Saturday, 30 July 2011

Car hire for narrowboaters

For a lot of people who choose to live on a narrowboat, they make the choice to not have a car.  For those of us who don't live in the UK and wish to spend time living on a narrowboat, it's highly likely we won't have access to a car.  A lot of the time this wouldn't be a problem. Mooring up in a town that has a train station or at least a bus service will give us access to wherever we want to go.  It involve some walking and it might make a long trip of a short distance but let's face it... we won't exactly be in a hurry to go anywhere.

Despite best intentions and planning I'm sure there will be occasions that we simply have to have a car.  Perhaps to attend a medical appointment, to pick up heavy or bulky purchases, to visit someone a fair distance away, or maybe collect a visitor from home.  I've now heard mention several time of a car hire company called Enterprise.  Their rates sound to be very reasonable and best of all, they'll collect you from your boat to go to their office to complete the paperwork and when you return the car and hand back the keys they'll drive you back to your boat.  You can't ask for better service than that!

How's this for an offer! Three day car hire over a weekend for £35.97!  At today's rates that is something like $55 AU.  A great deal.  Thanks Diane for reminding me about Enterprise.


Tom and Jan said...

Hi Elle
We have now used Enterprise three times since arriving in the UK and can recommend them. Just remember the price of the fuel will probably exceed the cost of the car rental!

Elly and Mick said...

Hi Tom and Jan,
Great service isn't it. The petrol is much more expensive than in Oz. Definitely needs to be remembered when budgeting for a trip somewhere.