Warm Cosy Narrowboat
Warm Cosy Narrowboat
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Welcome to our floating B&B!

This is an unique experience to see London from a different viewpoint. The boat, although small and narrow, is very comfortable and cosy inside. It has everything you need to make your stay enjoyable, a home from home.

The space

The boat is a 43 foot (13 m) canal boat with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/dinner and lounge. There is also ample outdoor space to enjoy when the weather is fine, watching the world go by or dinning alfresco. The boat is small and is best suited for a couple.

Although needing a little TLC on the outside, Inside, she's a home from home! The sleeping accommodation is made up of a back cabin with double bed and side portholes.

The bathroom has a lovely hot shower, a cassette toilet and a wash basin with shaving point.

The living area is towards the front of the boat with a solid fuel stove for chilly evenings. There is a large comfy sofa as well as a dinning table.

The galley has a gas hob and oven with grill, a sink and draining board, cupboards and drawers housing all the usual kitchen equipment.

Water is held in a tank onboard and needs topping up every few days (depending on your usage). You can drink the water from the taps. Hot water is generated from the engine.

In the winter months heating is by the solid fuel stove which burns a combination of smokeless coal and heat logs which are provided.

Power is supplied by batteries. Running the engine for a period each day tops up the batteries and heats the water. Some appliances cannot be used, for example hair dryers, as they are too powerful for the batteries.

Living on board is not quite like a conventional homes and has some limitations. It may therefore not be for everyone, please consider this before booking - think luxury or glamorous camping - glamping if you like.

Guest access

Guests will have full and private access of the entire boat

Interaction with guests

The host will give instructions on how everything works on the boat, leaving you in privacy to enjoy your stay.

The host will also be on call should there be any problems and more than happy to suggest areas of interest and local information to aid your stay.

Other things to note

The boat is moved every two weeks so the location will change. You will be staying in a location in either Central, East or West London. You will always be close to public transport. The host will be able to give a rough location of where the boat is likely to be moored a few months in advance. The exact location will be given a few days before your stay.

You will need to turn on the engine each day to re charge the batteries and to heat up hot water, you may need to top up the water tank and/or change the cassette for the toilet. When it's cold you will need to light the fire. Instructions will be given on how to do this all of these tasks and the host will be on hand if you have any issues.

There is 12v electricity on the boat, meaning some appliances such as hairdryers can not be used. This is common in many boats moored on the canal. There is no WIFI on board.


Amenities
Pets Allowed
Kitchen
Indoor Fireplace
Breakfast

Prices
Extra people £10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £15
Weekend Price £90 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 6PM

Check-in is after 3pm
Check-out by 11am

Please fully read my listing before your stay to understand what being on a boat is like! You must read the manual when you arrive at the boat to understand how everything works. You will need to turn on the engine each day to recharge the batteries and to heat the water. You may need to top up the water tanks and/or change the cassette for the toilet.

Smoking is not allowed inside the boat. You can smoke outside the boat on the deck.

The boat is not available for cruising unless by prior arrangement with your host and should be regarded as a static houseboat. You must not drive or move the boat.

Please conserve electricity and water as these are not limitless. Do not use hairdryers on the boat.

Please be considerate to other boaters on the canal with regard to noise especially at night, no parties please. Do not run the engine before 8am or after 8pm. This Airbnb will suit people looking for a peaceful sanctuary from the city.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

50 Reviews

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Haley User Profile
July 2017
Want a quirk to your stay, house boat wins always

Kimmy & Max User Profile
July 2017
Kate was a wonderful host. She was quick to respond to any questions and the check in was super easy. The house boat is great for anyone interested in a unique and fun experience, and a little taste of a different side of London. The boat is well appointed and the bed is very comfortable. It's a tight squeeze but that's to be expected on a house boat. Travel light and be up for some hilarity, but there's no need to be intimidated if you're not too familiar with boats. The instructions were easy to follow. The outlets weren't working for our stay because a previous guest had blown a fuse, but Kate said she was going to have them fixed soon. Other than that, everything was fantastic!

Mike User ProfileMike is a superhost.
June 2017
Lovely boat and a very relaxed way to spend time near central London. Great communication with Kate. All in all a fantastic stay, Thank you : )

Peter User Profile
February 2017
The boat was lovely exactly as in the photos . Plenty of wood and coal for the fire . Bed small but very comfortable . 1 or 2 sharp knives would be helpful . A really nice experience Peter

Meganrose User Profile
February 2017
Stunning boat perfect for relaxing getaway. Communicative and helpful host. A quirky and fun break in the heart of London!

Jamie User Profile
December 2016
Beautiful boat in a really peaceful location - best nights sleep I've had in ages.

Karen User Profile
December 2016
Cosy little narrow boat with everything you need for your stay

London, United KingdomJoined in July 2012
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.

Hello - I'm Kate. I work as a University Lecturer. I have lived in London for fifteen years. I have traveled all over Europe and America, and had some really positive experiences using Airbnb - now enjoying hosting.

My other half, Antonio, is Italian and works in the hospitality industry. He has lived in London for seven years.

We like discovering our city, drinking tea, going to gigs, travel, catching up with friends, meeting new people, walks in the park, drinks in the pub, reading books, visiting museums, music, photography, film and having folk round for dinner.

We both really love London and would be more than happy to help you plan your trip here.

Languages: Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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