Houseboat Thames Lighter Barge

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£169,950.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  260177
  • Length  ·  27.43m
  • Year  ·  1900
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Other
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Lying  ·  IP9
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk Team

Extra Details

Designer Lighter built c,1900
Lying IP9
Fuel capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks

Dimensions

Length 27.43m
Beam 9.00m
Draft Min 0.50m
Headroom 2.13m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

240 volt,

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Other
Finish Bitumen finish

The houseboat is reached from its own wooden and iron jetty through a secure entrance. On deck both the stern and bow are covered in wood decking
Recent 2020 survey shows lots of steel plating needs to be replaced

Accommodation

Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 4
Shower 2
Heads 3 heads (Electric)

TOP DECK
Living Area 5.6m x 4.5m
Kitchen/Diner 5.5 x 4.2
With fitted units inc Butler sink Fridge Freezer Extractor Fan
Cloakroom
LOWER DECK
Landing 6.4m x 3.1m
Master Bedroom 4.9m x 4.2
Ensuite Bathroom 3.1m x 2.4m including bath seperate shower
Bedroom 2 4.3m x 2.1m
Bedroom 3 4.3 m x 3.1m
Bedroom 4 4.1 m x 2.3m
Study 3.2m x 1.8m
Workshop 3.4m x 2.2m
Utility Room 2.3m x 1.9m

4 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Carpet
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Microwave
Washing Machine
Dryer

TOP DECK
Living Area 5.6m x 4.5m
Kitchen/Diner 5.5 x 4.2
With fitted units inc Butler sink Fridge Freezer Extractor Fan
Cloakroom
LOWER DECK
Landing 6.4m x 3.1m
Master Bedroom 4.9m x 4.2
Ensuite Bathroom 3.1m x 2.4m including bath seperate shower
Bedroom 2 4.3m x 2.1m
Bedroom 3 4.3 m x 3.1m
Bedroom 4 4.1 m x 2.3m
Study 3.2m x 1.8m
Workshop 3.4m x 2.2m
Utility Room 2.3m x 1.9m

4 burner propane Stove

Broker's Comments

FREE BERTHING!

Amazing opportunity to own a spacious houseboat on the beautiful River Orwell. This vessel has recently been surveyed and does need considerable investment. However, a motivated owner is inviting offers that will mean that once work has been completed, this could make a fantastic residence with no mooring costs in probably the best location currently available.

The barge has been converted to open plan style over two levels with additional decking area to the fore. A mecca for artists, naturists or anybody who just wants to get away from it all, the work required will enable the new owner to put their unique stamp on it. Once done the work may ensure that the vessel is insurable and could return her true market value

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

There are no mooring fees for this houseboat and she has Local Authority planning permission.

Her location is a haven to sailors, artists and visitors and footsteps away from National Trust heath and woodlands with stunning river walks.

Living in the peace and tranquillity in this location you can view the seasonal coming and goings of the river, birds and wildlife on your doorstep and it's also only a short walk to a famous waterside pub and restaurant.

She has a well appointed large open plan living with log burner, kitchen dining area and cloakroom on the top deck, with a separate sundeck and boat mooring to her stern.

Below, in the stylishly fitted lower deck, she has been converted to offer 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with one en-suite, as well as a utility room, workshop and office. She has oil fired central heating throughout. Water, electricity and telephone services are connected. Council tax is paid at Band 'A' rate and is currently c£900 pa.

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

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