Last Modified Listing Feed http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=rss_featured_listings Cosy Houseboat Project - Lady Sadie http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=474 NDc0LTIwMTQtMDMtMjcgMTQ6NDQ6MjU= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Lady Sadie, a cosy houseboat which could be a full time or holiday home. Originally a river cruiser, the engine was removed however all the other components are still on the boat should you wish to put an engine in and return her to cruising capability. Accommodation includes a comfortable lounge, with plenty of light, lots of inbuilt storage, and inbuilt seats that can convert to a double berth. Stairs lead down to the galley, which again has built in storage and work surface. There is a gas hob and grill, fridge with freezer compartment, a sink with hot and cold water, and a microwave. Off of the galley is a double cabin, again with ample storage space. Again off the galley is a wet room, with a hand basin, shower and sea toilet. Externally there is a small back deck, and also an inflatable dinghy. Some aesthetic external maintenance is required, but apart from this she is ready to move into, and priced to sell quickly. Specifications Vessel name: Lady Sadie Vessel condition: fair Berths: 4 Cabins: 1 Heads: 1 Length over all: 36' Beam: 10' Maximum draft: 3' Hull material: Glass Fibre Hull type: Other ]]> 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! ]]> Static Houseboat on Residential Mooring - Amerella http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=475 NDc1LTIwMTQtMDMtMjYgMTI6Mzk6MjU= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Amerella, a nicely converted steel leisure cruiser, currently used as a static home but with the possibility of returning to a cruising boat. Externally the boat was out of the water in 2013 where she was painted, antifouled and had new anodes fitted. She also had a new bottom in 2009, of 6mm steel plate. Internally. this roomy boat benefits from plenty of accommodation. The wheelhouse/galley area has plenty of fitted units and workspace, together with a full sized electric hob and oven, integrated fridge, microwave and has running hot and cold water. Stairs lead down to the large and very light saloon area, with a corner sofa, log burner, curtains throughout, and ample storage. Forward from the lounge is the front cabin which currently has two single bunks, but could easily accommodate a double V berth.Back from the saloon area is a utility area housing a washing machine and freezer. Off of the utility area is the bathroom, housing full sized toilet, shower and wash basin. Leading back from this area is the aft cabin, with a double bed, plenty of storage and a wall mounted TV. All of the finishing internally will be done over the coming weeks. Mechanically, the boat has new shafts and props, but would need the placement of two engines to turn her once again into a cruising home. She originally ran on two Perkins 6 cylinder diesel engines. On a secure residential mooring at Port Werburgh, she provides plenty of living space, and the possibility of a return to cruising, and should be viewed to appreciate the size and surroundings, and would be a very nice and comfortable home. Vessel name:Amerella Vessel condition:good Year constructed:1970 Year refitted:2013 Registration number:334091 Berths:4 Cabins:2 Heads:1 Drive type:Shaft drive Length over all:40' Length at waterline:38' Beam:13' Maximum draft:3' Hull material:Steel Hull type:Other Hull colour:white Displacement:15 metric tons Dry Weight:13 metric tons]]> 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 ]]> Converted Humber Keel - Ellen Elizabeth http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=478 NDc4LTIwMTQtMDMtMjYgMTI6Mzg6NDM= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this Humber keel on a residential mooring with cruising capabilities. Ellen Elizabeth was originally purchased and brought to the areal from the Wandsworth Youth River Club in 2003, where it had been used as a training, adventure and leisure pursuit vessel. It comfortably accommodated up to 12 children plus crew, and between 1985 and 2003 it has carried over 10000 children, and obviously from a safety point of view was maintained to strict high standards. The boat has been extensively converted and offers accommodation on two levels. The upper level is a large kitchen area, with plenty of work space and storage, together with sink, oven and large fridge freezer. This area benefits from lots of natural light, and is a delightful area in which to work. Stairs lead down to a refurbished lounge, with a new wood and coal stove, and is a well decorated area with a new skylight for natural light. Leading from this is a large double bedroom, again with plenty of storage and well decorated. Through from this is a large shower room and toilet. Back from the lounge there is a corridor leading each side, one to a utility area with washing machine and tumble drier, the other to a second toilet, and a large storage area that could become another bedroom. Outside there is good clean deck space, and a wheelhouse with original equipment. The Lister engine, which has under 3000 hours, has been recently tested and run, and found to be in good working order. This Humber keel provides comfortable accommodation, and is a good size as a static or cruising houseboat, and has been converted to a good standard as a character home. Vessel name: M.V. Ellen Elizabeth Vessel condition: Good Vessel type: Humber Keel Builder: Thomas Dunston Year constructed: 1953 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Lister HRW6M Fuel type: Diesel Fuel Consumption: 2 Gallons Per Hour Length over all: 65' Beam: 15' 6" Maximum draft: 4' 6" Bridge clearance: 13' 9" Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat Displacement: 100 metric tons Fuel capacity: 300 Gallons Water capacity: 180 Gallons]]> Dell Quay Ranger -Eugenie http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=479 NDc5LTIwMTQtMDMtMjYgMTI6Mzg6Mjc= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Eugenie, a sought after Dell Quay Ranger that needs maintenance both mechanically and structurally, a project that once complete could again be a classic cruising boat. Eugenie has now been on the hard standing for a number years since the engine seized when a pre-combustion chamber dropped out of the head. Due to the owners relocation there has been little done to maintain the boat over the last few years, hence her asking price and current condition. However, a Ranger 27 in good condition can fetch a good price, and therefore it is certainly worth a viewing for somebody who wants a project to restore her to former glories. Being already on the hard standing at Port Werburgh she is ready to be worked on, and a pre purchase survey from 10 years ago is available and gives an idea of how she had been maintained. Vessel name: Eugenie Designer: Alan Burnard Builder: Dell Quay Productions Make: Dell Quay Model: Ranger 27 Year constructed: 1969 Hull Identification Number: 929 Berths: 2 Cabins: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: volvo aqd40a Fuel type: Diesel Drive type: Other Length over all: 27' Beam: 9' Maximum draft: 2' 4" Hull material: Wood Hull type: Other ]]> Superb Static Houseboat- Halcyon http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=480 NDgwLTIwMTQtMDMtMjYgMTI6Mzg6MTE= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Halcyon, a modern and stylish houseboat providing outstanding living space. Halcyon had been extremely well thought out, insulated thoroughly, well built, and the accommodation provided is amazing. Great attention has been given to the fit out of the houseboat, resulting in a superb family home that is extremely well finished throughout. Accommodation is on two levels, entrance through double doors into a large lounge area, which is light, airy and spacious. This leads through to a great kitchen/dining area, with raised roof to provide extra light and space. This is extremely well fitted, modern and practical, with a large amount of storage and work space, and integrated cooker and dish washer. A door leads through to a large double bedroom , with fitted wardrobes and a well appointed en-suite with power shower, toilet and wash basin. This could also be a second lounge depending on your requirements. A second set of double doors leads to a enclosed deck area. All the windows and double doors on this upper level are UPVC double glazed, and all come with fitted blinds. Stairs lead from the kitchen diner down to the lower level. All rooms lead off the main hallway, which has well thought out built in storage. There is one very large double bedroom, and another good sized double. A utility room at one end houses washing machine and tumble dryer, has plenty of storage and a sink. The family bathroom is stunning, with large jacuzzi bath, his and hers wash basins, and three levels of lighting, all in a very spacious area. There is gas central heating throughout, and there is also Sky TV available in every room including the bathroom, one of many finishing touches that make this such an outstanding home. The houseboat is designed an built so that maintenance both internally and externally is kept to a minimum, this exceptional home offers incredible value for money as a family home and must be seen to be appreciated. Vessel name: Halcyon Vessel condition: good Year constructed: 1955 Year refitted: 2008 Berths: 8 Heads: 2 Length over all: 85' Beam: 21' Maximum draft: 3' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat Hull colour: brown ]]> Converted MFV - Harvest Hope http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=481 NDgxLTIwMTQtMDMtMjYgMTI6Mzc6NTQ= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Harvest Hope, a 70' mfv larch on oak that has been sympathetically converted to provide both character and living space. Entering through the well fitted kitchen you are immediately struck by the light and stunning panoramic views. The kitchen itself provides plenty of storage and work surface, and includes fridge/freezer, gas cooker, breakfast bar and washing machine. Stairs lead down to a newly lined stern cabin, a good sized double cabin with plenty of headroom. Off of the kitchen is a bathroom comprising toilet, hand basin and large shower. Hand made stairs lead down to a beautiful 24' lounge area. The character of this room, with the exposed hull, provides an amazing main living space. A large skylight provides plenty of light to make this a lovely lounge, with plenty of headroom. A sofa, chair, and dining table will stay with the boat, and there is a wood burner that provides heat, together with a hot air heating system. A doorway leads through to another cabin which houses both a single and a double bunk. On from this is another bathroom with a bath, hand basin, and plumbing and electrics ready for another toilet. Back from the lounge is a doorway leading to the engine room which houses a catapiller D343 diesel engine, and a doorway from this room provides another access point to the stern cabin. Externally the boat has been well maintained, the deck has been fully boarded and has a canvas covering making it water tight. The hull has been re planked, and the whole of the exterior is aesthetically in good condition. Although not on a secure residential mooring, the owner has lived on the boat for many years without issue, and the owner of the marina has also confirmed that any new owners may keep the boat on the mooring and use the boat as it is currently done. Situated with stunning views, the area also has excellent transport links to London by train and road. Specifications Vessel name: Harvest Hope Vessel condition: Good Vessel type: MFV Year constructed: 1960 Berths: 5 Cabins: 2 Heads: 2 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: catapiller Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 70' Beam: 24' Maximum draft: 9' Hull material: Wood Hull type: Other Water capacity: 200 Gallons]]> Trawler for completion - Grampian Quest http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=482 NDgyLTIwMTQtMDMtMjYgMTI6Mzc6Mzg= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Grampian Quest, an exceptional opportunity to convert a trawler into an outstanding character home, with the benefit of being able to live aboard whilst converting. Grampian Quest offers plenty of accommodation already converted, including a double bedroom, lounge, and a large bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin, There is a kitchen area and also a utility room. There are five other living areas ready ro convert, and also a large wheelhouse which would make a superb lounge, with panoramic views across the river. The deck space available in four different areas provides plenty of space to enjoy the views and surroundings. A new boiler has been fitted, and two radiators in the lounge and two in the bedroom have been plumbed and are working. The boat will come with a cooker, washing machine, fridge freezer and tumble dryer. Some rewiring and new plumbing has already been done. There is plenty of storage throughout the boat. The engine is still in place, and although no longer working, could be removed to provide even more living space. This is an opportunity to create a large, character home, with huge potential. Specifications Vessel name: Grampian Quest Vessel condition: good Builder: Lewis & Sons Aberdeen Year constructed: 1959 Berths: 12 Cabins: 5 Heads: 2 Length over all: 105' Beam: 23' Maximum draft: 8' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Other Water capacity: 42 Gallons ]]> Ex MGB Houseboat - Freelance http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=462 NDYyLTIwMTQtMDMtMjUgMTQ6MjI6NTg= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this classic converted houseboat on a secure residential mooring with lovely views across the marina.Good deck space for sitting out in comfort,and a lovely wheelhouse with plenty of room to enjoy the panoramic views. Stairs lead down to hallway with a comfortable galley area opposite,which comes with cooker and fridge/freezer. There is a lovely saloon area with plenty of seating and headroom, and good light. The engine room has been opened up to provide more space, and once the engines are removed this would create excellent further living space. Past the engine room is a washing machine in a utility area. There is a toilet cubicle, and a large double cabin that has had a new shower room fitted. There is a new gas boiler, with ten new radiators fitted to provide warmth in winter. This project is comfortable to live in at present, and with some work could easily be a comfortable family home. Specifications Vessel name: Freelance Vessel condition: fair Vessel type: MGB Year constructed: 1941 Year refitted: 2012 Berths: 2 Cabins: 1 Length over all: 63' Beam: 19' Maximum draft: 4' Hull material: Wood]]> 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.]]> Bespoke Designer Houseboat http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=308 MzA4LTIwMTQtMDMtMDYgMTE6MjU6NDg= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this brand new bespoke purpose built houseboat, just completed and available on a secure residential mooring. Great thought has been put into both internal and external design, making this a low maintenance, economical home whilst providing comfortable living space that is light, spacious and modern in design. Accommodation includes double bedroom, bathroom with hand basin, toilet and shower, kitchen with plenty of storage and a gas oven and hob, and a fridge/freezer. The spacious lounge has large windows on three sides, providing plenty of light. The home is fully double glazed throughout, and extremely well insulated.There is LED lighting throughout. Fully centrally heated, and fully finished, this home has everything ready for you to just move in. It further has the benefit of being able to use a holding tank as well as macerator system. Outside there is a terrace at each end, and a ladder leading to a further roof terrace that makes the most of your superb surroundings. Access to boiler is on the back terrace, in an enclosed box providing better safety. This is an outstanding opportunity to own a brand new bespoke houseboat on a superb residential mooring. It is also an excellent opportunity to purchase at an incredible price, as future models will be considerably more expensive. If you require something made of a different size or design, please let us know and we can arrange this. Specifications Vessel name: Bespoke Houseboat Vessel condition: Excellent Year constructed: 2012 Year refitted: 2012 Berths: 2 Cabins: 1 Heads: 1 Length over all: 45' Beam: 12' Maximum draft: 2' Hull material: Glass Fibre Hull type: Catamaran ]]> 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 . ]]> Historic Ex Passenger Vessel - Viceroy http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=375 Mzc1LTIwMTQtMDItMTIgMDk6NDQ6MTk= <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 ]]> Character Barge - Polly http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=454 NDU0LTIwMTQtMDEtMjMgMTE6NDU6MTk= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Polly, an ex cruising barge classically laid out and ideal for a first or weekend home. Polly has 6' of headroom throughout, and has been well maintained to provide comfortable living space without losing her nautical feel. Entrance is through a sliding door into the wheelhouse/galley area. This provides panoramic views, and has plenty of storage and work surface, which has a kitchen sink and gas hob fitted, There is space for an oven, and also plumbing for a washing machine. There is also a seating area, together with the original wheel and gear lever. Stairs lead down to a hallway, where to your right is a double cabin with a double berth already fitted. There is storage underneath the bed, and a port hole provides light and airflow. The hallway leads through to a good sized lounge, again with port holes and also a wood burning stove. Forward from the lounge is a bathroom with electric power shower, toilet and hand basin. Forward from this is the second cabin, again with built in double berth. The exterior of the boat provides plenty of usable outside space, including the possibility of a roof terrace on the top of the wheelhouse. The engine is still in place, although has not run for many years, and is thought to have ceased. This houseboat has a very comfortable and classic feel, and with a relatively small amount of money spent on a heating system and some kitchen white goods, could be a lovely home. Specifications Vessel name: Polly Vessel condition: good Year constructed: 1953 Berths: 4 Cabins: 2 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Length over all: 53' Beam: 12' Maximum draft: 3' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat Fuel capacity: 80 Gallons]]> Large Rescue Ship to convert - Kalimera S http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=439 NDM5LTIwMTQtMDEtMjMgMTE6NDU6MDA= <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. 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 is being re decked in the near future, with all the materials already purchased. 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 ]]> Converted Harbour Tug- Hector Read http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=383 MzgzLTIwMTQtMDEtMjMgMTE6NDQ6MzA= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Hector Read, an ex harbour tug which has been tastefully and professionally converted to a fabulous static home, and has been completely rewired. Great thought has been given to both internal and external aspects of the conversion, providing comfortable living space but keeping the character and original features of the boat. The wheelhouse provides stunning views of the river, and works well as an office or lounge. Original features are still in situ and working. There is a new walkway from the wheelhouse door all the way down to the main deck, providing safe and easy access. The main deck has plentiful outside space to make the most of living. The main deck accommodation is the original galley/ dining area, with plenty of storage and work service, oven/hob, and sink. Across the corridor is the boiler room, with newly fitted diesel boiler that provides hot water and central heating.. The original stairway leads down to the main accommodation, two double bedrooms, each with plenty of built in storage, good head height, and each with their own lounge. There is a brand new bathroom, with bath and shower attachment, and a separate toilet and hand basin. The larger of the two rooms has a brand new wood burning stove, and there is diesel fired central heating throughout. This room also has a utility area. The balance between traditional boat and modern living has been well captured in this lovely conversion. More on Hector Read History http://www.hector-read.allwaysautomatic.co.uk/ Specifications Vessel name: Hector Read Vessel condition: good Year constructed: 1965 Berths: 4 Cabins: 2 Heads: 1 Length over all: 70' Beam: 20' Maximum draft: 6' 6" Hull material: Steel Hull type: Deep Vee Hull colour: black ]]> Superb Cruising Houseboat - Venture http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=467 NDY3LTIwMTQtMDEtMTYgMTI6MDI6MzY= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Venture, a superb cruising houseboat that has undergone a complete refurbishment, offering comfortable living space that has been beautifully fitted out, and extremely well maintained structurally,mechanically and aesthetically. Accommodation is spacious, offering four berths in two separate cabins, a good sized saloon area, a well appointed galley. shower room, and two separate toilets both with porta potti's, one of which is brand new and unused. The entire inside of the boat has been extremely well decorated, the saloon in particular has plenty of large windows providing an abundance of natural light and lovely views, which also makes navigation when cruising extremely comfortable. The galley has a four ring gas hob, grill and oven, sink and caravan fridge, together with ample work surface and storage. There is an Eberspacher hydronic water heater with six radiators, and also a pot belly stove, providing plenty of warmth whatever the weather.The list of equipment, both safety and navigational, is extensive and provides everything you can wish for for safe cruising. The Perkins 6354 provides plenty of power for cruising, and has again been extremely well maintained. The boat also comes with an inflatable dinghy with yamaha malta outboard. The boat has been cruised extensively, and has recently come back from France. She was last out of the water in April 2013. Full inventory can be provided on request, but includes 3 domestic batteries, 2 engine start batteries and a plough anchor with 30 m chain. The boat is on a secure residential mooring on the river Medway in Kent, and the boat with mooring is a stunning package that must be seen to be appreciated. Vessel name: Venture Vessel condition: Good Builder: Royal Navy Year constructed: 1945 Registration number: 130578 Registry: ssr Berths: 4 Cabins: 2 Heads: 2 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Perkins 6354 Engine power: 120 Engine hours: 720 Fuel type: Diesel Drive type: Shaft drive Crusing Speed: 5 Knots Maximum Speed: 7 Knots Length over all: 45' Beam: 12' Maximum draft: 2' 9" Hull material: Wood Hull colour: grey Fuel capacity: 450 Litres Water capacity: 300 Litres]]> Houseboat for refurbishment http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=156 MTU2LTIwMTQtMDEtMDkgMTM6MDg6Mjc= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this spacious houseboat, in need of internal refurbishment, yet providing plenty of accommodation on two levels. YC74 has plenty of external space to enjoy the surroundings of the residential marina, whilst being close to the shore for easy access, and being a very affordable size for mooring fees. Priced to sell, and taking into account the maintenance needed, YC74 offers upstairs accommodation of a lounge with patio doors, double bedroom and family bathroom. A spiral staircase leads down to an open plan kitchen/lounge area, with washing machine, dish washer, fridge/freezer, gas oven and large rayburn stove. There is plenty of storage, and large lounge area. Doorway leads through to a utility area, two further bedrooms, and another storage area. This is a good sized family home, on an excellent mooring, and when refurbished could be extremely comfortable. There is a survey from 2008 available. Vessel name: YC74 Vessel condition: fair Year constructed: 1909 Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 63' 6" Beam: 18' 6" Maximum draft: 2' 6" Hull material: Steel]]> Flat top barge - JS http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=469 NDY5LTIwMTMtMTItMjEgMTE6MzI6NTY= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this flat top barge on a residential mooring ready for conversion to a good sized family home. This has the potential to be converted to a spacious home, where you have the benefit of being able to plan your new home from the start, to create what you want without the usual compromise of a house. Easily space for 3/4 bedrooms if you wish,plus spacious living accommodation or ready for a 12ft wide mobile home or such like to be place on top to make a quick and easy houseboat with plenty of outdoor space. This is on an exceptional residential mooring, a very secure environment with a real community feel. Specifications Vessel name: J.S Vessel condition: Good Model: Flat top barge Year constructed: 1950 Length over all: 78' Beam: 14' 6" Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat ]]> Lighter for Conversion - Unity http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=239 MjM5LTIwMTMtMTItMjEgMTE6MzI6MjE= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp; Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this good sized lighter on a secure residential mooring, you could become part of a friendly marina community. This has the potential to be converted to a spacious family home, where you have the benefit of being able to plan your new home from the start, to create what you want without the usual compromise of a house. Easily space for 3/4 bedrooms if you wish,plus spacious living accomodation Specifications Vessel name: Unity Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1950 Length over all: 87' Beam: 18' ]]> Regents Canal Barge http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=118 MTE4LTIwMTMtMTItMjEgMTE6MzE6MTg= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp; Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this Regents Canal Barge on a residential mooring ready for conversion to a good sized family home. This has the potential to be converted to a spacious home, where you have the benefit of being able to plan your new home from the start, to create what you want without the usual compromise of a house. Easily space for 3/4 bedrooms if you wish,plus spacious living accomodation. This is on an exceptional residential mooring, a very secure environment with a real community feel. Specifications Vessel name: Olly Year constructed: 1930 Length over all: 76' Beam: 13' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat ]]> Large Lighter For Conversion http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=116 MTE2LTIwMTMtMTItMjEgMTE6MzA6NTY= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this large lighter on a secure residential mooring, you could become part of a friendly marina community. This has the potential to be converted to a spacious family home, where you have the benefit of being able to plan your new home from the start, to create what you want without the usual compromise of a house. Easily space for 3/4 bedrooms if you wish,plus spacious living accomodation.This is in an exceptional mooring position. The lighter is over 100' long so plenty of space is available, and has over 8' of headroom inside the hull. Specifications Vessel name: Extra Year constructed: 1949 Length over all: 102' Beam: 20' 1" Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat ]]> Windmill with amazing views http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=294 Mjk0LTIwMTMtMTItMTcgMTU6NTU6NTA= Stunning Windmill For Sale<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Set atop the range of hills separating the Alentejo and the Algarve, this typical Portuguese windmill has amazing 360 degree panoramic views over the 'Serra'. Unusually large plot for this type of property (4 acres). Close to the village café and main road to Almodovar, the location gives good access to both the Algarve and Alentejo. Water and electricity close by. Further details on www.portuguese-windmill.weebly.com. ]]> Comfortable Houseboat - Toad Hall http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=473 NDczLTIwMTMtMTItMTAgMTE6NDg6NTU= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Toad Hall, a well presented static houseboat ready to move into, offering good living space at an affordable price. Toad Hall has been recently refurbished inside, and the exterior has also been painted. As well as a spacious and light interior, there is also plenty of usable outside space to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The main roof has also recently been re felted. Accommodation includes a good sized kitchen, with plenty of storage space and work surface, together with a gas oven, fridge, freezer and washing machine. There is one family bathroom, housing a bath with shower attachment, hand basin and toilet. The large, comfortable lounge provides comfortable living space, and plenty of light. There are three cabins, all different sizes but all capable of housing a double bed. There is gas central heating throughout the boat, which has been well fitted out and insulated. Priced to sell, this is an excellent opportunity and should be viewed to be appreciated. Specifications Vessel name: Toad Hall Vessel condition: good Year constructed: 1958 Berths: 6 Cabins: 3 Heads: 1 Length over all: 84' Beam: 18' Maximum draft: 2' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat Hull colour: black Displacement: 65 tons ]]> De Groot 40 - Screwloose http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=456 NDU2LTIwMTMtMTItMTAgMTE6NDg6MjA= <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]]> Immaculate Dutch Barge http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=229 MjI5LTIwMTMtMTItMDMgMTE6NTI6NDE= <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 HP Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 85' Beam: 16' 6" Maximum draft: 3' 6" Hull material: Steel ]]> Dutch Tjalk Houseboat http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=367 MzY3LTIwMTMtMTEtMjIgMTI6Mzk6MDQ= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Zwerver, a static houseboat in good condition both internally and externally. Zwerver is an ex Dutch Sailing Barge which has been converted to offer comfortable and well decorated accommodation. This includes a double and single bedroom, both with good headroom and space for storage. The fitted kitchen has plenty of work surfaces and storage cupboards, and comes with a free standing gas cooker/hob, fridge, washing machine, microwave, and sink. The bathroom consists of toilet with macerator, sink and shower cubicle. The large lounge is a lovely living area, over 18 feet in length, with plenty of light. The boat is heated throughout by an oil-fired boiler, there is also a gas fired combi-boiler, which heats the hot water. There is a full survey available from 2011, previous maintenance includes a new bottom in 2006, and new double glazed units fitted in 2007. Moored on the river Medway at Cuxton, this would ideally suit as a weekend or holiday home. Should you want to live on the boat permanently alternative mooring arrangements could be available. Specifications Vessel name: Zwerver Vessel condition: Good Model: Dutch Tjalk Houseboat Year constructed: 1922 Berths: 3 Cabins: 2 Length over all: 66' Beam: 13' Maximum draft: 2' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat ]]> House For Renovation/Conversion http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=470 NDcwLTIwMTMtMTEtMDkgMTQ6MzI6MTY= no photo<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;675 sq feet, two front doors]]> Dutch tug project - Lilywhite http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=471 NDcxLTIwMTMtMTEtMDkgMTM6MjA6MTY= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Lilywhite, a Dutch tug converted in the 70's, in need of modernisation internally and maintenance externally, an ideal project to create a lovely family home. Lilywhite has the potential to be a comfortable family home, and the accommodation is relatively spacious considering the size of the boat. This includes one double cabin, two singel cabins and a main saloon measuring 14' by 14'5'. There is also a fitted galley area, and shower and toilet, and a wheelhouse that could double as a dining area or second lounge area. The engine room houses two Foden FD4's , these would need to be rebuilt or replaced should you want her to cruise again. The exterior of the boat needs some work, the windows and hatches need either resealing or replacing in the near future. The exterior would also benefit from being repainted. Internally there is some modernisation and aesthetic tidying up needed. The boat is waiting to be cleared out, at which point there will be some internal pictures added to the advert. Vessel name: Lilywhite Vessel condition: fair Vessel type: Dutch Tug Builder: Haarlemsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappiy Year constructed: 1929 Berths: 4 Cabins: 3 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 2 Engine model: Foden FD4 Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 58' Beam: 16' Maximum draft: 6' Hull material: Iron Hull type: Displacement Displacement: 38 tons Fuel capacity: 2000 Gallons Water capacity: 100 Gallons]]> Flat top barge for conversion - DS http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=468 NDY4LTIwMTMtMTEtMDggMTM6MDQ6NTY= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present this flat top barge on a residential mooring ready for conversion to a good sized family home. This has the potential to be converted to a spacious home, where you have the benefit of being able to plan your new home from the start, to create what you want without the usual compromise of a house. Easily space for 3/4 bedrooms if you wish,plus spacious living accommodation or ready for a 12ft wide mobile home or such like to be place on top to make a quick and easy houseboat with plenty of outdoor space with handrails in place. This is on an exceptional residential mooring, a very secure environment with a real community feel. Specifications Vessel name: D.S Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1950 Length over all: 78' Beam: 14' Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat ]]> Traditional Portuguese Farmhouse http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=341 MzQxLTIwMTMtMTEtMDEgMTU6NDc6MDU= Beautifully renovated farmhouse<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;A traditional Portuguese farmhouse, Casa Margarida nestles in the beautiful hills of the Northern Algarve (Serra de Caldeirão). The property has been sympathetically restored and upgraded using local materials and now provides comfortable accommodation with modern amenities. Set in grounds of 2,500sqm providing a mixture of mature garden, established fruit trees as well as space for growing vegetables. The location is ideal for exploring rural parts of the Algarve and the Alentejo, while also being within easy reach of the shopping centres, beaches, golf courses and water parks on the South coast. More details on www.casamargarida.weebly.com]]> The Barn House Mews http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=392 MzkyLTIwMTMtMTAtMzAgMTQ6MTQ6MzM= Stunning Exterior <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;The Barn House Mews is a recently converted former agricultural building, which has been transformed to create an individual, four bedroom home, designed for modern living. The transformation has been carried out to the owners exacting standards, creating a contemporary property, with an urban style, but situated in the village of Ackleton, in the Shropshire countryside.The property is within travelling distance of Wolverhampton, Telford and the M54 motorway.]]> Mansion in Normandy, France http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=461 NDYxLTIwMTMtMTAtMzAgMTQ6MTM6Mzg= Exterior Main House<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;The property consists of 2 houses, 11 outbuildings, a small aircraft hangar and a landing strip. Approximately 33 acres in total. Next to the main house, there is another house. This house is not internally in a very good condition and dates back to the 18th century. The 11 outbuildings also date back to the 18th century but are in fairly good condition as well as the house which was completed in 1919. For further details please call Catherine Castel on +352 26977322 or +352 661218501]]> Healing Castle http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=304 MzA0LTIwMTMtMTAtMzAgMTQ6MTE6MzE= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Heated Floor Space: 26,910 Square Feet Land: 1.05 Acres Healing Castle Schochwitz is a new center of retreat in the rural district Saalekreis in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt. The walls of Castle Schochwitz originate from the 12 century. The castle is now completely restored and can be used for meetings of people from all over the world who are interested in spirituality and in learning from and sharing each other’s experiences. Internationally known visionaries, therapists and healers will give lectures, seminars and courses to encourage us to live a more spiritual and balanced life with the aim of sharing and extending our knowledge and working together ]]> Shawford Mill and Peacock Villa http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=302 MzAyLTIwMTMtMTAtMzAgMTQ6MTA6NDc= Shawford Mill <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;For Sale by Public Auction (Unless sold previously) Tuesday 17th April 2012, 7pm A superb Grade II listed Mill with separate living accommodation set in a stunning rural location. Either property would be suited to a variety of uses. Set in gardens and grounds of about 3.68 acres. Guide Price £550,000 to £600,000 Auction Department 01373 455060]]> converted Baptist Chapel http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=274 Mjc0LTIwMTMtMTAtMzAgMTQ6MDk6MzE= Converted Baptist Chapel For Sale<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Former baptist chapel (rehoboth strict baptist chapel) fully rebuilt from the foundation to the roof (internally) retaining all the external unique features - luxury accomodation, rural setting, conservation area, adjoining small closed cemetery rare opportunity hidden gem www.houseforsalerossndale.co.uk for full info ]]> Converted 18th Century Cornmill http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=162 MTYyLTIwMTMtMTAtMzAgMTQ6MDg6MDY= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Looking for something a bit different? The Windmill is, as its name suggests, an original Corn Mill believed to date from the late 18thCentury which had fallen into disrepair until 2005 when work started on its restoration and conversion into a spacious and highly individual family home of immense character. It occupies an elevated setting on top of a hill on the fringe of Brompton and enjoys breathtaking panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the distant Yorkshire Dales yet is just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village and the primary school. Brompton also has a local shop and village Inn whist nearby Northallerton offers a full range of amenities. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and includes a spacious Entrance Hall with Cloakroom/WC, a superb circular Living Room which incorporates a Dining Area and Kitchen, Two double Bedrooms and Bathroom on the First Floor whilst the whole of the top floor is a Master Bedroom suite with Shower Room and windows on all sides enjoying spectacular views. Solid fuel central heating is installed together with custom made sealed unit double glazed windows.Outside there are generous lawned gardens with extensive parking space for a garage subject to planning. ]]> The Old Windmill http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=14 MTQtMjAxMy0xMC0zMCAxNDowNjo0Ng== The Old Windmill<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;A beautifully crafted conversion of a Windmill built from sandstone quarried from the surrounding land. The Old Windmill is a wonderful family home with eight bedrooms that also has business potential with five ensuite bedrooms luxuriously equipped for letting. It has magnificent views across the Severn Vale to the Malvern and Abberley hills. Once featured in Carlton TV?s Our House programme, it is finished to exacting standards with great attention to detail. The quarry garden is unique with many delightful features including a large ornamental pond and is a haven for wildlife. (PLEASE NOTE OFFERS ARE OVER ?985,000)]]> Emmanuel Hall Church http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=460 NDYwLTIwMTMtMTAtMzAgMTQ6MDY6MjU= 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.]]> Colvic Watson 26 - Bobbin http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=466 NDY2LTIwMTMtMTAtMjUgMTU6NDM6MDE= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Bobbin, a colvic Watson 26 motor sailer in fair condition, that with a bit of aesthetic tidying and a new mast is ready for use. Accommodation comprises a double vee berth at the bow, leading back to a saloon area. This has seating for four with a table, which converts to a second double berth. This has all been reupholstered. There is a galley area with sink with pressured cold water, ample storage, and a two ring gas hob. There is a seperate cubicle housing a porta potti . Steps lead up to the cockpit area, that has built in seating and a new canopy. The navigational seat is separated from the other seating, equipment includes echo sounder and vhf radio, navigation lights and fire extinguishers. This boat is well insulated throughout, and would be a good first time sailer. The BMC engine provides ample power if needed, and the bilge keel provides stability when in the water or on the mud. Specifications Vessel name: Bobbin Vessel condition: fair Vessel type: colvic watson Make: Colvic Model: Watson 26 Year constructed: 1982 Berths: 4 Cabins: 1 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: BMC 1.5 Engine power: 45 HP Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 26' Beam: 9' Maximum draft: 3' Hull material: Glass Fibre Hull type: Other Keel type: Other ]]> Cosy Houseboat - Falcon http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=394 Mzk0LTIwMTMtMTAtMDggMTI6MDA6Mjk= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Falcon, a former Norfolk Broads cruiser on a residential mooring, an ideal opportunity as a starter or weekend home. The boat has a classic wooden interior, with many original fixtures, giving her a nice feel. The boat has a separate forward cabin for sleeping 2 and the option to sleep guests on a convertable bed in the lounge, which also converts to a dining/seating area for 4. The kitchen area has hot/cold water, gas cooker and fridge freezer, as well as ample storage.There is a separate wet room with a sea toilet and shower. If the option of cruising is what you want the engine and diesel tank are still fitted, which creates the opportunity for it to either be worked on or alternative engines fitted to allow this. The boat has been well maintained, including a new automatic bilge pump and boat leisure battery fitted in autumn 2011 and repainted in spring/summer 2012. A survey from July 2011 is available for this charming character home. Specifications Vessel name: Falcon Vessel condition: Fair Builder: Other Model: Broadland Swan Year constructed: 1946 Year refitted: 1960 Berths: 4 Cabins: 1 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Length over all: 32' 6" Beam: 10' Maximum draft: 2' Hull material: Wood Hull type: Other ]]> Chalet Style Houseboat-TheBoathouse http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=380 MzgwLTIwMTMtMDktMTYgMTI6MTI6NDc= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present The Boathouse, a static houseboat designed in a chalet style, providing a superb amount of living space for an extremely affordable family home. The Boathouse offers light and airy accommodation, and because of the wide beam and relatively short length, ongoing mooring costs are extremely affordable. The interior is in need of some cosmetic updating, however the space available can create a family home offering plenty of space, with superb views across the River Medway towards Rochester Castle. Accommodation includes a large and spacious lounge area, L shaped with ample room for a dining area without impacting on the living space. The fitted kitchen has plenty of storage and work top space, and comes with an oven and hob, dish washer and fridge freezer. A short stairway leads down to a family bathroom, with bath, separate shower cubicle, toilet and hand basin. There is also the smallest of the three bedrooms which can comfortably house a double bed. A short flight of stairs leads up from the lounge to a further two double bedrooms, the main bedroom also has a walk in dressing area, which could be converted to an ensuite if needed. All windows and patio doors are upvc double glazed units. There is a central heating system fitted, currently oil fired, which will need some maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity to own a family home at an extremely affordable price, with ongoing costs low due to the design, and with some internal updating this could be a special home indeed. Specifications Vessel name: The Boathouse Vessel condition: Good Year constructed: 1970 Berths: 6 Cabins: 3 Heads: 1 Length over all: 52' Beam: 25' Maximum draft: 2' 6" Hull material: Steel Hull type: Flat]]> Mirage 28 MKII http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=389 Mzg5LTIwMTMtMDktMTEgMTU6Mzk6MTA= <span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Ebeneezer Scrooge, a MKII Mirage 28 in fair condition, coming with main sale, Genoa and storm gib. Equipment includes compass, echo sounder and an almost new inflatable dinghy. The accommodation has 5 berths, a galley with oven, hob and basin, with all crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. There is is a separate compartment with a sea toilet, that could easily be fitted with a shower and turned into a wet room. There is full headroom throughout. This boat has been owned from new by the current owner, and the inboard engine is only 5 years old. A nice example, and ideal as a family sailing boat. Specifications Vessel name: Ebeneezer Scrooge Vessel condition: fair Builder: Mirage Year constructed: 1981 Berths: 5 Heads: 1 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Volvo penta Engine power: 20 HP Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 28' Beam: 9' 3" Maximum draft: 4' Hull material: Glass Fibre Hull type: Other Keel type: Other Fuel capacity: 10 Gallons Water capacity: 25 Gallons ]]> Pen y Bont Farmhouse http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=208 MjA4LTIwMTMtMDgtMDYgMTQ6NDY6NTg= aerial view of farmhouse<span class="field_caption">Full Description</span>:&nbsp;Pen Y Bont Farmhouse is a spacious detached 300 year old Welsh farmhouse bursting with charm and character, situated within the Snowdownia National Park. The farmhouse retains many original features including a wealth of exposed beams and with real fires in wood burning stoves housed in inglenook fireplaces. The farmhouse is situated in a truly superb location just a stone's throw from the shores of Lake Bala, yet within just a few minutes walk of Bala town with all its amenities. Within the grounds, extending to approx one acre, there is the listed monument of Castell Gronw (Gronw Castle). It is listed by CADW as a medieval castle which dates back to 1202, situated on the South bank of the River Dee, where it leaves Bala Lake. Gronw is famous in Welsh folklore, the story of how Gronw fell in love with the flower maiden Blodeuwedd, and the fateful end to which they came is told in the stories of the “Mabinogion”. What remains of the original 800 year old castle structure is a “Motte And Bailey” which lies adjacent to the Farmhouse, from the top of the motte you can enjoy fine views of the surrounding countryside and over Bala Lake. The farmhouse built at the foot of the castle site dates back at least to the 17th century and has been fully renovated to a high standard. The farmhouse is approximately 2000 sq ft and retains many original features including a wealth of exposed beams and with real fires in wood burning stoves housed in inglenook fireplaces. Ground floor: Living room with original slate floor and inglenook fireplace with log burning stove. Second living room also with log burning stove. Dining room/fully fitted kitchen, Downstairs shower room with toilet, third living room. Fully renovated in 2010 including new electrical system, central heating and plumbing. First floor: Five bedrooms (one en-suite), Bathroom with bath and shower, Separate toilet. Outside: Range of attached outbuildings, barn and garage. Grounds extending to approx one acre. The grounds include a large garden, shaded wood area, stream, ample parking within the grounds, fabulous views from the castle mound, perfect for barbecues whilst watching the sunset over the lake. The location is by the shores of Lake Bala, Snowdonia National Park in Wales, United Kingdom. Postcode LL23 7PH. Within easy walking distance of the town centre with many shops, pubs and restaurants. Also within easy walking distance are sailing, windsurfing and canoe hire, cycle hire, leisure centre, swimming pool and steam railway. Just minutes away are many activities including white water rafting, paintballing, high ropes, 4x4 guided safaris, mountain bike trails and breathtaking scenery for simply walking and exploring the countryside. All areas of north and mid Wales are easily accessible by car including Mount Snowdon, Anglesey (Prince William), the beautiful beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Shell Island, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, King Arthurs Labyrinth, Portmeirion, Llangollen, Betws-y-Coed and Chester. ]]> Converted Tug http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=222 MjIyLTIwMTMtMDctMzAgMTE6MTU6Mjk= <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 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 ]]> Work Punt with Hiab http://www.unusualhomes.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=97 OTctMjAxMy0wNy0zMCAxMToxNDo1NQ== <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 ]]>