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Went to visit Narrow Boats near where I live.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by xxwelshcrazyxx, May 31, 2010.


  1. xxwelshcrazyxx

    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    Went out for afternoon for hour to Llanover, to see the Narrow Boats.

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    Looks lovely :D Like Badger and toad :D
     
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    My In Laws rented their house and travelled about on their Narrow Boat for about 5 years when they first retired. They loved it. I arrived at my wedding on "Bramble" instead of in a traditional car because where i got married was on the river, was lovely :)
     
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    Aw did you, I bet that was really exciting getting married on a river. Have you got any pics of it????
    I bet your in-laws had a really good time on the narrow boat, it is such a slow pace of life isnt it and so calming and relaxing.:thumbup:
     
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    Me and OH like the idea of renting a narrow boat for a holiday. But i think it's pretty pricey :(
     
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    Yeah your talking about £999 for a medium size one for a couple of day, not even a week. You can have day trips on these too, it was really nice there today, alot of them had gone up the river on thier trips.
     
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    I don't have any pics on the computer (before the days of digital sadly ;))

    It was a bit touch and go because the weather was dicey (it was 10 years ago this weekend just gone) but the sun shone just at the right moment.

    Was a very relaxing way to arrive, very graceful and chic :)

    We helped them bring the boat up to where we lived in Hertfordshire at the time, was nice on the boat :thumbup: very chilled way to travel
     
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    me wants one, me wants one very much
     
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    They are lovely, it is supposed to be the best holiday to relax on. so gentle and slow and you can stop off at all the pubs on the way, :thumbup:
     
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    I was totally gobsmacked when my sister in law told me how much it cost her to hire one last summer holidays :scared: Couldn't believe it :scared: My in laws should never have sold theirs, they should have rented it out for a few years first, they could have made a fortune.
     
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    Well there are 5 for sale, so COME ON DOWN, the price is right lololol
    £24.000
    £36.000
    small one for £12.000
    and another one for £28.000

    We looked inside 3 of them as they were mored, my god they cram so much into one boat, it is like a little cottage on water. really nice.
     
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    Places look totally different from the River too, we went through some pretty grim parts of London but they looked better from the River View :)
     
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    Now is the time to buy one and rent it out, they are turing people away down here as they are all booked up. Money no object obviously.:scared:
     
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    Buy one and let it out, make your money back in no time :thumbup:
     
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    At the prices they charge and people are paying it too, it wouldnt take long for it to pay for itself.
     
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    Mooring can be pretty pricey though i think but i still think you can make it cover costs.

    We are looking at doing a similar thing with a Beach Chalet in Norfolk. Buying it and letting it out a bit to cover the costs :) Funnily enough we did research buying a mooring on the broads instead as it would probably be a better earner but we want something we can use and our kids are a bit young for a boat yet.
     
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    Do you mean the little lock up type ones or the actual chalets? My dad used to own a couple of chalets up California Sands & I'd spend hours playing outside them while my mum & nan cleaned them for the next guests:)
    I'd love a narrowboat on the Broads (there aren't many here, its mainly broads cruisers which lack all the character of narrowboats IMO)
     
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    An actual Chalet with bedrooms you can stay in, not just the beach hut things. We are looking at a small private chalet park in North Norfolk, right near the beach, closeish to The Broads :) We want somewhere we can take the kids regular for beachy family time and let it out a bit to cover costs, they are dead cheap to rent :)
     
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    I used to have a friend who lived on one, it was brilliant, the only thing was, we couldn't get it to go fast enough to do the water skiing he promised...........................or was he fibbing?:lol:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Water ski-ing that was so funny. He woud be dragging the canal. lololol
    Will rep you for that one, if it lets me, :lol:
     
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