Agent Details

Manns & Manns

Tel: 02380 404055


Manns and Manns are pleased to market this unique 40ft house boat believed to be built in the 1940's and moored off a pontoon in a picturesque quiet creek location and offering fantastic views of the River Hamble - a true rarity.


This fully converted ex troop carrier house boat on Mercury marina, this would make a perfect yachtsman's bolt hole, a fantastic weekend/holiday pad or unique full-time home. Believed to have been built in the 1940's this 40ft boat is constructed on a double diagonal mahogany hull fastened to rock elm frame which has been Cascover sheathed for longevity.

Currently based on a one bedroom layout, with additional sleeping area for guests, there is the potential to adapt further if required.

The creek is a beautiful location, offering a real sense of peace and tranquillity. The site is a designated SSSI area, providing a real haven for wildlife whilst being protected by law, giving reassurance that the land cannot be built on or around in the future.

The tide fills the creek twice a day, meaning an ever changing scenery whilst also making a wonderfully calm and safe place for swimming, canoeing and paddle-boarding.

There is parking for several cars and a good size water side garden, currently with a large log store and kayak storage area.

An annual mooring renewal agreement is approx. £5,200 p.a, allowing full use of the marina facilities and all the advantages of being a berth holder. There is mains electricity and water provided, and LPG gas for heating, hot water and cooking.

The house boat is located on a pontoon and can be accessed at the stern of the boat leading to :

UPPER DECK A decked area providing an ideal riverside dining and BBQ area whilst watching the bird life and activities on the river, double glazed French doors opening to :

THE WHEEL HOUSE 3.75M X 2.46M. Fully double glazed windows to the side and front elevations providing spectacular 360° views of the River Hamble. Pine cladding ceiling, recess spot lighting, half panel tongue and groove walls , upholstery seating area, that can double up as occasional sleeping areas, table, TV point and carpeted floor. There are steps down to the kitchen and to a further living area.

KITCHEN / LIVING AREA 3.86 X 3.06M Pine cladding ceiling, recess spot lightings, two radiators , windows to the side elevations and two sky light windows. The kitchen is fully equipped comprising of wooden roll top work surfaces with cupboard and drawer space beneath, appliance space for a fridge and freezer, integrated stainless steel sink and drainer, four ring gas hob, integrate electric oven and laminate floor. THE LIVING AREA has upholstery seating that doubles up as a guest bed with storage space underneath, log burning stove and carpeted floor. Opening into :

SHOWER ROOM 2.81 X 1.51M Windows to each side elevation, recess spot lighting , heated towel radiator, closed couple WC , walk in shower cubicle, wash hand basin and open hanging space and shelving. Opens through to :

STORAGE AREA 2.60X 1.52M This area offers plenty of storage space and the potential to adapt into an extra room, if required, there are open fronted double cupboards housing an combination LPG gas boiler and space and plumbing for a washing machine. With plenty of storage space in the bow of the boat, work surfaces, shelving, lighting and sky light window.

BEDROOM ONE 3.17M X 2.97M (restricted head height) With two windows on each of the side elevations which offers perfect river views whilst sitting in bed and watching the sun rise. There are ample power points, TV socket, lighting, radiator and open fronted cupboard space and carpeted floor.


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