Night time view from boat
Open plan living room and office space
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Office area
Fully fitted kitchen
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Stylish wide beam

Stylish wide beam moored in the heart of Little Venice London.

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Houseboat highlights

  1. Romantic and peaceful getaway
  2. Stylish and spacious interior
  3. Perfect family getaway
  1. Stunning peaceful location in central London
  2. Hidden gem

Houseboat summary

Stylish wide beam. This memorable place is anything but ordinary- a hidden oasis in central London. A stunning location surrounded by natural beauty right in the middle of all the best London has to offer.

Houseboat description

The accommodation is beautifully designed. It comprises a double master raised bed. The sofa converts in to a double bed and an extra single mattress can be provided so a maximum of 5 people can stay on board. The boat is perfect for a romantic getaway for two, or would be great for a family looking for an alternative, fun holiday.

Living area
The living area comprises a lounge seating area, and an office space with WiFi and desk. There is a stainless steel kitchen, with a Smeg gas oven and hob, a good size fridge with freezer compartment, a sink and draining board, cupboards and shelves housing all the usual kitchen equipment.

Bathroom
The bathroom has a walk in wet room with modern exposed pipe work.

The WC is a compost toilet which would usually have to be emptied by the host every 3-5 days. Water is held in a tank on-board and needs topping up once a week (depending on your usage). This will be done by your host.

Heating
In the winter months heating is by the solid fuel stove which burns a combination of smokeless coal and logs which are provided. The stove can be controlled and kept going 24 hours but you need to allow for this in your daily routine, ie loading stove before going out and a little attention on your return. It keeps the boat warm and cosy. There is also a Webasto heating system which can be used to heat the radiators and hot water.  The boat is on mains shore line so there are two oil filled heaters provided as well.

Living on board is not quite like a conventional house and needs an understanding and patience- it may therefore not be for everyone. As an example the engine needs to be run for one hour a day to heat the water and power batteries.

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Details

Property type

Driving houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 20:00.

Check out before 11:00.

Bedrooms

1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

Queen size beds: 1
Sofa bed: 1

Bathrooms

Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Family

Lake / riverside
Romantic

Amenities

Fully equipped kitchen
Linen provided

Towels provided
Hair dryer

Entertainment

Music system / CD player
WiFi / internet

Internet access

Indoor facilities

Shower

Sofa bed

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Open fireplace

Oil heaters

General information

Pets allowed

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports

Walking / hiking

Location

Distances

Airport

11 mi

Bar

0.1 mi

Restaurant

0.2 mi

Super market

0.1 mi

Train station

0.2 mi

How to get there

How to get to Little Venice
Little Venice is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Paddington train and Tube stations. Leave the station using the Grand Union Canal exit and walk north on the pedestrian street following the signs to Little Venice, with the canal on your right.

Alternatively, you can reach Little Venice from Warwick Avenue’s Tube station with a ten-minute walk. From the station, head south on Warwick Avenue and you’ll soon find Rembrandt Gardens and the waterways on your right hand side.

About the area

Little Venice, with its beautiful canals and waterways, can be found just to the north of Paddington. Positioned where the Grand Union and Regent’s canals meet, this picturesque neighbourhood is home to quirky waterside cafes, cosy pubs and charming restaurants. From canal boat rides to puppet shows, there are plenty of things to do in this charming London area.

Things to do in Little Venice
Explore atmospheric Regent’s Canal, which starts from Little Venice and ends in the Docklands, passing the likes of ZSL London Zoo and Camden Town. Walk downstream past the elegant Regency streets of Maida Vale and on to Regent’s Park and Camden, or follow this peaceful corridor upstream to the west and enjoy the tranquility of the canals.

If you’d rather take to the water, embark on an exciting canal trip by narrowboat with Jason's Trip, Jenny Wren Canal Cruises and the London Waterbus, which take you from Little Venice to Camden Lock Market in around 45 minutes.

Little Venice also boasts some of the most interesting independent theatre venues in London. Catch award-winning fringe and comedy from the candlelit tables of the Canal Café Theatre, or enjoy a show at the Puppet Theatre Barge, a real theatre on a canal boat. For free entertainment in the summer months, head to nearby Sheldon Square’s amphitheatre which puts on a series of events.

Sports fans should pay a visit to the Lord’s Cricket Ground, a little further along the waterway. Here, there’s the chance to learn about the history of cricket during a tour of the famous ground and its museum.

Food and drink in Little Venice
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing spot by the canal or a traditional pub, you’ll find the perfect stop-off at one of Little Venice’s best cafes and restaurants.

Treat yourself to fresh seafood and fabulous views at The Summerhouse, an elegant canal-side restaurant; or soak in the sun on The Waterway’s wide terrace. Indulge in sleek Chinese cuisine at Pearl Liang, or tuck into some comfort food at neighbourhood cafe Molly’s. For a pint or two, look no further than The Bridge House, a traditional British pub overlooking the canal.

How to get to Little Venice
Little Venice is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Paddington train and Tube stations. Leave the station using the Grand Union Canal exit and walk north on the pedestrian street following the signs to Little Venice, all straight to the canals.

Alternatively, you can reach Little Venice from Warwick Avenue’s Tube station with a five-minute walk. From the station, head south on Warwick Avenue and you’ll soon find Rembrandt Gardens and the waterways on your right hand side.

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Houseboat owner

Sam

Love meeting people and introducing them to the amazing Canal!

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English

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