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The Wessex Rose

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Kennet & Avon Canal - Rivers Kennet & Thames,Bristol,

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Tel: 07881 287 320

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The Wessex Rose cruises the Kennet and Avon from Bristol to Reading, the River Thames from Oxford to Brentford and the Grand Union Canal from Brentford to Stoke Bruerne.

Relax and watch the world slip slowly by from the comfort of the luxurious hotel boat Wessex Rose, awarded a prodigious 5 star rating by Visit England. Your hosts David & Karen are waiting to welcome you to luxury canal and river cruising on Englands inland waterways. An enchanting experience and what better way to experience it than aboard a luxury hotel boat. Sit back, let the world go by and enjoy some of the most beautiful & diverse canal scenery in Britain; passing through a variety of landscapes from designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and protected marshland, to elegant urban waterfronts.

The finest in canal cruising luxury and equipped to provide discerning guests with all they may desire from a boutique hotel; the Wessex Rose offers you fully inclusive cruising. Every cruise aboard the Wessex Rose includes a spacious en-suite double or twin cabin, all meals, drinks and a crew to steer, navigate and work the locks and bridges. We will serve you interesting, varied & satisfying food with exceptional quality.

Allow us to take you on a 3, 4, 5, 7 or 9 night cruise on the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal, River Thames or Grand Union Canal; among the most spectacular & architecturally interesting inland waterways in the British Isles. Choose from our selection of fully inclusive catered & crewed short breaks and holidays aboard our luxury broad beam hotel boat. All you have to do is relax & enjoy your holiday and do as much or as little as you please, and if you wish, why not venture off the boat and explore the beautiful countryside bounding these remarkable waterways.

Carrying only six passengers in three bespoke cabins ensures guests receive individual attention in a cosy environment at a relaxing & unhurried pace of life. The Wessex Rose offers you a boating holiday with a difference. Whichever cruise you pick you will have a totally different view of England, you will see rural Britain at its very best and experience a unique heritage.

"The Wessex Rose is not just our life its our passion and the desire and determination to offer the highest level of service and quality only increases as we witness our dreams becoming reality" Your hosts David & Karen Binney

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