Featured boat: stunning West London houseboat
Looking for a live-aboard in London? Check out this super-duper 20m Dutch Barge with a superb West London mooring.
She is an utterly charming, original vessel in a great location and with all mod cons. The interior is bright and airy and fitted out to a high standard, cleverly combining original features with a contemporary fee. There's sleeping accommodation for 4-5, making this an ideal family boat.
She came out of the water in June 2011 for a hull survey and blackening and has been 'given the ok' structurally. The exterior needs a few dabs of paint here and there, but the interior is immaculate – or, in the words of my student son, ‘pretty cool’.
This is an ideal boat for the Central London live-aboard lifestyle, with reasonable running costs and easy access to shops, bars, restaurants, trains, buses and the motorway system. The marina has shore power and water on the pontoons and is quiet and secure (gated entry and all-round CCTV coverage). There is an optional underground car parking space.
The mooring has great amenities nearby with some excellent schools too, as well as beautiful parks such as Kew Gardens and Syon House in close proximity. Oh, and the view from the foredeck is stunning.
And now for the best bit: the price has just been reduced to £160,000, making this one of the best deals on the market.
So, this would make a charming and unusual family home (there are good schools nearby) - or an ultra-cool pad for a single person or couple.