Last Modified Listing Feed http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=rss_featured_listings Fishing Boat/Cruising Houseboat - Triton http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=524 NTI0LTIwMTUtMDQtMDkgMTM6NDI6MzI= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Triton, a Mervyn Street workboat that is now used as a fishing boat, but could easily be converted to a cruising houseboat or weekend home. There's a good sized wheelhouse offering panoramic views, that would also be a nice lounge area. Its current equipment includes fish finder,Vhf,chart plotter (never used) but powers up, am/fm radio CD player, radar, compass, weather station Downstairs there is a central room that could be used as a galley if fitted out, a double cabin and a sea toilet. The engine room houses an 85hp 4 cylinder Ford D series engine which has done about 1300 hrs. It has a petrol generator which gives 110 and 240v supply. The matching diesel tanks are huge holding approximately 100 gallons. There is also a microwave, gas cooker, 4 man life raft that needs servicing, webasto diesel heater (never used) and plenty of storage. Externally there is good deck space to enjoy your surroundings, and even floodlights. As a workboat, fishing boat, or converted to create a cruising home, Triton offers great space and plenty of equipment. Currently moored at Queenborough, alternative moorings, residential or otherwise, can be sourced on the River Medway. Vessel name: Triton Vessel condition: Good Builder: Mervyn Street Year constructed: 1983 Berths: 2 Cabins: 1 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Ford Diesel Engine power: 85 Engine hours: 1300 Fuel type: Diesel Drive type: Other Length over all: 30' Beam: 11' Maximum draft: 3' Hull material: Steel Hull colour: Black Keel type: Other]]> Comfortable Houseboat Project - Seeker http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=523 NTIzLTIwMTUtMDQtMDcgMTQ6Mjk6MDM= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Seeker, a static wooden houseboat to complete, with an extremely well maintained hull and excellent living space. Constructed of teak on teak double diagonal, when first purchased the current owners had the boat dry docked, surveyed, tripped, rebuilt and painted. Accommodation comprises entrance porch, lounge with log burner and sofa bed, bathroom with toilet, bath and shower, and a double cabin with full sized double bed. The kitchen/dining area comes with cooker fridge freezer, dish washer and washing machine. There is good outside space with non slip decking ready to be placed. Seeker provides excellent space, together with plenty of character, and is comfortable to live on immediately whilst providing the opportunity to finish in your own style, and therefore offers superb value for money. Specifications Vessel name: Seeker Year constructed: 1900 Berths: 2 Cabins: 1 Heads: 1 Length over all: 55' Beam: 14' Maximum draft: 2' Hull material: Wood]]> Ex RAF Launch Houseboat - Lady Sandfire http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=522 NTIyLTIwMTUtMDQtMDcgMTQ6Mjc6MzQ= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Lady Sandfire. an ex RAF Launch converted to a static houseboat, offering comfortable accommodation with the potential to create further living space. Lady Sandfire has been thoughtfully converted, keeping a classic look internally whilst making the most of the layout to provide good accommodation. Entrance is into a good sized lounge area, extremely light and spacious, with a classic finish. A small flight of steps lead down to the galley area, with plenty of work space and storage, together with fridge/freezer, combi microwave, sink and hot water boiler. A corridor leads to a double bedroom with the same classic finish, with a door off to the bathroom, which has a bath with shower attachment and toilet. Steps from the other end of the lounge lead to two further rooms that are ready for finishing, that could be for example a second double cabin and a further living area. There is good outside space available to enjoy the surroundings, and the boat can stay where she is subject to the mooring owners agreement, which is between Rochester and Chatham, ideal if you want town centre living. Lady Sandfire offers comfortable and affordable accommodation, and can be comfortably lived on whilst the conversion is completed. Vessel name: Lady Sandfire Vessel condition: Fair Builder: Thornycroft & Co Ltd Make: Thornycroft Year constructed: 1943 Year refitted: 2012 HIN: 388251 Berths: 4 Cabins: 2 Heads: 1 Length over all: 58' Beam: 14' Maximum draft: 2' Hull material: Wood]]> Large Cruising Houseboat - Lady Pamela http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=516 NTE2LTIwMTUtMDMtMjcgMTE6Mjk6NTk= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Lady Pamela, a fully operational cruising home, offering spacious and well fitted accommodation with the potential to cruise. Lady Pamela has been thoughtfully designed to maximise the accommodation to provide excellent space whether a family home or a second/holiday home. With five large cabins there is plenty of room for guests, and there are toilets and showers on every level. There is a good sized lounge area, dining area and a fully fitted galley, all appliances come with the boat. The wheelhouse is a good navigational area as well as a nice place to spend time when not cruising. There is also good outside space to enjoy your surroundings wherever you may be. The boat is currently moored at Milford Marina in Pembrokeshire, where it may be able to stay subject to the marina's agreement. An alternative secure residential berth can be organised at Port Werburgh in Kent if needed. Lady Pamela offers a real life changing opportunity, and viewing is essential. Specifications Vessel name: Lady Pamela Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1992 Berths: 10 Cabins: 5 Heads: 3 No. of engines: 2 Engine model: cummins Engine power: 670 Engine hours: 50 Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 70' Beam: 16' Maximum draft: 5' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Other]]> Residential Bayliner Ciera 2450 http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=521 NTIxLTIwMTUtMDMtMjQgMTM6MzI6NTg= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Lady Christina, a well maintained Bayliner Ciera 2450 Command Bridge motor cruiser on a secure residential mooring. This lovely looking motor cruiser offers an incredible amount of space for a relatively small boat, and will provide great pleasure cruising around the river Medway and beyond. Lady Christina offers three double berths, two in separate compartments and another that can be converted in the saloon area. The galley area has sink, gas hob and small microwave,fridge and storage. There is a separate toilet compartment that currently houses a porta potti and sink. Externally, the boat has plenty of space to enjoy the surrounds, with the seating area on the flybridge as well as one on the main deck. The 1.8 ford diesel inboard provides plenty of power to cruise in comfort. Equipment includes a vhf radio, echo sounder, steering compass and chart plotter. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a cruising lifestyle, either full time or even as a weekend or holiday home, the good condition both externally and internally makes Lady Christina a very attractive proposition. Vessel name: Lady Christina Vessel condition: Good Make: Bayliner Model: 2450 Sunbridge Year constructed: 1986 Berths: 6 Cabins: 3 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Ford 1.8 diesel Engine power: 70 Fuel type: Diesel Drive type: Stern drive Length over all: 25' Beam: 8' Maximum draft: 3' 6" Hull material: Glass Fibre Hull type: Other Hull colour: white]]> Stunning Cargo Barge for Completion - Engelina http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=520 NTIwLTIwMTUtMDMtMTcgMTM6NDM6MTg= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this Dutch cargo barge, with an incredible amount of high quality conversion work already in place, and ready to move on to and complete an amazing home. The current accommodation is the original crews quarters, which comprises two double cabins, saloon, bathroom and fully fitted galley area. This is ideal to use whilst completing the conversion, and is currently being redecorated. The main hold providing the conversion space has already has some very high spec and thorough work done, making completion a far easier task. This includes the following : Floor - Raised floor consisiting of 9/2 joists mounted on central runner, 150mm recycled Jablite polystyrene insulation, aluminium foil blanket and underfloor heating pipe. Walls (to gunnel) - 50mm air gap from steel, 100mm recycled Jablite polystyrene insulation, 5/2 timber framework with additional insulation, 12mm plywood face Walls (combings) - 20mm air gap from steel, 4/2 timber framework with 100mm Jablite polystyrene insulation, 12mm plywood face Ceiling - of the six sliding hatches 3 remain available to open, 100mm recycled Jablite polystyrene insulation, 19 layer aluminium foil blanket liner, 16mm British sourced cedar tongue and groove finish treated in Treatex Hardwax oil, double glazed toughened glass panel skylights in Iroko frames Stage, Corridor and 2 bedrooms - additional heating circuits available at manifold to install underfloor heating throughout, raised floor 300mm Jablite polystyrene insulation, 5/2 timber frame with 100mm Jablite polystyrene insulation, lowered ceiling with 160mm soundproof rockwool bats, 100mm Jablite polystyrene insulation in aluminium hatches above and 12mm plywood face Workshop - raised floor with 300mm Jablite polystyrene insulation New portholes have been fitted throughout. There is also fitted 310l heatweb thermal heat store, tapings for solar water heater, multi fuel stove, gas or diesel boiler and immersion heaters. As you can appreciate, the extremely thorough work completed thus far has been done to an extremely high spec, with great thought given to the conversion at all stages, and Engelina offers the opportunity to complete an already stunning conversion to create a wonderful home. Vessel name: Engelina Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1957 Year refitted: 2015 Berths: 4 Cabins: 2 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Deutz Engine power: 470 Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 174' 6" Beam: 20' 8" Maximum draft: 1' 6" Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat]]> Classic Thames Tug for Conversion - Mamba http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=512 NTEyLTIwMTUtMDMtMTcgMTM6NDE6MTA= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Mamba, a classic Thames tug in need of external maintenance and internal conversion, but offering plenty of space to create a character home at an extremely low price. Mamba has recently been cleared out and is ready for somebody to create a lovely family home. The space available will easily house two bedrooms, plus living area, kitchen and bathroom, she does need a complete fit out including electrics and plumbing. Externally she needs some maintenance and once done this will give plenty of room to enjoy the surroundings. The engine has not run for a number of years but is all in place, and she could therefore become a cruising home with some maintenance of the engine. Internal pictures to follow. Specifications Vessel name: Mamba Vessel condition: Fair Vessel type: Tug Builder: Henry Scarr Ltd Year constructed: 1961 Registry: 302599 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: KH Deutz Engine power: 1000 Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 85' 8" Beam: 21' 5" Maximum draft: 10' 8" Hull material: Steel]]> Cargo Barge for Conversion http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=286 Mjg2LTIwMTUtMDMtMTcgMTM6NDA6MTc= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this large dutch barge, with already comfortable accommodation, in cruising condition and with a massive hold ready to convert to create an incredible living space. Accommodation currently is at the stern below the wheelhouse, and is spacious and light. It is fully plumbed and wired, and has full central heating. It comprises a large lounge, kitchen area, small office, bathroom and two double bedrooms. There is a further large room to the bow after the hold which could easily be another lounge or double bedroom, office or even a self contained flat. The hold for conversion is an incredible 134' long, 26' beam, and with a depth from the roof to the new steel (2010) floor of nearly 14'. The hold area itself also has a sliding aluminium roof in several parts. The engine is in excellent working order, as is the 360 degree 100hp bow thruster. There was a new fire alarm and smoke detection system fitted in 2010.The fully equipped wheelhouse provides incredible views, and enables good all round vision for cruising purposes. Behind the wheelhouse is a good sized deck area to enjoy your surroundings in comfort, with a 1.8 tonne hi-ab. This is an amazing opportunity to create an incredible home, moored at Port Werburgh, the UK's largest residential marina, with a friendly community of houseboat owners, beautiful, secure surroundings and close travel links by road and rail to London. This vessel can only be used for non commercial purposes. Specifications Vessel name: Ro-Ja Vessel condition: Good Vessel type: Dutch Barge Year constructed: 1910 Year refitted: 1985 Berths: 4 Cabins: 2 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: caterpillar Engine power: 305 HP Drive type: Shaft drive Nominal length: 197' Length over all: 197' Beam: 26' 3" Maximum draft: 4' 7" Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat ]]> Converted US Army Tug - Jorja http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=502 NTAyLTIwMTUtMDMtMTQgMTM6NDA6MzI= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Jorja, a unique conversion of an American army tug, a stunning example of space and quality throughout. Jorja's conversion has been completed over seven years, with great thought given to both layout and quality of finish, the end project being a " one off " home with space, character and history. Externally, Jorja offers 3 decks on 3 levels, the bottom deck provides excellent space, the middle deck enables you to walk around the boat, whilst the top deck offers amazing views of the surrounding area. Internally, Jorja offers the following : lower level - spiral staircase leading down to an open evening lounge area, to the left a double shower and separate toilet. There are three large double bedrooms, the main double bedroom has an en-suite facility with sunken bath, toilet and wash basin. This main suite has a second staircase that leads to the main level. main level - this houses a 30' long kitchen diner, the kitchen includes 6 ring stainless steel oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dish washer. There is a storage room, a toilet and shower, and a tv lounge that could also be a fourth double bedroom. A conservatory style roof and plenty of windows provide lots of light. upper level - accessed from the kitchen/diner, this was the wheelhouse and is now an office, or third lounge area. It offers panoramic views, and an outside walkway around its entirity. The tug was commissioned by the US Army in 1953 and built by Andrew Higgins, and was retired from the US Army in 2003. She saw service in the Vietnam conflict, and there is plenty of history available with the boat, mainly researched by the current owner. The decks have been painted, and she has a new set of anodes in place. Jorja offers full diesel fired central heating throughout, and also has a multi fuel burner downstairs. She has been featured in two national newspapers as a fantastic example of how to convert a working boat to a stunning home. The opportunity to live aboard a boat of Jorja's size, comfort, quality, and history becomes available very rarely, and she must be seen to be appreciated Specifications Vessel name: Jorja Vessel condition: Good Vessel type: tug Designer: US Army Builder: Higgins Year constructed: 1953 Year refitted: 2012 HIN: LT1977 Guests: 8 Berths: 4 Cabins: 4 Heads: 3 Length over all: 107' Beam: 26' Maximum draft: 9' Bridge clearance: 25' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Displacement Hull colour: grey]]> Fishing Boat - The Pearl http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=519 NTE5LTIwMTUtMDMtMTIgMTM6MDI6Mjc= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present The Pearl, a small fishing boat with trailer, ideal for leisure trips around the Medway. The Pearl has been recently painted, and has new flooring and door. The two front windows are currently having new perspex fitted. The cabin comfortably accommodates two people, ideal given the changeable nature of the UK weather. The boat comes with a Johnson 25 hp two stroke outboard, providing plenty of power to cruise around the tidal and non tidal waters. The boat will need remote cables and steering fitted. The boat comes with a trailer, making it easy to transport and keep at home if needed. This is a lovely little leisure boat, ideal for summer fishing and leisure trips. Vessel name: The Pearl Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1985 Berths: 2 Cabins: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Evinrude Engine power: 25 Fuel type: Petrol (Gas) Length over all: 16' Beam: 6' Maximum draft: 1' Hull material: Glass Fibre Hull type: Other Hull colour: blue Fuel capacity: 20 Litres]]> Phantom 16 http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=506 NTA2LTIwMTUtMDMtMTAgMTU6NTk6MzA= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this Phantom 16. 2 seater sports boat with trailer included. Would suit 50-100 hp outboard. Nicely fitted out raceboat. Vessel name: Phantom 16 Vessel condition: Good Make: Phantom Model: 16 Year constructed: 2006 Length over all: 16' Hull material: Glass Fibre]]> Small Fishing Boat http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=358 MzU4LTIwMTUtMDMtMDYgMTE6MTY6NDA= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Sharpthorne 2, a small fishing boat ideal for day or weekend trips. The cosy cabin comfortably sleeps two, and could shelter up to four people, with room to place a small stove and fridge if needed. The outer deck and cockpit area could seat six people. There are four fishing rod holders, and as well as bench seating there are two sports seats for extra comfort. The Evinrude 50 hp outboard provides plenty of power for river and estuary cruising. Navigation equipment includes Navman and compass, there is also a built in CD player with radio. There is an electric bilge pump, and push button start for the engine. She is a nice example of an affordable family fishing vessel, and ready to use. Specifications Vessel name: Sharpthorne 2 Vessel condition: Good Builder: Other Year constructed: 1975 Berths: 2 Cabins: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Evinrude Engine power: 50 HP Fuel type: Petrol (Gas) Drive type: Outboard Length over all: 18' Beam: 7' 5" Maximum draft: 2' Hull material: Glass Fibre Hull type: Other ]]> Converted Tug http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=222 MjIyLTIwMTUtMDItMTcgMTM6NDY6MTQ= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this superb tug, converted to create spacious living accomodation, whilst keeping the character of the boat both internally and externally. The original door leads through to a galley area, with plenty of storage and work space, a large five ring hob and oven, and butler sink. There is a long breakfast bar, and ample room for the installation of all white goods. A doorway leads through to a showerroom, with fuul size shower and toilet, and a hand basin. Original stairs lead down to a large lounge area. This is an incredible space, originally the engine room, where there are alos lots of original features that leave no doubt as to the origins of the vessel. There is room at one end to convert and create a second bedroom. The main bedroom at the opposite end of the lounge is large and spacious, with a built in wardrobe area. There is room to create an ensuite area. There is full diesel central heating, with radiators on the boat just needing to be fitted Outside there is a large deck area, well maintained and recently painted, perfect to enjoy the long summer evenings. Stairs lead up to the wheelhouse, where again many of the original features have been kept. The height of the wheelhouse allows you to enjoy stunning views across the marina and surrounding area, and its size make for a perfect second lounge. This is a wonderful opportunity to own a real character home on a secure residential mooring. Specifications Vessel name: Steven Bennett Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1956 Berths: 2 Length over all: 75' Beam: 21' Maximum draft: 10' Hull material: Steel Fuel capacity: 500 Litres Water capacity: 2000 Litres Holding tank capacity: 500 Litres]]> Stylish Houseboat - Sundance http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=511 NTExLTIwMTUtMDItMTcgMTM6NDU6MDI= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Sundance, a unique conversion offering homely, family sized accommodation with low mooring costs. Sundance surprises with the amount of space available given its relatively short length. Entering into the upper level you are immediately struck by the cosy yet airy feel. Entirely open plan, this level has been finished in pine to great effect. The well equipped kitchen area offers plenty of storage and work space, including a central island. There is a washing machine, free standing oven and a large fridge freezer. The lounge area has fitted beach style seating and strip plank flooring. The solid fuel stove sits centrally and is a real focal point as well as providing ample heat when needed. Plenty of windows offer good natural light in this very comfortable living area. The lower level offers four cabins, all with built in beds, and with plenty of storage. There is a bathroom with bath and basin, and a separate toilet with another basin. There is a cloakroom, plus a small empty room next to the bathroom which could be utilised to increase the size of the bathroom. This lower level also has a wood theme finish, and offers character as well as space. Sundance is steel framed and fully insulated. She was dry docked in 2013 and replated where needed with 6mm steel plate, and also had annodes fitted. The price reflects the fact that some work will be needed in the future. The roof, although sound, will need recladding. Some of the windows are double glazed upvc units, others are single pane that will eventually need replacing. You might also wish to fit a more thorough heating system depending on your requirements. Overall, Sundance offers well appointed and spacious accommodation, plenty of character, and low mooring costs, and is an ideal low cost family home. Vessel name: Sundance Vessel condition: good Year constructed: 1994 Berths: 6 Cabins: 4 Heads: 1 Length over all: 50' Beam: 13' 9" Maximum draft: 1' 4" Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat Hull colour: black]]> Mirage 26 - Image http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=517 NTE3LTIwMTUtMDItMTcgMTM6NDQ6MzE= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Image, a deceptively roomy Mirage 26, in good sailing condition. Image needs a small amount of tidying inside, and some head lining needs replacing. This lovely sailing craft is easily handled and comes with gps, log, depth sounder, weather repeater and radio, all inside the main cabin and again at the navigation point. There is a double vee berth in a separate cabin, and two singles in the main cabin. There is a sink, small gas oven, and a separate compartment with a sea toilet. All rigging and sails are in good working order, and the Yanmar engine provides ample power if needed. Vessel name: Image Vessel condition: Fair Make: Mirage Model: 26 Year constructed: 1979 Berths: 4 Cabins: 1 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: yanmar Engine power: 10 Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 26' Length at waterline: 20' 4" Beam: 9' Maximum draft: 3' 6" Hull material: Glass Fibre Hull type: Other Keel type: Twin Keel]]> Attractive Houseboat - Bobbys Girl http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=515 NTE1LTIwMTUtMDEtMzAgMTI6NTc6MjM= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Bobby's Girl, a light and spacious houseboat on a secure residential mooring. As well as being a spacious family home, Bobby's girl was dry docked in 2014 and had the hull completely replaced with new 6mm steel. Apart from a small amount of aesthetic work downstairs she is in very good decorative order throughout. The upstairs layout is open plan, a beautiful and spacious living space, providing amazing light. The fully fitted kitchen comes with dish washer, washing machine and tumble drier, gas hob and electric oven, fridge freezer and plenty of storage and work surface. There is a dining area with dining table and chairs which will stay. There is a large lounge area, again with plenty of light and space. There is also good outside space, with a n enclosed sun terrace at either end of the boat which means you can enjoy the sun all day long. A spiral staircase leads down from the main living area into a second or winter lounge/office area. This houses a multi fuel burner that is a wonderful focal point that can also provide heat for the boat if wanted. There are three good sized double bedrooms on this lower level, together with a family bathroom. The entire downstairs enjoys good light and space, and excellent head room. The downstairs area needs some aesthetic work and a small amount of finishing, as this was the area most affected by the replacing of the hull. Bobbys Girl has full central heating throughout, and benefits from a superb location in the marina, with an alongside pontoon mooring and excellent views. Easy to maintain and keep clean, she is an excellent example of affordable housing, and will be a lovely family home. Specifications Vessel name: Bobbys Girl Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1950 Year refitted: 2014 Berths: 6 Cabins: 3 Heads: 1 Length over all: 70' Beam: 18' Maximum draft: 3' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat Hull colour: black]]> Large Concrete Pontoon http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=513 NTEzLTIwMTQtMTItMTYgMTQ6NDk6Mzk= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this large concrete pontoon, an incredible 130' x 25', sitting on a residential mooring and ready to be used as a base for a large static home. This pontoon can provide the base for a large family home, and still provide ample outside space to enjoy the surroundings. These very rarely come up for sale, and in this case provide a sound base to create something special. Specifications Vessel name: Concrete Pontoon Year constructed: 1980 Length over all: 130' Beam: 25']]> Floating office to Convert - The Pier House http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=501 NTAxLTIwMTQtMTItMTYgMTQ6NDU6MzY= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present The Pier House, a former floating office now on a residential mooring and ready to convert to a houseboat. The Pier House offers superb space both internally and externally, with plenty of natural light to create a bright family home. The structure itself, although under one roof, has two separate areas that can be left as such, or joined together to create one big space. There is ample to space throughout to create two double bedrooms, a bathroom, plus large kitchen/living area. The external space offers plenty of opportunity to enjoy the surroundings on the river Medway. With the main structure already in place, The Pier House needs an internal fit out to create a lovely home at a very affordable price. Specifications Vessel name: The Pier House Year constructed: 1960 Length over all: 85' 6" Beam: 22' Maximum draft: 3' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat]]> Historic Ex Passenger Vessel - Viceroy http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=375 Mzc1LTIwMTQtMTItMDIgMTE6MTg6MjE= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Viceroy, an historic ex passenger vessel converted to a two bedroom home, with the potential to use as a cruising home. The above deck accommodation has a fantastic feel of light and openness, and created a comfortable living space. The main accommodation is open plan, with lounge, dining area and kitchen all in one large area. There is an office/ second lounge area behind this to the back of the boat. Towards the front of the boat is a small enclosed area, currently used for storage, but housing the original cockpit. Stairs lead down from this area to the two double bedrooms, both with plenty of headroom, and ample storage areas. Two separate sets of stairs lead down from the front of the boat, one to a shower and wash room, the other to the toilet which also houses a bidet. The boat has full diesel central heating, and also has a multi fuel burning stove. The 6 cylinder Gardener engine, although not currently in service, could be got running again to give this houseboat cruising capabilities. There is deck space available at both ends of the boat to enjoy the surroundings. The boat has a survey from July 2012 available. This is a good opportunity to own a spacious home with the real character of a boat. Specifications Vessel name: Viceroy Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1902 Berths: 4 Cabins: 2 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Gardener Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 70' Beam: 14' 9" Maximum draft: 4' Hull material: Iron ]]> Cruising Liveaboard - Sirius M http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=510 NTEwLTIwMTQtMTEtMDcgMTU6NTA6NDA= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Sirius M, a steel cruising boat in very good condition, offering spacious accommodation and excellent cruising capabilities. Sirius M has been cleverly fitted out to provide comfort whether cruising or stationary, and has full headroom throughout. Accommodation is spread over three levels, the top level is an open plan kitchen and lounge area. The Kitchen is well fitted with an oven and fridge and plenty of work surface and storage cupboards. The lounge has Oak flooring and a log burning stove. The many windows on this top level provide plenty of light and panoramic views whether cruising or static. The middle level offers a utility room with washing machine, a large shower room, a bathroom with full sized bath, and a separate toilet. The lower level offers two good sized double cabins and two single cabins, so plenty of room for a family and guests. The two Gardener 6 lxb's provide plenty of power and were fully serviced last year and the boat is fully set up to cruise, with a new 50m anchor chain and a completely reconditioned winch. The steering system has been completely refitted with all new hydraulic systems and a new wheel. Currently berthed at Brighton marina on an annual licence, the boat is able to stay on its current berth subject to the marina's agreement. Although not on a full residential mooring the boat does enjoy a liveaboard berth. Sirius M offers comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings and is capable of cruising inland waterways as well as coastal waters. Specifications Vessel name: Sirius M Vessel condition: good Year constructed: 1984 Registration: 112466 Berths: 7 Cabins: 3 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 2 Engine model: Gardener 6 lxb Engine power: 400 Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 58' 6" Beam: 14' Maximum draft: 5' 2" Hull material: Steel Dry Weight: 30 metric tons Fuel capacity: 2000 Litres Water capacity: 2000 Litres]]> Land With Planning and Lobster Ponds/Farm http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=505 NTA1LTIwMTQtMTEtMDYgMTk6NTg6MjY= Site With outline Planning Permission<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;<p>Ground extending to 4 acres or thereby containing galvanised steel shed 100ft x 50ft presently operated as lobster ponds, and with outline planning permission for the erection of a dwelling house. Opportunity to continue the present use or utilise the tremendous development potential.</p> <p>Private road leads to building containing lobster ponds at shore.</P> <ul> <li>Shed: 100ft x 50ft</li> <li>16 lobster ponds with associated pipe work and valves for water and air</li> <li>2 pumps with separate intake pipes plus 1 new spare electric motor. Also 1 new small pump which is fixed but not plumbed in.</li> <li>1 air blower and 1 new one (spare).</li> <li>Walk in freezer - approximately 9ft x 9ft</li> <li>2 three phase generators driven by 6 cylinder diesel engines each one capable of powering the entire operation.</li> <li>Three phase mains power to premises; water and telephone connections; drainage to septic tank.</li> </ui> <br /> <strong>Site:</strong> <p> Approximately 0.1 hectares square (1000m sq.) on lower end of ground (closest to shed) with outline planning permission for erection of a dwelling house.</p> <strong>Price:</strong> <p>Offers are invited over £150,000</p> <strong>Viewing:</strong> <p>For appointment to view contact the selling agents or the seller - 07713156567</p> <strong>Entry:</strong> <p>By arrangement</p> <strong>Services:</strong> <p>Mains water; electricity; drainage to septic tank.</p> <strong>Offers:</strong> <p>Written offers should be lodged with the selling agents. Only those who have formally noted an interest through a Scottish solicitor will be advised of any closing date.</p> ]]> Residential Widebeam - Excalibur http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=509 NTA5LTIwMTQtMTEtMDQgMTU6NDA6MTQ= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Excalibur, a beautifully fitted out widebeam narrowboat on a secure residential mooring. Excalibur has been fitted out internally to a very high spec, to provide comfortable accommodation whether cruising or static. Entrance from the navigational area is down a small flight of stairs to the sleeping area, which has plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space, and currently houses a convertable double day bed. A corridor with more built is storage leads to a large bathroom, with full sized bath with shower attachment, hand basin and toilet. Along from the bathroom is the full sized kitchen/lounge area. The kitchen is fully fitted with fridge/freezer, microwave and full oven and hob. There is again plenty of storage and work surface. The large lounge houses a four seater corner settee, and a foldable dining table. There is a log burner in the lounge, and there are radiators fitted throughout the boat. The internal finish is of a very high quality, with great thought given to the look and feel of the accommodation, and the many windows provide excellent natural light. The boat has a full out of the water survey from 2009, a boat safety certificate until 2016, and comes with declaration of conformity from Liverpool Boats. This outstanding vessel is an ideal houseboat, whether its used as a static home, cruising home, or a mixture of the two. Moored on a secure residential mooring at Port Werburgh in Hoo, Kent, Excalibur offers a real opportunity to embrace houseboat living. Specifications Vessel Name: Excalibur Vessel Condition: Good Builder: Liverpool Boats Year Constructed: 2006 Berths: 2 Cabins: 1 Heads: 1 Length over all: 58' Beam: 10' Maximum Draft: 2' No. of Engines : 1 Engine Model: Isuzu 55 Fuel Type: Diesel Hull Type: Flat Hull Material : Steel Displacement: 19 metric tons Fuel Tank Capacity: 80 gallons]]> Cruising Houseboat - Edith http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=508 NTA4LTIwMTQtMTEtMDMgMDk6MjE6NTU= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Edith, an ex fishing boat, ideal as a cruising or weekend home. This boat comes on a residential mooring and has recently been repainted. Accommodation comprises of a V berth cabin, saloon, galley with sink, cooker and fridge, and a toilet. There is also a small wheelhouse, with panoramic views to enable easy navigation. There is plenty of storage throughout the vessel. The 6 Cylinder Volvo Penta Diesel engine provides ample power for gentle cruising, and this delightful boat has ample deck space to enjoy surroundings when moored. The boat has a radio and fish finder. Priced competitively, this classic boat is full of character and has everything you need to cruise the waterways. Specifications Vessel name: Edith Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1926 Berths: 2 Cabins: 1 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Volvo Penta Engine power: 100 Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 50' Beam: 10' Maximum draft: 4' Hull material: Steel]]> Halcyon 27ft sloop LONG KEEL http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=507 NTA3LTIwMTQtMTEtMDMgMDk6MjE6Mzc= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats is pleased to present this offshore cruiser. V-berths with infill fwd. 2 settee berths in saloon. Compass, Garmin 128, echo sounder, nav lights, steaming and deck lights, VHF, radar reflector. Sprayhood, dodgers, CQR Anchor with chain, Danforth kedge. Fenders, warps, boathook, o/b bkt, pushpit, pulpit, guard wires; manual and electric bilge pumps, brush and bucket. 2 x H/D batteries, 12v & 240v circuit. Shore lead. Volvo Penta 15hp 2 cyl. diesel. Engine spares. Alternator. Anodised aluminium mast & boom, 2 wooden whisker poles. Specifications Vessel name: Questeur of Burnham Vessel condition: Good Vessel type: Motor Yacht Make: Halcyon Model: Halcyon 27 Year constructed: 1971 Berths: 4 Cabins: 2 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Volvo Penta 2 cyl Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 27' Length at waterline: 20' 3" Beam: 8' 2" Maximum draft: 4' 3" Hull material: Glass Fibre]]> Large Rescue Ship - Kalimera S http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=439 NDM5LTIwMTQtMTAtMTAgMTM6MDM6NTk= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Kalimera S, a dream conversion opportunity offering plenty of comfortable living space whilst completing the project. The price of this stunning opportunity has been drastically reduced for a quick sale. Accommodation includes a brand new fitted kitchen, complete with gas cooker, dish washer, washing machine, tumble drier and fridge freezer. There are two large lounge areas, both in excess of 30' long, by 22' across. There is a luxury new shower, and separate toilet. There are six cabins, five of which have original built in bunks, the other will comfortably house a double bed. The original galley and mess room are still in place. The wheelhouse has all the original fittings, and offers stunning views across the river. The tremendous outside deck space has three levels, the main deck has recently been completely renewed in 6mm steel. There is plenty of storage, both inside and outside the boat. This really is an amazing opportunity to create a large family home, with plenty of character that doesn't impact on the living space available, and must be viewed to be appreciated. Specifications Vessel name: Kalimera S Builder: J Boot NV de Industrie, Netherlands Model: Small cargo / fishing vessel Year constructed: 1949 Guests: 20 Berths: 10 Cabins: 6 Heads: 1 Fuel type: Diesel Drive type: Shaft drive Length over all: 120' Beam: 22' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Displacement Keel type: Full Keel Displacement: 300 metric tons]]> Characterful Dutch Barge - Actief http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=229 MjI5LTIwMTQtMTAtMTAgMTM6MDM6Mjg= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present an absolutely stunning example of an excellently maintained dutch barge,in full cruising order and with luxurious accomodation. The accomodation includes a large kitchen,fully fitted with electric oven and gas hob,fridge,seperate freezer and washing machine,and plenty of work top space. The bathroom has a new toilet and shower cubicle,wash basin and storage.There is one large double bedroom,and a comfortable back cabin with seating area,wash basin and two further berths. The large saloon has been redecorated, and provides spacious living room, whilst the skylights in the roof give a lovely light and airy feel to the boat. The wheel house has panoramic views across the River Medway towards Rochester Castle. The hull has just been scraped and painted,and all wiring,plumbing and insulation was renewed in early 2007.All original woodwork has been treated,and she even comes with her own inflatable dinghy and engine. A stunning example of a luxury cruising home at an extremely competitive price. Specifications Vessel name: Actief Vessel condition: Very Good Year constructed: 1933 Berths: 4 Cabins: 2 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: DAFF Engine power: 120 Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 85' Beam: 16' 6" Maximum draft: 3' 6" Hull material: Steel]]> Massive Houseboat http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=135 MTM1LTIwMTQtMTAtMTAgMTM6MDI6Mzc= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this extremely spacious static houseboat, on three levels and moored at Port Werburgh, the UK's leading residential marina. This houseboat has incredible accomodation comprising of the following : lower level - large workshop, four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry room. middle level - large fully fitted kitchen with double oven,fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer, toilet, lounge, large study, further area for another lounge or double bedroom. upper level - large lounge with patio doors to a sun terrace, and large windows to enjoy the stunning views,toilet and workroom/sixth double bedroom. The houseboat has been cladded with new upvc cladding, there is some to finish and all the materials are already bought. There are some small finishing touches needed in some rooms, a chance to put your own mark on this incredibly spacious family home. There is full diesel fired central heating throughout, and all the windows are double glazed. There is even all the materials required to repaint the hull. This is amazing value for money, and needs to be viewed to appreciate the space available. Specifications Vessel name: Blue Moon Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1950 Cabins: 6 Length over all: 91' Beam: 22' Maximum draft: 3' Hull material: Steel Fuel capacity: 600 Litres Water capacity: 100 Litres]]> Eden Lake - Private Lake Character Property http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=500 NTAwLTIwMTQtMDktMzAgMTk6MTU6NDY= Front view<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;<p>Tranquil privacy in a busy world So much for just 69,000 Euros</p> <p>Secure this property with only 10,350 Euros deposit with Mortgage offer</p> <p>Meet one of the most unique properties in the Varna area of sunny Bulgaria.</p> <p>Great potential in the tourist business potential or your own private paradise</p> <p>This is an ideal place for those looking to escape the hassle and noise of modern urban life. A place to unwind and reconnect with nature. It's about 3kms from the nearest habitation.</p> <p>In fact, what you are buying here isn't just a large house/hotel, but exclusive development rights overlooking this lake. Nobody else can build to the sides or in front of you, ensuring exclusive and unspoiled views of the lake into the future.</p> <p>And that is the key to owning a very valuable property in the future.</p> <p>Despite the Lodge's beautiful and quiet setting, it isn't far from two major towns and an international airport.</p> <p><strong>Why Bulgaria is the place to be</strong></p> <p>Bulgaria is a little gem of a country and the Lodge is located near the famous North Coast, with the beautiful university city of Varna (with International airport) and the important regional centre of Dobrich on its doorstep.</p> <p>What Bulgaria offers is a relaxed, friendly pace of life and a very low cost of living. The country's property market, like many others, took a dip during the recession of 2008 - 20012, but now it's finding its feet again. Now in 2014, it's just a great time to to buy property there. This price of 69,900 Euros (with mortgage option) is nowhere what this property is ultimately worth.</p> <p>Super low property taxes. Europe's lowest cost of living. Lovely sunny summers. The Lodge is a unique nature development opportunity.</p> <p>The property will appeal to those who value peace and quiet. Who appreciate nature and wildlife? Yet it's not far from an international airport.</p> <p>Discover one of Europe's undiscovered natural paradises! Eden Lake Nature Preserve..</p> <p>Views from the property are truly beautiful. An abundance of water fowl and many types of birds visit and live on the waters of this lake. Trees are everywhere, with exquisite wild orchids dotting the leafy ground under the green canopy. The property is an escape from the modern world, yet only a short car journey from the international airport of Varna! An area of beautiful lakes.</p> <p>The Lake is a large 250,000 sq. metres, with extensive wildfowl and fish. Water flows through a valve in dam to one side and this flow can be controlled to maintain water levels.</p> <strong>The Lodge</strong><br /> <p>There is 3214 m2 of land around the Lodge it is built on three floors, made up of 8 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms and there is an additional building, with two more rooms.<br /> The picture to left shows the large open plan living area on the ground floor. There is a lovely carved wooden ceiling and a big feature fireplace, and a bar for entertainment.</p> <strong>Near Major market town</strong><br /> <p>The Lodge may be on its own, surrounded by unspoilt nature, but it's only about 12km away from Dobrich, an important market town. Prices there are among the cheapest in Europe. </p> <p>With world population booming, such spacious and natural places are going to be at a premium in the future. Especially property with unspoiled and guaranteed beautiful views of a large lake and stunning countryside.</p> <strong>Great tourism opportunity</strong><br /> <p>For those looking to earn income from this property, what it offers is truly unique. The Lodge is big enough that it can provide guest rooms - a B&amp;B - with some refurbishment and improvement work. It's within an hour of the international airport at Varna, so no problem for guests to get there, or be picked up.</p> <strong>Invest at massively below peak market value</strong><br /> <p>With In the fullness of time, investment in this property should pay handsomely.</p> <p>After sales support from local offices Blackseavillas.net, have an office not far from the Lodge, in Balchik, and can offer good after sales support to the new owner. Things like reliable building services can be provided, if required.</p> <p><strong>Contact us now about this remarkable opportunity</strong></p> <p>We also have an agency office in the UK, who will be pleased to handle inquiries. English and French speaking. Call 00 44 (0)845 0944 650 or use the Contact form on this site. Or email Jeremy@blackseavillas.net</p> <p>Visits to the site, with pick up from Varna International airport, are possible.</p> ]]> De Groot 40 - Screwloose http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=456 NDU2LTIwMTQtMDktMjYgMTE6MDE6Mzk= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Screwloose, a 40' steel cruiser on a residential mooring, a rare and affordable opportunity for a comfortable live aboard. Screwloose is well designed, the accommodation is light and spacious. Accomodation includes two double cabins, both with plenty of storage space available. There is a nicely fitted galley, again with plenty of storage and worksurface, a sink, fridge and gas oven and hob. The galley also houses the boiler for the hot water. There is a shower room, and a separate toilet cubicle currently housing a chemical toilet. The saloon area is light and airy, with fitted seats and offering panoramic views. This is also the navigation area and has everything needed for comfortable cruising. Equipment includes VHF radio, Garmin GPS, Garmin echo sounder and steering compass. There is an outside deck area for enjoying the long summer evenings, access around the whole of the boat is comfortable. There is a survey available from February 2013, with all recommendations carried out and documented. The boat has clearly been well maintained over its life. This is a lovely cruising home, offering comfortable accommodation and solid construction, and an ideal home or weekend retreat. Specifications Vessel name: Screwloose Vessel condition: good Vessel type: De Groot 40 Make: De Groot Model: 40 Year constructed: 1967 Berths: 4 Cabins: 2 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Perkins Engine power: 120 HP Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 40' Beam: 12' Maximum draft: 3' Hull material: Steel]]> Superb Cruising Houseboat - Anita C http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=498 NDk4LTIwMTQtMDktMjAgMTQ6MDM6Mjk= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Anita C, a coastal barge in superb condition, beautifully fitted out and with cruising capabilities. This coastal barge provides stunning accommodation, and is fitted out in a unique way using reclaimed timber. The main hold is now a large open plan living area, and fitted out to a superb standard, there are sleeping areas at one end, together with a suspended double bed, and further mezzanine floors to provide further berths. There are two large living areas, and also a separate bathroom. There is also a workshop at the bow, which is a large space that could house a larger kitchen/dining area. The original crews quarters now comprises a lounge, double cabin, wet room and galley. The wheelhouse provides stunning views, and is also fully functional. Externally there is a large amount of usable space to enjoy the amazing views. Anita C was in dry dock for 6 weeks until the end of August 2014, she was fully surveyed, with all recommendations carried out. She has been painted, had anodes replaced, and the hydraulic system has had a complete overhaul. The owners have spent over £20000 whilst the boat was in dry dock to ensure that she came out in excellent condition, both as a static houseboats and as a cruising home. Anita C offers an incredible amount of space and character, and is a truly unique conversion, viewing is therefore highly recommended. Specifications Vessel name: Anita C Vessel condition: good Vessel type: Coastal Barge Builder: Jos L Meyer Year constructed: 1950 Year refitted: 1992 HIN: ship no 449 Berths: 10 Cabins: 3 Heads: 2 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: 4 cylinder M.W.M. Engine power: 265 Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 130' Beam: 22' 3" Maximum draft: 7' 10" Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat Hull colour: blue/black]]> Impressive Barge Conversion - Real http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=496 NDk2LTIwMTQtMDgtMjcgMTA6MzQ6NTQ= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Real, a barge conversion of superb quality providing large open plan living space with the potential for further conversion with absolutely stunning views across the river Medway. With the emphasis very much on light and space, this barge conversion provides accommodation on a grand scale.The stunning main living area benefits from skylights and double glazed windows, which provide plenty of natural light. The large fully fitted kitchen has plenty of storage and work space,this entire area flows beautifully. There is a separate utility area and also a toilet and hand basin at the front of the boat. Back from the main accommodation is a work area, family shower room with large shower, toilet and basin,and a second double bedroom currently being converted. The main double bedroom is an excellent size, with a large walk in wardrobe area behind. Real benefits from diesel fired central heating throughout, and is fully wired and plumbed. There is further room for conversion with the wheelhouse and a large cabin behind it ready to be utilised. There is good deck space to enjoy the views, and Real comes with a full out of the water survey from 2007. Although sold as a static houseboat, Real does have an engine, believed to be an ex tank engine, that could be made to work again. Real offers excellent accommodation with the potential to further convert, and its size and location only enhance the opportunities it offers. Specifications Vessel name: Real Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1900 Berths: 4 Cabins: 2 Heads: 2 No. of engines: 1 Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 130' Beam: 16' Maximum draft: 3' Hull material: Iron Hull type: Flat Hull colour: black]]> River Cruiser on residential mooring http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=224 MjI0LTIwMTQtMDgtMDYgMTY6MDk6NTc= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this river cruiser on a residential mooring, an ideal opportunity as a second or weekend home. This tidy river cruiser has the benefit of 6 berths, 4 of which can also be used as seating areas. There is a separate compartment that currently houses a portapotty but could easily be fitted with a sea toilet and shower. The twin Volvo engines have recently been removed and replace by Yamaha 25 electric start outboard. There is basic safety and navigational equipment still with the boat,including VHF Radio, navigation lights, anchor, lifejacket, lifebuoy, fire extinguisher and fire blanket. A nice opportunity and very competitively priced. Specifications Vessel name: Cougar Vessel condition: Good Make: Fairline Model: Falcon Year constructed: 1974 Berths: 6 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Yamaha Engine power: 25 Fuel type: Petrol (Gas) Length over all: 28' Beam: 9' 6" Maximum draft: 2' 6" Hull material: Glass Fibre Fuel capacity: 20 Litres Water capacity: 100 Litres ]]> Narrow Work Boat http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=98 OTgtMjAxNC0wOC0wNiAxMzowMTo1Mw== <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this narrow work boat, designed for use on the inland waterways of the uk. This work boat could be put back to work, or redesigned and converted to become a static or cruising narrowboat style houseboat. There is cabin space available that could be extended, the open hold could also be utilised for work purposes, or again easily converted to create living space if a houseboat is your preferred option. Specifications Vessel name: Work Boat Year constructed: 1960 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Lister 2 cylinder Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 40' Beam: 6' 10" Hull material: Steel ]]> Work Punt with Hiab http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=97 OTctMjAxNC0wOC0wNiAxMzowMTo0MQ== <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this work punt complete with Hiab. Flat bottomed, this punt could be used as a workboat and could fairly easily have an engine fitted. The cabin is a good size with full headroom, and the open hold is ideal for storage or transport of materials. Alternatively, the punt could be converted to a static or cruising houseboat, with the 10' beam providing comfortable living space, creating the opportunity to design your own home on a secure residential mooring. Specifications Vessel name: Work Punt Year constructed: 1970 Length over all: 42' 6" Beam: 10' Hull material: Steel ]]> Home on 10 acres of land, two aircraft hangars, shop and turf runway http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=493 NDkzLTIwMTQtMDctMTUgMTE6MjY6NTA= SpringHouse Airpark<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Located approximately 20 minutes south of Williams Lake on the Dog Creek Road, this property is 10 level acres with several hundred feet of access along the runway and includes ownership shares of the SpringHouse Airpark. Purchase of this private property includes the home, two aircraft hangars, shop and related buildings. There is an option to purchase separately three Aircraft, Equipment and Licenses for an additional $300,000. This well maintained split level home is of solid construction with 2 x 6 exterior walls and very comfortable living space featuring open beam framing with cedar wood ceiling. Bay windows provide panoramic views of the beautiful Cariboo landscape. The main floor is approx 1008sf and includes kitchen with large walk in pantry, utility room, open plan dining / living space, one bedroom (currently converted to a home office) and 3 piece bath. The upper level loft is approx. 700 sq ft and features an open hallway and skylights open to the living room below, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, guest bedroom and 8x12 storage space. The aircraft repair shop, flight training centre, coffee shop and administration offices are housed in a purpose-built structure. The building is designed and constructed to serve the aviation nature of the business. The building measures 81.5 ft x 60 ft for a total area of 4,890 square feet. The maintenance shop occupies approximately 3,000 square feet of the flight centre building. The shop area is 50 ft x 60 ft with additional area used as a parts/storage room. The high ceiling and 46 foot wide overhead door allow movement around and in the shop. An overhead beam crane can hoist 5,000 pounds. The remaining area of the building contains the administration offices, classroom, coffee shop and flight training centre. The airpark, registered as CAQ4, surrounds a 4800' x 200' wide grass runway that is kept open year round. The publicly owned Boitano Lake has two float plane docks. Optional turnkey business with Aircraft, Equipment and Licenses available for purchase: ($300,000) Ownership of this property offers the opportunity to live and work in a recreational paradise located among the rolling hills of the Cariboo region of British Columbia. All aircraft are well maintained, as Lawrence Aviation is also an aircraft maintenance operation. The aircraft have been improved to suit the specific contract work required by the clients of Lawrence Aviation. The aircraft located at Springhouse are finished in matching burgundy on white paint scheme with the Lawrence Aviation logo. 1975 Cessna 172, CGHXI, Full panel, Cessna radios, mode C, paint and interior 7 1964 Cessna 182, CGBAS, Full panel, Dual King 170 ILS, mode C, 4 place intercom, Forestry tracking system, Sportsman STOL, paint and interior 7 Monarch long range fuel tanks (2 x 18 gal.) 1968 Piper Navajo, CFSPX, IFR , de-ice boots, King 90 GPS, color radar, Century III autopilot, King gold radios, mode C, paint and interior 7 About the Cariboo Region: British Columbia's vast Cariboo-Chilcotin region stretches from the Caribou and Columbia Mountains in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. This captivating region includes rolling grasslands and dense forests, snow-capped mountain peaks and lush valleys, glacier-fed lakes and secluded saltwater inlets. Most of the region's residents live in and around the three largest towns of Williams Lake, Quesnel and 100 Mile House. Contact: Owner; Larry Chambers Phone:(250) 392-3195 e-mail fly@lawrenceaviation.com 3249 Dog Creek Road, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2P1 Williams Lake, B.C., V2G 2V4 dogcreek.bravehost.com FSBO site: www.ChilcotinRealEstate.com all content provided and approved by property owner]]> Canada Penthouse Condo With Den http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=492 NDkyLTIwMTQtMDctMTUgMTE6MjE6Mjc= 555 Austin Avenue<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;1484 square feet, two bedroom / 2 bath bright and spacious sub-penthouse condo with den offers sweeping, unobstructed views of city lights, Mt. Baker, and the Fraser River. Included in purchase are TWO secure underground parking spaces conveniently located next to the elevator and large secure underground storage. Located on the South side of the 20th floor of Brookmere Towers, this two bedroom condo home features a cozy gas fireplace in the open living / dining area, large & bright kitchen with den, 7' X 22' balcony with expansive views from Mt. Baker and the Port Mann Bridge to Metro Town.�  Master bedroom has wall to wall closet space and 3 piece en-suite bath. Guest bedroom is large enough for a king sized bed! Built in 1991 the Brookmere Towers buildings have been meticulously maintained and residents have access to private recreation and fitness facilities in a Victorian style glass conservatory including whirlpool, sauna and swimming pool. Located in the Coquitlam West community, Brookmere Towers is adjacent to Brookmere Park, near Vancouver Golf Club, walking distance from the Lougheed SkyTrain station and Lougheed Town Center, walk to nearby schools, Safeway, SaveOn and Hannam Supermarket. Just a short drive to Royal Columbia Hospital, downtown New Westminster. Downtown Vancouver is 20 minutes away via Sky Train. Sellers are open to offers. Contact: t: 250-765-1005 c: 250-215-0944 c: 250-212-8275 view full listing at: 555AustinAvenue.SpottysHouse.ca email: spotty@spottyshouse.com]]> Emmanuel Hall Church http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=460 NDYwLTIwMTQtMDctMTIgMDI6MTU6MDA= Front elevation<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;A UNIQUE GRADE II LISTED FORMER EVANGELIST CHURCH RECENTLY IN USE AS GYMNASIUM/FITNESS CENTRE OFFERING SCOPE FOR A VARIETY OF ALTERNATIVE USES (SUBJECT TO PP). Location & Description Emmanuel Hall is conveniently located approximately 5 minutes walk from the centre of Great Malvern which offers an extensive range of facilities and amenities including shops, banking, supermarkets, Theatre and Cinema complex, leisure pool and gymnasium and Manor Park Tennis and Bowls Club. Emmanuel Hall dates originally from 1827 and was constructed as an Evangelical Church and remained in this use for over 150 years. In the 1970's the property was deconsecrated and subsequently purchased by a local carpenter who ran his business from the premises. The building is a Grade II listed property and features impressive Gothic architectural and Victorian design. The distinctive appearance features a striking stone façade, mullioned stained glass windows, ornate carvings and a three storey Gothic tower. A reception hall opens into the main body of the original Church which has in recent years been in use as a fitness centre and gymnasium. There are changing rooms and stairs from the hall lead to the tower and a mezzanine level. The character premises offer themselves to a variety of possible uses (subject to planning permission) and would be well suited to a scheme of residential conversion for which provisional plans have been prepared. The accommodation comprises with approximate dimensions: Ground Floor Entrance Hall With mosaic tiled floor. Solid oak entrance door. Leaded stain glass window. Stone masonry. An oak staircase leads to the first floor and mezzanine level and in turn gives access to the tower. Access to: Fitness Centre/Gymnasium - 14.12m (46ft 4in) x 12.19m (40ft 0in) This room effectively forms the main body of the original church and features an impressive high vaulted ceiling, support trusses and purlins set on ornate stone carved masonry with original stone mullioned leaded stain glass windows. This section of the building is equipped with gas fired hot and cold air conditioning blowers, high mirrors, overhead chandeliers and oak flooring. Pine service counter. Original stone carved memorial to Edward Thomas Stokes. Lobby With radiator. Changing Room - 5.18m (17ft 0in) x 2.92m (9ft 7in) With wash hand basin, two radiators. Rear Lobby Cloakroom 1 Low level WC, radiator, leaded window to front aspect, pedestal wash basin. Cloakroom 2 Low level WC, pedestal wash basin, radiator, leaded window to front aspect. Sauna Electrically operated with seating for ten people Shower Room With twin, fully tiled shower cubicles each with glass screens. Radiator. Outside SERVICES We have been advised that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquires with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary. TENURE The property is freehold and offered for sale with the benefit of vacant possession. Alternatively a sale subject to an ongoing tenancy to the existing gymnasium (on terms to be agreed) could be negotiated. VIEWING Contact Andy Beever on the phone numbers below OUTGOINGS Rateable Value £8,500 (This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation). DIRECTIONS From the centre of Great Malvern proceed south towards Ledbury along Wells Road (A449). The property is on the left hand side after approximately quarter of a mile and just before the right hand fork signed towards Colwall. PLEASE NOTE The remainder of the property which includes the Manse House and two lower ground floor areas which have the benefit of planning consent for residential conversion could also be available for purchase by separate negotiation. Further details available from Andy Beever.]]> Converted Railway Station House http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=491 NDkxLTIwMTQtMDctMTIgMDI6MDQ6Mjg= Glorious Converted Railway Station<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Unique Opportunity to Purchase a Historic Period Property, Late 1800s, Full of Character and set in a Secluded Rural Location. Former Station House Positioned by the Manx Steam Railway. Interesting property consisting of a former station house converted into a luxurious four bedroom character home. Built in the late 1800's, this unusual conversion is situated right by the Manx Steam Railway. With four double bedrooms, ensuite, dressing room, wet room, family bathroom, hall, study, drawing room, sitting room and dining kitchen, this unique property has plenty to offer. Outside is a double garage and good size gardens. Plus - the beach is just 10 minutes away..]]> Farm for Sale in Portugal with 2 Waterfalls for €164.880 Euros http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=404 NDA0LTIwMTQtMDYtMjcgMTY6MjY6NDA= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;For more information check: www.farmforsaleinportugal.com Adjacent to the river Seia is this vast quinta of nearly 30 acres. Its charm is enhanced by a stream and a river, with two waterfalls, the stream has a small natural pool. A part of the ground is flat and suitable for agriculture, another part is woody, and a part is rocky. The house is on the flat part, as well as a large barn of 200 m². The house is partly made of granite, and has a habitable area of 200 m². This is a perfect place for those who are searching for peace and nature, with all the sheer beauty that comes with it. The nearest (and only) neighbors are about 400 meters. Travancinha is the nearest village, about 2 km away. Here are a few cafes and until recently a village school. The house consists of a ground floor with three bedrooms and storage areas. With an indoor and outdoor stairs, a mezzanine with the living room can be reached. There is a short staircase to the first floor, with kitchen and bathroom. An outside staircase leads to the upper chamber. The living room, kitchen and upper chamber have chimneys. There is a rooftop terrace with a view on a concrete swimming basin and the enviroment. The house is habitable but needs to be needs some renovation in terms of modern features such as double glazing, insulation of roof and walls or central heating. However, there is electricity, telephone and internet. The ground around the house is a flower garden with various plants and trees (including old palm trees). Near the house is also an almond orchard and various fruit trees. The other vegetation consists mainly of oak and pine. The accessibility is moderate. The last 400 meters are quite rocky and thus better suited for a 4x4. Seia and Oliveira do Hospital are about 15 km away. Seia is a medium sized city and Oliveira do Hospital is a smaller town. In both places are all important facilities such as restaurants, shops, supermarkets, post office, banks, medical clinic, schools, vocational education, library, small hospital and weekly market. Seia is also the last place you pass before driving into the Serra da Estrela Natural Park where you can ski in winter. Larger cities such as Guarda and Viseu are approximately 60 and 40 km away. See video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-t0w7gSrrU]]> Farm for Sale in Portugal with 2 Waterfalls for €164.880 Euros http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=403 NDAzLTIwMTQtMDYtMjcgMTY6MjU6MTU= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;For more information check: www.farmforsaleinportugal.com Adjacent to the river Seia is this vast quinta of nearly 30 acres. Its charm is enhanced by a stream and a river, with two waterfalls, the stream has a small natural pool. A part of the ground is flat and suitable for agriculture, another part is woody, and a part is rocky. The house is on the flat part, as well as a large barn of 200 m². The house is partly made of granite, and has a habitable area of 200 m². This is a perfect place for those who are searching for peace and nature, with all the sheer beauty that comes with it. The nearest (and only) neighbors are about 400 meters. Travancinha is the nearest village, about 2 km away. Here are a few cafes and until recently a village school. The house consists of a ground floor with three bedrooms and storage areas. With an indoor and outdoor stairs, a mezzanine with the living room can be reached. There is a short staircase to the first floor, with kitchen and bathroom. An outside staircase leads to the upper chamber. The living room, kitchen and upper chamber have chimneys. There is a rooftop terrace with a view on a concrete swimming basin and the enviroment. The house is habitable but needs to be needs some renovation in terms of modern features such as double glazing, insulation of roof and walls or central heating. However, there is electricity, telephone and internet. The ground around the house is a flower garden with various plants and trees (including old palm trees). Near the house is also an almond orchard and various fruit trees. The other vegetation consists mainly of oak and pine. The accessibility is moderate. The last 400 meters are quite rocky and thus better suited for a 4x4. Seia and Oliveira do Hospital are about 15 km away. Seia is a medium sized city and Oliveira do Hospital is a smaller town. In both places are all important facilities such as restaurants, shops, supermarkets, post office, banks, medical clinic, schools, vocational education, library, small hospital and weekly market. Seia is also the last place you pass before driving into the Serra da Estrela Natural Park where you can ski in winter. Larger cities such as Guarda and Viseu are approximately 60 and 40 km away. See video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-t0w7gSrrU]]> Eco-Mobile-Home for sale - Findhorn Community http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=261 MjYxLTIwMTQtMDYtMTkgMTU6NDM6MzM= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;We are selling our warm and beautiful Eco Home, situated in The Park, in a private location, at the heart of Pineridge. Findhorn Community, Scotland. Designed to our own specification this three bedroom Eco (Mobile) house is immaculately presented. Completed in 2010. Lovingly built to high eco build standards using primarily local and eco materials. Originally designed to meet our needs as a small family, and also as a space for us to hold workshops and community gatherings, 234 pineridge is contemporary, functional and homely. With special attention to detail and loving use of natural and raw materials. This is a labor of love and a very beautiful home. Key features: • Octagonal living space • En-Suit Master Bedroom • Spa Bathroom • Study/Bedroom 2 • Child/Guest Bedroom 3 • Utility room/Toilet • Double Glazed • Fireplace • Solid Oak Kitchen We invite only offers over £169,000 10% of the sale goes back to the community Viewing is by appointment only, with our current tenants, Please call 077 96 10 26 76 Full description on and contact us on: www.lightbringers.info]]> The Cliff http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=396 Mzk2LTIwMTQtMDYtMTMgMjM6MTI6MTI= The Cliff<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Upper Conversion within Scottish Baronial Mansion with panoramic views of Clyde Firth, Arran and Bute. Gorgeous period detail, private rooftop terrace. Sunken bath with Jacuzzi, sauna.]]> Humber Keel Barge - Thomas H http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=490 NDkwLTIwMTQtMDYtMDYgMTU6NDA6Mzc= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Thomas H, a humber keel barge built by Dunstons of Thorne in 1940 for Hodgsons Tannery in Bevelery Beck. It was purchased as an ongoing project in 2009 and has been fully refitted to a high standard and she is currently used as a live-aboard. The deck is steel and is gently curved except for a 12 x 9 foot flat deck area at the fore. The living area has a very spacious feel. The ceiling height to the top of the skylights is over 10 feet and the two 6 x 4 feet skylights give plenty of daylight all year round. Extra large living area with feature multi fuel wood burner. Fitted galley with new under counter fridge, freezer and washing machine. The stove is a Newworld, manufactured especially for boats. A huge pantry cupboard, from floor to ceiling and a large breakfast bar divides the living area. The main en suite is large and accommodates a king sized bed. Forward en suite has a large power shower and built in vanity. Toilet is an electric Sani Marine which pumps into a black water tank or can be adjusted to pump overboard. The aft en suite cabin has two built in three quarter bunks. A large power shower, basin and Sani Marine electric toilet. The engine room is spacious, with two diesel tanks and plenty of room for storage. Thomas H was surveyed out of water in 2010 . Two coats of hull paint were applied together with 8 anodes. Thomas H is currently on a residential mooring just outside Cookham. This may be available short term subject to negotiation with the mooring owner. An alternative residential mooring is available in Medway, Kent. As a life changing opportunity to live afloat and travel, Thomas H must be viewed to be appreciated. Specifications Vessel name: Thomas H Vessel condition: Good Vessel type: Humber Keel Builder: Dunstons of Thorne Model: Sheffield class Year constructed: 1940 Berths: 6 Cabins: 2 Engine model: Iveco Engine power: 160 Fuel type: Diesel Drive type: Shaft drive Length over all: 61' Beam: 15' Maximum draft: 4' 4" Bridge clearance: 11' 11" Hull material: Iron Displacement: 70 metric tons Fuel capacity: 800 Litres]]> Medieval Church Requiring Renovation http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=483 NDgzLTIwMTQtMDMtMjYgMTI6NDI6MTk= Renovated Church<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Medieval church circa 1190 with 1.3 Acres surrounded by 600 acres of farm land, on an elevated position overlooking Hamford Water nature reserve, the sea and Walton-on-the-Naze tower. Cotswold stone chipping drive and paths, GSM operated gates, off road location, 4-bay Oak Cart Lodge, Barn with loft conversional used as contemporary studio and offices with secondary living accommodation, 150sq metre hardwood deck with hot tub and views over the fields. The Church itself is an amazing piece of history which is why it has a Grade 2* status, the * puts it in the top 6% of UK protected properties – yet all Planning Permission and Listed Building consent has been achieved for a sympathetic contemporary interior, all structural and service work has been completed, leaving the final fit-out needed for the new owners to do in their own style. The property has 10kw ground mounted solar array and a 35kw output Ground Source Heat Pump – supplying an extensive under floor heating system - with tariffs making the property almost bill free. It has a current EPC of grade ‘C’ this will improve to ‘B’ when complete, which is better than some modern houses! ]]> Substantial Houseboat - Crescent Moon http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=477 NDc3LTIwMTQtMDMtMjYgMTI6Mzg6NTc= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Crescent Moon, a substantial houseboat already offering large and comfortable living space, but with incredible potential for further conversion that would create a fantastic large family home. Crescent Moon has been professionally converted using the highest quality materials, and designed and built to strict building regulations, with great thought given to insulation, light and space. Ceiling height on the upper level is 3 metres, on the lower level once converted ceiling height will be just under 3 metres. Wiring and plumbing has also been done to a high standard, with great thought given to both safety and access.The current conversion allows spacious living whilst the project is being completed. Current accommodation on the upper level has an entrance hallway with bathroom and basin on one side, and toilet and basin on the other. There are currently two bedrooms one a large single that could house a double with ease, and a larger double bedroom. The hallway then leads to a massive open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, the focal point being a large wood burner, very original in design. This huge main living area includes a fully fitted kitchen that has a double range, American fridge freezer and dishwasher, together with a large amount of work surface and storage. French doors lead to an outside decked area, with hoist for a small boat, and with stunning views down the river Medway towards Upnor. A spiral staircase leads from the main living area to the lower level, this offers an area 85' by 20' to convert, with endless possibilities to create a dream home. This really is an incredible opportunity to create something special, and needs to be viewed to fully understand the size and possibilities available. Vessel name : Crescent Moon Vessel condition : good Year constructed : 1953 Year refitted : 2011 Berths : 3 Cabins : 2 Heads : 1 Length over all : 97' Beam : 24' Maximum draft : 3' Hull type : flat Hull material : steel ]]> Renovated Highland Croft House http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=212 MjEyLTIwMTQtMDMtMDggMTk6NDM6NTU= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;A beautiful restored croft house on car-free Scoraig peninsula, accessible on foot along a 3.2mile path or by sea across Little Loch Broom (2 miles). Set in a beautiful garden of approx. 2 acres, the property comprises the main house, a self-contained cottage and a small wooden cabin. Water comes from a spring, electricity from a windmill and solar panels. The house and the cottage have central heating. There are 5 bedrooms in the former croft house, two bathrooms, a large 5 by 5 metre meditation room/yoga studio, and a large open kitchen - dining and living area with a fireplace. This is a truly beautiful place and a unique opportunity to acquire a large family home in nature or/and a business - for the past decade the house has been used as a retreat and course centre - see www.shantigriha.com for pictures and further information.]]> Very large chapel http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=379 Mzc5LTIwMTQtMDItMjggMTc6MzU6MTg= BRYN SEION CHAPEL<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;A freehold 800 seater chapel and schoolrooms in a lovely rural area with complete pitch pine interior and fully working pipe organ, built in the gothic style, a great grand design project,not for the faint hearted,Would be ideal for a religious group, charity, or living and buisness accomodation subject to planning.The chapel was valued at 1.7 million for insurance purposes in 2011 excluding the interior and organ which is another750k, due to ill health and other commitments i am open to sensible offers around £165.000 .only serious enquiries please. viewing welcome any weekend. website and pictures. www.brynseionchappel.com tel mike 07737412940]]> Luxury Rural Cave Home for sale http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=299 Mjk5LTIwMTQtMDItMjcgMTU6NTE6NTA= View of the cave at night with the LED lighting<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Cueva Cascada is a luxury cave house in Galera, nestling literally into the side of a beautiful hill, often referred to locally as the "best cave in Galera", Cueva Cascada has been a labour of love to create. Follow the zigzag road from the village higher and higher to the top of Real Medio then you have arrived at Cueva Cascada, a place of enchantment, relaxation and excitement with outstanding views from the terrace, down the valley towards the chapel on the hill, while maintaining privacy but not isolation this is an excellent home for living, relaxation or entertaining. Entrance Hall Entering through the wooden stable door the hall has a useful utility cupboard with security alarm system controls, electric water heater, automatic washing machine and mains fuse box. The hall is presently used as a library and reading area for relaxing in a with reclining armchair, a door leads to the; Bathroom Fully fitted the feature bathroom has a waterfall cascading down a rock face (operated by hot and cold taps) into the large bath, it is this waterfall that gives our home its name, (cave waterfall) complete with mixer shower taps, a separate tiled shower area, vanity unit with mirror, 3 single spot lamps above, twin sinks set into a blue granite top, tiled splash back with ample storage cupboards beneath, white WC and Bidet, complimented by low energy LED lighting operated with motion sensor, and five fitted wall lights. Bedroom 1 Entering from the hall through a wooden / glass door down two steps is the large double bedroom with built in illuminated wardrobe, tiled on-suite wet room and feature nook illuminated with LED lighting traditional wall lights makes this a perfect Master bedroom. Lounge The heart of the cave home is fitted with a central marble fireplace complete with a highly efficient Norwegian Dovre wood burning stove, a recessed LCD TV is part of the concealed multi-media system which includes a cinema surround sound system, DVD player, satellite reception, internet, router and telephone. Ample power points are installed around the room, with feature traditional wall lighting. Double-glazed window with shutters providing natural daylight to the room. A step leads to the kitchen / dining area. Bedroom 2 Leading from the lounge this large double bedroom complete with walk in raised wardrobe and recessed features is again fitted with ample sockets and matching wall lights and tiled floor. Kitchen Leading from the lounge is the raised kitchen, also the second entrance door to the property via three steps leading from the Patio. Fully matching floor tiles and feature wall lights the kitchen was recently refitted with the addition of motion sensor lighting including floor level LED lights, feature LED lighting and task spot lighting all selectable for your desired combination. An efficient illuminated extractor hood is fitted above the electric hob, (with oven below) which is installed into the granite worktops with pale green glass tiled splash backs, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, built in fridge-freezer and a range of quality hand made base units which offers ample drawer’s and cupboards. Bedroom 3 Leading from the kitchen is bedroom three, again complete with walk in wardrobe, recessed features and wall lighting. This room has a beamed ceiling and is at present used as a twin but can easily take a double or be used as a dining room. Exterior The entrance indicated by the solar powered illuminated landmark gatepost, down the drive to a gravelled area used for car parking. A dwarf white painted wall surrounds the boundary topped with traditional tiles. Entering towards the cave hidden from the road you will see many features far too many to mention them all but including the large wood store, shaded pagoda (with seating and storage) and central planter complete with water feature and bird table, rockery and BBQ situated on the shaded raised patio area used for dining. Many low maintenance beds and pots add to the traditional Spanish Mediterranean garden atmosphere enhanced by the sound of running water. The garden and pots is fully fitted with three independent fully automatic watering systems, with drippers, leaky pipe, and mini spot sprinklers. The garden also incorporates a complete mood lighting system great for entertaining friends at intimate dinner parties or for larger gatherings of over a hundred people with several local bands. The imaginative exterior lighting (famous locally) includes many low energy, solar and LED lights, Blue or white Mini LED lights are installed in many of the perimeter walls, feature spots illuminate the plants and statues, and underwater LED lights illuminate the water feature while dimmable traditional lanterns are fitted around the property giving a golden glow to the terrace. Floodlights are also installed to illuminate the rock face above the cave when required. Lighting is fully controllable with dimmers, motion sensors and photoelectric cells to keep energy consumption to a minimum. Sunbeds, parasols, tables/chairs, pagoda and dining furniture ensure that you can relax in the shade or sunshine in different places in this west facing home, enjoying stunning sunsets or stargazing with a glass of wine on the terrace. General information • Cave homes maintain a constant temperature throughout the year between 18-22 degrees no matter what the temperature is outside so no need for air conditioning. • Heating is provided with two fitted thermostatically controlled electric radiators and a large Norwegian Dovre wood/multi-fuel stove in the lounge for extra warmth in the winter if required. • Water is heated with a fitted thermostatic electric water boiler mounted in the utility area of the hall. • All wooden windows (Kitchen, Lounge, Hall and Bathroom) are double-glazed, complete with fly screens and fitted with shutters for privacy. Windows are also fitted with the traditional window bars so windows can be left open when the property is unoccupied. • The entrance doors are each fitted with security locks at three points. An intruder alarm system and smoke detectors are also installed in the cave. • Fully tiled matching ceramic floor throughout the property. • All lighting features traditional wall mounted (Dimmable Low energy lighting) dimmers are fitted in all rooms, along with many automatic motion sensors and the latest LED lighting, ample power points are fitted around the home, along with automatic emergency lighting units which switch on in the event of power failure. • Internal doors are wooden with four panels of frosted beveled glass; all bedrooms also have privacy blinds fitted to each door. • Electricity, Water, Internet, Telephone and Satellite dish are all installed, along with mains sewerage. Mobile Telephone reception for most networks is available in Galera, however due to the thickness of the walls in the cave home mobile phone reception is at its best in the hall. • Fully furnished with purpose build traditional style Spanish furniture that is available if required along with all other fixtures and fittings at an addition cost to be agreed. • Extractor fans are installed in all bedrooms, and a cooker hood extractor is installed above the ceramic hob. • Outside feature lighting is fully automatic with lanterns, concealed LED lamps, spotlights, dimmers, motion sensors, photoelectric sensors and solar lights giving outstanding mood lighting for the evening. • A Fully operational economical automatic watering system is installed throughout the garden / pots so no need to worry about watering the garden in the summer if away from home. • Easy walking distance to the Spanish village of Galera where you will find a weekly market, variety of shops, banks, bars and restaurants along with the village hotel and swimming pool. This is a unique environmentally friendly property, in an outstanding location. Superb as your permanent home, or a holiday escape when time permits, so you can relax and enjoy all that Andalucia has to offer. What are you waiting for, escape to the country and start you new life in the sun!!]]> Victorian Church Conversion http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=12 MTItMjAxNC0wMi0yNyAxMDoxNzo1Ng== Beautiful exterior view of the church<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Stunning Victorian church conversion by London stage designer, open plan and full of wow factor and original features, ideal for live-work use. Set in open fields beside stream on the Fens,10 mins from golf course, 30 mins from cathedral city of Lincolnshire and beautiful Wolds countryside.30-45 mins drive from Grantham and Peterborough with fast trains to London King?s Cross.]]> A Unique very versatile home with good all year income. http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=21 MjEtMjAxNC0wMi0xMyAwODozOTowNg== <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Situated within the Norfolk Broads Area. A lovely home created from a former Village School. The Property comprises of a Very Large Lounge with Ornate Open fireplace. Entrance Hall with Reception. Middle hall/study. A Kitchen and Breakfast Room. Large Dining Room Five Bedrooms all with En Suite..One of which incorporates a Spa Bath..One Bedroom with En-Suite is incorporated in a separate Annex..A Large utility room is also incorporated in this Annex and can be utilised as a sitting room thus turning it into a Bedsit or Studio..There is also a separate Cloakroom with Toilet and Shower (6) within the main house. Part of the Property is used as a successful all year B&B with substantial turnover.. Benefitting from Total Double Glazing, Oil Central Heating, Three Phase Electricity, Mains Water and Sewerage. with Landscaped Garden areas of 1/2 acre to the front and rear, incorporating a Large Patio area. Raised Sun Deck. Sunken garden and a BBQ Area...Also Located in the grounds is an Office with Storeroom attached..Driveway access to the front of property with a Car Park for 4 cars plus Driveway to the rear with parking for 2-3 cars. Located twixt Norwich and Gt Yarmouth School Lodge is situated in an Idylic village, on a "Non Flood Plain" position and South facing..Having good access to Rail Stations, Schools, Doctors and Hospitals. Within easy reach of Trains Norwich and Great Yarmouth . ]]>