Lighter Barge Houseboat (1970) for sale in Kent, United Kingdom

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The 1970 Lighter Barge Houseboat, located in Kent, UK, boasts an impressive overall length of 30.48 metres. This spacious barge conversion offers substantial accommodation, ideal for a family with a unique lifestyle in mind. The boat benefits from gas central heating and features beautifully planned living spaces, including a lounge, hobby room, and a well-equipped kitchen with dining area leading to a suntrap foredeck. Bedrooms on the upper floor provide direct access to side decks and terraces. The lower ground floor presents exciting potential with a bar room, dance floor, additional social room, and a cinema room. Currently on a residential mooring with a rental cost of £640 per month, the vessel enjoys a strong community spirit and scenic marina views.

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Lighter Barge Houseboat
Used boat for sale
Price comment
Sensible Offers Considered
Name of boat
The Perch
Length overall
30.48 metres
Steel Full Displacement
Kent, United Kingdom

About this Lighter Barge Houseboat


This is a really spacious Barge Conversion. She is currently on a residential mooring which the owner rents for £640 per Month. There's a good community spirit too and the vessel has a nice location on the marina with good views to Bow.

The accommodation is well planned and you have access to the side decks and terraces from the bedrooms so you can enjoy sitting outside for a drink etc. The foredeck is a sun trap and is big enough to have a gathering and a barbecue.

She benefits from gas central heating. Ideal for a family and has so much more potential to offer regarding the accommodation on the lower deck.

If you are looking for a different life experience and like a lot of space then this could be the Barge for you.


The accommodation is massive and divided between Upper floor with sleeping accommodation , bathrooms and a store room. All the bedrooms have access to the surrounding decks. On ground floor there is a lounge, hobby room and kitchen breakfast with dining area too. There is access to the foredeck from the kitchen via French doors. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. Stairs lead down to a lower ground floor which has a bar room with dance floor. Then a room that could be an additional dance/social room which leads to the cinema room. The cinema room can be accessed from 2 entrances. There is a lift that has been installed by the previous owners but it needs commissioning. The accommodation is phenomenal and there’s a lot of scope to create what you desire in the lower ground floor. Two of the heads have baths with shower heads and the other has a large shower cubicle.


The lower floor has a lot of scope depending on how you want to utilise it.

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This vessel is on a residential rented

mooring and benefits from mains water and electricity supplies.

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