Houseboat Calliope is on the river estuary in Shoreham, 5 mins from the beach. It is less than 10 minutes walk over the footbridge to Shoreham Station, then 15 mins to Brighton and 75 mins to London. Guests can use our gas bbq, canoes and bicycles.
Houseboat Calliope is on a footpath in a community of 40 boats, old and new. It is 100 metres from free parking. The houseboat, built in 2013, is accessed via a ramp to the upper floor. There is an entrance hall and a 5 metre by 13 metre living space comprising kitchen, dining table, wood burning stove and soft seating area. There is also an outside deck, and a garden area with gas barbecue.
Downstairs there is a master bedroom plus two single bedrooms and a bedroom with a bunk bed for two. There is also a bathroom with bath, walk in shower and toilet, plus a second toilet upstairs.
Guests will have use of all spaces mentioned above. When you step onto the deck, there is a ramp which leads to the frontdoor ( to the left is a separate self contained apartment.)
Interaction with guests
We are happy to talk to guests about their stay, though we will not be present during the stay. Our neighbour will be there to help.
Other things to note
We have a cat, Sirius Black, who we would like guests to feed morning and early evening.
Situated at the south end of the boat is a separate small apartment which is permanently used. This is accessed by a separate front door around to the left of our front door.
We are happy for guest to use bicycles, canoes, paddles, lifejackets, barbecue and so on, but please replace items as you found them.
No smoking inside the boat. No loud music or noise, as sound travels easily. Please be aware children under 5 need supervising in outside spaces.