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Contact Dan


Posting for 2+ years


Boat - Double bedroom ensuit in large widebeam canal boat - all bills included

Ladbroke Grove, London



Posting for 2+ years

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Contact Dan



59 days ago
Seller Type
Date Available
01 Mar 2022
Property Type
Number Of Bedrooms


Have you considered being a liveaboard boater?
Fancy exploring the canals of London, moving through and staying for periods in super central places like Kings Cross' Granary Square, Islington nr Angel station, Broadway Market, Victoria Park?

Escape the Rat Race Have been supporting long term boat hire for 15 years, this is an EtRR Boat

Check out the video of the inside of the boat - if you're viewing this advert on a mobile you'll need to drop me a msg to send it to you. If you're viewing this on a computer you should be able to see a video tab above the images - this gives you a great idea of the space.

The boat is a widebeam (3 metres x 20 metres) and has a luxury double ensuite bedroom, for clarity this advert is for 1 room in a 2 bedroom boat. You can see from the plan picture and the video that each bedroom is situated at the far end of the boat with it's own entry and outdoor area, with a shared spacious kitchen and living room.

Coal burning stove
Central heating
Double room (lockable and secure access)
Double bed
Outdoor seating area
Bathroom with hot and cold running water and toilet
Mains electricity
Clothes storage
2 bathrooms

The boat has 2 double rooms which share a living and kitchen area so there is some shared living however you have your own access, bathroom and outside area. The boat is very well insulted for sound.


The boat moves around London and will mainly be within zones 1, 2 and 3 however due to the nature of the license the boat has to move every 2 weeks and must span a specified minimum distance over a year and therefore is sometimes further afield. We will follow a semi flexible cruising calendar which, depending on there being space in certain locations, will allow you to know where you'll be on the cruise at certain times.

This is a 6 month contract (can be extended at the end of the period), references required.

The administration and contracting of the room will be done through a company called Escape the Rat Race. This is the only legitimate way to pay to live on a fully insured and licensed boat that is continuously cruising and is endorsed by The Canal and River Trust.


Is this advert for a whole boat?
Afraid not it is for a double room at one end of the vessel, see the picture of the plan of the vessel to get a better idea of the layout.

Do you offer whole boat options?
yes we do. Please visit the Escape The Rat Race website.

Can you offer less than 6 months contract?
I am afraid we cant, there is a terrific investment of time and energy in getting someone on a boat, instructing them on handling it, run through safety demonstations, giving adhoc advice, registering for insurance, responding to new occupant queries etc. Anything less than 6 months is not economical for EtRR, the average stay is 9 months.

Can you offer a short stay of 1-10 days?
No. You need a hotel boat for this. It is not something we offer. Google "Canalboat hotel".

Are the boats safe?
yes @ EtRR we maintain that the ongoing health and safety of occupants is the single highest priority, we carry out regular checks on all vessels, all are correctly fitted with safety alarms, all have the correct certification and all are checked for defects, wear + tear and maintenance on every site visit (on average 1 visit which includes safety check per boat per month). This makes them amongst the safest cruising boats on the canal.

Is renting an EtRR boat allowed?
Yes. EtRR maintains a fleet of safely maintained, correctly licensed and fully insured vessels and has sussesfuly done so for the last 15 years. There are numerous non registered boat landlords who do not meet minimum safety criteria and are on the whole unsafe, unlicensed and carry no/invalid insurance.

What is included in the all inc package:

- Unlimited diesel
- Unlimited Gas
- 1 Ton of Coal per winter
- license
- insurance
- access to services

n.b - you may have noticed we have mutliple similar ads on gumtree, this is simply to reference the fact the boat travels through London on it's cruising pattern. All of the locations with adverts are places where the boat can and regularly does moor on its flexible cruising pattern. The posting of multiple ads has been planned in agreement with the team at gumtree

Ad ID: 1412309554


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