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Boutique Central London Narrowboat

London, United Kingdom
Boat hosted by Sam
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom

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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. Power is supplied from batteries which means appliances that we take for granted such a hair dryers can run the power supply down very quickly.
Essentially, power isn't on tap as we're used to in our homes.
If the power runs down the engine will need to be started to charge up the batteries. If there are any problems the host will be on call to assist.

Guest access
Full access

Other things to note
Velvet is not on permanent mooring so will be moving every two weeks.
We would like to offer guests locations in West London- Portobello/ Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Grove, Little Venice and Paddington. Please contact the host to discuss the location- we cannot guarantee locations and they are dependant on what is available at that time.
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…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Dedicated workspace
Hangers
Heating
Essentials
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Smoke alarm

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Location

London, United Kingdom

Velvet is to be located in three different locations-
West London- Paddington area.

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 a day
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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
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm