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Heavenly River Houseboat

Bluebird Floating Home
Unique 6-berth with hot tub & roof garden near Hampton Court Palace. Skippered boating holidays & cruises can also be arranged

East Molesey
Surrey, England

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EXCLUSIVE USE, and available all year, this perfectly appointed self-catering 6-berth floating home moored at a choice of locations near Hampton Court Palace on the non-tidal River Thames.

This is a very popular American floating home but a very unique find in UK, and close to Greater London. She has 2 cabins, the master opens onto a small sun terrace, the middle cabin has bunk beds with a skylight and the living area is open-plan incorporating a kitchen, dining table and seating area which also doubles as a further sleeping area with use of a sofa-bed. This room then opens out onto a sun terrace with hot tub and drinks fridge. There is a roof garden with further outside dining table and rattan seating area plus gas BBQ - perfect for al fresco dining with superb river views.

Facilities include heating throughout, a fully equipped kitchen (4-plate hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee machine all powered by either shore power or generator dependent on mooring preferences) plus a full-size shower room with hot water and toilet facilities. WiFi, HiFi, Smart TV, Netflix, PS3, Spotify, Readly, books, board games, tea/coffee, towels and bed linen are also provided.

No matter where the boat is moored, there are many attractions to visit nearby including those in Central London - a 35/45 minute direct train journey away. There are a wide variety of restaurants/pubs to choose from and parking can be arranged from £5 per day. Heathrow airport is approximately 6/10 miles away.

Skippered boating holidays with a choice of itineraries can also be arranged between Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle for a further £100/hour (minimum 2 hours per day) with an experienced Captain, enabling guests (whether a couple, family or small group of friends) to relax and enjoy the stunning river views from the luxury of a private boat without the stress of driving it themselves. Enjoy the plenty of places of interest to visit along the way including historic monuments, market towns, museums, racecourses and theme parks - and if cooking is not on the agenda, why not moor up right outside one of many delightful riverside restaurants or gastro pubs for a meal or two! Skippered boating holidays are dependent on river conditions (especially in low season) with a minimum of a 2 night stay.

Furthermore, there are a choice of self-drive petrol motor boats for hire at an extra cost of between £35-£65 per half day, a fun and easy way to explore the river with no experience necessary – it is advisable to pre-book to avoid disappointment! Pedalos and SUP (stand-up paddle) boards are also included in the price – subject to availability.

Whether a moored stay or skippered cruise is chosen, enjoy the stunning surroundings from the luxurious comfort of a floating home serviced by “Riverscapes”. The crew pride themselves on offering a very unique and personalised service. PLEASE NOTE -THIS IS NOT A SELF-DRIVE BOAT!

Tailormade cruises for up to 10 guests can also be arranged. Prices start at £200 for the first 2 hours, then £80/hour thereafter.

Prices start at £130 per night for a moored stay.

Please click the Booking Enquiry link above to get in touch.

Room Types:

  • Double
  • Single
  • Family Rooms (2 Adults / 2 Kids)
  • Accommodation for 5+


  • Low < £85
  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: London airports / Heathrow


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Spa facilities
  • Extra Activities
Bunk cabin
Hot Tub
open Plan Saloon
open Plan Saloon
Shower Room
Master Cabin 1
Sofa Bed in saloon closed
Top Deck
Sofa Bed in saloon
Roof garden seating
Outside Dinning

50th Wedding Anniversary
by Graham and Irene Lawrence
on September 14, 2018
I wanted something completely different for our 50th anniversary and was not disappointed with our 2 night stay. A 10-15 min walk from Hampton Court Station was ideal as we did not wish to drive in London. We had a lovely welcome with balloons and banners and a heart shaped light. It was very peaceful and we loved watching the birds on the river first thing in the morning and waving to the rowing club as they had their early practice. We used the hot tub many times but did not use the top terrace very much as it got a little breezy. Could not fault anything about the Bluebird. Klaus was very friendly and helpful and came to my rescue when I was having problems getting off the boat - a real gentleman. I would definitely recommend and would I go again yes if I had the chance.
Fantastic fun
by Jo McDonagh
on August 2, 2018
We stayed on the Bluebird after attending a concert at Hampton Court palace. We were lucky with the weather so we enjoyed drinks on the top deck before we got ready to go out. The shower and facilities were great and there were 4 of us staying and we had plenty of space.
After the concert we loved walking through the little gate and up the magical path to the river and again enjoyed watching river life from the deck until bedtime.
Waking up in a comfy bed and seeing rowers and life outside the window was brilliant. It was a fantastic fun experience and we would definitely recommend it. We unfortunately didn't get time to do the hot tub or pedaloes but I would love to get another opportunity to do so.
Natasha has been wonderful to deal with, all of the instructions were easy to follow and we felt like we had a really nice little escape away for a night!
Amazing weekend
by Szilvia
on June 9, 2018
Are you stressed, exhausted, tired of life and everything?Then just book 1 day (or I would say 2-3) on board:)I have spent the most extraordinary weekend on the beautiful Bluebird in May with my husband.It is also a perfect start if this is your first experience on a boat as Bluebird is very spacious and perfectly equipped.Just bring you bikini and sun lotion:)Thank you Natasha and Klaus for sharing your treasure with us!
So peaceful and relaxing
by Review from recent clients
on October 13, 2017
The Bluebird was a wonderful place to stay. It was very comfortable, quiet and secure. It was everything we had hoped it would be, and we felt "at home" there. We have already begun recommending it to our friends, and if we come back to London we'll book it again. It far surpasses staying in a hotel.
Highly recommended!
by Dolly Bains
on January 25, 2017
OMG Where do I start I LOVE the Bluebird. Its a home away from home so comfy and has everything you'll ever need. It has hot drinks, games, Netflix the list goes on and on and on. The locations is so nice and peaceful with stunning views you truly feel like you're in a little piece of heaven. The Bluebird cannot be faulted in anyway. We had an amazing time.

Nathan and Klau were so helpful and lovely both absolute stars and just a phone call away for any questions that i had. xx

Big question would i say here again? YES YES YES 100% because i loved every second of my stay and i cant wait to be back. xxx