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3 bedroom property for sale

Lower Sunbry Road, Hampton, TW12

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Property Description

Key features

  • Central heating
  • residential mooring
  • 8 berths

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

HouseSimple is pleased to present this property in Brentford.

Beautiful Historical Dutch Barge, totally self efficient ready to go

We are selling our much loved liveaboard dutch barge, which has been our home in the last couple of years. We have found her in a sail away condition and spent the last 3 years refurbishing her and making her our dream boat for the next 50 years. We are only selling her, because our twin ( surprise) sons have arrived in winter and we had to move to the land where our familiy can help us with the babies. We hope that our beautiful boat will find a good and caring owner, who will love and appreciate her just as much as we did and can enjoy the luxurious living on her all year round. 

Katie Wijker is historical barge built in Katwijk in Holland  around 1920.

First she was a sailing work barge, than she has been converted to a motorjacht in the 1960s. She has been transporting coal and different type of cargo on the  European rivers and canals in her  early years. During the refurbishment we have found the base of her original mast and also a hidden box under her deck, which must have been used during the word war as a hiding space. 

We have lot’s of pictures showing all the work which we have done on her. We haven’t spared time and money, because we were building her for ourselves. We have rebuilt the wheelhouse, changed all the windows, insulated her, installed a new floor and cladding, constructed a brand new designer bathroom with a bath, redesigned the bedroom, the aft and forward cabin. We have also installed a central heating system, which is powered by a very efficient pellet boiler stove. 

Katie Wijker is 100% self efficient, we haven’t been in a marina and were able to live a very cosy life on her. She has huge water tanks providing enough water for 4 weeks, a big solar system so you do not need to run your generator in summer time at all, a built in diesel generator for winter. She is very well insulated and geared up with double glazed windows, so her energy efficiency is very high. 

This boat can sleep up to 8 people - 2 in the aft cabin (double bed), 2 in the forward cabin (twin bed), 2 in the living room (pull out sofa) and 2 in the master bedroom (double bed).

Her lovely double glazed skylight has been custom built from high quality wood and making her living room very light and homely. She also has a full size kitchen - my wife is a keen cook.

Her living space is about 85m2 (915sq ft), which provides a generous living space for the whole family (even for visitors).

She is such a superb barge and a real beauty. We hope that she will find a good home. Lots of good people added their heart and best workmanship into her over the years and you will feel this love shining through as soon as you get on board.

We have listed all her equipment below:


HFL  4KVA watercooled Marine Generator

4 Cylinder Kromhout/ Gardner Diesel engine with Brevo gearbox

1200Amp Trojan deep cycle Battery bank

Victron Phoenix 3000Watt/ 120Amp Combi Charger/ Inverter

Sterling 45Amp Battery to Battery charger

660Watt Solar panel system with 45Amp Morningstar MPPT charge Controller

1000L fresh Water tank

600L Diesel Tank

Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration system

Miele washing machine and Miele Dryer

Stoves fan assisted LPG double oven

Marine Undercounter 12V Fridge and Freezer 

Central Heating with radiators

 240V and 12V LED lights though the boat

Double glazed windows including Portholes in the bathroom

Double glazed skylight

Hardwood Wheelhouse 

Completely refurbished from 2013  -2016

New bathroom with Designer bath

Gas instant water heater (Rinnai)


Hardwood, dismountable wheelhouse

Aft Cabin:

Double bed

Storage, wardrobe

Big roof hatch for good access and furniture

Under bed storage, access to the engine room

Living room and kitchen:

U Shape kitchen,  4 burner gas hob

2ft deep cupboards all along the  living room on both sides, tons of storage

3 seater sofabed converts into a double bed

Heart of the boat: Pellet Stove

Designer wall  built from teak and mahogany hardwood

Master bedroom:

Mahagony double bed

Huge wardrobe on both sides for Him and Her

Solid oak wood flooring (shabby chic)


Designer furniture , bath and  radiator

Forward Cabin:

Twin bed with under bed storage

Access hatch with ladder

Access to the water tanks and more storage place

Forward deck:

Space for table and chairs

Engine room:

Katie Wijker was painted (blacking and superstructure as well) in 2012 and again in 2016

She has had a survey done in 2012 and a recent one in July 2016.

She is moored on a residential mooring in Brentford now and ready to move in.

Please only get in touch if you are a serious buyer and have your funds secured to get her. We are quite emotional about selling her and we would like to know that people who are coming to see her are serious. 

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
10 November 2016

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