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Hop aboard this reformed 20th century Dutch barge for just £110,000

Is a lifestyle change on your new year’s resolution list for 2023? Perhaps this early 20th century Dutch barge moored in London is calling. Although she’s been updated, there’s still somewhat of a “lived in” vibe. With a little creative vision, she can be spiffed up and into something truly spectacular. Tons of large windows make for an open, airy feel in the main cabin, while smaller port holes in the bedroom make a cozy, romantic snug. The skylights in the bathroom as on point.


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Built in the early 20th century with a durable and strong iron hull, this one bedroom barge has undergone a full renovation with a focus on sustainability and the use of up-cycled materials. The barge has been extended at the bow and rear to create a comfortable live-aboard space, featuring a bathroom above the waterline for convenient showers and a unique double-height kitchen living area.

A Dutch barge is a type of vessel that was originally used for carrying cargo on the canals and rivers of the Netherlands. Dutch barges are typically long, narrow boats with a flat bottom and a pointed bow and stern. They are typically powered by a diesel engine and are used for transportation, as well as for recreational purposes such as cruising and living aboard. Dutch barges are known for their durability and versatility, and many have been converted into houseboats or live-aboard vessels. They are popular choices for canal cruising in Europe and are often used for exploring the waterways of the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and beyond.



This boat comes with a residential, transferable mooring license at Southdock Marina in London (more on the marina below), with monthly fees of approximately £700.


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The Details

(Reduced) £110,000

1 Bed | 1 Bath | ~500 sq ft

£700/month mooring

Location: South Dock Marina, London

Source: Quicklister (via RIGHTMOVE UK)


About the Area

Situated on the south bank of the Thames in South Dock and Greenland Dock, South Dock Marina is London's largest working marina. With over 200 berths, fast and efficient locking from the tidal Thames, and holding pontoons at the entrance to the lock, it's the perfect base for exploring the Thames, the Medway, and beyond. The marina offers a central and secure location in London, making it an ideal starting point for cruising the east coast of England and the northern European coastline.


Despite its size, South Dock Marina is a peaceful retreat with nearby parks and attractive walks. The historic district of Greenwich, with its famous churches, Maritime Museum, and Cutty Sark, is just down the road, and the marina is within easy walking distance of Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, which features a Tesco, a Food Hall, and stores like British Home Stores, Boots, and Dixons. The City of London and West End are easily accessible by Underground stations at Canada Water and Rotherhithe, numerous bus routes, and London Bridge rail terminus.


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