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The Big Red Houseboat

London - London

Beautiful Houseboat moored in a peaceful spot just minutes from Kings Cross, perfect for couples or family trips.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 2
£250-350 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book...

The Big Red Houseboat is owned and managed by Simon and Sarah Hodgkinson .

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Simon and Sarah Hodgkinson .

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COVID-19 restrictions may affect your travel plans. Please ensure you are aware of local rules where you live and where this property is located.
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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Set in a peaceful location, yet in the heart of the city on Regents Canal, this beautiful houseboat offers the best of both worlds.
  • Sleeps up to five guests with two bathrooms and two spacious living areas.
  • Complete privacy with no public access and a little outdoor space with a BBQ on the banks of the canal.
  • Close to Granary Square, Kings Cross and Camden Market.

  You should know...

  • The hot tub is only available in the spring and summer months.

  The Detail...

Moored in the heart of Londons bustling city centre, The Big Red Houseboat sits in an oasis of calm. Set on the tranquil waters of Regents Canal and with its own little outdoor space surrounded by trees, its hard to believe this is London at all.

The bright and spacious wheelhouse has windows on all sides, offering panoramic views of the canal. This is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast while watching the wildlife in the canal and on the banks. Spend a lazy afternoon stretched out on the sofa with a book or watch the sun go down with a drink in the evening. Step down into the airy living room which has a wonderful sense of space thanks to the big windows and the white walls and ceiling. There are two comfy sofas, one of which can be converted into a double bed and a wood-burning stove to keep you cosy whatever the weather outside. To one end of this living space, youll find a fully equipped kitchen with a double oven, fridge-freezer, microwave and coffee machine. Theres even a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Youll find the bedroom at the front of The Big Red Houseboat with access to an outside seating area. This room has space for three, with a double bed and a sofa which can be used as a comfy single bed. There are two bathrooms on board, both with showers and chemical toilets.

Back on land, youll find a private little outdoor space with seating and a BBQ. Theres even a hammock strung from the surrounding trees. If you fancy exploring a little further along the canal, there is a charming little clinker-built rowboat for expeditions to Granary Square.

If youre a city-dweller yourself, you might want to hide away from the hustle and bustle in this tranquil little hideaway. If you do want to explore this vibrant part of London, The Big Red Houseboat is surrounded by many exciting attractions and dozens of fantastic places to eat. You can follow the canals towpath up to Granary Square to find many pubs and restaurants and then along to Camden Market with its eclectic collection of shops and stalls. Head in the other direction and explore Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market or take a stroll through Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday. You can quickly hop on a tube as youre just minutes from Kings Cross station so the whole city is within easy reach.


  Features...

Essential Features
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Netflix
  • Smart TV/FireStick
  • Sonos/Smart Speaker
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Walking distance to pub

We can provide on road parking in residents bay for £15/day


  Nearby...

  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Historical sites
  • Markets
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Wildlife
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

We are 5 minutes from Granary Sq at Kings Cross, and 5 minutes the other way from Islington Upper Street


  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

London City Airport - 20mins / Luton & Heathrow 40mins / Stansted & Gatwick 1 hour

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Monday-Thursday : £250
Friday-Sunday : £350

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£250-350 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights
COVID-19 restrictions may affect your travel plans. Please ensure you are aware of local rules where you live and where this property is located.
(More information.)

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The Big Red Houseboat is owned and managed by Simon and Sarah Hodgkinson .

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Simon and Sarah Hodgkinson .

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