Testimonials 2020

Howe Testimonial

Testimonial from Ray & Danni Howe

7th -127h August 2020

Kingston upon Thames – Henley

Dear Dorenda and Gordon

Thank you so much for making our holiday such a fabulous experience!

We felt safe with you and the way you were looking after us was second to none!

You treated us like royalties although you are the ones who deserve the crown and be pronounced The Queen and The King of the top services and hospitality.

–             Love Ray & Danni Howe               –

Testimonial from Janet & Dave

Janet & Dave’s Testimonial

30th August 2020

Dorenda and Gordon

Many thanks. once again for a wonderful holiday.

Thank you Dorenda for looking after us so well!

Have to see you again next year

Best wishes for the future

–       Janet and Dave     –

Wilson & Bruton Testimonials

Helen & Kate’s Testimonials

1st Sept – 6th Sept

Oxford to Abingdon

Many thanks for a lovely holiday – food was excellent – promise to have the Caribbean Banana cake next time!

Thanks for the Sudoku tips too!

–    Love Helen     –



Many thanks for a lovely trip, we’ve missed passenger #3 being around but have still had a fantastic time.  Lovely food, larger waistline, good wine cellar and best nights sleep in months.

Have a lovely christmas!                    Oh! mustn’t forget our very own 2 day air show.

–    Love Kate    –    35 degrees below zero

James's Testimponial

Testimonial from Janet & Mike James

9th – 14th Sept 2020       Abingdon – Windsor

Once again a wonderful trip with great hosts and hospitality.

Loved every minute.

Take care on your “walk” later this year and see you in 2021

–     Love Janet and Mike xxx    –

Dilleys Testimonial

Testimonial from Bob & Chris Dilley

September 2020

Magnificent boat, entertaining and hard working hosts, beautiful food, combined with red kites, herons, kingfishers, cows and cormorants, not forgetting “interesting” lock-keepers, have made these five days so relaxing and peaceful.

Thank you Dorenda and Gordon

–   Bob + Chris Dilley      –

Voakes Testimonial

Testimonial from Brian & Marion Voakes

September 2020    Abingdon to Home

Our first trip on the river or canal and what a special experience.  Dorenda and Gordon provide a water borne home away from home!  Great service, special food (with many favourites), it has really been a super experience, so much so we have already booked for next year.

Thank you both and bon voyage…

–      Brian and Marion Voakes   – Eton

Watsons Testimoniial

Testimonial from Chris & Jackie Watson

30th September – 3rd October 2020

Windsor to Kingston

A lovely short break – one sunny day, one wet day – but none the lass most enjoyable.

Lovely food as usual and such a lovely boat, with wonderful hosts.

Let’s hope, next year’s season gets back to normal…!

–     Chris and Jackie    –

Evans & Noakes Testimonials

Testimonial from Robin & Christine Evans and Julie Noakes

Oct 14th -21st 2020

Berkhamsted to Stoke Bruerne

Another lovely week afloat!   We did the London Ring last time, so this was very different but just as enjoyable.  Lovely food, varying scenery, interesting places to visit, and lots of locks to keep us busy.

Thank you so much!

–       Robin & Christine     –

A wonderful week with lovely scenery + multiple activities doing the locks and walks.  Totally spoilt with the gorgeous food & the very attentive efforts of Gordon & Dorenda.

Thank you both so much, would love to do another trip.

–         Julie    Berkshire    –



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