2 bed For Sale
Asking Price £240,000
A unique, 25 metre long, two bedroom houseboat situated centrally on Bristol's ever-popular Harbourside. The boat, first built in Holland in 1926, but now converted to provide contemporary accommodation, is well laid out offering the occupant two bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, a separate shower room, living room, kitchen and outdoor entertaining space as well as ample storage.
The mooring, in very close proximity to Bristol City Centre, can be transferred to the new owner, subject to the Harbour Master's approval. Further detail available on request.
This is an ideal purchase for someone looking for good value and unique accommodation at the heart of a very desirable part of Bristol, within walking distance of several major employers and popular restaurants, galleries, café's and shops.
The current owner has conducted significant renovation of the boat in recent years including extensive work to the steel hull and some interior improvements while maintaining traditional character.
Kitchen – 4.5 x 3.5m
Living Room – 4.2 x 3.5m
Master Bedroom – 3.5 x 3.3m (to maximum points)
En-Suite Bathroom – 2.6 x 1.5m (to maximum points)
Bedroom Two – 2.7 x 2.7m
Shower Room – 2.1 x 1.2m
Engine Room – 7.5 x 4.4m (to maximum points)
Rear Deck – 4.4 x 4.3m (to maximum points)
Engine 1 x Diesel 130hp
Engine make and model Scania Vabis D11R81 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Hydraulic Wheel
Prop(s) 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) 20.0 ltr (4.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
The boat's current mooring is on Hannover Quay on Bristol's Harbourside. The nearby pedestrianised streets are lined by popular shops, cafes and restaurants such as Spitfire, Friska, Spoke and Stringer. The area thrives from being so close to several areas of employment along with daytime and evening venues of Bristol City Centre and Harbourside. The nearby Lloyds Bank and Hargreaves Lansdown are two of Bristol's biggest employers, whilst the Arnolfini, Watershed and Bristol Hippodrome, some of Bristol's best attractions, are within five minutes' walk. Bristol Temple Meads train station is also within walking distance through Bristol City Centre. For those looking for green space, the popular Queens Square is just a short walk away, as is the more expansive Brandon Hill Park.
What is Included?
25m Dutch Barge, afloat on Bristol Harbour
Associated internal fixtures and fittings including washing machine, kitchen equipment and fitted furniture, carpets and curtains included. Fuel and heating oil in tanks. Various spares and boat related equipment including fenders, ropes etc.
Satellite dish is provided ashore.
Other smaller craft including 3.9m RIB, Kayaks and rowing dinghy also available by separate negotiation,.
The Onward Chain
The seller is selling this boat with no onward chain.
According to our seller, overall running costs for the boat are very low with oil fired central heating and battery powered LED lighting throughout. Electricity is provided from shore on a pre-paid meter system.
The mooring is available on an annual licence to Bristol Council. Council tax is not payable.
Our Seller Says…
"Living on the boat has been a life enhancing experience and we are very sad to be moving back to dry land only because we need more space. We love the vibrant yet peaceful lifestyle available all around the harbour and the ever-changing scenery and light which you only get afloat."