Chelsea Embankment


House Boat in Chelsea, London

28 metre, three-storey houseboatOpen-plan reception room approx. 50 sqmSizeable open upper deck3/4 double bedrooms3 bathrooms and a guest WC

A unique houseboat full of character and light on prime Chelsea Embankment. Named after the Dutch province where this former coastal vessel first operated 100 years ago, Zeeland has been transformed into a spacious family home. Built in 1923, the boat has undergone a complete renovation to create a 28-metre-long floating home with living accommodation over two floors and a large open deck.

You enter by the centre of the boat into an open reception/dining room space of impressive volume on the middle deck, offering an abundance of natural light through 16 large double glazed windows and views towards Battersea Park on the starboard side. The modern, well-equipped kitchen also benefits from panoramic glazing with direct views of the river and access to a tranquil outside seating area. On the middle deck, there are also two offices and a bedroom all benefitting from direct river views, plus a WC.

On the lower deck, you will find three double bedrooms each with a dedicated bathroom, the engine room with a highly efficient boiler for heating and hot water, and a utility room. Both the two larger bedrooms have dressing areas, with the principal bedroom suite boasting two dressing areas and an en-suite with bath and separate shower. Porthole windows throughout the lower deck cast soft light, and the original features including the exposed steel beams, decking and bench seating giving you a feel of how the boat once was. 

The wheelhouse is located on the upper deck next to the open deck, an inviting, partly covered area with outdoor seating, which spans approx. 62 square metres and enjoys glorious views over the river and Albert Bridge.

The charming exterior of the boat is traditional in appearance, and has a striking marine blue and white steel façade. Zeeland is very much a ship rather than a barge.

Zeeland is currently moored in Cadogan Pier which sits next to Albert Bridge, one of London’s most picturesque bridges, in the heart of Chelsea. Cadogan Pier is what is known as a pontoon mooring, which means that boats moored there are always afloat, rather than drying out at low tide. Located on the north bank of the River Thames, Cadogan Pier is a great base from which to enjoy the attractions of Chelsea and the green open spaces of Battersea Park; and for commuter access to Westminster, the City and Canary Wharf. The Uber Riverbus service departs from the central area of Cadogan Pier for Embankment, Blackfriars and Canary Wharf.

Please note this is not Leasehold but a licence agreement for the mooring, call for further information.


2081 sq. ft

3 floors

4 bedrooms

3 bathrooms

1 reception room

Built in 1923

Good condition