Historic Barge Conversion | Hermitage Mooring

Wapping High Street | London | EW1

£655,000

For Sale

Three Bedrooms | One Reception | Historic Barge | Next To Tower Bridge

dutch barge for sale in london
An historic Dutch barge with unmatched views of Tower Bridge and remarkable proximity to central London. Three cabins, open plan living room, bathroom and separate loo, wheelhouse and all home comforts. Permanent secure residential mooring within the community-managed Hermitage Moorings.

Architecture & Interior

Labor Vincit has been very well converted to create a comfortable home with three cabins – two double cabins and one single. The living area and kitchen are in one large open-plan space with plenty of room for a table to seat 8 plus seating area. The wheelhouse offers another reception area with breath-taking views of Tower Bridge and the whole of London. The deck of Labor Vincit has a large flat area which provides a wonderful space for outdoor living and eating.

There’s a lot of storage space cleverly built-in and amenities such as Miele dishwasher, washing machine and oven are in space-saving areas of the boat which allows for a good flow to the living and sleeping areas.

The barge is in excellent condition with a full-service history. She was fully serviced two years ago which means that she won’t be due for another full out of water service for around another five years.

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. 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.

In The Neighbourhood

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.

Outside

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.

Technical details:

21.6m length and an unusually broad beam (width) of 5.1m.
Mercedes 150HP 6 cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine coupled to a hydraulic gearbox.
The barge is connected to mains electricity, internet, fresh water, black water pump out facilities and a post box and full time Mooring Manager.
Labor Vincit is heated throughout by a diesel run boiler which runs all the radiators and also heats the water. The boat is well insulated to the highest standards and takes only minutes to warm up. There is also a Clearview wood burning stove on board in the main salon.
Fresh water capacity 1400L.
Diesel capacity 2100L.
Quarterley Service Charge £1561 which includes water and sewage services plus the Port of London License.
Council Tax Band A £1171 (2024/25)
Utilities average around £70 per month, paid quarterly.
Gas £25 per quarter.

Transport & Connections

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.

Labor Vincit was built in The Netherlands in 1924 and used as a cargo ship. Labor Vincit means Work Conquers All.

Hermitage Moorings | Wapping High Street

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING

N/A

Energy rating

MATERIAL INFORMATION

Tenure:

Freehold

Service Charge:

£1561 Quarterly (inc water, sewerage, Port of Licence)

Ground Rent:

NA

Local Authority:

Tower Hamlets

Council Tax:

£1117.01 PA

Approx Monthly Utility Bills:

£70

* Property construction: Steel & wood construction
* Utilities: Gas, Electricity, Water Supply,
* Gas Supply: Bottled propane
* Electricity supply: Mains supplied
* Water supply: Mains connected
* Sewerage: Mains connected
* Broadband: Standard Download speed – 1000 mbps; Upload Speed: 1000 mbps  https://checker.ofcom.org.uk
* Mobile signal/coverage: Outdoor, likely all major networks. Indoors: EE/Three limited – O2/Vodafone: Likely https://checker.ofcom.org.uk

* Rights and easements: Shared pontoon & walkway.
* Flood risk: https://www.gov.uk/check-long-term-flood-risk Low risk surface water. High risk river & sea
* Flight path: Heathrow & City airport http://www.hacaneast.org.uk

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