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Welcome to Beacon Park Boats, a family-run business offering
narrowboat holidays on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales.

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  1. 1. Luxury canal holidaysin the Brecon Beacons2011/12 beaconparkboats.com A
  2. 2. Welcome to Beacon Park Boats, a family-run business offering narrowboat holidays on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales. We – Alasdair and Sarah Kirkpatrick – run every aspect of the business from our private wharf at Llanfoist, just outside Abergavenny. In Beacon Park Boats we combine our love of design, craftsmanship, boating, engineering and hospitality. beaconparkboats.com Kestrel heading upstream just north of Llangynidr locks2
  3. 3. 5 reasons to chooseBeacon Park BoatsRight from the start we set out to be different.Here’s the nitty-gritty so you can see exactlywhat we offer.1. Individually-designed boats 2. The perfect canal 3. Five starEach of our thirteen boats is bespoke – designed Considered by many to be Britain’s most picturesque and an abundance of stone bridges, lime kilns and Quite simply, we aim to provide you with the bestand hand-built by us. We lead the way in narrowboat waterway, the tree-lined Monmouthshire and Brecon historic wharves. Our own wharf at Llanfoist dates back narrowboats and the highest level of service you’ll finddesign in the UK with such features as an on-deck Canal has a unique attribute – it’s high up. For much of to the early 1800s and features in Alexander Cordell’s on any of Britain’s waterways. From the initial designshot tub, four-poster beds, wood-burning stoves and its route from Brecon to Cwmbran, the canal hugs the bestseller, Rape of the Fair Country. Located within to the finishing stage, we set out to give you everybow thrusters. In fact, some of our boats are not even mountainsides overlooking the Usk valley at around Blaenavon World Heritage Site, it was built to transfer pig possible comfort and convenience on your holiday.very narrow! They range from an Edwardian-style boat 300 feet above sea level, so you’ll be rewarded with iron from the tramroad, which came down the side of While gradings cannot tell the whole story, Visit Britainfor two to a wide Dutch barge for six. Whichever vessel incredible views of the National Park with virtually the Blorenge mountain, to the canal, and then across inspects our fleet annually and has awarded theyou choose, be prepared for your immaculate boat – no effort. And it has one of the longest lock-free the world via the port of Newport. Originally a hive of coveted 5 stars to eleven of our boats. Unlike somepainted in classy British racing green and cream – to stretches of waterway in Britain – over 22 miles from industry, Llanfoist Wharf is now a tranquil spot nestled cruises, holidays with Beacon Park Boats do not startbe admired as you cruise past other holiday-makers. the southern terminus of the canal. So you can spend amongst the trees. The Grade II-listed buildings and a from an untidy boatyard shared by several hire firms. a week on one of our boats without having to operate replica dram reminds visitors of its past. The warehouse You will arrive at our historic wharf, park your vehicle in a single lock. In its entire length of 33 miles it has is our home and office, and provides facilities for our our gated car park, be welcomed with coffee and cake only 6 locks. But it’s not short of fascinating heritage: customers; Wharfinger’s Cottage, originally the home and learn the ropes from us. a 375-yard tunnel, an aqueduct, 5 lift bridges and workplace of the man in charge of the wharf, is (including one where the traffic stops for you!) our new self-catering holiday cottage. beaconparkboats.com 3
  4. 4. 4. No experience required 5. Stay as long as you wantAs a family that’s used to messing about on boats • details of what’s on your boat (or in the cottage), On a boating holiday, there is always plenty to do Choose from a long weekend, a midweek break, a weekof all kinds, we’ve picked up a great deal of useful to avoid bringing unnecessary things on the water itself, not least steering your boat, but or, for even better value, a holiday lasting 10, 11 or 14information over the years. We use this, together with • recommended itineraries to help you get the our fleet is designed with relaxation in mind. nights. Within our fleet we offer boats starting onour local knowledge, to provide those extra things most out of your holiday All our narrowboats have large cruiser-style open Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, so we’re neverwhich can make the difference between a rough rear decks so the helmsman need never be alone. in a rush to get to the next customer. In 2011, forholiday and one that’s plain sailing. We believe we can • simple directions to our wharf. the first time, we’re offering a two-centre holiday For effortless manoeuvring around bends chooseprovide most landlubbers with a holiday experience on Then when you arrive here at Llanfoist Wharf, one of one with a bow thruster – jets of water which can which combines time on a narrowboat with a staywater that runs smoothly. Perhaps you’re considering us (Alasdair or Sarah) will spend time giving you a move the front of the vessel sideways with the simple in Wharfinger’s Cottage at Llanfoist Wharf. See page 16going on a canal for the first time or maybe you’ve detailed handover, which is audited and approved by push of a button located on the rear deck. Usually for prices and start days, including a 10% discountnarrowed it down to a few waterways – please ask us the British Marine Federation. Before you set off you’ll found only on privately-owned boats, it’s a major if you book the cottage and narrowboat. Ourany questions and we’ll give you honest answers. know how to handle the boat and the equipment selling point for many of our customers, who prefer narrowboats are available for hire from 18 MarchAll our customers receive a bespoke Information aboard, and take a practice cruise. In the unlikely not to use the traditional barge pole. All our boats (when the canal re-opens to navigation after itsPack containing: event that you need help during your holiday, we’re are powered by quiet and efficient diesel engines, annual period of winter maintenance) until 31 always on call and will endeavour to be with you October. Wharfinger’s Cottage may be booked from• a 40-minute DVD (produced by Beacon Park Boats) which are in immaculate condition; we’ll show within the hour. 15 April and remains available for hire right throughout explaining how to operate your boat you during the handover. the year. So you can now experience the delights of• a copy of John Norris’ indispensible guidebook the Mon & Brec – as locals call it – in every season. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal4
  5. 5. All our boats have large open rear decks so the helmsman need never be alone. Enjoying the views of Talybont-on-Usk from Eagle’s decks 5
  6. 6. Unrivalled luxury‘Luxury’ is not normally the word used to describe a narrowboat.But then our boats – all named after birds – are not normal, notoff-the-peg. At Beacon Park Boats we design luxury into eachboat and we never compromise on quality.Firstly, your boat will feel spacious inside. These are together; we replace the single mattresses with a The electricity supply onboard will power thenot dark, cramped conditions where you’ll be falling double. Other beds convert to seating during the appliances guests typically wish to bring on holiday,over each other. There’s at least 6’ 2” headroom day, and all use the highest quality cotton bed linen. including mobile-phone charger, laptop, video gameand we’ve placed large windows in the open plan In the bathroom, there’s porcelain sanitaryware, consoles and hair-straighteners. But many hair-dryersliving areas to maximise light and let you enjoy the a shower with doors (not curtains), a toilet which are too powerful so we provide a suitable one onmagnificent views. There’s room for your belongings; each boat. flushes at the push of a button, a constant supply ofunder every bed and settee you’ll find pull-out hot water, fluffy white towels and Gilchrist & Soames It almost goes without saying that within thestorage which is easy to access. Each boat has an toiletries. Some boats have two bathrooms, Harrier smartly-painted strong steel hull, you’ll find theLCD television/DVD player and CD/radio. In our larger has a roll-top slipper bath and Owl has a hot-tub very highest specification finishes: oak, beech,boats these are found in the private cabins as well as on the deck! mahogany, walnut and ash panelling and flooring,in the lounge. In our newest boat, Osprey, you’ll get granite worktops, brass light fittings, wool carpetsa complete cinema system, with a 3ft pull-down In the galley, clever design ensures space for a full-size and designer fabrics.screen and surround sound! fridge and cooker, and most boats also have a microwave and a Dualit toaster. We provide a picnicA good night’s sleep is essential for a happy table and enough chairs for everyone. Use them onholiday, so all our boats have fixed beds with sprung the canal bank or, if you hire one of our five widemattresses. And when two single beds need to beam barges, there’s room to put them on the rearbecome a double bed we don’t simply push them deck of the boat.6
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  8. 8. Unsuitable forthose in a rushOn this holiday you’ll forget thetime of day but remember theimportant moments.Thrills at 2½mphDon’t book this holiday unless you’re prepared to slow canal passes through a number of old villagesdown. With an average speed of just 2½ mph, you’ll where you can buy your daily paper, milk and breadhave little choice. This change of pace inevitably – try Govilon, Gilwern, Llangynidr and Talybont.leads to a fresh appreciation of the people and Picturesque Crickhowell is a gentle stroll away,places around you. You’ll be spoilt with opportunities over the 17th century stone bridge which crossesto get close to nature, without even leaving your the river Usk. At the very end of the canal, theboat. Feed the ducks. Spot a kingfisher, a heron, historic town of Brecon, is a lively mix of old anda red kite. Listen to the spring lambs bleating. new, with its cathedral, military museum, markets,Watch the cows watching you. Try and hook a canalside theatre and Jazz Festival (12-14 August).carp. Capture it all in a sketch or photograph. Back on deck, settle down with a good book andStep onto dry land and you’re in walking country a glass of wine or simply relax with your family– from the gentle towpath to the challenging and gaze at the constantly-moving scenery,mountains. Near the canal you’ll also find bike hire, delighting in pointing out each feature in thehorse-riding and the beautiful river Usk – one landscape. Even cooking in your high-spec galleyof Britain’s best salmon rivers. The bustling town can be a leisurely affair or there’s the choice Sharing breakfast atof Abergavenny, complete with markets, castle, of many canalside pubs and restaurants. a tree-lined spotPriory Church, independent shops and Food Festival near Llangattock(17-18 September), is just 1½ miles away fromour base at Llanfoist Wharf. Heading north, the8
  9. 9. Space to do your own thing You’ll find plenty of space on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. That may surprise you, considering the queues of boats on some other waterways. But being unconnected to the rest of the British waterway network has its advantages. This spacious feeling is enhanced by the vast vistas round every corner, the breathtaking mountain peaks and the fact that you can choose when to move and where to moor up. Find a beautiful spot and stay there for a few hours, or perhaps overnight. More likely than not, you’ll have it all to yourselves. Well, you and the wildlife. It’s an adventure suitable for all ages – one of the easiest ways of going on holiday together and keeping all family members happy. Children usually have more freedom than they do at home and four-legged friends will relish the outdoor life. Many of our customers bring their pets (and we do not charge for them) but our cleaning is so rigorous you’d never know.Lift bridge atTalybont-on-Usk beaconparkboats.com 9
  10. 10. The long and short of itThe Mon and Brec canal has just 33 miles of navigable water, which sounds like a morning commute formany people. Certainly, there are plenty of UK waterways where you can cover huge distances but, then,you may need to – in order to grab an empty mooring spot or just to find the next interesting place to visit.In our laid-back world – in the Brecon Beacon National Park – the Mon & Brec’s relatively short lengthoffers an abundance of things to fill a week or two, let alone a short break. Hardly 100 yards pass withoutspotting some friendly wildlife, anticipating the next historic feature round the corner or arriving at adelightful village to explore.As a general rule, a leisurely round trip to Talybont-on-Usk will fill a 3-night break, while a week will takeyou to Brecon and back. On our website, beaconparkboats.com, we’ve put together a variety of suggesteditineraries – whether you’re interested in heritage, wildlife or walking, need ideas for a family holiday orare looking for a relaxing, romantic break. And you’re welcome to ask us for other ideas.1. Abergavenny Market Hall during the annual Food Festival2. The Sugarloaf, one of the mountains around Abergavenny3. Abergavenny Museum in the castle grounds4. Crickhowell on the banks of the river Usk5. Theatr Brycheiniog, the arts venue at the canal terminus in Brecon6. Part of Blaenavon World Heritage Site, Big Pit offers free underground tours 1 210
  11. 11. BreconCanal terminus Lock Brynich Aqueduct Pencelli(Map not to scale) Talybont-on-Usk Ashford Tunnel 3 Crickhowell 4 Locks Llangattock Llangynidr Abergavenny Gilwern Govilon Llanfoist Llanfoist Wharf Llanellen Llanover 5 Goytre Wharf N Blaenavon (World Heritage Site) Pontymoile Basin WE ARE HERE Cwmbran 6 Not navigable south of here beaconparkboats.com 11
  12. 12. Choosing your boat Harrier Sleeps: Length: 56’ (17.07m) A classic Inspection Launch style boat reflecting Here are plans of our fleet of thirteen boats to help you decide which one is best for your holiday. Consider in Width: 6’ 10” (2.08m) the elegance of the Edwardian era. Includes 5ft particular how many beds you need and whether you prefer fixed beds or beds that convert to seating during Max. headroom: 6’ 5” (1.96m) half-tester bed, roll-top slipper bath, large opening the day. If a boat sleeps 6, with 4 people in fixed beds and 2 sleeping on the converted settee, we indicate Bow thruster windows in the lounge, wood-burning stove and front this as + . In the majority of our boats with a rear cabin, it’s possible to sleep a third child on a mattress Starts on Monday deck with canopy. between the two single beds, increasing the maximum capacity of the boat; please ask us for W further details. And remember, the wider the boat - the wider the beds. For really easy manoeuvring, choose a boat with a bow thruster. You may also wish to start your holiday on a T particular day of the week, so note that certain boats have specific start days, and some are available for both C short breaks and longer holidays. Each of our boats is inspected annually by Visit Britain and we indicate the AFT 5ft DOUBLE DECK COCKPIT grading as . Visit our website for detailed information and photographs of each boat. SOFA T C W W W Key Basin Cupboard Sink Toilet T Bath T Fridge Sliding door TV/DVD Sofa Owl Sleeps: W WW Bed Hot tub (with pull-out Wardrobe W W storage (with pull-out underneath) Length: 45’ (13.7m) Wide beam barge like no other: wood-burning stove, storage underneath) Radiator Stool Wine rack W Width: 8’ 6” (2.59m) 5ft four-poster bed and a hot tub on theW Max. headroom: 6’ 4” (1.93m) front deck! T T Bow thruster T W Wood-burning T Cooker Shower Table T (removable) stove Starts on Monday and Friday T T These two configurations W C C SOFA DOUBLE W apply to: Hobby, W Hawk, SOFA DOUBLE W W FOUR AFT AFT Merlin, Kestrel, Falcon, COCK PIT POSTER DECK DECK T COCK PIT T 5ft T Kingfisher, Eagle and AFT DOUBLE DECK W C W Peregrine C W T C SOFA Rear cabin as one fixed double Rear cabin as two fixed singles WR 12
  13. 13. Hobby Sleeps: + Hawk & Merlin Sleeps: +2 doubles OR 1 double + 2 singles Narrowboat built with two in mind but her spacious 2 doubles OR 1 double + 2 singles A compromise between a traditional narrowboatLength: 49’ 6” (15.09m) layout will happily accommodate four. Rear cabin can Length: 42’ (12.8m) and a wide beam barge. Rear cabin can be madeWidth: 6’ 10” (2.08m) be made up with two 2ft single beds or a 4ft double. Width: 7’ 6” (2.29m) up with two 2ft 3in single beds or a 4ft 6in double.Max. headroom: 6’ 4” (1.92m) Large shower room and spacious lounge. Max. headroom: 6’ 4” (1.94m) Short length means ease of handling.Starts on Saturday Hawk starts on Saturday Merlin starts on Monday and Friday C SOFA DOUBLE W AFT DOUBLE C AFT DOUBLE T COCK PIT DECK OR T COCK PIT DECK OR TWO TWO SINGLES C SINGLES SOFA DOUBLE W C WKestrel Sleeps: + Osprey Sleeps: AWAitiNg gRAdiNg NEW FOR 20112 doubles OR 1 double + 2 singles Wide beam barge that is ideal for four people. 2 doubles A wider classic Inspection Launch style boat withLength: 46’ (14.02m) Rear cabin can be made up with two 2ft 6in single Length: 60’ (18.29m) wood-burning stove, home cinema with 3ft pull-downWidth: 8’ 6” (2.59m) beds or a 5ft double. Width: 7’ 6” (2.29m) screen and surround sound in the lounge and frontMax. headroom: 6’ 3” (1.91m) Max. headroom: 6’6” (1.99m) deck with canopy. The two en-suite cabins haveBow thruster Bow thruster beds that are 5ft wide and 6ft 8in long – perfectStarts on Monday and Friday Starts on Saturday for tall couples. WR C SOFA DOUBLE AFT T COCK PIT C FIXED FIXED DECK DOUBLE W AFT DOUBLE DOUBLE COCKPIT DECK T OR SINGLES C W SOFA C W W W W beaconparkboats.com 13
  14. 14. Falcon & Kingfisher Sleeps: + Eagle & Peregrine Sleeps: +3 doubles OR 2 doubles + 2 singles Traditional narrowboat with two separate cabins, 3 doubles OR 2 doubles + 2 singles Narrowboat that offers two cabins AND two showerLength: 50’ (15.24m) one of which can be made up with two 2ft single Length: 57’ (17.37m) rooms, so there’s no queue in the morning!Width: 6’ 10” (2.08m) beds or a 4ft double. Perfect for families or Width: 6’ 10” (2.08m)Max. headroom: 6’ 2” (1.88m) two couples. Max. headroom Eagle: 6’ 3” (1.91m)Falcon starts on Saturday Max. headroom Peregrine: 6’ 6” (1.98m)Kingfisher starts on Monday and Friday Bow thruster. Eagle starts on Saturday Peregrine starts on Monday and Friday SOFA DOUBLE SOFA DOUBLE AFT DOUBLE W AFT DOUBLE W W DECK OR T COCK PIT DECK OR FIXED T COCK PIT FIXED DOUBLE TWO DOUBLE TWO SINGLES SINGLES C C CPuffin Sleeps: + Condor Sleeps: +3 doubles Wide Dutch barge with a large rear deck and a 3 doubles Wide Dutch barge with a large rear deck and twoLength: 56’ (17.07m) forward seating area. Two en-suite private cabins, Length: 52’ (15.85m) en-suite private cabins, each with a 4ft 6in bed,Width: 8’ 6” (2.59m) each with a 4’ 6” bed, LCD television/DVD player Width: 8’ 6” (2.59m) LCD television/DVD player and CD/radio.Max. headroom: 6’ 4” (1.93m) and CD/radio, offering complete privacy. Max. headroom: 6’ 4” (1.93m) Complete privacy; ideal for couples.Bow thruster Bow thrusterStarts on Friday Starts on Saturday C C FIXED FIXED DOUBLE FIXED DOUBLE FIXED LARGE C W DOUBLE LARGE W DOUBLE AFT COCK PIT AFT DECK T DECK T W C W C SOFA DOUBLE SOFA DOUBLE C WR C C WR14
  15. 15. Wharfinger’s CottageNew for 2011, combine your canal holiday witha stay in our historic Wharfinger’s Cottage.Stay at Wharfinger’s Cottage, on our private wharf, broadleaf woodland on the slopes of the Blorengeand you’re holidaying in a fascinating piece of history. mountain, just waiting to be discovered. The originalSituated in the most admired location on the Mon & tunnel under the canal still runs beneath the cottageBrec, this Grade II-listed building is now our holiday and is often used by walkers.cottage for 6 people. Wharfinger’s Cottage is ideally placed for you toOriginally built as the home and office of the explore areas out of reach of the canal. Located in bothwharfinger (the man who managed the busy wharf), Blaenavon World Heritage Site and the Brecon Beaconit offers accommodation on three floors. The kitchen, National Park, there are endless destinations within autility room and dining room are on the ground floor short drive. Go down Big Pit, take a trip on Pontypoolwith a large lounge on the first floor, having extensive and Blaenavon railway, visit castles galore, walk in theviews of the surrounding mountains. There are three Black Mountains, discover ancient churches, youngdouble bedrooms, one of which can be made up as vineyards and thriving craft centres. No more than antwin beds. One bedroom is en-suite and there is a hour’s drive away is Cardiff and, a little further afield,large family bathroom. Flagstone floors, beamed some of the best beaches in Britain.ceilings and wood-burning stoves combine with thick Wharfinger’s Cottage is available from 15 April.pocket-sprung mattresses, contemporary bathrooms Stay here before or after exploring the canal on oneand our trademark attention to detail to make this of our boats; we offer flexible stays of 3, 4 or 7 nights.the perfect holiday home. As with our boats, prices are Or simply book the cottage on its own and enjoyinclusive of utilities, logs and pets, and we provide all the waterway from your garden. Come in the heightthe essentials including cleaning materials, dishcloths, of the season and watch the canal spring into lifetea towels, towels and toilet rolls. each day or escape here after the boats haveThe lawned garden fronts onto the canal and there stopped and see a different side to this amazinglyare several outdoor seating areas. Behind the cottage, beautiful waterway.as well as parking spaces, you will find an extensive beaconparkboats.com 15
  16. 16. 2011 PricesNo hidden extras Price Bands 2011/12 WeekOur prices are totally inclusive. Unlike many boat 7 nights starting Monday, Friday or Saturday, depending on your chosen accommodation.hire companies we don’t charge extra for pets, bedlinen and towels, boat insurance, fuel for the boat, Start Date Price Band Accommodation Sleeps Start Day Price Bands (£)gas for the cooker, logs for the stove or for parking 18 March – 14 April B* A B C D E F Gyour vehicle in our car park. And we even provide 15 April – 28 April D Hawk 4 Saturday -- 893 956 1020 1084 1148 1275a pack of essentials including cleaning materials, 29 April – 12 May C Merlin 4 Monday or Friday -- 893 956 1020 1084 1148 1275dishcloths, tea towels and toilet rolls. 13 May – 26 May D Hobby 4 Saturday -- 963 1031 1100 1169 1238 1375 27 May – 2 June G Kestrel 4 Monday or Friday -- 998 1069 1140 1211 1283 1425For full terms and conditions please visit our 3 June – 30 June E Harrier 2 Monday -- 1068 1144 1220 1296 1373 1525website beaconparkboats.com 1 July – 21 July F Owl 2 Monday or Friday -- 1068 1144 1220 1296 1373 1525Flexible holidays 22 July – 1 September G Falcon 6 Saturday -- 1103 1181 1260 1339 1418 1575We offer holidays of varying lengths, starting 2 September – 8 September F Kingfisher 6 Monday or Friday -- 1103 1181 1260 1339 1418 1575on a variety of days, depending on which boat 9 September – 15 September E Eagle 6 Saturday -- 1208 1294 1380 1466 1553 1725you choose: 16 September – 22 September D Peregrine 6 Monday or Friday -- 1208 1294 1380 1466 1553 1725 23 September – 29 September C Condor 6 Saturday -- 1348 1444 1540 1636 1733 1925Short Break either 4 nights starting on Mondays 30 September – 20 October B Puffin 6 Saturday -- 1383 1481 1580 1679 1778 1975or 3 nights starting on Fridays 21 October – 28 October D Osprey 4 Saturday -- 1418 1519 1620 1721 1823 2025Week 7 nights starting on Mondays, 29 October – 15 December B** Wharfinger’s Cottage 6 Monday, Friday 392 509 548 626 666 705 783Fridays and Saturdays. 16 December – 5 January 2012 G** or Saturday 6 January – 9 February 2012 A**Combine a Short Break with a Week’s holiday and 10 February – 16 February 2012 D**get even better value. The price of a 10 night or11 night holiday is the weekly hire charge plus 17 February – 29 March 2012 B** Short Break Either 4 nights starting on Monday or 3 nights starting on Friday.50% of the following week’s charge. And if youbook for two consecutive weeks, you’re eligible * Wharfinger’s Cottage not available during these dates Accommodation Sleeps Start Day Price Bands (£)for a 10% discount on the second week. A B C D E F G ** Boats not available during these dates Merlin 4 Monday or Friday -- 589 631 673 715 757 842 Kestrel 4 Monday or Friday -- 658 705 752 799 846 941 Owl 2 Monday or Friday -- 705 755 805 856 906 1007 Kingfisher 6 Monday or Friday -- 728 780 832 884 936 1040 Peregrine 6 Monday or Friday -- 797 854 911 968 1025 1139 Wharfinger’s Cottage 6 Monday or Friday 258 336 362 413 439 465 51716
  17. 17. Booking your holiday Booking Form 2011/121. Select your accommodation (name of boat or 8. The balance is due eight weeks prior to the start of Please complete in block letters and send with a 25% deposit or, if within Wharfinger’s Cottage). your holiday. On receipt of your final payment we 8 weeks of the start of your holiday, full payment, to Beacon Park Boats,2. Choose the dates and length of your holiday. will send you an Information Pack containing: The Boathouse, Llanfoist Wharf, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 9NG. i. a 40-minute DVD (produced by Beacon Park Boats) Photocopies of this form are acceptable.3. Calculate the total cost. explaining how to operate your boat4. Contact us to check availability, either by telephone (01873 858277, every day 08.00 –21.00) or email ii. a copy of John Norris’ indispensable guidebook (enquiries@beaconparkboats.com) or on our The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal I wish to hire (narrowboat/cottage) for my holiday, website (beaconparkboats.com). We’ll hold a iii. details of what’s in your boat/cottage, to avoid provisional booking for up to 3 days. bringing unnecessary things from (start date) to (end date) for nights.5. Make sure you are happy with our terms & iv. recommended itineraries to help you get the conditions which are available on our website. most out of your holiday Number of people Adults Children Pets6. Secure your booking with a completed booking v. simple directions to our wharf. form and 25% deposit. This can be done online Please take time to look at all the information Number of duvets required Double Single or by using the form on this page. we send you, and contact us with any queries.7. We will send you confirmation of your booking That way, your holiday will run smoothly. Name showing the price of your break together with a copy of ‘Our Agreement With You’. Please check the details carefully. Address Postcode Telephone number Email Please indicate how you heard of usWe look forward to welcoming youin person to Beacon Park Boats. beaconparkboats.com P.T.O 17
  18. 18. CostCost of narrowboat £ I am 18 years of age or over, have read and agreed to the terms and conditionsAdditional cost for 10/11 (available on beaconparkboats.com), £ and agree to become responsible fornights or 2nd week or cottage the whole of the hire fee.Total charge £25% deposit £ SignedBalance due 8 weeks £ Datebefore holidayPaymentPlease either attach a cheque made payable to ‘Beacon Park Boats Ltd.’ or, if paying by credit/debit card,complete the following section.Tick the appropriate box(es):Please charge the deposit to my credit/debit card nowPlease charge the balance to my credit/debit card 8 weeks before the start of my holidayPlease charge the full cost of my holiday to my credit/debit card now(if booking within 8 weeks of start date)Visa Mastercard/Eurocard Switch/Maestro SoloCard NumberValid from / Expires end / Switch/Solo card issue numberLast 3 digits of security code from back of cardCardholder’s name Photography: © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales & Robin SmithettCardholder’s signature Date Design: jonathanmorris.org.uk18
  19. 19. Crossing the river Usk on Brynich aqueduct in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The Brecon Beacons National Park is one of the Favourite UK Tourist Attractions, according to the Guardian Observer Travel Awards. It was voted fifth, coming behind four top London attractions – The Victoria and Albert Museum, The British Museum, The Imperial War Museum and The National Gallery.Unlike the others, it’s never crowded and queues are unheard of! 19
  20. 20. Beacon Park Boats Llanfoist Wharf Abergavenny Monmouthshire NP7 9NG Wales UK Front cover: Heading south on Hobby from our base at Llanfoist Wharf 01873 858277 Back cover: Llanfoist Wharf overlooking the enquiries@beaconparkboats.com market town of Abergavenny beaconparkboats.com20