UK property: two-bedroom floating house on River Thames in Hampton goes on sale for £375,000

A two-bedroom floating house on the River Thames has gone on sale for £375,000 complete with a roof terrace, garden and a 20-year mooring licence.

The home on the edge of Royal Park in Hampton, near Twickenham, boasts a modern interior with a U-shaped kitchen and breakfast bar, two large bedrooms and a living room with patio doors that open onto the deck.

It also features a land-on garden, as well as a roof terrace on the entire top section of the boat, providing plenty of outdoor space. There’s also a family bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub. 

Taggs Island, where the houseboat is located, has just over 100 residents and around 60 houseboats fixed to piles embedded into the riverbed of the Thames – with some 40 on the shoreline and around 20 in the central lagoon.

The living area in the floating house on the edge of Royal Park in Hampton, near Twickenham, which features patio doors that open onto the deck. Taggs Island, where the houseboat is located, has just over 100 residents

The living area in the floating house on the edge of Royal Park in Hampton, near Twickenham, which features patio doors that open onto the deck. Taggs Island, where the houseboat is located, has just over 100 residents

The living area in the floating house on the edge of Royal Park in Hampton, near Twickenham, which features patio doors that open onto the deck. Taggs Island, where the houseboat is located, has just over 100 residents

One of the bedrooms in the floating house. Around 60 houseboats on the tiny island are fixed to piles embedded into the riverbed of the Thames - with some 40 on the shoreline and around 20 in the central lagoon

One of the bedrooms in the floating house. Around 60 houseboats on the tiny island are fixed to piles embedded into the riverbed of the Thames - with some 40 on the shoreline and around 20 in the central lagoon

One of the bedrooms in the floating house. Around 60 houseboats on the tiny island are fixed to piles embedded into the riverbed of the Thames – with some 40 on the shoreline and around 20 in the central lagoon

The property's exterior and setting, with a seating area and kayak seen moored up to the railing. The property, which is only available to cash buyers, has a 20-year mooring licence with a guarantee of renewal at the end of the term

The property's exterior and setting, with a seating area and kayak seen moored up to the railing. The property, which is only available to cash buyers, has a 20-year mooring licence with a guarantee of renewal at the end of the term

The property’s exterior and setting, with a seating area and kayak seen moored up to the railing. The property, which is only available to cash buyers, has a 20-year mooring licence with a guarantee of renewal at the end of the term

The tiny island is a short distance from Hampton Court train station, close to Hampton Court Palace and Royal Bushy Park.  

Houses are not permitted to be built on Taggs Island, but each houseboat has a small garden, with vehicle access by a road bridge near Hampton Court Palace.

During the first nationwide lockdown, residents of the island put up signs discouraging tourists and members of the public from exercising there.

In its description of the area, estate agents Samuel Jones said: ‘Taggs Island is one of the few Thames islands to have the luxury of car access from Hampton Bank and it is a short walk to Hampton Court train station. 

The home boasts a modern interior with a U-shaped kitchen and breakfast bar. The tiny island is a short distance from Hampton Court train station, close to Hampton Court Palace and Royal Bushy Park

The home boasts a modern interior with a U-shaped kitchen and breakfast bar. The tiny island is a short distance from Hampton Court train station, close to Hampton Court Palace and Royal Bushy Park

The home boasts a modern interior with a U-shaped kitchen and breakfast bar. The tiny island is a short distance from Hampton Court train station, close to Hampton Court Palace and Royal Bushy Park

The property features a land-on garden, as well as a roof terrace on the entire top section of the boat, providing plenty of outdoor space. Houses are not permitted to be built on Taggs Island, but each houseboat has a small garden

The property features a land-on garden, as well as a roof terrace on the entire top section of the boat, providing plenty of outdoor space. Houses are not permitted to be built on Taggs Island, but each houseboat has a small garden

The property features a land-on garden, as well as a roof terrace on the entire top section of the boat, providing plenty of outdoor space. Houses are not permitted to be built on Taggs Island, but each houseboat has a small garden

The second bedroom. In May last year, Carol Sinker, who lives in the urban oasis, said her daily exercise was kayaking down the river and she did not leave the area other than to get food supplies

The second bedroom. In May last year, Carol Sinker, who lives in the urban oasis, said her daily exercise was kayaking down the river and she did not leave the area other than to get food supplies

The second bedroom. In May last year, Carol Sinker, who lives in the urban oasis, said her daily exercise was kayaking down the river and she did not leave the area other than to get food supplies

‘Hampton Court Palace and bridge with its popular bars, cafes, and restaurants are also 10 minutes walk away as well as being adjacent to the Royal Bushy Park which is literally just across from the island. 

‘Kingston-upon-Thames, great for shopping and evening entertainment is a further 10 minute drive or short bus ride, with bus stops both ways near the island bridge.’

The property, which is only available to cash buyers, has a 20-year mooring licence with a guarantee of renewal at the end of the term. 

Tom Parker, consumer spokesperson at Zoopla, added: ‘This beautiful houseboat has a lot to offer prospective buyers including a modern, spacious interior and roof terrace.

‘Even better, it also comes with a 20-year mooring licence with a guaranteed renewal, meaning you don’t have to worry about relocating.’

The kitchen and dining area, with patio doors leading outside. The estate agents said in the property's description: 'Kingston-upon-Thames, great for shopping and evening entertainment is a further 10 minute drive or short bus ride, with bus stops both ways near the island bridge'

The kitchen and dining area, with patio doors leading outside. The estate agents said in the property's description: 'Kingston-upon-Thames, great for shopping and evening entertainment is a further 10 minute drive or short bus ride, with bus stops both ways near the island bridge'

The kitchen and dining area, with patio doors leading outside. The estate agents said in the property’s description: ‘Kingston-upon-Thames, great for shopping and evening entertainment is a further 10 minute drive or short bus ride, with bus stops both ways near the island bridge’

The family bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub. Tom Parker, consumer spokesperson at Zoopla, said: 'This beautiful houseboat has a lot to offer prospective buyers including a modern, spacious interior and roof terrace'

The family bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub. Tom Parker, consumer spokesperson at Zoopla, said: 'This beautiful houseboat has a lot to offer prospective buyers including a modern, spacious interior and roof terrace'

The family bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub. Tom Parker, consumer spokesperson at Zoopla, said: ‘This beautiful houseboat has a lot to offer prospective buyers including a modern, spacious interior and roof terrace’

During the first nationwide lockdown, residents of the island (pictured above) put up signs discouraging tourists and members of the public from exercising there

During the first nationwide lockdown, residents of the island (pictured above) put up signs discouraging tourists and members of the public from exercising there

During the first nationwide lockdown, residents of the island (pictured above) put up signs discouraging tourists and members of the public from exercising there

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