1 bedroom flat for sale'Lead Balloon' Wenlock Basin, Islington, London
- Highly sought-after mooring location
- Perfect pied-a-terre
- Stunning location
- Permanent mooring
Located in the beautiful Wenlock Basin, just south of Angel and on the North edge of The City, is the charming 41 ft narrowboat, ‘The Lead Balloon’. This prime central London mooring, the only privately owned and run London mooring of its kind, affords a real sense of peace and tranquillity.
The dock is accessed via a secure gate with intercom from Wharf Road Bridge and offers ample communal space for summer dining and entertaining, with views across the basin, two barbeque areas and a residents’ bicycle storage area.
The boat is arranged so you enter via the rear deck, stepping down into a thoughtfully laid out galley kitchen containing a gas stove with four burners, oven, sink, fridge and ample counter space and storage. There is a free standing shower and separate wc and an electric emersion water tank. At the rear, the cabin opens up into a charming, spacious living, dining and sleeping area that fits a full sized double bed. This area has a wood-effect floor, cosy wood burning stove and windows running the length of both sides, providing an abundance of natural light and views across the basin.
Wenlock Basin was constructed in the 1850's as a timber wharf, serving the growing City of London. In 1982 it was transformed into a private residential mooring by The Wenlock Basin Houseboat Company. The Lead Balloon offers buyers a rare opportunity to acquire an affordable central London home or pied a terre, just moments from the restaurants, boutiques and bars of Angel and Old Street.
In July 2012, The hull was re-blacked and a new water pump installed, whilst the engine was fully serviced.
Each residential mooring has separately metered shore power, water and a telephone access point. In addition there is refuse collection & recycling point.
Operating a standard taxi diesel engine to power your vessel through the water; the freedom of owning a narrowboat means that London’s waterways and beyond, are always there to be explored at you leisure.
The mooring fees and service charge come to £1,400 + VAT per quarter (£5,600 + VAT pa)
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