Rochester, Cuxton Kent UK|
Saker, 72ft Humber Keel Barge Modern Houseboat conversion
Saker is a Humber keel barge, renovated in 2019 into a unique, modern 1 bedroom houseboat, with studio/workshop space. No engine, which allows for much more living space.
The boat is 72ft (22.3m) in length and 19.3ft (5.88m) beam, and is constructed of riveted steel.
On the top deck is a newly constructed wheelhouse, which is the houseboats bright and spacious living room, with excellent views of the Medway river and local countryside. 2 doors and 6 fully double glazed windows, and 4 reclaimed portholes.
Fully spray insulated and features high quality laminate flooring.
A large decking area with fully functioning crane and skylight offers excellent potential for an outside garden / decking area to enjoy the fresh air.
Down the staircase into the lower deck, you first enter the bedroom, with en suite wet room and toilet. There is also a walk in wardrobe, linen closet and large storage area at the stern.
3 reclaimed portholes let in a good amount of light, and the ceiling height is 198cm.
High quality laminate flooring, the same as in the living room is fitted throughout.
The wet room features a ceiling mounted shower head, and additional wall mounted hose and controls.The en suite is part tiled and part painted in mould resistant paint. A modern toilet, large basin and heated towel rail complete the room. All the fittings are of very high quality.
Through the bedroom and down a single step, you come into the 5 x 9 meter studio space.
The studio features a large skylight (which can be lifted on and off with the boats crane), a compact sink area, and a separate room with a small basin and toilet, plus room for additional storage.
This space is currently used as an artists studio, but has the capacity to be used for any number of additional purposes, or division into further rooms as desired.
There is also a metal staircase and hatch which provides direct access to the studio space.
At the bow of the boat is the fully fitted modern kitchen, with a large amount of under worktop storage, oven, induction hob, extractor hood, and large kitchen sink.
There are 2 large pantry cupboards which extend into the ships bow, which provide loads of extra storage without impacting on the kitchens footprint.
Approx 130 Sq M -1400 Sq Ft of space (excluding wardrobe and stern storage space)
All internal structure metalwork treated with rust converter and spray insulated throughout
Full central heating system with Hive connectivity throughout
Kerosene fired boiler (2 years old, professionally fitted and regularly serviced)
1300 Litre Kerosene storage tank
1000 litre water tank for shower and taps
Water pump for excellent water pressure
All plumbing professionally installed
Wired to 240 mains power
All electrics professionally installed and certificated
Energy efficient LED lighting fitted throughout
Landline broadband connection for excellent and reliable internet access
Laminate flooring throughout
Fully fitted modern kitchen
Fully functioning electric crane for moving heavy items and lifting skylight
Loads of storage (with option of additional storage unit at the marina)
Lots of potential for further conversion for additional living space or change of use
Recently qualified for insurance renewal
Peaceful countryside location on the Medway river, Kent
Low cost mooring
Low cost electric and water rates
Ample free parking
Located 5 mins walk from Cuxton station, you can be in central London in less than an hour
Excellent transport links to the Kent coast and London
10 minute walk to Cuxton Village, with Co Op, Post Office, and doctors surgery
Easy access to beautiful countryside walking routes
Close to M2 and M20 motorways
|Vessel type:||Humber Keel Barge|
|Length over all:||22.3m|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.