May 18, 2018
3 Bed Dutch Tjalk Barge
1 double bedroom, built in wardrobes, carpeted, double bed.
1 single bedroom, bespoke cabin bed with drawers underneath, carpeted, plenty of storage.
1 single bedroom, currently as nursery, but would fit bunk beds or make a great study.
6 cabins. Part carpeted & part solid wood flooring, siberian larch cladding on walls and ceiling.7’ headroom.In 2015 she was stripped out and fully refitted. Brand new flooring, walls, bathroom, heating, kitchen, carpet, tiling and cladding. 2018 externally painted from waterline up.
Lounge and galley Kitchen:
Large bespoke bookcase, multifuel stove, built in domestic appliances (large fridge, washing/dryer machine, dish washer, gas hob, electric oven), fully fitted kitchen
Dining area, raised platform, cloakroom space, shelving.
Luxury roll top bath& shower, sea toilet (new Saniplus macerator in 2018), wash basin with hot & cold water, 100 gallon holding tank, 200 gallon water capacity.pressurised hot & cold water system, water immersion heater.
Fitted cupboards through-out and bespoke hidden bookshelf within the staircase.
Her hull has been regularly treated with black tar varnish. Her last internal survey was 2015 which showed her to be in excellent condition.
We are really lucky because her moorings have a very large grassed outside space (100 foot length) with bicycle and log shed. Mains electricity and a water tap, plus parking, all within close proximity of the barge. The neighbours are super friendly and welcoming.
She is moored opposite a nature reserve, with multiple cycle routes nearby, minutes away from the beach and the world class golf course The St George hosting the 149th Masters Open in 2020.
Outside the window Seals, Swallows, Kingfishers, Ducks, Herons and Cormorants reguarly pass by.
The river is tidal but the water never gets that low therefore, unlike other boats, we have never suffered from any bad smells or flies. She is a beauitful, comfortable warm home full of light and wonderful views.
She is moored in the centre of Sandwich Town. Sandwich is one of the best preserved medieval towns in England full of stunning parks, lots of dinky shops, pubs and restaurants. The town hosts numerous brilliant festivals during the summer; folk and beer festival, medievel festival, french festival, art festival, Summer Prom, the list goes on….
Her moorings are paid bi-annually. We have paid her up until September 30th. It works out at approximately £450 per month which is cheap for a boat of her length. There is no council tax or television license fee.
ENGINES & ELECTRICAL:
DAF 475, 130hp, 6 cylinder diesel. Drive type: shaft. Keel cooled. Engine hours: 1200. Cruising speed: 5kts. Fuel capacity: 700 litres. Generator. Twin batteries charger from the engine. Shore power. 240v battery charger.She is a solid Steel beauty. With no leaks!
Year:1918 LOA:25.0 m Beam:4.0 m Draft:1.15 m Hull / Keel:Flat
Tel: (+44) 0130 461 3925