SALE – SALE – SALE
Enjoy a mini break on board our 4 star narrow boat. Take long winter walks through the breathtaking Penine countryside, or stay on board and enjoy a cosy evening in-front of a roaring log fire.
SALE – SALE – SALE
Enjoy a mini break on board our 4 star narrow-boat, moored at the picturesque Reedley Marina, in the heart of East Lancashires Pennine Countryside.
Have long winter walks through breathtaking countryside, or stay on board and enjoy a cosy evening in-front of a roaring log fire.
Book this 2/4 berth boat for only 59 GBP per night
Book this 4/6 berth for only 79 GBP per night
Book this 6/9 berth with 2 bathrooms for only 99 GBP per night
Starts Friday January 2nd
Ends Friday 27th March
MINIMUM 2 night stay – further discounts for longer stays.
NOTE, these boats will be stationary during this sale period. You will be able to sail these boats if you book a skipper, This will give you the opportunity to steer the boat whilst travelling through some breathtaking scenery.
79 GBP 2.5 hour
(Includes the Burnley Mile)
89 GBP 4 hours
(includes a the Burnley Mile, Gannow Tunnel and M65 Aqueduct)
199 GBP 12 hours round trip - split over 2 days
(includes locks, tunnel and an over night stay in Foulridge on board the boat, returning to Reedley Marina the next morning)
Welcome to Hapton Valley Boats, narrowboat and wide beam boating holidays. This is the start of your 4 star canal holiday in the heart of Pennine Lancashire and through to the Yorkshire Dales via the summit of the Leeds Liverpool Canal.
Our Royal Yatching Association qualified staff give full tuition on the boats, navigation and locks. We are based at Reedley Marina in the borough of Pendle on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Get here early and enjoy a meal and a drink at the newly refurbished Cafe Kingfisher whilst taking in the views of Pendle Hill. We provide secure parking, diesel, gas, bedding, towels and insurance less liability excess. Alsopets travel free so we look forward to seeing you!
Built by Bonikowski and lined with ash for a bright clean feel. Real pine solid wood floor, blackout blinds throughout.
Has two bench seats/single beds 6ft x 2ft, solid fuel stove, 22" colour television with Freeview & DVD and FM Radio/CD system. There is also side opening windows and a large roof hatch.
Fully-fitted includes four hob gas cooker with oven and grill, full height fridge with freezer compartment., four cupboards and four drawers for storage.
Forward of the rear cabin, bathroom with a full length shower, pump-out toilet, hand-basin and plenty of storage. (Towels provided)
Double doors lead from the deck into the rear cabin with double bed (6' 3" x 4' ), this can also be put down into an L shaped seating area, overhead cupboard with downlights, under-bed storage and cupboard with hanging space. Separated by a door from the living area.
Comfortably spacious for people to stand and enjoying the tranquility of the journey.
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal main line is 127 miles (204 km) long and crosses the country from Liverpool, Merseyside to Leeds, West Yorkshire.
It has two main side-branches, the Leigh Branch and the Rufford Branch. The summit level is at 487 feet (148m). The canal was built with locks 60ft (18m) long and 14ft 3in (4.3m) wide to accommodate the Yorkshire Keel boats already in use on the Rivers Aire and Humber. However, the locks on the Leigh Branch and the mainline between Wigan and Liverpool (and Rufford Branch), were extended to a length of 72 feet (22m) to accommodate the longer boats trading on the rest of the canal network following the building of the Leigh Branch.
Aire and Calder
The Aire and Calder is a canalisation of the River Calder from Wakefield to Castleford, where it joins the branch from Leeds, which follows the River Aire.
The Aire and Calder still fulfils its original purpose of linking Leeds and Wakefield with York and the Humber (and thence the Trent), although the routes by which this is achieved have changed significantly. More recent canals now also make the Navigation a vital link in the English and Welsh connected inland waterway network. Beyond Leeds, the Leeds and Liverpool carries boats over the Pennines. The Calder and Hebble Navigation, which connects to the Navigation at Wakefield, allows boats to reach the Huddersfield Broad and Narrow Canals, and the Rochdale.
Calder and Hebble Navigation
The navigation is used almost entirely by leisure boaters, to whom it represents both an attractive cruising ground in it own right, and also a vital four-way link.
The Navigation starts in Wakefield, where there is an end-on junction with the Aire and Calder Navigation and runs upstream through Mirefield, after which there is a junction with the Huddersfield Broad Canal, to arrive at Sowerby Bridge, where there is another end-on junction, this time with the Rochdale Canal. Other towns on the navigation are Horbury, Dewsbury, Brighouse, and Elland. The former branch to Halifax is no longer navigable, except for a stub now known as the Salterhebble Arm.
The Rochdale is significant for leisure boating in that it is one of the three canals which cross the Pennines and thus join north-western canals with the waterways of the North East, as well as opening the possibilities of touring the Pennine Ring.
A great attraction of the Rochdale Canal for the leisure boater lies in the fact that it climbs high over the Pennine moors and the boater is surrounded by scenery which is spectacular (with the "penalty" of having to work more locks).
Huddersfield Narrow Canal
The canal runs for just under 20 miles and is limited to boats no wider than 7ft. It has 74 locks and tunnels through the Pennines via the Standedge Tunnel some 5,210m long
The Huddersfield Narrow is part of the South Pennine Ring, which is a circular route crossing the Pennines twice - the other crossing is the Rochdale Canal. The canals are linked at the western (Lancashire) end by the Ashton Canal and at the eastern (Yorkshire) end by the Huddersfield Broad Canal and a length of the Calder and Hebble Navigation.
Huddersfield Broad Canal
The canal, also called by its original name, the Sir John Ramsden Canal is a wide-locked navigable canal in Yorkshire in northern England.
The waterway is 3¾ miles (6km) long and has 9 wide locks. It follows the valley of the River Colne and connects the Calder and Hebble Navigation at Cooper Bridge junction with the Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Aspley Basin in the centre of Huddersfield.
The Ashton leaves the Rochdale (email hidden). Junction in central Manchester, and climbs for six miles (10km) and 18 locks, to make a head-on junction with the Huddersfield Narrow formerly the Huddersfield Canal) at Whitelands Basin in the centre of Ashton-Under-Lyne.
The canal was commissioned by Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, to transport coal from his mines in Worsley to Manchester.
The canal is connected to the Rochdale Canal in Manchester and to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Leigh. Often considered to be the first "true" canal, it required the construction of an aqueduct to cross the River Irwell, one of the first of its kind. Its success helped inspire a period of intense canal building, known as "canal mania". Navigable throughout its history, it is one of the few canals in Britain not to have been nationalised, and remains privately owned. Pleasure craft now use the canal which forms part of the Two Roses Ring network of canals.
Terms and Conditions of Hire
It is recommend that you print out and read these conditions carefully. They are part of the agreement and contain legal obligations and liabilities of the narrow boat holiday Hirer.
In these conditions and the agreement:-
'the Company' means Hapton Valley Boats Limited.
'the Hirer' means the person or persons named in the booking confirmation. Where there is more than one Hirer they shall all be individually responsible and liable under the agreement.
'the Conditions' means the conditions set out in this form.
'the price' means the price for the booking set out in the booking confirmation.
'the start date' means the date when booking starts as set out in the booking confirmation.
'the end date' means the date when the booking ends as set out in the booking confirmation.
2. Booking Agreement
2.1 A booking is a legal agreement. Submission of a completed online booking form is an offer by the Hirer to hire and the booking agreement is made only if and when the Company confirms the booking by automated booking confirmation. Telephone bookings do not create legal agreements and any offer by the Company to hold a reservation is not legally binding. The agreement includes these conditions which the client accepts having read and agreed them.
2.2 The entire contract between the Company and the Hirer is contained in these Conditions and the booking form and no representations, terms, warranty or condition expressed or implied shall be deemed to be or have been made or agreed or imported by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. No agent, servant or representative of the Company has any right to alter or vary or waive any of these conditions. Nor is any such person authorised to undertake any liability whatsoever on behalf of the Company. These conditions can only be varied with written permission of the Company signed by a director of the Company. The Hirer acknowledges that no statement or representation which may have been made by or on behalf of the Company induced the Hirer to enter into the contract and that any such statements or representations do not form part of the contract. Any liability of the Company and any remedy of the Hirer in respect of any such statement or representation is excluded save in so far as liability in respect of any particular statement or representation may not be excluded by law.
3. Group Bookings, Age Limits and Unsuitable Hirers
3.1 The person booking the boat will be deemed "the Hirer" and the full names, addresses and ages of all members of the Hirer’s party must be entered on the Customer Log Sheet on the day of hire.
3.2 The Company will accept bookings from school parties, youth groups or persons under 20 years old subject to paragraph 3.3 of these conditions.
3.3 The Company may at its discretion cancel the booking and refuse to hand over the boat to any person or group who in its opinion is not suitable to take charge on the grounds of age, ill health, disability, inexperience, suspected influence of alcohol or drugs or any other reason. In this event and provided that the Hirer is not in breach of condition 3.3 the Company will refund any monies paid and the contract shall be discharged without further liability on either party.
3.4 The Company may repossess the boat at any time if in the opinion of the Company the Hirer is unsuitable for the reasons given in Condition 3.3 or if the Hirer is not behaving responsibly
or if the boat or any persons are at risk. In this event the Hirer shall remain liable to pay the hire price and no refund shall be due.
4. Cancellations and Changes
4.1 The agreement (including payment terms) is a legally binding contract and may not be cancelled or amended except as provided in the Conditions.
4.2 A Hirer who wants to cancel or change a booking must notify the Company immediately by telephone and at the same time confirm in writing within 7 days; the deposit will be forfeit and the Hirer will pay the balance price on the due date. The Company may waive the price (or part of it) less 15% administration expenses if the boat is re-let.
4.3 THE HIRER IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO PROTECT AGAINST CANCELLATION LIABILITIES BY TAKING OUT RELEVANT HOLIDAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE.
4.4 The company will continue to operate during any restrictions on locks from British Waterways. All restrictions include emergency stoppages, seasonal timings and and enforced restriction by British Waterways. The company is bound to notify Hirer prior to depature but it is advised the Hirer check all stoppages through the Waterscape website.
5. Hire Period, Collection and Return of Boat
5.1 Boats will be available from 12pm on the start date and will be returned and vacated by 9.00 am on the end date or as otherwise shown in the booking confirmation.
5.2 The Hirer must notify the Company of any likely delay in arrival as soon as possible by letter or if this is not practicable by telephone.
5.3 Before the Hirer takes the boat over the Company will give the Hirer such instructions, demonstrations and trials as it thinks fit and require the Hirer to check and sign the contents inventory and handover sheet.
5.4 In the event that the boat is not available because of circumstances beyond the Company’s control (for example damage, mechanical breakdown, late return) the Company may substitute a boat of similar accommodation but if no such boat is available the Company shall refund any payments made but shall not otherwise be liable and the contract shall be discharged.
5.5 The boats must be returned to Reedley Marina by the time stated on the invoice and vacated by the Hirer within 30 minutes on the end date and the Hirer is responsible to allow enough time to ensure prompt return. In the event of delay the Hirer shall be liable to pay the sum of £30 per hour or part hour of the delay in returning the boat or giving possession and to indemnify the Company in respect of all other expenses and losses it may sustain by reason of such delay including any loss of or claim under subsequent booking. This condition is strictly enforced in the interest of subsequent hirers of the boat because the Company may not have time to fit out and deliver the boat on time to subsequent hirers.
5.6 The Hirer is responsible to return the boat in a clean and tidy condition. If the Hirer fails to do so except for unavoidable cases the Hirer will be liable to pay the Company the excess costs.
5.7 The Company reserves the right without liability to hand the boat over at and/or to require the boat to be returned to a site other than the designated boat yard if operational circumstances make this necessary.
6. Prices and Payment
6.1 All prices are as stated at time of booking on the wensite.
6.2 Prices are in pounds sterling. The Hirer shall reimburse the Company on demand for any expenses incurred in the conversion of foreign currencies, bank charges, special clearance, re-presenting cheques, processing payments or otherwise in obtaining cleared sterling funds of the amount due on the due date. Payment is not made until cash or cleared funds have been received by the Company.
6.3 The booking deposit must be sent with the booking application. The deposit is 20% of the total price.
6.4 The balance of the price is due not less than 8 weeks before hire start date.
6.5 For short breaks, mid week, weekend and bookings made within 8 weeks before hire start date the Hirer must pay the full price as stated in the invoice.
6.6 Additional charges for one way cruising will be confirmed on departure due to variation in fuel charges.
7. Insurance and Security Deposit
7.1 The Company insures the boat and equipment and against public liability risks. The policy does not cover personal accident or the Hirer’s personal belongings and the HIRER IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE THEIR OWN INSURANCE ARRANGEMENTS.
7.2 The Company’s policy excludes damage arising from late return of boat and return of boat in unclean condition and does not cover the first £250 of any claim.
7.3 The Hirer will indemnify the Company from and against all costs, damage, expenses, liability and claims howsoever arising from the negligence, neglect or default of the Hirer to the extent that they are not covered by the Company’s policy.
8. Safety and Other Rules
8.1 The Hirer agrees to comply with the following rules at all times for the health and safety of the persons on the boat and other persons and for safeguarding the boat and other property:
Not to tow other craft or allow the boat to be towed excepting only professional assistance in the event of breakdown or emergency. Not to cruise after sunset or before sunrise. To observe all speed limits, not to race and not to cruise at a speed which creates a breaking wash or disturbs or inconveniences other waterway users. Not to take or have on the boat any dinghies, inflatable, portable heaters, 240 volt electrical appliances (other than electric razors), inflammable liquids or substances, gas cylinders, car batteries, firearms or any other items which might create dangers or hazards. Not to use the boat for business purposes. To allow the boat to be occupied only by the persons named in the booking confirmation. Not to allow to be on the boat at any time more than 8 persons being the legal limit. To give way to laden or un-laden cargo boats, sailing craft, rowing boats and other human propelled craft. Not to take the boat on to sea or tidal waters. To cruise only on British Waterways approved canals. Not to have or carry any live bait on the boat. At all times to observe all byelaws, navigational limits or instructions and advice of British Waterways and other navigational authorities and the Company and their respective officers and employees.
8.2 The Company reserves the right at its discretion without liability to restrict cruising areas or routes in the light of prevailing conditions.
9.1 The Hirer is in charge of the boat and is responsible for its safe navigation. In the event of any accident or damage to the boat, other craft or the waterway the Hirer must:-
9.1.1 Obtain and record the name of any other boat and names and addresses of all parties involved including the other boat owner and other hirers.
9.1.2 Notify the Company by telephone immediately with full details of the accident including damage incurred and information under 9.1.1.
9.1.3 NOT IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ADMIT OR ALLOW ANY OTHER PERSONS ON THE BOAT TO ADMIT LIABILITY TO ANY OTHER PERSON.
9.1.4 Not carry out or have carried out any repairs without the consent of the Company.
9.1.5 Proceed in accordance with and follow the Company’s instructions.
9.2 In the event of accident the Company may repossess the boat and the hiring contract shall then terminate without liability on the Company.
9.3 In the event that the Company’s insurance cover is prejudiced or invalidated by any failure on the part of the Hirer to comply with the provisions of this condition the Hirer shall indemnify the Company in respect of all liability claims, loss, damage or expenses incurred.
9.4 The Hirer is liable for and shall indemnify the Company against any claim or charge made by any Waterway Authority for damage to waterway property or loss of water.
10. Maintenance, Repairs, Damage and Breakdown
10.1 The Hirer is responsible for and will keep and maintain the boat and its equipment and contents and shall return the same at the end of the hire term in accordance with the Company's instructions and in good clean and tidy order and condition.
10.2 The Hirer shall notify the Company immediately by telephone in the event of breakdown, damage, theft or loss and shall provide full details and comply with the Company’s instructions The Hirer must not undertake or have undertaken any repairs, adjustment or service without the Company’s prior approval. Any repairs or replacements by the Hirer without the Company’s approval will not be accepted.
10.3 The Hirer shall be responsible for getting the boat off mud banks or other grounding and for removal of weeds, rope or other matter from propellers. The Hirer shall notify the Company if any of these operations cannot be carried out without risk of accident or damage and shall comply with the Company’s instructions. Otherwise the Hirer shall be liable for any loss or damage incurred.
11. Hirer’s Property
11.1 Vehicles may be left entirely at owner’s risk at Hapton Boat Yard or in the Company’s car park. The Company will be under no liability for any loss of or damage to vehicles or contents of the Hirer’s or other persons property on the boat or elsewhere or howsoever caused except by the Company’s negligence. Hirers are particularly advised not to leave any valuables or portable items in the car.
11.2 The Company may take such action as may be necessary to silence car alarms in Hapton Boat Yard and the Company’s car park and to recover the costs from the Hirer.
11.3 The Company may return Hirer’s property left behind on the boat if claimed and following receipt of payment for postage and packing. Property not claimed within two months from the end
date will be disposed of by the Company.
12.1 The boat is handed over ready fuelled and any additional fuel purchased is at the Hirers cost.
13.1 Pets are allowed on the boat.
13.2 Hirers must provide their own pet baskets or blankets.
13.3 All pets must be properly house trained or caged as appropriate, must never be left unattended, and may not be allowed on bedding or upholstery.
13.4 Pets are not covered under the Company’s Insurance Policy and the Hirer shall be liable for any damage or loss caused by them.
14.1 The Hirer must check the boat and its contents and equipment fully on arrival at the boat yard and notify the Company of any alleged deficiencies or shortcomings before the boat leaves the boat yard. The Hirer must sign the contents inventory upon taking the boat over and the Hirer will be responsible for any items which are subsequently found to be missing or damaged. Any shortcomings subsequently discovered must be notified to the Company by telephone immediately in order to give the Company the opportunity to take any necessary remedial action.
14.2 The Company shall not be liable in respect of any matter which is not so notified immediately and in any event shall not be liable in respect of any matter which is notified after the end of the hire period. The boat may then have been taken over by another hirer and may not be available for inspection. Letters should bear the Company’s booking reference.
15.1 The Company shall not be liable for any matters arising from any cause beyond the Company’s reasonable control or not due to the Company’s negligence or wilful default including (without limitation) death or personal injury of Hirers their crew and passengers, loss of or damage to property, non-fulfilment or interruption of the booking or delays, breakdowns, mechanical problems, defects, damage, restrictions on cruising, obstructions, repairs or damage to waterways, non- availability of routes, navigational works, storms, floods, droughts, ice, shortage of water or other weather conditions, rationing, shortage or non-availability of fuel or in respect of any consequential loss, damage, expense, injury or claim. HIRERS ARE RECOMMENDED TO TAKE OUT PERSONAL HOLIDAY INSURANCE COVER.
16.1 The specifications of boats, their accommodation, facilities and equipment in the brochure are intended as a general guide but the Company shall not be liable in the event of any insubstantial differences in the boats supplied and reserves the right to make modifications. In particular alterations may occur during rebuilding or refitting, boats within classes may differ, colours may vary, layout plans are for guidance only and are not to scale and boats may have steps which are not shown. If the Hirer’s party includes any infirm persons the Hirer should make relevant enquiries at the time of booking.
17.1 Any dispute, difference or question which may at any time arise out of the booking contract may be referred at the Company’s sole discretion to a single arbitrator to be agreed between the parties or failing agreement to be nominated upon the application of either party by the President of the Birmingham Law Society. The decision of such arbitrator (acting as an expert and not as an arbitrator) including any direction as to payment of fees and costs in the arbitration shall be binding on both parties.
18.1 The contract between the Company and the Hirer shall be deemed to have been made in England and shall be governed in all respects by English law. The Hirer shall submit to the jurisdiction
of the English courts provided that the Company at its option may bring any legal proceedings against the Hirer from the courts of any other country.
19.1 No indulgence, forbearance or delay by the Company or delay permitted by the Company shall constitute any bar to its enforcement of its rights at any time and no waiver in respect of any breach shall operate as a waiver In respect of any other or subsequent breach.
20.1 The conditions are considered reasonable by the parties. Any avoidance, restriction or limitation upon them or their effect by statute shall be limited to the Condition or part of the Condition and the issue to which it specifically relates. If any condition is found to be invalid and would be valid if modified by extension of time or otherwise it shall at the option of the Company take effect with such modification or amendment as may be necessary to make it valid and effective.
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Really enjoyed having a more unusual weekend break aboard a canal boat. Lovely cosy boat, had everything we needed. Booking and key handover easy. Highly recommended for a relaxing break.
We had a wonderful weekend with the family on this boat. It was very clean and adequately equipped for all our needs, although we only cooked light meals in the kitchen. The staff were really friendly and helpful and gave us the confidence to set off on our own. We would definitely recommend one of these boats for a fun filled adventurous family holiday.
We had a great stay in Burnley and it was a pleasure to boat around the area. The guys were very friendly and helped wherever they could. Would definetely go again if in the area.
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We offer holiday accommodation in London and Burnley (Lancashire)
Our first vacation rental was established in Soho, London, back in 1995, it was a little studio apartment on Old Compton Street. Due to the high demand from our guests, we now offer a large variety of accommodation to suite all tastes and budgets: From a 9 berth barge on the Lancashire canals to rooms or self contained apartments in London.
There is a fantastic team of people that work with us, some have worked with us since 1997, without their support and dedication we would not be able to provide such a good service to our guests.
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We manage the business from home and have a very hands on approach. We are in contact with our team on a daily basis and we still have the same business approach as we did back in 1995 ''To supply fantastic accommodation and excellent service at affordable prices''
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