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Heavenly River Houseboat

East Molesey, Surrey, England
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Unique 6-berth with hot tub & roof garden near Hampton Court Palace. Skippered boating holidays & cruises can also be arranged.

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.

Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

London airports / Heathrow