Twee Artsen £600,000 (n.b. Stamp Duty is not payable on boats)
For anybody looking for a spacious and light filled two bedroom home in a central part of London with spectacular views of Tower Bridge, The Shard, and the key London landmarks beyond and a genuine community to live amongst with reasonable monthly outgoings, Twee Artsen is a remarkable opportunity.
Twee Artsen – meaning “Two Doctors” in Dutch since she is currently owned by two doctors - is an historic converted barge with a secure residential mooring in the community-run Hermitage Moorings off Wapping High Street. Total square footage is 1320sq ft. As she stands there is an impressive living and dining area , a separate kitchen/galley, a study, a wheelhouse which provides additional living space/informal eating area, two double sized bedrooms, one loo and one fully equipped bathroom with shower. There is also a large storage area which could be converted to create an additional bedroom or living area. There is a lot of storage space cleverly built in, a feeling of spaciousness and a good flow to the living and sleeping areas.
Hermitage Moorings is adjacent to Hermitage Memorial Gardens and close to Waitrose and Tesco stores and Wapping underground, Tower Hill underground stations are both an eight minute walk away with London Bridge mainline and underground station around a fifteen minute walk away. There are many well thought of cafes and restaurants in the area. The whole of central London is just a short bike ride or walk away.
Nothing can describe the unique pleasure there is in living aboard a warm and safe boat and falling asleep to and waking up to the changing tides and the excitement of living at the heart of the city. Residents who live at Hermitage Moorings also talk of how much sky you see when you live aboard a boat – an outlook unlike any other in London.
Hermitage Moorings is a secure gated community with an on-site Moorings Manager who brings additional security and support for all residents. There is a communal space for entertaining on the main pontoon. Residents run the mooring as a cooperative with an active and very friendly community and is a home to a number of creative and professional residents. The mooring fee includes access to mains sewage and water and also the Port of London License as part of the annual fee. Twee Artsen is connected to mains electricity, phone and internet and has on-board heating via a red diesel/heating oil boiler and central heating system with a Nest thermostat. Fuel for this can be delivered directly to the boat.
Mooring fees are £6144.00 per annum. Monthly energy costs estimated to be around £50.
Measurements: Length 28.5m. Beam 5m.
Wheelhouse: 2.82m x 2.52m with windows to all sides
Kitchen/Galley: 3.43m x 1.96m with windows to two sides.
Sitting room: 7.52m x 4.52m. Portholes along both sides. Roof lights.
Bedroom 1: 3.81m x 3.30m
Bedroom 2: 3.33m x 1.98m
Storage with potential or conversion to further bedroom/living area: 5.06m x 3.91m (some parts have limited headroom).
Total 122.6 sq. m (1320 sq. ft)
Unique Property Company is able to put potential buyers in touch with specialist marine surveyors if needed and also provide introductions to marine mortgage specialists. Boats are not subject to Stamp Duty. This boat underwent considerable maintenance work in 2018 and new buyers might expect to need to conduct another maintenance programme every seven years. She (all boats are designated with a female pronoun for historic reasons) is in full cruising order with well maintained engines on-board meaning that she can also be transported elsewhere on the waterways or even across the Channel for a change of scene or the ultimate self-contained holiday.
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Hermitage Community Mooring | Wapping | E1