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Explore watery London from this lovely old Dutch barge on the Plantation Wharf, with bike routes and ferry stops to Greenwich and Putney


1 room


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

You walk straight into the wheelhouse: light, bright and with wonderful views; settle on comfy seats by a French wood-burner and feel well and truly ‘on board’. There’s lots of space so there’s no sense of having to duck your head or anything. Downstairs is a double bedroom with curved wooden panelling, portholes and windows. Find a coffee machine down here and a Houdini hatch in the ceiling – your escape route if the boat sinks!

Saul loves cooking. He’ll give you good sausages, tomatoes with basil, salmon bagels, smoked kippers, home baked or local artisan bread, out on the deck if it’s sunny. It’s a super space with table and chairs, outdoor sofa, pots of colourful plants, a barbecue and grand views of the river and all its birds – cormorants, Canada geese, heron, swans, ducks and coots.

You’re near to everything between Battersea and Wandsworth bridges so set off on foot, by bus, or ferry.

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We think you'll love

  • Having a barbecue up on deck as the sun sets over the river and the boats adjust to evening
  • Hopping on the ferry and discovering London by water
  • Cycling or walking along the tow path
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You should know

  • There are creaks and bangs and groans on a boat - earplugs provided
  • You have to climb out of a (large) window to get onto the deck


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Discount for long stays.
Occasional weekends, Christmas.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from £100
1 Double
From £100


Come for wide skies over sparkling (when the sun shines) water, fabulous birdwatching, mudlarking if you fancy, grand big breakfasts cooked by Saul, boat spotting and walking or cycling to everything. No need for a car.

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The neighbourhood

An excellent spot with big skies, and views to Chelsea across the lovely wide river. You can go mudlarking and discover all sorts of stuff - the Thames has the third highest tidal range in Britain so it rises and falls seven meters twice a day. Bring bikes and head down the tow path all the way to Westminster. Find a great French restaurant locally, good pubs and Battersea Arts Centre nearby.


Saul & Sarah Akerman

Saul and Sarah have lived all over the world, including Hong Kong and Baghdad. They love their patch of London and enjoy sharing the barge (they're at the other end) with guests. They are fuss-free hosts who feed you very well, are there when you want them but otherwise will leave you to yourselves. They have a gorgeous French Briard dog called Oola.