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Luxury American Floating Home at "Riverscapes" - Hampton Court

Hampton Court, United Kingdom

  • 6 Guests
  • Entire boat

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From $160.29
  • Boat Details
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  • Max 6 people , 2 Cabins

    2 double beds / 2 single beds

    Min 1 night / Max 14 nights
    Check in 2 p.m. / Check out noon

    Overview

    Stay on a boat in East Molesey, United Kingdom.

    EXCLUSIVE USE. A perfectly appointed self-catering 6-berth/2 cabin live-on-board in this idyllic palm fronted marina ½ mile from Hampton Court Palace, excellent restaurants/pubs, direct train link to London Waterloo + 7 miles to Heathrow. 2 cabins, large open-plan living area with sofa bed, full kitchenette, sun terraces, heating, Smart TV, WiFi, HiFi, Netflix, PS3, games & books. Included: stunning gardens, BBQ, 6-seat rowing boat, pedalos & a 4-seat electric boat! Our 7-seat motor boat can be hired for £50/day & charters/cruises can also be arranged.

    Layout

    EXCLUSIVE USE - and a unique self-catering experience on water with all the creature comforts of a home. “Bluebird” is an American houseboat which we recently purchased from the Lake District and moved temporarily to Windsor where we lovingly renovated her before cruising down river to a permanent mooring in Hampton Court. She has 2 cabins, the master opens out onto small sun terrace and the middle cabin has bunk beds.

    Onboard

    The living area features an open plan fully equipped kitchen (including a 4-plate hob and oven, 2 fridge/freezers, microwave, toaster and tea/coffee making facilities); a dining table, seating/lounge area (including a double sofa bed which easily opens out to sleep a further 2 guests) and a Smart TV with Netflix & PS3. This then opens out onto another gorgeous south-facing sun terrace complete with dining table and chairs plus gas BBQ for al fresco dining with superb river views. A bathroom including a full size shower with ample hot water and toilet facilities are also available on board with all linen/towels provided. All the above offers ample and comfortable in and outdoor space for up to 6 guests.

    Onsite

    If the weather permits..... there are magnificent gardens to relax in; a floating boat-shaped island with a tranquil river view and outside dining areas; a 4-seat rowing boat, pedalos and 4-seat electric boat are also included. PLEASE NOTE: the use of all these facilities are free at our guests' own risk. A 7-seat petrol motor boat is also available at a cost of £50/day (includes the first tank of fuel) which is a fun and easy way to explore the river unskippered. Charters/cruises can be arranged upon request.

    OTHER ACTIVITIES
    Wildlife:
    You may wish to feed our resident ducks, swans and geese – a great fun thing to do (reducing stress and increasing creativity too!) Cooked rice, birdseed, peas, corn, oats and chopped lettuce are far superior to bread, the latter causing nasty surface algae, killing fish and giving waterfowl diseases. Also, look out for the wild parakeets in the area!

    Fishing:
    Any angler aged 12 or over requires a valid Environment Agency Rod Fishing Licence. There are a choice of Licences and it is an offence to fish without one. Please also note, fishing outside of designated seasons fetch fines of up to £50,000. Please always obtain a permit and know your seasons. For more details, contact the Post Office in person or give them a call.

    The Area

    A very tranquil and beautiful palm fronted marina on The River Thames - situated in the town of Hampton Court (East Molesey) boasting some historical sites and more:

    - Royal Bushy Park - second largest of London's Royal Parks (literally opposite the road from the marina)
    - "Astoria" - Pink Floyd's recording studio (0.3 mile)
    - Hampton Court Palace - King Henry VIII's home (0.5 mile)
    - Hampton Pool - an open air pool/lido with heated water providing outdoor swimming 365 days a year (1 mile)
    - The town of Kingston-upon-Thames (2.5 miles)
    - Kempton Park Thursday Market - largest weekday market in the South of England (2.9 miles)
    - Chessington World of Adventures - theme park with a variety of fun rides, zoo and aquarium (6.3 miles)
    - Kew Gardens - largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world (8.5 miles)
    - Thorpe Park - theme park with a variety of fun and exhilarating rides (9.6 miles)
    - RHS Wisley - one of the world’s greatest gardens, packed with horticultural inspiration (10.6 miles)
    - LegoLand Windor - lego themed children's/family theme park (19.8 miles)

    What's special about this boat

    Other things to note

    ID
    Guests are required to provide a scan or photo of their government issued photographic ID (passport or driver's license) to our private e-mail address prior to their arrival, which will be provided once a booking has been confirmed.

    PARKING
    On-road parking is normally free at weekends and restrictions usually apply during weekdays, ie. 8:00am to 9:30am AND 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Alternatively, there is a parking facility approx. 200 meters away which is £1.50 per hour between 8:00am to 8:00pm but locked between 11pm to 6am. Having said this however, due to functions at Hampton Court Palace, the parking situation is always subject to change. We have also organised with a local Restaurant/Hotel approx. 350 meters away for our guests to be able to park there for £5 a day, organised directly with them.

    CHECK-INS / MEET AND GREET
    As we both work, have children and don't live at the park, we can't always be on hand to meet and greet our guests. Having said this, we are always at the end of the phone/e-mail should our guests get stuck, need to be ‘shown the ropes’ and/or wish to give us additional feedback!

    UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
    Please be forewarned, being on a boat is a very unique experience and many things are different to being a landlubber and staying in standard accommodation, or a hotel for that matter, in terms of staffing, electricity, toilet flush systems, etc. Upon booking, we will send details of all the things that are not strikingly obvious so our guests are forearmed. We really have tried our best to make this a fun/exciting but comfortable/relaxing experience - without it being intrusive - and very much hope you enjoy your stay!

    Hampton Court

    Hampton Court Road
    East Molesey

    About the marina/waterway Hampton Court Train Station is half a mile away which is then a 35 minute journey into Central London/Waterloo. Heathrow is 7 miles away by car/cab.

    Onboard
    • Kitchen
    • WiFi
    • Aircon
    • Smoking allowed
    • CO2 alarm
    • Smoke alarm
    • Laundry
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • iPod Dock
    • CD Player/Radio
    • DVD Player
    • TV
    • Heating
    • Shower
    • Toilet
    • Welcome pack
    • Bedding/Towels
    • Walk-on access
    • Electricity 24/7
    • Crew on board
    • Food and drink included
    • Hot tub
    • BBQ
    • Disabled access
    • Additional Cot Hire
    • Dog friendly
    • Kid friendly
    Onshore
    • Free car parking
    • Bar/Restaurant
    • Concierge
    • Walking distance to town
    • Shops
    • WiFi
    • Laundry
    • Shower
    • Toilet
    • Swimming Pool
    • Disabled access
    • BBQ

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