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A truly unique stay; On a beautifully restored Dutch Barge, central east London

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 60 nights


About the property


Our home is a steel sea barge, built in 1915. She’s amply sized and resourced, ideal for a couple. She’s cosy and inspiring and provides a unique haven in the heart of central east London (London Boroughs of Hackney and Islington).

The wheelhouse offers open views over the Regent's canal. There is a single cabin at the rear of the boat and the galley is located forward, alongside the bathroom, toilet, saloon and master cabin.

There are two main decks, aft and fore, connected by walkways.

The boat is moored on a secure residential serviced mooring so boating experience is not required.

Please see more detail below, and we're happy to talk through any queries prospective stayers may have.

- Winter rental, December and January 2017/18.

- Central, East London, location.

- Secure residential mooring (with utilities and bike store)

- Easy walk to Angel and Old Street Underground stations.

- Stroll away from Dalston, Haggerston and Hoxton Overground stations.

- Quick bike or bus ride to Shoreditch, Stoke Newington, London Fields and Victoria Park.

- Stone’s throw from fabulous pubs, shops and parks.

- On the fabulous and interesting Regent's Canal that connects east and west London.

Approx. 65m2 including 2 cabins (bedrooms) and 3 b​e​rths (1 double and 1 single bed) with underfloor heating, radiators and furnished throughout.

Accommodation from back to front of boat includes:

- Wheelhouse (entrance space) with seating.

- Cabin with single bed and storage.

- Galley (kitchen / diner) with fridge / freezer, gas hob and oven, table and seating.

- Separate toilet with washing machine.

- Separate shower with storage.

- Saloon (living room) with stove, seating and TV.

- Master cabin with double bed and storage.

Fee includes bills, kindling & coal for the stove and a weekly clean.

More Details

Ade Aboaba
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 August, 2018

About Ade Aboaba

I trained as an architectural designer and now focus on city engagement and fitness. My partner is a boat builder on the River Thames. Our shared love in design is in the everyday and how we can make things found useful, beautiful and fit for purpose. We found this boat together and have painstakingly brought the best out of her. We enjoyed cruising London’s wonderful waterways for 6 years, enjoying the dynamic experience of getting to know different areas in London from a waterside perspective. We still love to cruise when we can, and we now have a permanent mooring in East London with our young son.

Ade Aboaba purchased this boat in 2011

Why Ade Aboaba chose Shoreditch

If you're looking for a different experience. It gives you chance to be in the middle of all the action, but with a different more tranquil setting. You often start the day looking out of barge windows to see swans, coots, moorhens and people walking, running and cycling along the towpath. Great to come home after a day exploring.

What makes this boat unique


Close to transport links

On the water


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat around the Shoreditch around the Hoxton East & Shoreditch

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Shower is separate to toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet is separate to shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Master cabin - 1 Double Bed
    Single cabin - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,900

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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