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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a week over October half term, Saturday to Saturday. As usual there are lots of things to talk about on a canal cruise and I wrote a blog elsewhere covering where we ate at night etc. Specific things. We went up the Shropshire Union, Nantwich and back. We could possibly have got to Chester but to get there...

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Just had a fab week on sir melleaus, first time with countrywide cruisers and would recommend, the staff were very helpful and friendly, the boat was very clean and ready on time for the 2pm arrival time, Did the four counties ring and the boat performed with no problems.

Thank Boatboysam
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Booked SIr Melleaus for one one week at the beginning of the school holidays. As we have boated before we looked for an active route with plenty of locks to keep teenage son and his friend occupied so we chose to tackle the four counties ring. We had some hectic and long days,as we expected. Lots of space inside the...

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Stradbroke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip with Countrywide Cruisers, this time unfortunately we only had a midweek break (4 nights). We somehow managed to avoid any traffic getting round Birmingham so arrived early. They were still completing the final checks so recommended a local pub for a quick drink and we still managed to get in our boat 15mins early. Cliff...

Thank MrsS45_13
Utrecht, Utrecht
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Our family of 4 rented the Sir Melleaus for a week at the end of July and the early days of August 2016. Upon arrival we were an hour early and prepared to wait until it was our turn. However the staff at Countrywide Cruisers invited us to get on the boat earlier, as soon as the filling of the...

Thank Leonard_NL
St Bees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Picked boat up for week long trip. Great handover from Cliff who went through all we needed to know before setting off. The boat (Sir Fergus) was great and just right for us having two doubles. We picked CWC because of the location (picked up daighter from mearby V Fest) but the company are really good in terms of value...

Thank David W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Arrived early, but the boat was ready so we didn't have to hang around. The boat we had booked was under repair, so we were given an alternative, which had the same facilities as the one we had booked, but just with a slightly different layout, so was a perfect swap.We were given an excellent handover which covered everything we...

Thank Carole A
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We (family of four) have just returned from an amazing few days on Sir Bruin. We left with two tired, bad tempered children who were completely transformed by the experience and who loved drifting along finding new places and generally helping with the boat. Day by day we all unwound as the canal worked its magic. The Shropshire countryside was...

Thank sophieestewart
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely long weekend on Sir Cador. We arrived around 3pm on the Friday and could load our stuff straight onto the boat. We then settled in and had an intro by the lovely Cliff, who also supervised us for 5-10 minutes along the canal as we were complete novices (ask for this service, and make sure you read the handbook...

Thank FranFran144
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Sir Ironside was very comfortable, we loved the stove and used it on several nights, even though the weather was so good. Great deisel engine, powerful enough to get us out of trouble, but also very quiet at cruising speed. Only a couple of suggestions. The bedroom and living room would benefit from a few shelves. The chairs in the...

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Address: Brewood ST19 9BG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Brewood
Number of rooms: 16
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“Sir Melleaus has traditional stern, less ideal for a captain that likes a lot of company on the move. The boat is ok for persons 6ft4 tall.”
  • With 6 foot 4 the roof was just far enough above me....
 of 5 bubbles Leonard_NL, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sir Bruin was good.”
 of 5 bubbles goban, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Sir Ironside for 2, Sir Menaduke for 2 couples”
 of 5 bubbles KT7Pete, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There are two" rooms" in the narrowboat, and the lounge converts to another. All are good!”
 of 5 bubbles Fishewen, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
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