Wide Beam Dutch Barge For Sale


Dutch Barge For Sale


Originally she was built in 1927 in Holland out of 15 mm steel. Standard 5.05 m width by 30 m length, so she can navigate through the French and Belgian inland waterways for barge canal cruises and trips down as far as the Midi.She features a double skinned hull that provides added protection.  The conversion was done in 1981 and needs a refit internally, hence the low asking price. She's been static but lived on for the last 13 years now (except for going into dry dock), but with a little tlc there is no substantive reason why she can't easily be made seaworthy again.

Current mooring fees are very reasonable. There is 150 m² living area mostly on one level, with solid teak floor throughout. Owned electricity supply, 2 BT phone lines. Broadband, satallite TV. Postcode registered. For heating there is an efficient wood burner and electric heaters. She has been designed to offer the largest living space with high ceilings, skylights, portholes and windows, letting in plenty of light throughout. Living space is both at deck level as well as in the hold.  There is long gated driveway with ample parking that leads to the boat, from the road that gives security and privacy.

Situated in quiet Kent tidal countryside mooring and in a great position for commuting. The Houseboat is close to High Speed Rail, both domestic and international as well as local shops and amenaties. Ashford or Ebbsfleet International stations are a 40 minute drive for Eurostar to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam (2016). Domestic mainline rail station (with free parking) 10 minutes away for London Victoria (1h 26 min) or High Speed Southestern service to London St Pancras (1h 08 min). Main Kent Cities, Canterbury and Maidstone 30 - 40 minute drive. 

Site Update : 01 Aug 2015

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