic getaway. Something special and very different
Jacuzzi bath tub to wind down after a long day relaxing
Luxury widebeam boat. You can cruise or stay on it as an appartment
Vintage record deck with a collection of must-have spins for you to enjoy
Fleecy robes for for you to snuggle up in
Electric bikes so you exercise as much or as little as you want
Luxury hamper included in the price of your break or holiday
Room to dine on board
Oak shaker kitchen with full-size cooker and washing machine
Multi-fuel stove to keep you cosy and warm
Media centre with TV, Smart box, WiFi and film on demand
Good size comfy sofa bed
Luxury fully-fitted bathroom
Comfortable pocket sprung mattresses and silk duvets and Egyptian cotton sheets
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Narrowboat -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Bath, Somerset, England

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Gailygee
Honiton, United Kingdom
1 review
“An amazing experience and very luxurious stay”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a wonderful weekend stay on Topsy with our 2 children and dog. We can't praise Mark and Lynda enough for making the stay so special for us, all the personal touches were amazing from treats for the dog, pop corn for the kids, delicious food a bottle of bubbly and so much more, we were overwhelmed!

We received 1st class training on how to drive the boat and work the locks and were left confident to carry on our adventure on our own. It was an amazing experience and everyone is friendly and helpful on the canal and what an achievement to do the locks and swing bridges.

The boat is beautiful, spotlessly clean and got a lot of admiring attention from passers by.

Overall a fantastic holiday thank you.

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Liked best: The luxury of the boat and provisions
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Teazle44
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“Floating luxury”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Just returned from a fabulous holiday aboard 'Topsy' with husband, daughter and Labrador!
All made to feel very welcome by Mark and Lynda who showed us around their beautiful, comfortable, spotlessly clean boat.
The boat is very easy to handle and with very little instruction, help through the first lock and the back up of some very helpfully detailed instruction manuals, we were able to enjoy and relax on our trip along the Kennet and Avon canal.
The beds were very comfortable and it was lovely to have the extra space that a widebeam narrowboat offers you.
Received some very envious glances from people peeking inside when moored up as 'Topsy' really is very beautiful and well appointed.
Mark and Lynda were exceptionally helpful and we were very sorry to have to hand the keys back to them at the end of the week!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jul 2014
Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure to have on board Topsy and lovely to meet you all.
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Karen-of...
Lymington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Original, luxurious, relaxing, fun - do it!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We had a few days to spare and wanted a holiday with a difference. We had talked about narrow-boating in the past and decided to give it a go. We Googled and up popped Topsy. We rang and were soon talking to the lovely Lynda. We explained that we were looking around and that it was short notice, but could we hire today, this afternoon (a Monday) returning it on Thursday morning. No problem was the answer. We set off and when we got to Bath we were met by Lynda and Mark and they helped us load up our trolley and get our bags down to the boat. They made a huge fuss of our and made him feel very welcome too. We were a little apprehensive about the locks, but Lynda and Mark took us through the first few and before long we were handling it like pros thanks to their expert tuition. Thursday arrived all too soon, but we had a fabulous time. There were lots of thoughtful little touches that made this very special. We loved the quirky other boats along the river, and the beautiful riverside gardens of some of the properties. We also loved the "farm shop" at one of the swing bridges where you can exchange paperback books and buy fresh produce. We WILL come back sometime for sure.

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Management Response
4 Jul 2014
Thank you so much for this review. It was a joy to have you aboard and to spent some time with you, helping you on your way and getting to know you both.
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73miranda
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“A relaxing cruise and stay on Topsy”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

A few weeks ago we had a lovely 2 night stay on beautiful Topsy. Because we had never driven a narrow boat before, we opted for a river cruise with the affable Mark at the helm. This was a really relaxing experience, sat at the bow with a glass of wine. Being so close to nature was very soothing. We even saw a kingfisher darting along the bank ahead of the boat.

The owners, Lynda and Mark, went out of their way to make out stay extremely comfortable. The boat is tastefully set up with absolutely everything you could need. The generous welcome pack was a really surprising bonus. The beds were so comfortable that we all slept better than we had for weeks.

The centre of Bath, with all its attractions, was a leisurely 40 minute walk along the river and canal. We didn't use the bike hire option, but plenty of people cycled past us and I estimate it would be a 10-15 minute journey by bike.

Lovely.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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