This Houseboat is Probably Bigger Than Your Flat

This beautiful houseboat, moored at Cheyne Pier in Chelsea, is gloriously decked out with luxury furnishings and all the mod cons – and it’s probably bigger than your flat

Located in a prime position next to Cheyne Walk in Chelsea, Walter Greaves is a new houseboat designed by, and moored at, the Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company. The company has been building boats since 1935 and was originally established by Walter Greave’s father, who was JMW Turner’s boatman.

Walter Greaves was born in 1846 at 31 Cheyne Walk and lived for many years in a house at 104 Cheyne Walk, overlooking the moorings. In 1863, he met JAN Whistler and they remained friends for 20 years. It is said that Whistler taught Greaves to paint and Greaves taught Whistler about this area of the Thames.

This beautiful 26m boat, named for the local painter, has been built, designed and finished by the Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company in the UK to a very high standard and has a huge entertaining space comprising the large open-plan kitchen, dining area, drawing room and terrace that spans the entire ground floor.

Walter Greaves has two large en suite bedrooms with a dressing room in the master suite, as well as a separate study/snug, utility and cloak rooms. The luxury house boat also has air conditioning, underfloor heating throughout, a zoned alarm system and a wired broadband-ready computer network.

The owner will be eligible for parking permits and, what’s more, as a houseboat there is no Stamp Duty to pay either!

Asking price £2,000,000. Find out more at


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