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SPACIOUS HOMEBOAT IN PUTNEY, ON THE RIVER THAMES

Owner / Property Manager

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 December, 2014
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SPACIOUS HOMEBOAT IN PUTNEY, ON THE RIVER THAMES

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday house boat in Putney & Wandsworth - Lighterman's Walk

A houseboat on the Thames

Waterway to the known world

How times have changed. Looking over the Thames today from the deck of this houseboat in Putney as pleasure boats cruise by, it’s hard to imagine that until a few years ago the river was thick with ships and black with soot.

The Thames was the artery of the British Empire. From here, London ruled the high seas. Ships laden with goods set sail for everywhere from India to the West Indies. This was the nation’s busiest trading hub and waterway to the known world.

All aboard the floating unhotel

All that industry is a far cry from Lighterman’s Walk, where immediately adjoining the wistful wilds of Wandsworth Park, you’ll find this serene promontory of houseboats, nuzzling up to the banks of the river.

And for those who have never had the pleasure, houseboats have also moved with the times. This one has underfloor heating, a power shower, and more than enough space to swing a ship’s cat – not to mention two bathrooms, a roof terrace, fore and aft decks, and three bedrooms. Or should that be cabins.

The whole waterworks

If it’s a romantic escape you’re after, the master bedroom here has a beautiful four-poster bed. A kid’s bedroom with two bunks, and one further double room, means this is also a perfect fit for a family. The top deck kitchen and living area is open plan and the host loves to cook so you’ll find an impressively equipped kitchen and large dining area.

When kids do stay, we’ll supply pirate outfits, naturally. And with the children’s playground in Wandsworth Park just along the gangplank, there’s no chance they’ll go stir crazy in close quarters.

For tired tigers, the boat has a plethora of children’s classics—including many first editions. Where better to while away your time at high tide with the Thames lapping against the bows than curled up with Robinson Crusoe or Gulliver’s Travels for company?

Messing about on the river

Putney has always been London’s backyard, and as such it’s steeped in history. Queen Elizabeth I visited regularly, often staying days at a stretch. In 1679 philosopher John Locke wrote, “at Putney [a curious stranger] may see several persons of quality bowling two or three times a week”. While in the colder London of Charles Dickens, the river would become a giant skating arena every winter.

Today, if you stay during the Spring, you'll be close to the action for the famous Oxford and Cambridge boat race. You can hop up the river for the Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames. And when you crave an urban adventure, it’s a 40 minute boat ride from here to Embankment. (Or you can of course take the bus.)

Go with the flow

Living on a boat is the quite the thing these days. Even Keira Knightley is on board, having recently bought a boat in Chelsea.

Lighterman’s Walk certainly plays host to a who’s who of larger-than-life characters – a Hollywood scriptwriter, an art collector, and an international polo player numbering among them. The host is no exception: by turns academic, opera singer, artist and physicist, the boat bears her inimitable stamp.

Perhaps the most distinctive onefinestay property, and benefiting as ever from our guarantee of extraordinary comfort, there’s never been a better time to set sail.

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Owner / Property Manager (Property Manager)
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Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
19 December, 2014

About Owner / Property Manager

onefinestay gives you the chance to stay in someone's place while they're out of town. You get to live their life for a few days and nights.

Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room. And there's service to match.

Nobody wants to be a tourist, so our homes come with recommendations from the people who live in them. For everything else, we're here 24/7.

Why Owner / Property Manager chose Putney & Wandsworth

With its cheery aspect and fresh riverside air, Putney has been a tumbling ground for Londoners for centuries. This is one of the closest commuter neighbourhoods to London (overland trains take a mere 5 to 10 minutes to Waterloo), something fun-loving City gents discovered in the 1890s, promptly building up the well-to-do area around West Hill and Putney Heath.

Social researcher Charles Booth worried about the 'souls of pleasure-seeking Putney' as there were plenty of empty pews in the churches on Sunday, with residents having more fun rowing, walking, bowling and, further back in time, duelling – in 1798, prime minister William Pitt fought a bloodless battle with MP William Tierney, which makes today's shouting matches in the Commons seem rather tame.

Putney High Street is too traffic-stuffed to be the cosy, inspiring meeting place the area deserves, steer instead to the river. Here the waterside pub Dukes Head prides itself on its steak, and curious carnivores can enrol in a butchery masterclass for some hands-on cutting experience. Or meet up with the said engaging locals at hidden-away Emiles on Felsham Road, with the owner himself navigating the tables and jovially talking guests through the menu.

What makes this house boat unique

Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room, with online payment and confirmation. You get the same attention to detail and personal service too.

Every home is properly cleaned before and after you stay, beds made (we can even do hospital corners) and bathrooms kitted out with luxury toiletries. There’s a maid service if you want it, as well as other hotel-style amenities.

Once we’ve helped you settle in, we’re just a call away, 24/7. If it’s something we can’t solve over the phone, we’ll pop over to lend a hand.

And because nobody wants to be a tourist, our homes come with personal and unique recommendations from the people who live in them – places to eat, things to do and adventures to go on.

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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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With its cheery aspect and fresh riverside air, Putney has been a tumbling ground for Londoners for centuries. This is one of the closest commuter neighbourhoods to London (overland trains take a mere 5 to 10 minutes to Waterloo), something fun-loving City gents discovered in the 1890s, promptly building up the well-to-do area around West Hill and Putney Heath.

Social researcher Charles Booth worried about the 'souls of pleasure-seeking Putney' as there were plenty of empty pews in the churches on Sunday, with residents having more fun rowing, walking, bowling and, further back in time, duelling – in 1798, prime minister William Pitt fought a bloodless battle with MP William Tierney, which makes today's shouting matches in the Commons seem rather tame.

Putney High Street is too traffic-stuffed to be the cosy, inspiring meeting place the area deserves, steer instead to the river. Here the waterside pub Dukes Head prides itself on its steak, and curious carnivores can enrol in a butchery masterclass for some hands-on cutting experience. Or meet up with the said engaging locals at hidden-away Emiles on Felsham Road, with the owner himself navigating the tables and jovially talking guests through the menu.

Local activites:

Bars

Museums

Theatre

Shopping

Galleries

Antique shops

Restaurants

Park

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Rates & Availability

From £275 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house boat in Putney & Wandsworth, London

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£1,100
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£1,720
 

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Notes Cancellation Policy

1. If you book more than 7 days before your stay starts, you can cancel within 24 hours of making it, and we will refund 100% of any charge
2. If you cancel at least 2 weeks before you are due to arrive, we charge you 50% of the stay cost
3. Once you’re within two weeks of the start of your stay, we can’t refund your booking
Please note that all prices on this site are indicative and guests should contact one fine stay directly to get up-to-date rates and availability.

Our normal check-in time is 16:00 with check-out being any time before 11:00.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Putney & Wandsworth in London

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Second bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom (queen) - 1 Large Double Bed
    Second bedroom (single x 2) - 2 Single Bed
    Third bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Attractions:
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Notes:
A welcome pack will be provided on arrival and an iPhone will be available for you during the duration of your stay. Home truths: The Thames is a tidal river. At high tide, the houseboat floats, while at low tide it sits at a gentle camber. While afloat, it rocks very gently. Most people find this calming rather than sickening, but it is possible it might bother those who are particularly sensitive to motion sickness. Young children should always be supervised when they are near water. There are a couple of procedures we may need to explain about how the gas and heating works if you are here for a longer stay. Putney is a leafy residential suburb, but is a little further out than many of our homes. There’s a regular boat service to Embankment and the City which departs from a wharf two minutes away. It takes around 45 minutes to get to the centre of town. This home doesn't have air-conditioning, so ask us if you'd like to have fans for your stay.
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