3 Bed Dutch Barge Houseboat – UK

3 Bed Dutch Tjalk Barge


3 bedrooms:

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.


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

Metana – 41-foot ex Naval liveaboard – UK

Metana is a beautiful 41-foot Naval Pinnace, built in 1938 and decommissioned in 1945.

This type of boat has a long heritage: Originally developed in the 1600’s, pinnaces were used for light naval duties until the mid-twentieth century. The name developed from the old Spanish word for pine tree.

This is a project boat in need of some sympathetic repair work and refitting. She has an elegant outline, with the potential to make a comfortable houseboat or pleasure boat.

She has had some sympathetic repair work done, but needs more. I’ll be sad to part with her, but have concluded that I don’t have the skills to give her the makeover she deserves (especially as I have a new job in London which makes it hard to get up to Gloucester and work on her).

Living quarters:

Small forward cabin with toilet and shower in small corner compartments

Enclosed wheelhouse: this is a bright, pleasant space, perfect for airy dinners in the spring and summer

Spacious aft cabin with kitchen and bed.

Hull: Wood sheathed with GRP (fibreglass). Mahogany and oak replacement frames, with larch deck beams and pine stringers.

Iron ballast keel

Deck and superstructure: wood, mostly coated in GRP (fibreglass).

Radiator heating system and electricity (AC 220/240 volt shore power and DC electric) system installed and working.

She is currently moored in Sharpness (about 30 minutes’ drive from Bristol and Gloucester).

Please message me by phone to arrange a viewing,

Survey February 2017 (please message me if you’d like to see it).

She has undergone some repair work in March 2018:

New engine water impeller fitted

Repacking of stern gland

Hull scraped down and additional GRP coating

Fuel tanks flushed, cleaned and polished

Dried out with dehumidifier

If you’d like to know more, please call or message me and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Tel 07530041742

Tel: 07807634528