London property: The £150,000 West London houseboat which has been on the market for 5 years

A two-bed houseboat currently docked up at a prestigious pier in Chelsea with stunning views of the River Thames has been on sale for five years. The historic Dutch Boieraak boat measuring 535 square feet is currently on the market for £150,000.

With a gorgeous mahogany interior and a quirky selection of antiques, the 124-year-old boat is currently moored in Cadogan Pier on the north bank, just metres from the iconic Albert Bridge. The boat was previously on the market for £195,000 but has dropped in price over time.

The houseboat consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, as well as a staircase leading down into a lounge area. The master cabin features a double bed, en suite shower, toilet, and basin – but the second cabin has not been completed by the boat’s owner.

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The boat boasts an eclectic mahogany interior

Cadogan Pier is less than a mile away from Sloane Square’s London Underground station – served by the District and Circle lines – allowing easy access to the city. It is also situated a stone’s throw away from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and sits across the river from Battersea Park.

The Pier is close to the Kings Road, famous for it’s designer boutiques, stylish restaurants and coffee houses. The new owner of this boat would also enjoy unique views of the River Thames beneath the stunning backdrop of Albert Bridge.

According to the online advert, the views are stunning at all times of the day – especially at night. There is a nearby Thames Clipper stop, which is useful for commuters travelling into Central London. Prospective buyers should note that the £150,000 cost of the boat does not include mooring fees – which can be negotiated with the marina’s management.

A view from the boat docked up on Cadogan Pier in Chelsea

A view from the boat docked up on Cadogan Pier in Chelsea

The property’s description on Zoopla reads: “Enjoy stunning views from this historic Dutch Boieraak moored at the popular and prestigious Cadogan Pier, Chelsea. Built in 1898 this Dutch Boieraak measures 14.63m x 4m. The accommodation comprises a Dutch style authentic layout.

“The owner converted the boat to its current state – carefully keeping the historic connection. He also created custom-made areas to allow on-board living with an array of antique fittings throughout. On the lower deck you enter the kitchen/breakfast area with a range of appliances and then steps lead down to the lounge. The master cabin is in the bow with en suite shower, toilet and basin.

“The second cabin, still to be completed, is in the stern. This boat looks stunning in the day and even more so at night when it’s bathed in the lights from Albert Bridge. There is a Thames Clipper stop at Cadogan Pier, offering a convenient and fast route for commuters into the City. Unless RiverHomes notifies you in writing, we are only selling this vessel and not the mooring.

“The rental of the mooring is by separate negotiation with the marina or mooring management, all prospective buyers should make their own enquiries with them directly to understand the ingoing costs and mooring fees payable by a new owner. Any mooring fees given here or verbally are approximate and intended as a guide only.”

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