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Away4awhile Testimonies
Alicea and Christopher Heist – Chippenham, Wiltshire.
A holiday with all the pleasures of boating, good food, services and advantage of a hotel – no chores and best of all we felt like honoured guests living with a family doing as much or as little as we liked. Thank you for a wonderful time.
John and Kathleen Kay – Chevy Chase, USA.
A new experience, even for former boat dwellers! What a splendid display of nature’s bounty, and how nice not to have to cook our own food. To learn about working locks while eating lunch is a wonderful experience.
Thank you very much for a most enjoyable trip, excellent food and just enough exercise. Good luck.
Ted and Cecilia Bridge – Ontario, Canada.
We had a delightful time. The food, the boat, the company were superb we found it restful and the countryside was beautiful. Would be pleased to recommend you to all who enjoy good food!! We might have had more than our share of wine!! But we had lots of fun.
Rosemary and Trevor
Wonderful break. Good food, good company, we have really enjoyed ourselves. Your company warm and welcoming….again!!
Doug John and Chris James – Sutton Coldfield.
Cliff and Gail we can’t think of a more delightful way getting from Birmingham to Stratford than with you both and “Katie”, I thoroughly enjoyed our trip and your splendid hospitality. We look forward to giving you our best recommendations on our return home. All the very best with your future plans and for your lives together.
P.S. Thank you for helping me in keeping with the birthday surprise.
P.S. Many thanks for my Birthday cake.
Jenny and Brian Smith – Victoria, Australia.
Here we are at the end of your maiden voyage. We both started out as ‘virgins’ you as the boat owners and us as the first-time canalers, and we all enjoyed it! It has been a successful and really interesting journey, without many hiccups, with the most wonderful cooking and equally wonderful company. Brian and I wish you every success in this new venture and hope favour and good fortune smile on you both! Many thanks and good luck.
Jackie Childs – Kings Norton, Birmingham.
Very relaxing way to spend a few days. Have enjoyed being able to walk a lot as well as being on the boat. Food excellent – bed comfortable – Stratford canal and the Avon beautiful.
Daisy Pat – c/o Hove.
Wonderful weekend break. Good food, company and weather. Scenery great. Looked after very well by a lovely hard working couple, much appreciated. Wish them every success for the future.
Brian and Jennie – Hove.
Food, fun and friendship. Thank you Cliff and Gail for giving us a lovely break. We can’t wait to join you again.
Kay Trim – Kapiti Coast, New Zealand.
Tena Kotou, Tena Kotou, Tena Kotou Katoa. I’ve just spent three of the most magic days in my young life of 64 years!! I don’t want to go back to the 21st century! Thank you Gail and Cliff. Kia Kaha – stay resolute Arohanui, K.
Adelaide Rose Rolstone – Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.
Cliff and Gail, very many thanks on your help. Made this a holiday to remember. The cooking and presentation were superb and I’ve learnt so much about canal boats. Best wishes for the future, you have some very good ideas.
Sue and Steve Bell – Leicester.
Thank you Katie, Gail, Cliff; you have even surpassed our high expectations – good luck and best wishes for the future.
Maureen Southgate – Tring, Hertfordshire.
Wonderful scenery and wildlife. Great food and wine. Home colonies interesting (N.B. NED!) What more could one ask? Very relaxzzzzing. Thanks to a great team!
Craig Williams – Aldinga Beah, South Australia.
Excellent trip. Relaxing and informative learning about the canals, boats and their operation. Even the chance to try your hand. Great! Very relaxing too!
Bernard and Maureen Abbott – Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
Can only endorse the superlatives of previous guests! A great break with particular enjoyment of the excellent meals. For me the scenery an evocated memory of girlhood times along the Stratford canal.
Roy Ball – Coventry.
We had a delightful time. THE FOOD IS GOOD, Karen and Roy.
Kerry and Rosemary Nash – Ashford, Middlesex.
An excellent weekend. Welcoming hosts, good food, good accommodation, good company and a truly relaxing time. What more can we say? Oh yes lovely boat, wonderful scenery, good wine etc etc. Best wishes for the future.
Larry and Carolyn Kuhlman – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA.
A really special time. Treated like honoured guests and members of the family. We were so relaxed and comfortable. Gail’s food is fantastic and Cliff is such a genial host. A never to be forgotten experience. Best wishes for a prosperous future, may all your plans bear fruit.

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