Please note this is not Leasehold but a licence agreement for the mooring, call for further information.
An extremely rare opportunity to acquire a Little Venice Pontoon Houseboat (floating house) with mooring included.
Houseboat Mallards is located in the heart of Little Venice, on the prestigious section of the Grand Union Canal on Blomfield Road, on what is arguably considered the finest mooring on the British canal system. It is one of only a handful of rare and much sought-after Pontoon Houseboats (as opposed to liveaboard boats) in Central London, which combine the luxuries of space, light, and headroom with the conventional living comforts of double glazing, full insulation, central heating, mains sewage and pressurised mains water plumbing. The houseboat consists of 2 bedrooms, a large sun filled open plan living room kitchen diner, bathroom with shower, separate wc, plus it’s own mature walled garden incorporating a separate independent studio/office (4m x 2.4m) and a cedarwood garden shed all within a secure gated mooring, shared with only 7 other houseboats. The windows on the canal side offer a panorama of passing boat life, with swans and geese as regular visitors for feeding. Included in the sale is a tender “Little Buddy”, which is moored alongside.

As a pontoon houseboat, Mallards boasts the rare benefit of requiring no planning permission for whatever design of house you wish to create on the pontoon, allowing you to let your imagination run wild – bound only by the constraints of the pontoon footprint & the practical requirement of fitting under bridges and through tunnels when it has to travel to drydock for maintenance every few years. Some have added an additional story, which can either be dismantled or craned off.

Houseboat Mallards benefitted from being dropped into a totally new pontoon in 2011, ensuring many decades of future use, and could serve as the base for a new design should it be desirable.

Bedrooms: 2

Reception Rooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Blomfield Road, Maida Vale, W9


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