Road House Narrowboats Holiday Hire

Narrowboat Holiday Hire. Gift Shop. Pump out facility.

Relax and experience what we believe to be the quickest way to slow down. Road House Boats was founded circa 1895 with pleasure rowing boats and since 1972 has operated steel narrowboats on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal within the spectacular scenery and peaceful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

We offer short break or weekly holiday hire on our fleet of five cruiser style narrowboats are designed to give easy handling and manoeuvrability on this canal. They are carefully fitted out to make maximum use of space and provide comfortable and well-equipped accommodation whilst retaining a traditional feel. Equipment includes electric freshwater toilets, full-sized electric fridge, gas cooker and quiet central heating with radiators to give cosy dry heat for comfort when required. New well-maintained engines means no lifting of deck boards to make daily checks. The size and design of our boats make them easy to handle, even for the novice. We offer a full handover and tuition prior casting off, set off down the canal with every hirer to ensure that everyone is comfortable prior your departure.

Our base here at Gilwern, four miles from Abergavenny, is just off the A465, within easy reach of the A40 and motorways. If you plan to arrive here by railway, we can collect you from Abergavenny Station, which has good links to the main network via Newport. Gilwern is ideally and approximately mid-way along the canal, 20 miles below Brecon and 13 miles above Pontymoile, thus you can choose between a cruise to Brecon, incorporating the locks, tunnel, lift-bridges and the more spectacular scenery, or the more secretive, peacefully isolated winding waters southward towards Pontymoile.

We are a small friendly, family run business and we can always assure you of our closest attention with all the support you may need, especially if canal boating is new to you. We have been canal enthusiasts ourselves for many years, and are very happy to talk to you about our boats or the canal.

Secure car parking is available at the rear of our property and single-phase electric car charging.

Dogs are welcome but we do keep one boat dog free for those with allergies,

current prices, special offers and availability please view our web site or call us for details and information. Our current availability is always up to date on the booking calendar and online booking is available.

Remember! The boat is your accommodation, transport and entertainment for the duration of your holiday. Fuel, gas, toiletries and bedding are provided in our all-inclusive price.

Road House Gift & Craft Shop is on the same premises offering souvenirs: Hand Made Crafts, Hand Made Cards, Hand Made Glassware, Original Paintings/Prints, Photography, Canal Art & Goods, Welsh Souvenirs & Gifts, Local Literature & Maps, Welsh Confectionery, Post Cards and Greetings cards. Ice Creams.


50 Main Road

Road House Narrowboats Holiday Hire