Houseboat Converted Admiralty Barge

Stunning Riverside Houseboat
£325,000.00 Under-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  311412
  • Length  ·  21.40m
  • Year  ·  1930
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Other
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Lying  ·  River Orwell
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Nicholas Crook

Extra Details

Designer Admiralty
Builder Admiralty
Lying River Orwell
Last survey 04/02/2014


Length 21.40m
Beam 4.60m
Draft Max 0.91m

Electrical Systems

240 shore power voltage,


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Other
Finish Paint finish

Mains Water Connected


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 5
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)

4 burner Electric Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

4 burner Electric Stove

Deck Gear



Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector

Broker's Comments

This houseboat is located in a prime location in a designated 'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty' with stunning river views. She is set at the start of a row of houseboats on the tidal River Orwell, in a hamlet 15 minutes from Ipswich and 1 hour to London by train.

The location is a haven for sailors, artists and visitors and footsteps away from National Trust Woodlands with stunning river walks. Living in the peace and tranquility in this location, you can view the seasonal comings and goings of the river, birds and wildlife on your doorstep. It is also only a very short walk to a famous waterside pub and restaurant.

This very well maintained riverside home has been superbly converted from a substantial steel Admiralty Munitions Barge and is divided between two floors. The upper floor has been converted to provide a dining-sitting area with stunning views of the River Orwell. Below deck has been converted to provide a naturally lit, substantial open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area with a high ceiling There is a large master cabin, guest double cabin, bathroom with bath and shower, office, drying room, plenty of built in storage and full central heating.

No mooring fees are payable and it has full Local Authority Planning Permission to be located here. It is at the start of the designated houseboat area in the local District Council Plan and no other can be brought alongside. Mains water, electricity, and internet are connected. There will be no stamp duty to pay on purchase.

Early viewing is recommended as houseboats at this location are rarely for sale.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Houseboat Converted Admiralty Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Nicholas Crook of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

10 years

Why are you selling her?

Moving into local village

Where have you sailed her?


The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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