London, United Kingdom

The Harpy Houseboat

Property #T3127

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Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Occupancy:
10
When Londons most historic houseboat was built in 1904 she was christened HMS (His Majesty's Ship) Harpy; a Customs & Excise floating office and VIP/royal landing stage on the north bank of the Thames, 400 yards west of Tower Bridge. Decommissioned in 1980, the present owners moved her to a new mooring on the South Bank, 400 yards east of Tower Bridge, and undertook an immaculate restoration and interior re-fit of The Harpy to create a stunning 1,850 sq. ft. (172 sq. m.) 4-bedroom contemporary London home. This unique Waterhouse has exceptional views of Tower Bridge, The City skyline and the River Thames down to the new city skyline at Canary Wharf. Once utilitarian Edwardian offices and a Mess Room for Customs & Excise Rummaging Officers have been restored and refitted to create an exceptional home. Retaining much of her original robust character and details, the vessel is furnished with original Heals 1920s oak antique furniture, big comfy sofas and beds, organic cotton mattresses, fine Egyptian linen, feather and down pillows and duvets, superb bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, eclectic bold art & objects, oak floors, Turkish kilims, Congolese tribal fabrics, lined curtains, great lighting, Fibre Optic WiFi, SkyQ TV & a Sonos/Bose multi-room sound system. The exceptional quality of the interior finishes, equipment, furniture and artwork, and spacious external wooden decks, all with London's classic postcard view of Tower Bridge, make staying on board The Harpy a truly memorable experience. Cabin 1 has a king bed and en suite bathroom. Cabins 2 and 3 each have a queen bed. Cabin 4 has 2 single beds which can be made into a king. There is also a double sleep sofa. Read less
When Londons most historic houseboat was built in 1904 she was christened HMS (His Majesty's Ship) Harpy; a Customs & Excise floating office and VIP/royal landing stage on the north bank of the Thames, 400 yards west of Tower Bridge. Decommissioned in 1980, the present owners moved her to a new mooring on the South Bank, 400 yards east of Tower Bridge, and undertook an immaculate restoration and interior re-fit of The Harpy to create a stunning 1,850 sq. ft. (172 sq. m.) 4-bedroom contemporary London home. This unique Waterhouse has exceptional views of Tower Bridge, The City skyline and the River Thames down to the new city skyline at Canary Wharf. Once utilitarian Edwardian offices and a Mess Room for Customs & Excise Rummaging Officers have been restored and refitted to create an exceptional home. Retaining much of her original robust character and details, the vessel is furnished with original Heals 1920s oak antique furniture, big comfy sofas and beds, organic cotton mattresses, fine Egyptian linen, feather and down pillows and duvets, superb bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, eclectic bold art & objects, oak floors, Turkish kilims, Congolese tribal fabrics, lined curtains, great lighting, Fibre Optic WiFi, SkyQ TV & … Read more
    Location:
  • London, SE1 2BB
  • United Kingdom – Europe
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  • Property Details:
  • Points per week: 4345 - 5040
  • Will also rent? Yes
  • For sale? No
  • Website: http://theharpy.com
  • Arrangements:
  • Bedding: 1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 1 King bed, 2 Queen bed, 3 Studio couch, 2 Single bed

features iconFeatures:

  • Sailing available
  • Towels provided
  • High Speed Internet
  • Smoking

location iconSettings:

  • Waterfront
  • walk to public transportation

house iconProperty Types:

  • Vacation Home
  • Metropolitan
  • Yacht

accommodations iconAccommodations:

  • Infants - crib