Boutique Central London Narrowboat

4.87

Boat hosted by Sam

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
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You’ll have the boat to yourself.
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Stay on this beautiful romantic narrow boat in the heart of London and see London from a different perspective

Velvet Morning is a 57 foot canal boat built over 100 years ago and is full of character and history. She can sleep 4 adults and 1 child.

The space
The accommodation is beautifully designed. It comprises a king size master bed, and a bunk for a single child. The seating area converts in to a double bed so a maximum of 5 people can stay on board. Velvet is perfect for a romantic getaway for two, or would be great for a family looking for an alternative, fun holiday.
The living area comprises a lounge seating area, and dining for three. There is a hand crafted kitchen, with a gas oven and hob, a good size fridge with freezer compartment, a sink and draining board, cupboards and drawers housing all the usual kitchen equipment.
The bathroom has a beautiful claw foot slipper bath with a hand shower.
The WC is a cassette 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 every few days (depending on your usage). This will be done by your host.
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. An eco fan assists circulation
Living on board is not quite like a conventional house and needs an understanding and patience- it may therefore not be for everyone.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed
Common space
1 sofa

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Pets allowed
Indoor fireplace
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace

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Where you’ll be

Richmond, London, United Kingdom

Beautiful Peaceful area in London, close to Kew gardens yet easy access to central London.

Hosted by Sam

Joined in March 2015
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During your stay

The host will be on call should there be any problems and also to meet the guests on arrival to explain how everything works. The host is also more than happy to suggest areas of interest and local information having lived in London for 20 years
The host will be on call should there be any problems and also to meet the guests on arrival to explain how everything works. The host is also more than happy to suggest areas of i…
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy