2 bedroom house boat for saleWoodrolfe Road, Maldon, Essex
Offers Over £175,000
Emilia is situated on the Blackwater estuary in Essex on Tollesbury Wick (Essex Wildlife Trust nature reserve) with glorious 360 degree views over the saltmarshes and across to Mersea Island. She has the most sought after mooring in the area supplied through Tollesbury Saltings Limited on an annually renewable licence which can be possibly transferred subject to interview.
Emilia was built in 1921 and is a very light and airy, spacious static barge which is 85ft long and 17ft wide, She is well appointed and comfortable throughout. She has a large amount of outside space which some has been covered in easy to maintain artificial grass.
Accommodation - Emilia is entered from the port side into the Wheelhouse, this is split level. The upper part being 10ft x 9ft with seating, under seating storage, multi fuel stove and double doors to the aft deck. The lower part has doors to port and starboard and is 10ft x 8ft with a further 3ft of Chart Table with storage under and stairs leading down to the companionway, where you find plenty of storage on the starboard side.
On the port side is the quest cabin 10ft x 8ft with bunkbeds, large porthole and cupboard. The bathroom comprises of a corner shower with cubicle, wash basin and separate composting toilet (Facilities exist to connect to a pump ashore sewage system if required.
The main living area which is a nice open planned Lounge/Kitchen with a range of cupboards, sink, calor gas cooker, washing machine and fridge/freezer. There is a large breakfast bar followed by the main saloon 14ft x 13ft (sofa and armchair to remain) with a Godin woodburning stove, two hatches, three windows, four portholes and shelving either side.
The main cabin is entered through double doors which were the original doors from the wheelhouse when she was a working vessel. They have a brass plaque with the legend 'cert for crew' plus two bevelled glass oval windows. The cabin has space for a walk around double bed with 26ft of wardrobe space to either side, two fixed and two opening portholes plus a hatch. A small foc'sle cabin leads off the main cabin and is 9ft x 6ft but with restricted head height and a built in single bed. There is a large escape hatch, shelving and a cupboard.
Agents Note - Emilia
Mooring fees: £266.00 PCM
Council Tax Band: A
Heating runs on Oil
Electricity is metered and paid direct to the boat yard.
Emilia is a qualifying ship and is VAT exempt, this applies also to mooring fees.
Maintenance - Emilia was taken to the dry dock in May 2016 and had an out of water hull survey. All recommended welding and plating was carried out, 10 anodes fitted and the hull blacked.
Equipment - The engine room houses the oil storage tank, water tanks and kabola central heating boiler which supplies heating via Spirotech radiators which go around the edges of the barge and are concealed by covers plus a hot water tank. The barge is connected to shore power via a 16v blue cable and water tanks are filled by a dedicated hose. The oil tank is filled on the starboard side and oil is delivered by a local supplier. There are various 12v lights throughout so if a power cut occurs you are not plunged into darkness.
Location - Tollesbury is a charming working village with multiple amenities and strong sense of community. It is a popular weekend destination, with Marina, Cruising and Sailing Clubs and was voted No. 10 in The Times coastal walks for 2015. The wick is a very well known managed retreat and is a SSSI forming part of the Blackwater Estuary National Nature Reserve and is a joy for bird watchers.
This is a truly exceptional opportunity to live in this historic fishing village. The much visited iconic sail lofts were built by wealthy Edwardians to store the sails of their J class yachts and the 1937 challenger for the Americas Cup, Endeavor II, sailed from here and skippered and crewed by Tollesbury men.
Agents Note - These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. All measurements are approximate. No responsibility is accepted as to the accuracy of these particulars or statements made by our staff concerning the above property. We have not tested any apparatus or equipment therefore cannot verify that they are in good working order. Any intending purchaser must satisfy him/herself as to the correctness of such statements within these particulars. All negotiations to be conducted through Church and Hawes. No enquiries have been made with the local authorities pertaining to planning permission or building regulations. Any buyer should seek verification from their legal representative or surveyor.
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