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Heated unique Floating Home with hot tub & roof garden at 'Riverscapes'

12 reviews
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
1 night minimum
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EXCLUSIVE USE, and available all year, this perfectly appointed self-catering 6-berth floating home near Hampton Court Palace located on the non-tidal River Thames. This is a very popular floating home found on American lakes but a very unique find in UK. 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 has a double sofa bed to sleep a further 2 guests. The living area is open-plan and incorporates a kitchen, dining area and living room which then opens out onto a sun terrace with hot tub and drinks fridge. There is a massive roof garden with a further outside dining and rattan seating area plus gas BBQ - perfect for al fresco dining with superb river views. Facilities include heating throughout, a fully eq...EXCLUSIVE USE, and available all year, this perfectly appointed self-catering 6-berth floating home near Hampton Court Palace located on the non-tidal River Thames. This is a very popular floating home found on American lakes but a very unique find in UK. 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 has a double sofa bed to sleep a further 2 guests. The living area is open-plan and incorporates a kitchen, dining area and living room which then opens out onto a sun terrace with hot tub and drinks fridge. There is a massive roof garden with a further outside dining 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. A wide variety of restaurants/pubs will always be nearby including popular chain restaurants such as Pizza Express and Zizzi in most the main towns. Parking can be arranged from £5 per day. Heathrow 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, we have a choice of petrol self-drive motor boats for hire at an extra cost of between £35-£65 per half day respectively, 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. The crew pride themselves on offering a very unique and personalised service. PLEASE NOTE....... THIS IS NOT A SELF-DRIVE BOAT! Tailor made cruises for up to 10 guests can also be arranged. Prices start at £200 for the first 2 hours, then £80/hour thereafter. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Towels Provided
Private Yard
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Central Heating
Water Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I live in London and wanted to treat my boyfriend to something for our anniversary without going away as we’re in Australia for Xmas. This was perfect! Felt like a proper escape without travelling far from home. We loved the hot tub, the novelty factor,...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank onedishcloser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place. Warm, dry, well equipped. Plenty of room for four adults. Hot tub lovely. Surprisingly quiet despite the roads. Swans, geese and rowers going past in the morning. Nice meal in The Mute Swan. Would come again.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank MatthewH3350
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Really fun and different experience to stay onboard a house boat. The hot tub was a massive hit and surprisingly warm, spacious and comfortable. Plenty of room on board for 2 adults and 3 children. We had a bit of a panic arranging the parking...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Laura M
Reviewed September 13, 2018

After searching the web for an ideal get away for our 50th wedding anniversary I came across the Bluebird. We travelled by train and it was only approx. 10-15 walk from Hampton Court Station and so easy to locate. On arrival Natasha and Klaus had...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Lawriehatten
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I hired the bluebird for a 2 hour cruise for my birthday party, and it was the best experience ever. Not only is the boat beautiful with an amazing hot tub, Klaus and Natasha made the experience even more special. Even though a couple of...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank FarhaD24
About the Owner
Natasha K
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2016
Interaction with guests
As and when required. We really have tried our best to make this a fun/exciting but comfortable/relaxing experience without it being intrusive!
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About the neighborhood
No matter where the boat will be moored, there are many historic sites and places of interest to visit nearby – including the large number of tourist attractions in/around Central London, an approximate 35/45 minute train journey away. There are also a wonderful selection of restaurants, cafes, take-aways and bars/pubs to choose from.
Getting around
- Railway Stations approx. 15 minute walk away - which is then a 35/45 minute direct train journey to Central London . - Many bus routes available into/around London - Approx. 7 miles by cab/car from Heathrow airport - Plentiful taxis or mini cabs available to flag down or pre-order
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