The boat was built in 1991 and has been beautifully fitted out by the carpenter who built her. She has a kitchen, living space with woodburner, bathroom and double bedroom.
A perfect, cosy space from which to explore London.
The boat was built in 1991 and has been beautifully fitted out by the carpenter who built her.
When she's not being let out, I live on her permanently and she's a truly lovely, relaxing space to come home to.
There's a kitchen, living space, bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, and a double bedroom.
The oven is gas powered, there's a fridge with a small freezer compartment and cupboard space for food.
There is a breakfast bar in the kitchen, and a small coffee table in the living room. The boat is heated with a Morso Squirrel woodburner, which makes it really cosy in the winter. The stove can be controlled and kept going 24 hours but you need to allow for this in your daily routine.
The bedroom has a double bed with under bed storage.
The WC is a pump-out system which would usually have to be emptied by the host once a month. Water is held in a tank on-board and needs topping up every two to three weeks (depending on your usage). This will be done by your host.
Living on a boat isn't like living on land, and there are lots of compromises that might not suit everyone. There is no TV and no internet.
Power is supplied through solar panels on the roof, but in the winter months this isn't quite enough to run the fridge and other appliances. During these months, the engine also needs running for around an hour a day. Things that you might take for granted, like hairdryers, can run the battery down very quickly. The hot water runs off the engine, which can sometimes take up an hour.
These are all things to consider during your stay, it's great if you're looking to experience boat life, but if you're looking for somewhere will all the creature comforts of a house then it's probably not ideal!
The host will run through how everything works with you on arrival, and should you run in to any problems will be on call to help.
Accès des voyageurs
Full access. The boat will be all yours during your stay.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
The host will be on call should you have any questions or problems. The host will also meet the guests on arrival to explain how everything works.
Miss Trunchbull is moored near Kensal Green, West London
Smoking is not allowed inside the boat.
The boat is not available for cruising unless by prior arrangement with your host and should be regarded as a static houseboat.
You are asked to behave in a considerate manner to other boat users on the canal with regard to noise especially at night.