There are plenty of places you can stay in Liverpool if you're looking for a standard bed and breakfast offering.

But those who are looking to try something different can now stay in a 'luxury' house boat in Liverpool marina.

Travellers from abroad, or those wanting a staycation, can book out the barge which boasts five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

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Described as a miniature 'boutique hotel' on water, the boat benefits from sun decks, a spacious living room and fully equipped kitchen.

The house boat is managed by Host So Simple - a business that manages and refurbishes Airbnb properties in Liverpool.

Speaking about the newest property, co-founder Joe Davies, said it’s unlike anything they’ve managed before.

Luxury house boat with five bedrooms at Liverpool Marina
Luxury house boat with five bedrooms at Liverpool Marina

The 27-year-old told the ECHO : "This is one of those crazy ones you see on Airbnb.

"It’s a massive five bed, five bathroom barge, it's a real one off.

"It's almost like a miniature boutique hotel on the water."

Since it’s so unique, Joe says there have been ‘back to back’ bookings since they first listed the boat in June.

He added: "We took over it in June and since then it's been back to back bookings.

Luxury house boat with five bedrooms at Liverpool Marina
Luxury house boat with five bedrooms at Liverpool Marina

"We’re seeing that city breaks have changed now after covid.

"People are now making bookings such as this just to be in the city and spend time with family.

"They’re thinking we haven't got a house big enough at home and we want something a bit more quirky than your average cottage that most people have been staying in lately.

"Whereas a family might have gone to a cottage in the country to rekindle in the past this boat has been a happy medium of something different and quirky but also staying right in the heart of the city."

Luxury house boat with five bedrooms at Liverpool Marina
Luxury house boat with five bedrooms at Liverpool Marina

The house boat is based in Liverpool Marina and is just a stone's throw away from Liverpool Yacht Club.

The adventurous types will also enjoy being close to the water sports centre, which allows customers to rent out kayaks and paddle boards.

Those who prefer a more relaxed staycation can simply take in the setting of the Albert Dock.

Because of its location, the hosts only want to primarily accept bookings from families to keep the area peaceful.

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Joe said: "It’s such a nice contribution to the marina, it's the biggest boat there.

"Because it’s such a peaceful area, the owners would prefer to not take any party bookings as they want to preserve the lovely area.

"The owners want to be respectful to the marina and the other boat owners."

For more information, prices or to book, visit Airbnb here.

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