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Our Boat “Honey”

We love our boat ‘Honey’ and hope you will too.

She is 55ft long and 6’10” wide, perfect for holidaying on the Kennet and Avon canal.

Before beginning your holiday you will be given full instruction on safe boat handling and operation of locks & swing bridges.

Her interior gives a light and spacious ambience with a modern yet warm feel.

From the stern the saloon is well appointed with a comfortable seating area. This easily converts into the additional double bed if required.

The spacious open plan galley is well appointed with cooker, fridge and a microwave. kettle and cafetier. We will provide you with all basic essentials for the kitchen and bathroom.

The first of the two fresh water flushing lavatories comes next.

The next cabin is home to two single narrow boat beds, with a wardrobe and additional storage. 

The bathroom contains a shower and a hip bath, hand basin and the second lavatory.

The final room is the bedroom, with a nice big double bed and steps leading to the side hatch.

All bedding, towels & pillows are provided.

There is central heating throughout ‘Honey’

A TV/DVD player, a radio and 12v ‘in car’ and USB charging points for phones and tablets.

Buoyancy jackets provided for all.

‘Honey’ is a ‘No Smoking’ boat

The Kennet & Avon Canal

The Kennet and Avon is an impressive feat of engineering, made up of two river navigations and a linking stretch of canal. It runs from the Severn Estuary near Bristol to the River Thames at Reading, over 100 miles long with more than 100 locks, some magnificent engineering and crossing some of the most beautiful scenery in southern England. It was only reopened in 1990 after decades of dereliction.

The Avon Navigation cuts through wooded hills and the famous Avon Gorge on its way to Bristol and then meanders up to Bath. The canal then climbs the Caen flight of locks to Devizes and runs amidst rolling hillsides along the Vale of Pewsey towards Hungerford to descend through pasturelands, woods and watermeadows to Reading and the junction with the River Thames.

Bristol has some fine old buildings and the dock area has preserved craft including the SS Great Britain, the first iron steamship. Bath was a Roman spa town and has many Roman remains, though the spa baths are no longer open. It contains much 18th century classical architecture, including the famous Royal Crescent. Bradford on Avon also has Georgian stone terraces. Devizes has medieval buildings and Norman remains, Salisbury Plain and Neolithic Stonehenge are close by.

Honeystreet is a small canal village with a beautiful name, Pewsey has its White Horse, cut into a local hillside, Hungerford and Newbury are market towns and Reading has shiny office blocks housing computer firms.

Many bridges, aqueducts and other structures were built in impressive classical style, designed by John Rennie. However his work on the canal was not totally successful. He used unseasoned Bath stone for ornamental work on bridges which weathered poorly, and the summit level was too short, causing the water shortages from which the canal still suffers. Pumping engines had to be installed to supply the summit level and at Crofton the original steam pumping engines have been restored and can be seen in working condition.